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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:25 pm

Before the COVID-19 pandemic first started causing shutdowns here in the U.S., I had last visited the comic book shop I normally go to back on February 22nd.

By about mid-March 2020, the State of Connecticut ordered all "non-essential" businesses to close their stores.

That order started to be lifted May 20th here in the state, and this past Saturday (June 20th) I finally made it in to the store. Only bought three books, but that's in part because some of the books I would have bought (published by Dark Horse) have been delayed for several months.

For the record, the two books that were in my hold file were Sir Edward Grey - Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #4 and #5 (of a five-issue series), and I got a copy of Flash #750 off the shelf (which had been released back in early March).
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Post by Barry_Allen on Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:20 pm

Me too, before the COVID-19 pandemic started causing big shutdowns here in Italy, I had last visited the comic book shop I usually go to, back on February 26th! Shocked
Theorically local comic book shops, as booksellers, could re-open since 19 April but mine didn't open at first and I wouldn't risk going, since it is located almost in the center of the town where there is always a lot of people who still don't respect safety rules.... Mad
So I am trying to go again.....today late afternoon, we'll see! Cool
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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:59 pm

Barry_Allen wrote: . . . Theorically local comic book shops, as booksellers, could re-open since 19 April but mine didn't open at first and I wouldn't risk going, since it is located almost in the center of the town where there is always a lot of people who still don't respect safety rules.... Mad ...
My comic book shop isn't in quite so busy a shopping district. It had been in an old local railroad station/depot, but a little while back a new structure was built next to the old one and the shop moved into that. So there's plenty of space / parking around it, and when I went there on Saturday (late morning) I was the only customer there.
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:35 pm

MajorHoy wrote:when I went there on Saturday (late morning) I was the only customer there.

The one closest to me opened about a month ago. Masks required. I have been a couple of times, despite little new material. I like the shop and want to continue buying there.
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Mbast1 wrote: . . . I have been a couple of times, despite little new material. I like the shop and want to continue buying there.
The one I've been going to is probably around +/-20 miles away, but it's by local roads (state highways, but speed limits aren't that high since it's through residential areas and some small farmland spots). I don't get up that way all that often, but there's not much I'm really interested in buying these days.

SIDE NOTE: I've probably mentioned it before, but the shop is in Newtown, Connecticut, about a mile away from the site of the December 2012 school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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