Crow Books is a small, hip bookstore located in East Vic Park. It is open 7 days a week from 10am to 9-10pm each day. Crow Books is comfortable, warm and inviting. There are soft leather seats, the walls are covered in posters, there are the usual gifts and knick-knacks and of course, lots and lots of books.
The thing that makes Crow Books worth the visit to me is their range of interesting, hard-to-find titles. Crow Books has books that will make you go "Huh!" and "Wow, check this out!" which is what I thought when I spotted a cookbook devoted to unicorn-themed food. I had a flip through and marvelled at some of the pictures and made a mental note that one of my sisters might like this book for Christmas.
The next spot I visited was their Graphic Novel section. I noticed they had the new Cardcaptor Sakura Manga (which impressed me) and they even had a manga devoted to Splatoon! Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game franchise owned by Nintendo. Splatoon was first released on the Wii U in 2015.
The game featured squid people called Inklings who can switch between humanoid and squid forms who run around a map armed with guns that spew ink. The game was a huge success and spawned a lot of merchandise. This was the first time I'd ever seen a copy of the Splatoon Manga in a shop. This isn't the first time I've found Nintendo-themed Manga in Crow Books. On previous visits, I found copies of The Legend of Zelda manga on their shelves.
Another interesting thing I found was a book called The Little Book of Fantastic Four. I had a brief flip through. The book is a guide to everything you would need to know about the Fantastic Four. There was also a book about Spider-Man and a few others about popular and well-known comic book heroes.
Another thing I like about Crow Books is how much things cost. I've picked up a couple of soft-back graphic novels there for $19.99 each which I thought was oddly cheap for an independent bookstore. It's not uncommon to find paperback graphic novels going for $25.99 or even higher in other stores, so you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered that $19.99 price tag. It was fair and reasonable and I was very happy to take it to the register.