I love comic books. And comics book stores. I get completely absorbed and end up staying way too long, and I need to show significant self-control, once my credit card comes out of my wallet.
A little off from the main shopping street in the City centre, Strøget, up Klosterstræde on the corner of Skindergade you will find my favourite comic book store in all of Copenhagen.
Faraos Cigarer is named after the Tintin album “Cigars of the Pharaoh” but don’t worry, they have lots of other stuff besides Tintin. The store is on two levels: the upstairs level consists mostly of albums and books in Danish, and the downstairs level is where you’ll find comics, cartoons and graphic novels in English.
In addition to all the brand new exciting and beautiful albums, Faraos Cigarer also stocks antiquarian and collectible comic books and booklets, and also various gizmos, from clocks, key chains and figurines to T-shirts and wall calendars.
Prices range from 75,- to several thousand kr. but there’s almost always an album of some sort on offer, so no matter the amount of self-control, I often end up leaving the store a bit poorer than when I came.