Iconic Ottawa Comic Book Store Silver Snail Closes

Iconic Ottawa Comic Book Store Silver Snail Closes

August 4, 2015 0 By Marc

One of the longest running comic book shops in Canada is to shut its doors for good. 

Today Silver Snail announced that they will be closing their doors as of Sunday September 13th after operating for 25 years. They released the announcement on their website today.

Dear Silver Snailers,

I hope you’re all sitting down for this. It is with great sadness that I must announce that Sunday, September 13 will be the last day that Silver Snail Ottawa will be open for business. It has been my and the staff’s great pleasure to serve your comic book needs for 25 years. We will have a closing out sale starting today with most stock discounted 50%. All sales final. There will be some exceptions however. New comics and some graphic novels will still be sold at US cover prices or as marked.

We will be receiving new books until the closing date and would appreciate subscribers picking up their comics promptly. Books that are not picked up within one week will be put out on the racks unless you notify us that you cannot make it in and need more time.

The VICINITY points program will be discontinued immediately. We will honour accumulated points for dollars off up to August 3 on full priced stock only. Discount rewards will not be honoured.

This is not a hoax. In lieu of flowers, please just be your amazing supportive selves.

Take it slow,

It is so sad to see a shop like this close after years of serving the comic book community and its loyal fans. This will now leave Silver Snail one shop left operating out of Toronto.

We wish the best for the staff of Silver Snail and appreciate all they have done over the past 25 years to bring comics to the hands of readers and hope that they all go on to great things in the future.