List of Inclusive Comic, Toy, Gaming & Collectible Shops

Going into a "nerd" shop as a marginalized person isn’t always a fun experience. Often, we encounter the following problems:

  • Managers and staff treat us as if we have no knowledge of geek culture.

  • People with privilege solicit our attention and/or give us attention in ways that makes us feel uncomfortable.

  • Managers, staff, and community ignore our requests and do not invite us to participate.

  • We do not see overtly displayed selections of comic books, games or collectibles that feature people like us, or that are specifically marketed toward people like us, even though those prominently exist, making us feel less welcome.

  • Electronic communications from the store are not inclusive or feature areas that are not accessible to disabled people.

If you’re tired of encountering these problems, check out one of the inclusive shops listed below!

Included on this list are comic book, toy, collectible and gaming shops in which shoppers have specifically had or observed positive experiences, as well as comic book, toy, collectible and gaming shops owned by BIPOC, women, and queer industry professionals.

These stores reportedly:

  • Treat everyone with respect, dignity and equality.

  • Help everyone find and/or order products.

  • Do not make assumptions about the level of knowledge of a customer.

  • Provide a safe and friendly environment for marginalized shoppers.

  • Encourage EVERYONE to read, create, game, play, collect to their hearts' content, and MORE!

If you have had a fantastic experience in a store that is appropriate to add to this list, or if you are a store owner and would like to be included on this list, please let us know and we will consider adding it!

All submissions should include: store name, store address, phone number, website(s), e-mail address (optional), specific genre (i.e. comic book store, gaming store, toy store, etc.), and a brief paragraph about why the store should be added!

Should you wish to have a listing removed from this page, please let us know and provide a detailed explanation regarding it. The store's removal will be considered.

We are excited to present and maintain this list of inclusive geek shops in the United States - and beyond!


Atlantis Fantasyworld
Comic Books
1020 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 426-0158

Comic Quest
Comics & Games
23811 Bridger Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Comics Tunes ‘N Toys
Comic Books and Toys
13542 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA
(714) 730-2117
Facebook | Twitter

Escapist Comics

Comic Books
3090 Claremont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
510 652 6642

House of Secrets*
Comic Books
1930 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA
(818) 562-1900
Website Facebook Page

Illusive Comics & Games
Comic Books & Games
5245 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 985-7481
Website | Facebook Page

Metro Entertainment*
Comic Books & Games
6 W. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 963-2168
Website | Facebook Group | Facebook Page

Metropolis Comics
Comic Books, Toys, and Games
16509 Bellflower Blvd.
Bellflower, CA
(562) 263-0277

The Comic Bug
Comic Books
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(310) 372-6704

Zeppelin Comics
Comic Books
929 First St
Benicia, CA


The Comic Book Shop!
Comic Books
1855 Marsh Road
Wilmington, DE
(302) 477-1119
Website | Facebook Page


Buy Me Toys & Collectibles
Comics & Collectibles
4615 Grape Road Suite C
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Comic Book University
Comic Books
7623 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 885-6395
Website | Facebook Page | Twitter


Past Present Future*
Comic & Gaming Chain
1387 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 697-2554
Website | Facebook Page


1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys & Collectibles**
Toys & Collectibles
1027 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044


Paper Heroes
Comic Books
3941 Ryan St.
Ste. A
Lake Charles, LA
(866) 594-5125
Website | Facebook


Amazing Spiral Comics & Games
Comics & Games
5851 York Rd
Baltimore MD 21212


Sanctum Sanctorum Comics
Comic Books
15071 Northville Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170

Vault of Midnight – Grand Rapids
Comic Books and Stuff
95A Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 776-9013
Website | Facebook Page Twitter


Comic Envy
Comic Books
333 Merrimon Ave Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801

Acme Comics

Comic Books
2150 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC
(336) 574-2263
Website | Facebook


Dragon's Lair Blondo
Comics and Games
2311 N. 90th St.
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 399-9141

Dragon's Lair Millard
Comics and Games
14616 West Center Rd.
Omaha, NE 68144

Website | Facebook

Trade-A-Tape Comic Center
Comic Books
145 So. 9th St.
Lincoln, NE
(402) 435-6063
Website | Facebook



 Double Midnight Comics
Comic Books
245 Maple Street
Manchester, NH 03103
341 Louden Road
Concord, NH 03301


Farpoint Toys & Collectibles**
New & Vintage Toys, Comics, Games, Collectibles + a Museum
5113 Harding Hwy
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 829-TOYS
Facebook Page | Website

New World Manga
Comics, Cards, & Games
93 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ
(973) 597-0625
Website | Facebook Page

River City Comics
Comics & Collectables
159 W White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ
(856) 809-1963


239 Play
Vintage toys, comics

39 City Island Ave.
Bronx, NY 10464
(917) 596-0320

River City Comics
Comics & Collectables
159 W White Horse Pike


North Coast Nostalgia
Comic Bookstore
5853 Ridge Rd.
Cleveland, OH


Impulse Creations
Comic Books, Games, Figurines, & Apparel
8228 E 61 St, Ste 121
Tulsa, OK
Website | Facebook | Twitter



Pegasus Books
Comics, Books, Games
105 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Books with Pictures
1401 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202


Books Galore
Books, Comics, & Games (New & Used)
5546 Peach St.
Erie, PA
(814) 864-1853
Website | Blog (Current Shipments) | Facebook Page

Brave New Worlds (Philly)
55 North Second St.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 925-6525

Brave New Worlds (Willow Grove)
433 West Moreland Rd.
Willow Grove, PA
(215) 657-8838
Facebook Page

Cyborg One
44 East State St.
Doylestown, PA
(215) 348-1451
Facebook Page


King of Prussia Mall
160 North Gulph Road
Suite 2022
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 337-1555
Website | Facebook Page



Nirvana Comics
6709 Kingston Pike B (Around Back of Shopping Center)
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 200-5067


Space Cadets Collection Collection
Comic Books
27326 Robinson Rd #117
Oak Ridge North, TX 77385


Victory Comics
586 S Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22043


Atlantis Games & Comics #1
2862 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA
(757) 465-1617

Atlantis Games & Comics #3
9649 1st View Street
Norfolk, VA
(757) 502-8954



Adventures Underground
1391 George Washington Way
Richland, WA
(509) 946-9893

Destiny City Comics
218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA
(253) 234-7112
Website | Facebook | Twitter



Artefaktual Comics & Games
Comics, Games, Collectibles
47 S. Main St
Philippi, WV 26416

These stores have all been recommended by friends and editors of the list's former home - The Geek Initiative - as well as friends of Farpoint.
Neither TGI* editors nor Farpoint** owners or employees personally vouch for these stores unless denoted by * or ** as shown.