The last few $5 sales have been lame, BOO! We tried dragging out the same tired stuff leftover from the previous sales and it just wasn’t worth it. So boring, and we decided to take some time off. But… now we’ve recharged our batteries and stocked up on specially available march that is totally worth your time (and $5). We’ve accumulated boxes and boxes of awesome stuff for you to pick through, and we’re going to add some Graphic Novels and Hardcover books from Sidekick as well.
Even better, to continue the fun of the 40th Anniversary, we’re going to add a few wrinkles.
First, buy one item for $5, or get 10 for $40 (ten or more items selected for a single purchase are $4 each).
Second, we’re going to work in a carnival component. For every $20 you spend at any of the Austin Books stores (or the $5 tent) on Saturday the 25th, get a ticket good for items in our PRIZE TENT. Lots of plush and goodies for Christmas gifts.
It’s the biggest day of the year for comic book fans – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Every year, we go all out for this awesome day. We’ll once again have a giant tent in front of the store. Each member of your family may select up to 10 FREE COMICS from a wide array available (you can see what will be available at freecomicbookday.com, though we always add additional titles.)
Many of these free comics are introductions to big, new storylines or new series. It’s a fantastic way to try out something new!
In addition to the free tent, we will also have the return of the long-awaited FIVE DOLLAR TENT! Filled with toys, figures, and merch, every single item in the tent is just five bucks!
We’ll have more news and updates, so be sure to check back for a reminder and new info!
How does it work?
Line up outside the tent
Pick out any 10 comics want from the racks in the tent
That’s it! Totally free!
Comics will be clearly marked with content ratings from all ages to mature audiences only.
We’re getting ready for a busy holiday season. But you can get all your shopping done early and save some money by visiting us for The Center of Austin Fandom Black Friday Sale happening at all of our stores on November 25th! Here are details, but there’s more news coming soon:
8am – 8:59am
Austin Books – 30% OFF all graphic novels & manga
50% off back issues ($20 or less)
Guzu Gallery – Buy 2 blind boxes, get 1 FREE
Outlaw Moon – Buy 2 Star Wars figures (90s or later), Get 1 FREE
Buy 2 collectible card game packs, Get 1 FREE
Sidekick Store – Buy 3 graphic novels, Get 1 FREE
9am – 11:59am
Austin Books – 25% OFF all graphic novels & manga
40% off back issues ($20 or less)
Guzu Gallery – Buy 3 blind boxes, get 1 FREE
Outlaw Moon – Buy 3 Star Wars figures (90s or later), Get 1 FREE
Buy 3 collectible card game packs, Get 1 FREE
Sidekick Store – Buy 1 dollar comic, Get 1 FREE
12pm – 7pm
Austin Books – 20% OFF all graphic novels & manga
25% off back issues ($20 or less)
Guzu Gallery – Buy 4 blind boxes, get 1 FREE
Outlaw Moon – Buy 4 Star Wars figures (90s or later), Get 1 FREE
Buy 4 collectible card game packs, Get 1 FREE
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Dog Visitor of the Month
Jackson is a 7 year old rescue dog owned by store regular Andrea. He’s a Lhasa shih-tzu mix who is an excellent finder. He likes treats and high fives.
Bring in your store trained dog any day of the week for a chance to be our dog visitor of the month! We have treats behind the counter for all our furry friends.