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The Sidekick Store HAS MOVED AND IMPROVED!

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:14

The Sidekick store has been relocated to the same shopping center building as the rest of the Austin Books & Comics empire.  Now just a brief, refreshing walk through the sweltering Texas heat is necessary for you to complete your superfecta of air-conditioned oases: The Sidekick StoreOutlaw Moon Games & ToysGuzu Gallery, and, of course, Austin Books Prime.  

New Address: 
5000 N Lamar Blvd, Suite 107 
(more on Capitol Court than Lamar)
Austin, TX 78751

New and More Hours: 
Wed9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

So the next time

Free Comic Book Day @ Austin Books

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 21:51



 

Mark your calendars, because our biggest day of the year is coming up fast.  We're giving away over 25,000 comics this year!

This is the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day, the comic industry's very own holiday.  To promote reading & comic books, publishers and retailers have joined in offering a huge selection of comics to choose from - for free!

On Saturday, May 3rd at Austin Books, you'll be able to choose 10 FREE comics from a huge selection, all in a huge tent in front of the store.  We open early at 8am and are giving away comics until 7pm!

The first 1000 kids get a free Austin Books

Sex Criminals - Ltd. Ed. Screen Prints by Chip Zdarsky

on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:13

Hey folks! We have some fantastic news to share. Our sister store, Guzu Gallery, has teamed up with Chip Zdarsky & Matt Fraction to release a limited edition screen print featuring artwork from their critically acclaimed comic book series, Sex Criminals (published by Image Comics). USA Today called it the best new series of 2013, while Time Magazine rated it the #1 comic of the year!

STAPLE! Pre-Party @ Austin Books

on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:53

STAPLE! Pre-Party @ Austin Books
Friday, February 28th • 7 - 10pm

Brian Posehn @ Austin Books & Comics

on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:52

Meet the actor, comedian and writer of Marvel Comics' Deadpool at Austin Books!
Saturday, March 1st • Noon - 2pm
 

Brian Posehn will be at Austin Books signing his Deadpool comics and graphic novels!  We're thrilled to have the comedian join us for an early afternoon of fun worthy of the Merc with a Mouth!

Signatures are free!  But due to time restraints, there will be no more than one outside item allowed in the store per person. If you plan on bringing in an outside item, please check it in with the Austin Books employee at the door.
  Cameras are welcome, but we ask that you don't ask for

Don Hertzfeldt @ Austin Books

on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:58

Don Hertzfeldt Signing "The End of the World"
Saturday, February 15th • 3 - 4pm

Austin Books & Comics Ladies Night

on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:52

Austin Books & Comics Ladies Night
Thursday, February 27th • 7pm

Kate Leth @ Austin Books

on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:50

Meet the creator of Kate or Die, and get her new Adventure Time OGN before release!
RESCHEDULED - Thursday, February 27th • 5 - 7pm

Austin Books Labor Day Weekend Sale

on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:25

It's almost here... the Austin Books & Comics 36th Anniversary Sale!

For one extended Labor Day weekend every year, we have crazy sales at Austin Books, Guzu Gallery and The Sidekick Store. And this year promises to be the biggest yet, with additional surprises coming soon.  OMG!

 

Austin Books will have...
50% OFF Back Issues
(Showcase and wall stock not eligible)

50% OFF Variant Covers


Special discounts at Guzu Gallery, details TBA

Ridiculously LOWER prices at The Sidekick Store, details TBA

...more info coming soon!

 

Sale Schedule

Thursday, August 29th   8pm - 11pm - Preview Night

Steampunk Day @ Austin Books

on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 19:45

We're celebrating the release of the new Humanoids hardcover graphic novel Clockwerx by inviting all steampunks, cogglers, and chrononauts to Austin Books on Saturday, July 13th from Noon to 4pm. Get your gear on!

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