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August 14, 2006

Paris Comics Bookseller Passes Away

I found the subject of this article by Didier Pasamonik interesting -- the passing of Pierre Scias, described as the driving force behind the Paris bookstore Librairie Actualites -- for its brief glimpse into the country's comics retail past. Pasamonik describes the bookstore as a places for science fiction as well as comics, and Scias as someone with a passion for American comics artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko as well as those that fit the more natural underground feel of the place. I've not encountered that kind of nostalgia and fondness for a certain retail model from someone immersed in the French-language market, but I guess those things can be universal.
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