America’s 10 Greatest Comic and Graphic Novel Stores

"In a small city with a relatively large number of comic stores, Floating World stands out for the sharp, cool aesthetic of its owner, Jason Leivian, who says he wants the place to have the feel of a record store."

Ten Geeky Places to Visit in Portland

"Floating World Comics is overwhelming in its selection but it’s a great place to pick up the latest issue of your favorite comics, as well as discover an entire room-full of things you may never have heard of."

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"Tethered to the Pearl District a half-block north of Burnside Street, Floating World is the most innovative and art-conscious of the lot."

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Nov. 18 – Entomological Society Comics Afterparty!

We are buzzing with excitement about the Entomological Society of America Conference that’s happening November 16-19, 2014 in Portland Oregon. As part of the festivities we will be hosting an afterparty at Floating World on Tuesday November 18th, featuring speakers from the conference and a Q&A about making educational comics by Dr. Ainsley Seago. Expect […]

Nov. 6 – INHUMAN CONDTION / SCORPION JELLY / JOHNNY VIABLE triple book release party

Halloween may be over but we’ve got a dark and creepy art exhibit with local artists Andrew Scully and Karissa Sakumoto this November First Thursday. Andrew is a graduate from the IPRC comics certificate program and has published multiple comics through Snakebomb Comix and his own imprint Ratspike. This First Thursday we will celebrate the […]

Oct. 10 – The Amateurs/Twelve Gems release party with Conor Stechschulte and Lane Milburn

From their days not to long ago as part of Closed Caption Comics to simultaneously releasing books via Fantagraphics, friends and former roommates Conor Stechschulte and Lane Milburn have a lot to be happy about. Maybe you’ve seen Stechschulte’s Lurking/Nocturners, Water Phase or The Amateurs amongst a pile of mini-comics at your friend’s place. Seeing […]