“I’m new to comics, where do I start?”
Just pick up a book and start.  Think of comics as soap operas.  In a lot of cases there is so much history that you can never really “start from the beginning” but once you start reading you’ll be surprised how quickly you get up to speed.  Don’t let the number on the cover intimidate you.

“Do you sell coffee and comics?”
Yes. Yes we do.

“What are your hours of operation?”
Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 10am-4pm

 “What type of coffee do you sell?”
We sell Philly Fair Trade Coffee. A local Philly roaster that specializes in small-batch organic 100% Arabica coffee. 

“Who do I talk to about having an event”  
Please email us:

“How do I get my comic/book in your store?”  
Please email us:

“How do I place a special order?”
Due to our closing on Saturday, October 15th, 2022, we are no longer accepting special orders.

“Do you guys buy old comics?”
No, we’re not buying comics at this time.

“Do you do appraisals of old comics?”
We aren’t able to appraise full collections at this time, but if you have 12 books or less we can take a look at those for you free of charge.  Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment only.  To schedule, please email:  

“Do you buy or sell old baseball/sports cards?”
No, not at this time.

“Is Ariell here?” / “How can I ask Ariell questions?” / “How can I book Ariell for an event?”
Ariell can usually be found in the shop, however, she DOES NOT take walk-in appointments.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ariell, ask her questions, or inquire about booking her for an event or speaking engagement please email:

“How can I reserve a table during normal business hours?”
Please email us:

“How can I rent your space for my event?”
Please email us:

“Do you have comics for adults?” / “Do you have comics for kids?”
Yes and yes!  We have a large selection of comics for all ages.  

“Can I bring a group larger than 10 unannounced?”
Large groups are always welcome, but giving us 1 week’s notice is appreciated if you are planning to come with a group of 10 or more.  

“Do you serve food?”
Yes, we have small bites including savory and sweet pastries.

“Do I have to pay for comics before I read them?”
Yes, comics are how we keep the doors open so we need our customers to pay for the books that they read.  We do have courtesy “In-Store Free Reads” in our seating areas for you to peruse if you do not wish to purchase comics.

“Is it okay to bring unpaid books and merchandise into seating areas?”
No, all books and merchandise must be purchased before you can bring them into our seating areas.  

“Do you have new comics?”
Yes, we get new releases every Wednesday!

“Do you have independent comics?”
Yes!  We carry local and small press indie comics.

“How can I make sure I never miss an event?”
You have two options (we recommend doing both):  

  1. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter, we make it easy! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, there you will see the option to sign-up.
  2. Follow us on Facebook and check out our Events tab.

“I’d like to film my movie/web show/podcast at Amalgam, is that possible?”
Yes, please email us to discuss: