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Help JHU Comic Books Stay in NYC!

$22,128 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 350 people in 9 months
Help JHU Comic Books, independent comic book store of New York City move to a new location and keep our store in Manhattan!

How often have you regretted the disappearance of longtime and iconic New York City business and establishments? With your contribution, you can help to keep an iconic New York City buisness open!

JHU Comic Books have been serving comic book fans in New York City since 2013 (and the owners worked at the legendary Jim Hanley’s Universe, which originated on Staten Island in 1985, before that). We opened our current store on 32nd Street after Hurricane Sandy, and now after 5 years, we lost our lease, and we need to move.

We have found a great new (and affordable) space a few blocks from our current location,  in a residental neighborhood. We will be moving from a highly commerical area, and are looking to reestablish ourself as a mom and pop shop. However the new space needs some major work. Floor, lights, bathroom, an awning  and more. This is where we need your help.

Your contribution will help to employ contractors to build out the store, temporary help to move to the new location and help keep ourselves and staff employed too, ongoing! We want to be able to continue to sell comics to you, your children and your children's children too!

 We currently have a wonderful clientele, and by moving into this new space, we  are hoping to expand on that base and become even more of neighborhood fixture. Sadly, our kind of buisness is becoming a rarity  due to the onslaught of online retailers. We are not just a shop, we are an atmosphere! We look forward to continue to be able to serve New York City comic book fans, while keeping ourselves employed in the process!

We are therefore turning to you guys, the fans of comics, for help. JHU Comic Books is legendary for its well-curated selection of comic books and graphic novels, offering the best of the major publishers, and also of independent creators and small press offerings. Thru the years we have championed new and emerging talents, their expression and creations finding space on our shelves next to all the superheroes.  We carry a full range of comics for all ages, and our children's section is one of the finest you will find.

Help us keep being the place “Where Art and Literature Meet!”

Thank You
Ron Hill and Nick Purpura
JHU Comic Books
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The long, overdue UPDATE! It took some time, but thanks to your generous contributions, the new store has a fully functional air conditioner. The installation of this was paid for by your contributions and summer 481 3rd Avenue is looking like its going to be far more bearable! JHU Comic Books would also like to thank a few of our friends and customers who came forward and helped us obtain the unit and have it put in!

As of today, we have received about 22,000 of our goal of 30,000 which is amazing, but is still falling short. We still have all kinds of little things we need to accomplish at the store, so if you could be so kind to share this gofundme or www.jhucomicbooks.com to let people know we have moved, are still open and still exist in Manhattan.

See you at one of the stores soon!

Ron and Nick!
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Hi everyone! Pleased to report the new store at 481 3rd Avenue now has functional bathroom (not yet complete, still need to do some painting)!!! Your donations have helped make this possible! We are hoping to have the air conditioner unit installed soon, and still need to do some more work on the lighting and all kinds of other little jobs around the store.

All things considered, we have come very far since February. Back then, it was unclear we would be able to maintain a Manhattan location, but between your donations, and the help of many of our friends, we were able to make the move and keep on selling comics!

We could still use some help, as all business and donations will go a long way towards the goal of completing the store, so please stop on by for a visit or share this page again.

Thank You!!!
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The bathroom continues...we might have plumbing TODAY!
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First we got our awning, and now the bathroom construction is under way! Thank you for all your support so far! Free Comic Book Day is Saturday!!
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