Austin Books Sidekick Store Final Days
Located at 5400 North Lamar here in sunny Austin (formerly Laboratory Computers), the Sidekick Store has become the clearing house for Austin Books’ overwhelming amount of back issues.
Austin Books and Comics has long been the premier comic book store in the greater Texas area (and one of the best comic stores I’ve ever been to). Chock full of comics, graphic novels, t-shirts, toys, cards, games and every other piece of merchandise you can think of that would warm the heart of any nerd you know, they’re a one-stop shop for everything cool you could possibly want. Like any good comic store, they also buy comics and collections from the public. Well, this last year, the fine folks at Austin Books realized they have so much stuff in storage that it would behoove them to find a way to get rid of a bunch of that overstock so they could begin filling up the now-empty space with new goodies. Thus, the Austin Books Sidekick Store was established. Located at 5400 North Lamar here in sunny Austin (formerly Laboratory Computers), the Sidekick Store has become the clearing house for Austin Books’ overwhelming amount of back issues. All year long, they’ve been selling individual comics for $1 (you heard me, $1!), graphic novels at half off, $10 t-shirts and all kinds of other discounted merchandise. They rotate the stock at frequent intervals and the stuff that’s in there is definitely worth more than a dollar. We at Cybermonkey have taken advantage of the deals all year long but now the worst is upon us: the Sidekick Store is closing down. Yes, in one of the saddest blows to the comic world in Austin, the lease is up and as of February 12th, the Sidekick Store is no more. However, Austin Books has decided the best way to close out the Sidekick Store is to do it in style and by that I mean having a blowout sale beginning Friday, Feb. 3 and continuing until the last day of operation, Feb. 12th. The sale begins at 10% off your purchase and continues to escalate to a whopping 75% off during their last days of operation. Now, I’m no math wizard but 10 comics = $10. Now take even 60% off of that total and figure out what $20 will get you. I’ve done the math and let me say $20 will go along way to feeding your four-color habit, as well as giving you a nice run of Avengers, say. I know I’ve got some cash set aside and I encourage you to come help send the Sidekick Store off in style. Let the folks at Austin Books know how much you appreciate their goodwill and effort and pick yourself up some wonderful reading material for far less than you expect.