Academy of Arcana
428A Front Street, 291-4009

Academy of Arcana Myth, Magick, and Mysterie! Shop the curiosities, visit the mysteries, explore the illuminarium, be a member, become a wizard. Oh yes, it’s real. Academy of Arcana opened it’s doors on Front Street in Downtown Santa Cruz at the end of 2015. They have a library and museum, a meeting/workshop/class space, and a […]

Agnus Dei Christian Books
138 Walnut Ave – 457-2636

Being a mainly nonprofit store, Agnus Dei Books offers a wide selection of religious — mainly Catholic — literature. Playing a large role in the local religious community, Agnus Dei offers school uniforms and children’s materials for all who seek it. If you’re looking for specific religious material, the shop will either have what you’re […]

Atlantis Fantasyworld
1020 Cedar St. – 426-0158

2016: Celebrating 40 years in business! Atlantis Fantasyworld has provided the Santa Cruz, California community with a comfortable, themed comic book store for the whole family. Now expanding beyond those boundaries, Atlantis invites you to explore its website. Here you can learn about more about the store, upcoming sales or special events, meet the staff, shop […]

Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue – 423-0900

2016: Celebrating 50 years in business! Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California since 1966.  Bookshop features new and used books, cards, calendars, t-shirts, toys and gifts including many specialty Santa Cruz items.  See live author readings of bestselling and local authors almost every […]

829 Front St – 427-1929 Comicopolis (Winner of the Good Times Best of Santa Cruz Readers Poll – Best Comic Bookstore category) has served the Santa Cruz community, since 1997, with the finest selection of comics and related materials available. We LOVE comics and think you should too. Come in and explore the finest selection of Comics and Graphic […]

Kemitian Lounge
805 Pacific Ave. – 204-7885

Coming the week of August 1st, 2017 The Kemitian Lounge is an oasis for dreamers, planners, and doers couched in an Indie-Book lounge. It’s a space for individuals, small groups, and teams who are absolutely committed to starting a journey and seeing it through to completion. If you are committed to bringing your dream to fruition, […]

The Literary Guillotine
204 Locust – 458-2438

Literary Guillotine, Ink was established in 2001 as a “Hey, we’ll at least break even” alternative to the commercial, homogeneous publications that currently dominate the publishing industry. Literary Guillotine, Ink does not believe that it necessarily serves the public interest to operate a not-for-profit enterprise, but rather that there is both value and viability in […]