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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 trade 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 graphic books with confidence. Not sure what book you want to read? Don’t feel intimidated – just ask! We believe that there’s a graphic 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 Carry the Comics & Books
You Love
– And More!

We couldn’t say we have graphic books for everyone if we didn’t carry the classics, the new favorites, and an exciting selection of lesser known titles as well! You’ll find a wide variety of comics including popular superhero trades, like Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, and Watchmen, as well as non-superhero trades such as beloved series like Paper Girls, Monstress, and Saga. As far as graphic novels, we carry a wide selection of new releases, as well as the critically-acclaimed classics, including Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home, and March 1, 2, 3.
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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 carry an assortment of fun gifts and other items including superhero pop culture products, art supplies, snacks from local vendors, unique greeting cards, and baby gifts.

Not only are we a great place to shop for the books you love, we also host a variety of exciting events and provide special services to all of our customers. Join us for Super Storytime, book clubs, live music, student art shows, author visits, local zine showcases, and more. We also offer classes including art, costume design, and comics 101. 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

Custom gift packages

Wish lists & registries

Book fairs

Educator perks

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