Goblin Market

Manga, Comics, Games & Curiousities


Established in October 2023 by Don Alsafi, Daniel Dziubinski, and Ryvre Hardrick, Goblin Market proudly stands as Chicago's first manga shop. We're not just a store; we are a community-driven space that celebrates the magic of storytelling and diversity.

Goblin Market is Chicago's only shop specializing in manga, manhwa, and danmei. From mainstream hits to classics and small press gems, we're happy to recommend the perfect book for every reader. Goblin Market stocks over 1500 volumes of manga, manhwa, danmei, and light novels—with more added every week!

But our shelves aren't limited to manga. We embrace the entire world of visual storytelling, offering a curated selection of comics and graphic novels. Our comic and graphic novel collection focuses on horror, scifi, fantasy, LGBTQ+, and independent works. We also stock our favorite mainstream and superhero comics, and we offer a free pull list service to our comic club members.

Goblin Market also sells board games, tabletop roleplaying games, collectible card games, and gaming accessories. In addition to RPG staples like Dungeons & Dragons and Vampire: the Masquerade, we carry Chicagoland's largest selection of small press roleplaying games and larps.

At Goblin Market, we believe in directly supporting creators, especially those local to the Chicagoland area. From self-published zines and handmade gaming supplies to customized candles and craft kits, we stock hidden gems you won't find anywhere else.

As a queer-owned and Arab-owned business, we understand the importance of representation. Goblin Market boasts an extensive LGBTQ+ selection, and we source queer and international stories from around the world.

Crafting an inclusive space is at the heart of what we do. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer exploring the world of manga and beyond, Goblin Market is your haven.

Thank you for being a part of the Goblin Market community!