British Comics: Back Issue Stockists

The following is a list of comic shops in the UK selling back issues of British comics, as well as the usual range of American titles and back issues. If you have additional information that you think would be useful to add to this, please contact us, thank you.

30th Century Comics


18 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JP
Tel: 020 8788 2052. Email:

Open 7 days a week during the following hours: Mon-Wed & Sat 10:30 – 18:00; Thu-Fri 10:30 – 19:00; Sun 11:00 – 17:00

Sells a huge range of vintage American and British comics and annuals from the 1900’s to 1970’s, but they also sell comics from the 1980’s right up to the current week’s American imports.

Amazing Fantasy


Amazing Fantasy, 19 Anlaby Road Hull HU1 2PJ

Opening Hours: Monday 10:00am – 5:30pm; Tuesday – Thursday 11:00am – 5:30pm; Friday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm; Sunday Closed

The Book Palace


Jubilee House, Bedwardine Road, Crystal Palace London SE19 3AP

Tel: 020 8768 0022 Contact by email via this page

Open: Mon – Fri: 10am – 5:30pm

As well as back issues of British comics, the Book Palace also sells art by British comic artists is currently offering a number of complete year sets of comics such as the original Eagle.

Border Bookshop


61A, Halifax Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 5BB. (How to find them)

Telephone: 01706 814721  Email: Contact Form Proprietor: Victor H. Collinge

Shop Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday- 10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm. Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm. Closed – Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday.

Has an extensive collection of British Comics, such as Rover, Eagle, Dandy, Beano, Wizard, Hotspur, Hornet, Adventure and many many more.


Offers both British comics and American comics including TV Century 21, Commando, Air Ace Picture Library, War and Battle Picture Library, Doctor Who, Beano and both boys and girls comics and annuals. are also the exclusive UK agents for the sale of original artwork and limited edition print publications by Ken Barr.

First Age Comics

eBay Store:


The Assembly Rooms, King Street, Lancaster

Contact: downthetubes member Mark Braithwaite

First Page Books

Mr Kim Sergeant, Oakdale House, Church Road, Bergh Apton, Norfolk NR15 1BP England

Telephone: U.K. 01508 558484

Kelly’s Comics


A fan site dedicated to DC Thomson comics run by downthetubes forum member Kelvin Boldero, but he also sells British comics, too.

Ken’s Paper Collectables


29 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks MK16 8AR

Email Telephone: 01908 210683 (Normal Business Hours) Proprietors Joyce and Ken Graham: Established 1983

Shop Hours Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm: Saturday 9.30am to 4pm. Closed all day Thursday and Sunday

Nostalgia & Comics




14-16 Smallbrook, Queensway B5 4EN

Telephone: 0121 643 0143

Shop Hours Mon – Weds/Fri 9.30 am to 5.30pm; Thursdays and Saturdays 9.30am – 6.00pm Sunday -11.00am to 4.00pm

Nostalgia & Comics sell a huge range of comics, apart from stuff you’ll find in newsagents, even down to self published works by indie artists and writers.

Peter Rice Comics


The comics listed have, in most cases, their content pertaining to radio and television programmes, be it  adventure, cartoon, puppet, whatever.

Plan B


5, Osborn Street, Glasgow GL 5RB

Tel: 0141 237 1137

Stocks graphic novels, trade paperbacks and books and has a “modest” coffee stand. They don’t stock comics as such but they are interested in stocking UK small press although preferably if they’re trade paperbacks.

“With the Plan B Bookstore, we’re trying to show people in and around Glasgow that graphic novels are no longer the sole realm of misanthropes and comic geeks,” says owner Tom Green. “Graphic novels can be a way to enjoy an old favourite in a new light, such as the Arthur Conan Doyle, HP Lovecraft, or Shakespeare books crafted into graphic form; or as an introduction to new artists. We’ll also have talks and other events so readers can interact with the writers and artists that we stock.”

Here’s our map of all British comic shops we’re aware of:  more information here about this map:

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2 replies

  1. John, just letting you know that 30th Century Comics have abandoned their old site at Free Online (it is now an archive) and their website is now at Kind regards, Bruce Laing.

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