Things are going well here in Salt Lake City. We’ve seen some terrific actors, and the weather has been perfect for exploring the town. Yesterday, as planned, I headed over to Night Flight Comics in Library Square. It’s an awesome little store in a great location, right next to the public library, along with a group of other stores and a cafe.
The store is attractive and well-kept, and absolutely packed with comics. I browsed for over an hour, and did not come close to really taking in everything there. My one caveat would be that everything is wrapped in plastic, which makes it the perfect store if you know what you want, but not quite as perfect if you don’t. I’m sure they have very good reasons for choosing to do that, and especially with the library right next door, they don’t want people using the store as a library instead. But I personally like to be able to flip through a book, especially if I’m considering it for the first time, so I found the plastic wrap a little daunting.
Overall, though, I was thrilled to find such a great shop here on my visit. I’ll be back here again next year, and a trip Night Flight Comics will be on the top of my must-do list!
Ed Sizemore saysNovember 21, 2008 at 8:33 am
That is one of the best things about traveling. Finding small Mom & Pop book and comic book stores. The more ecletic the selection, the better.
Melinda Beasi saysNovember 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm
You are absolutely right! I feel especially happy with my trip here to SLC, because someone was actually able to recommend a place like this to me. When I’ve asked about comic shops (or more specifically, comic shops that sell manga) on other trips, most of the time the answer has been, “Go to Barnes & Noble.” I find that really depressing.