Comic book store to open in downtown Starkville

A new bookstore specializing in comic books, The Last Page, will open its doors in downtown Starkville at the end of April. (Photo by Mary Rumore, SDN)
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MARY RUMORE
Staff Writer

The Last Page, a new book store specializing in comic books, will open its doors in downtown Starkville at the end of the month.

The Last Page will be located at 101 South Washington Street, between Restaurant Tyler and Southern Billiards.

Owner Sky Thompson said she was aiming to open the new book store at the end of April before Free Comic Book Day on May 5.

Thompson said The Last Page will focus on entertainment and not text books, offering books and comic books.

"The main focus will be comic books," she said. "Starkville hasn't had a comic book store in 10 or 15 years."

Thompson said the store will also offer used books and trading, and she plans to be community-oriented with card nights and book clubs each week.

"We have plenty of space and there will be a lot of chairs and tables for people to come hang out," she said.

Thompson said she found the inspiration for The Last Page after returning home to Starkville after serving in the military and not having a place to purchase the comic books she loved so much.

"I wanted to create a place for me and others to nerd-out," she said.

Thompson said the book store will bring around four jobs to downtown Starkville.

The Last Page can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/thelastpagecomics/ or on Instagram @thelastpage_starkville

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