Sometimes taking a trip to your local comic shop isn’t just about picking up the new Captain America. Comic shops thrive because they’re a hub for the alternative, in a variety of ways. Independently curated, community focused, and diversely stocked shops are the beating heart of the LCS lifestyle, and for those of us on the fringe, it’s always a thrill to discover something new.
If you’ve ever been curious about modern witchcraft, spellcasting, tarot, or crystals, there’s a whole world of books and merchandise to dive into. Anyone who had an obsession with The Craft will love picking up Ella Harrison’s The Book of Spells, an easy to use guide to crafting a personal practice and start casting. That person in your D&D party who always plays a warlock will love the beautifully illustrated D&D Tarot Deck.
Newcomers to the witchy and spiritual will find tons of fun in tarot decks based around The Office or their favorite pasta dishes. The literary-minded will find meaning in The Literary Witches Oracle and DK’s guide to the history of witchcraft, while those ready to step into the craft have plenty to choose from based on their interests: including potions, self-care magic, and a guide to crystals.
With the spooky season coming up, it’s the perfect time to dive into something a little magical.