Showing posts from September, 2008

Baltimore Comic Con

takingbaseball, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Hey, kids, it's Baltimore Comic Con this weekend!

By kids, I mean all of you 35-55 year olds.

Nerdlinger Awards

At our Atomic Anniversary/SPX kick off party next Friday, we'll also have the Nerdlinger Awards. Did we say this night will be jam-packed? Packed with jam?

Domokun RIP

I'd been meaning to write about Domo at Target (their Halloween theme) for a while but Eric Nakamura says everything I meant to say.

"Domo pinata. Bad. Bad. Bad. What happened to 3d? This is two pieces of cardboard, and crappy tissue paper sides. My fart would rip it open."

Baltimore Book Festival

This weekend is the Baltimore Book Festival and we'll be there on Saturday in the Radical Book Pavilion along with a bunch of other great stores and publishers.

At our table, signing their recent books, will be local authors:

1pm Hanne Blank
2pm S. Muralidharan
3:30pm Shawna Kenney

Come by and check it out!


youdontneedglasses, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Party

spxplosion, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Yes, Atomic Books is in its 16th year of existence! And to celebrate we're having an SPX kick off party on October 3rd. That's next First Friday here in Hampden!

We'll have drinks and snacks and plenty of young, indie, Ignatz Award Nominee talent, on hand reading their comics and playing their music.

Knit Night

knittin&drinkin, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Tuesdays are Knit Night over at the Golden West Bar, 1105 W 36th St. starting at 7pm. Bring your knitting, crocheting or whatever portable crafting you do.

$2 margaritas until 8pm!

Squidfire, True Vine, Puffs & Pastries

squidfire, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Thanks to everyone who came out to Hampdenfest yesterday! We're glad that you all love Atomic's new combined space on Falls Road (except for a couple of you skater kids - "I don't care if your new space is bigger, the old space was cooler!").

In our old space, of course, Squidfire has opened! Hampdenfest is traditionally a big Grand Opening day and Puffs & Pastries is also now officially open, as well as True Vine in their new space over on Hickory, just south of the Avenue.

Thanks to Susannah Siger of Ma Petite Shoe for taking on the monumental task of putting on the festival!

David Foster Wallace


HampdenFest 08 This Saturday and more...

Saturday, September 13
FREE. 11AM-7PM. Hampden, Baltimore.
36th St. between Falls Rd. & Chestnut.ATOMIC BOOKS STAGE (36th & Falls Rd)
11AM -
The Jennifers
12PM - The Lexie Mountain Boys

1PM - Thrushes

2PM - Secret Crush Society

- Ed Schrader
4PM - Squaaks

5PM - The Ubangis

6PM - Pulaski
THE CITYPAPER STAGE (36th St. between Roland & Elm)
11AM - Degenerettes
12PM - Harlot
1PM - Baby Aspirin
2PM - Impossible Hair
3PM - lo moda
4PM - HAMPDEN IDOL (interested in performing? email here.)
5:30 - 7PM - The Oranges BandBALTIMORE MESSENGER STAGE (36th & Chestnut)
11AM - Barrage Band Orchestra

12PM - Art Department

1PM - Susan Alcorn

2PM - Tritons

3PM - Courtney Dow

4PM - K Love The Infinite with DJ Nett & Reina Williams
Also, Atomic Books will be giving away free graphic novels (by Steve Niles, Gary Panter and others) and free CD compilations (featuring The Death Set, Matt & Kim, Acid Girls and more) while supplies last. Also, with every $20 purchase, we'll also be giving out a free bl…


Congrats to the winners of our online toy raffle:

Kimberly Bush
Rob Thompson
Mary Beechy

You should all have received your prizes by now!

Are you on our mailing list? Sometimes we have special raffles when you place orders! Join in the fun.

Hampdenfest 08

HAMPDENFEST08, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. This Saturday!

Stage schedules, vendor line up and more info at!

Why John McCain Will Lose In November

I've been thinking about this all day. I know John McCain will lose in November. How do I know this? Because McCain nominated a woman who tried to fuck with librarians.

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that you do not fuck with librarians. Ever.

Seriously, they intimidate me more than the mafia.

Diamond and Dunnys

dunny5shipment, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. For those of you who aren't big comic book fans, you may not know that Wednesdays are comic book day, nationwide. Every Wednesday, every comic book shop, or bookstores like ours that carry a lot of comics, get the new comics.

But on weeks that start with holidays like Labor Day, the shipments come in on Thursday. So you won't get your new Buffy until Thursday this week!

Also, this Thursday is the release of the new Dunny series, Series 5. Come by at 7 to eat some donuts, hang out and have a beer and trade your duplicate blind box toys. Or just come by and hang out and see what the new series looks like as people open their boxes!

Believe it or not these toys will go fast! They will go on sale on our site on Thursday.

Bizarre Magazine - Reading Club

battsbaby, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Our Reading Club pick for September is Bizarre Magazine. The beautiful April Flores is on the cover and it just reminded me of when she and Carlos Batts came to Atomic and posed with Baby Doll.

Bizarre will be 10% off for the month. Our group meets the last Wednesday, 7pm!