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Here’s our map of British and Irish comic shops and venues that often have comics exhibitions or comics events. We’ve also included the known locations of sites of comics interest, like statues.

This map was lat updated on 9th July 2019, removing Bradford-based “It’s Trap”, which has closed (thanks to Matthew Morley for the news).

Mail order companies are also included, and we’ve also identified comic shops happy to stock small press comics, an addition brought to you thanks to help from Lew Stringer.

The map is generated using Google Maps; if we’ve missed a shop, or we’re listing one that has, sadly, gone out of business, please do email us and  let us know and we’ll make a correction as soon as possible.

Our thanks in particular to downthetubes member Colin Noble for his work on this aspect of the site.

Please note, despite the ever-improving accuracy of search engines, it’s worth checking a shop is still open, or its opening times, before you make a trip.

• Please do share this map. The short link to the Google Map is

Please note that if you want to contact a particular comic shop, you’ll have to follow the links through on the map. For the most part the locations provide information sourced from Google Maps.

Some shops don’t publish public email addresses but they do have a fill-in form on their site for enquiries – and of course, you can always phone them, too!


View the downthetubes British and Irish Comic Shops and Exhibitions map on Google Maps


Blue: Comic Shop
Red: Shops also known to offer Mail Order Services
Grey: Shops also known to sell small press comics
Yellow: Comic-related sites of interest

Comic Shops Worldwide

This international comics map is very much a work in progress. The short link to the Google Map is:



Online Comic Services

It’s also worth checking the web sites of your local comic shops – or indeed the web sites of any of the comic shops mapped above, as most also provide mail order services.

•  The Comic Book Store
5 Carlowrie Place, Gorebridge, EH23 4XL
Tel: 01875 825 503 E-mail:

Launched in 2011, the Edinburgh-based Comic Book Store stocks everything from 2000AD to The Walking Dead and everything in-between.

The company is ran by comic book enthusiasts only, the site is ever expanding and their aim is to offer as
wide a range as possible in comics and graphic novels. They are also in the process of creating a British Comics only section.

“We strive to offer an easy to use site and provide excellent customer service and fast delivery,” says Jenny McDonald.

• Economic Comics

Launched in 2008, UK based supplier of comics, graphic novels, comic supplies, trading cards and related merchandise.

Additions, corrections or suggestions about this map? Please drop us a line

We will try and make corrections as soon as possible.


Compiled by John Freeman, Jeremy Briggs and Colin Noble

With thanks to Mike Allwood, Daniel Clifford, Andy Davidson, Antony Esmond, Carl Flint, Jason Graham, Paul Griggs,  Kev Hopgood, Maya Arts, Leigh Oakley, Kenny Penman, Martin Proctor, David Robertson, Neil Bhuna Roche, Robert JE Simpson, Lew Stringer, Andrew Wildman, Alan Woollcombe – and everyine who has supplied information