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A family-friendly comic and graphic novel bookstore in Webster Groves.


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Graphic Books for All

Welcome To Betty’s Books

Betty’s Books is a unique, locally-owned bookstore specializing in comics, graphic novels, manga, and children’s literature. Our goal is to help every customer feel comfortable. With an inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, we are here to help you find just the book you’re looking for, or help you get started in the world of comics with confidence. Not sure what book you want to read? Don’t feel intimidated – just ask! We believe that there’s a comic book for everyone, and we want to help you find yours. Stop in today, or visit our online shop. Can’t wait to start reading? Buy your book online and choose in-store pick up!

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We offer special services to the real heroes in our community—educators! Discounts, newsletters and book bundles highlighting the latest and greatest graphic titles, and student showcase opportunities are ways that we work with local educators.
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We love to promote and collaborate with local creators and authors! Right at the front of the store, we have a permanent feature section dedicated to local creators and friends of Betty’s Books. Whether you are just starting out or well-established, we would love to talk about collaborating with you!
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Gift Services

In addition to our robust book selection, we also offer gift cards, book subscriptions, and free gift-wrapping. Our enthusiastic staff can help you find the perfect gift, whether it be a book, or one of our many other items including art supplies, unique greeting cards, baby gifts, and more.


Not only are we a great place to shop for the books you love, we also host a variety of exciting events for all of our customers. Join us for Storytime, Graphic Novel Book Club, author events, D&D events, and community collaborations. We also host special annual celebrations, such as Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and our Birthday Party! For information about upcoming events, visit our Events page.

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Unique Services

We also want to be there for our customers and community, which is why we offer several services, including:

Gift wrapping

Book subscriptions

Birthday parties

Book fairs

Educator perks

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