Located on Newport’s Monmouth Street and nestled among other independent businesses like Urban Chick Boutique, Jet Age Records, Reser Bicycle, Pepper Pod and La Mexicana, Arcadian Comics & Games has been a vibrant presence in this community for nearly nine years. More than just a comic book shop, it’s a veritable community hub and gathering spot for the artistically inclined that offers a robust selection of graphic novels, collectible figurines, subversive literature and nostalgic curiosities. You’ll find the readily available titles everyone’s buzzing about alongside local and indie titles that are sometimes hard to find elsewhere. The storefront itself was built in the 1860s and received an Art Deco remodel in the 1920s. If these walls could talk, they’d welcome you to join the storyboard. Arcadian Comics & Games, 627 Monmouth St., Newport, arcadiancomics.com.