News London's Gosh Comics Moving to New Premises
posted on 2011-07-27 03:24 EDT
The London comic shop Gosh Comics, which has been located opposite the British Museum on 39 Great Russell Street for 25 years, is moving to a new-look shop at No. 1 Berwick Street. (The location is in the Soho area, between Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue - map at the link.) The new premises will open on Saturday August 6 (opening hours 10.30 a.m to 7 p.m daily).
On the site, Gosh says: "At our new location in the heart of London, Gosh! will expand on their famously eclectic mix to encompass street art, contemporary graphic design and more, making a fitting addition to the creative hub that is Soho. The new-look shop in Berwick Street is designed by Callum Lumsden, notable designer of bookshops in both the Tate Modern and Gosh!'s longtime neighbour, the British Museum."
Gosh's owner Josh Palmano comments, "When we opened Gosh! 25 years ago we did so with the aim of creating an environment unlike any other comic shop of the time. We wanted to reach out to the public at large and welcome all into what was then quite a specialist market. Times have changed and you can now find a graphic novel section in any high street bookstore. At our new premises we'll continue to use our knowledge and expertise to offer assistance to all, from the die-hard comics fan to the curious novice. Our expanded space will give us room to host more creator talks, art exhibitions and other events."
The final event at the Great Russell Street premises will be a signing on July 30, involving Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill and Gary Spencer Millidge - see link.
Via Otaku UK.