BIZNOTE: New location for West Seattle’s only comic-book store Tails to Astonish

While out on an errand last night, we noticed a change at 5633 California SW, former home of Seattle Yarn (which moved to Admiral) – this is now the new home of West Seattle’s only comic-book store, Tails to Astonish. The shop opened three years ago at the south end of The Junction in a storefront set back from the street, where burglars struck multiple times; the new space has more visibility and, the proprietors tell us, “about twice as much space compared to the old store.” They’re open and almost done with moving everything; if you want to stop in for a look, Tails to Astonish is open until 7 pm.

8 Replies to "BIZNOTE: New location for West Seattle's only comic-book store Tails to Astonish"

  • B June 11, 2024 (12:51 pm)

    What a great spot! Paper Boat Books is nearby and C&P is right across the street. I’ll definitely be swinging by soon.

  • Oakley34 June 11, 2024 (12:53 pm)

    Much better location. I’ll admit I only stopped into the old spot a few times as I’ve shamefully gone mostly digital for comics but I’ll be sure to stop by and check it out.  I hope the increased visibility helps with increased custom and maybe it will deter the criminal types 

  • Also John June 11, 2024 (1:16 pm)

    Super nice guy.   I wish him the best of luck in his new location.

  • HTB June 11, 2024 (3:01 pm)

    No mention of the new Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal spot? :) 

  • anonymouse June 11, 2024 (3:03 pm)

    That breaks my heart reading about the burglaries. I’ve shopped there a few times and the owner was always very helpful and friendly. I hope the new location helps the store flourish!

    • flimflam June 11, 2024 (8:10 pm)

      Yeah, as a “comic guy” who has owned many high value comics the robberies were hard to read about.

  • ACG June 11, 2024 (8:50 pm)

    Great news!  Good luck in the new space!  Perhaps a large planter or two (or bollards) out in front to minimize the appeal of smash and grabs?  

  • B June 12, 2024 (1:49 pm)

    I hope the shop knows about the constant leaking ceiling issues and that management refuses to fix them. That’s a huge reason Seattle Yarn left. I advise the new tenants invest in buckets. 

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