The Silver Snail looks for a new Shell
Toronto’s landmark comic book store, Silver Snail, is looking for a new home before its current one is largely demolished. The Torontoist interviews owner George Zotti about the move and the store’s history–including its past as a back rack in Canada’s oldest science fiction bookstore, Bakka-Phoenix, managed by the Gutter’s own, Chris Szego.
Tagged as: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, Canada, capitalism, Chris Szego, comics, comics history, Cultural Gutter, fantasy, history, science fiction, Toronto
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Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”
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