Wow Cool's Marc Arsenault, who in 2012 purchased Alternative Comics, has opened an indie comics store in Cupertino, California.
Called the Wow Cool | Alternative Comics Bookstore and Newsstand, the shop specializes in small-press and self-published comics, graphic novels, 'zines and art books. It also carries vinyl and CDs from local music labels, as well magazines like Juxtapoz, Wax Poetics and Lucky Peach.
Located at 21607B Stevens Creek Blvd., the store shares space with multimedia studio/mail-order house Wow Cool and indie publisher Alternative Comics, and boasts a mural by Tom Hart.
In addition to titles from Alternative Comics, the store will stock books from publishers like Top Shelf Productions, Koyama Press, AdHouse Books, PictureBox, Last Gasp, Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics.
Wow Cool | Alternative Comics Bookstore and Newsstand is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m.