QCB Gallery

Explore QCB Over the Years!

Emil grabbing issues from the back room

take a look at Our Store over time!

Queen City Bookstore has changed in over five decades. Check out our past in these fun photos. 

About Queen City Comic Bookstore

Queen City Bookstore front 2019 ThumbnailQueen City Comic Bookstore has been around for over 50 years. It is one of the largest and oldest comic bookstores around. Queen City Bookstore opened in 1969, and today it is centrally located in Erie County at Main and Winspear in Buffalo’s University Heights District. That probably helps make the store in North Buffalo a local hub for discussions about comic books, cosplay events, and fan networking.

A Family Business

Most importantly, QCB is family owned and operated. Our new site is dedicated to the founder of Queen City Bookstore, Emil Novak. He had the vision to open a store dedicated to comic books 50 years ago, before the birth of the direct market. The store is run today by Emil J. Novak, his son, and Emil Jr, his grandson. In other words, it’s a homegrown Buffalo success story.

Indeed, the Novaks are proud of all they have done for area comics fans. In fact, they brag about how their customers are some of the smartest, most insightful and creative hobbyists around. They are the Novaks’ extended family. Follow us on social media to keep up with our latest updates on New Comic Releases and more.

Order New Comic Releases on Our App

Ordering comics has never been easier using the Queen City Bookstore App or website. You can reserve your books each week before they go on sale and make sure you never miss another issue. What’s more, you’ll always get the news about any promotions, sales, specials, conventions, collection unveilings and more. On top of all of that, QCB is your local comics, sci fi, fantasy and horror connection. Shop Now! Also, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with our latest updates on New Comic Releases and more. .