After a profitable run as an internet retailer / guide and graphic novel subscription service, Lion’s Tooth Bookshop will open a bricks-and-mortar retailer at 2421 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Enterprise homeowners Shelly McClone-Carriere and Cris Siqueira lately bought the Bay View constructing that previously housed Horseshoe Tattoo.
Lion’s Tooth specializes in small press books and graphic novels for youths and adults, with emphasis on nonfiction, popular culture and activism. The area may also have present objects and ultimately embrace a restaurant with espresso, snacky meals objects and, if they’ll procure a liquor license, beer and wine. It can additionally sometime host reside occasions and guide golf equipment.
“We’re the one graphic novel subscription that helps zine makers and native artists. Along with the guide or graphic novel, subscribers obtain zines and treats from artists. Lion’s Tooth usually companions up with the artists to provide the zines and swag,” says McClone-Carriere, one of many founders of the Riverwest Co-op and the present college cafe coordinator at Highland Group Faculty.
Siqueira is a Brazilian-born American citizen residing in Milwaukee since 2004. She owned a bookstore specialised in “comics as artwork” in São Paulo, and has translated over 10 graphic novels to Portuguese. She has Masters in Movie and Historical past from UW-Milwaukee and is among the three co-founders of the Brewcity Bruisers.
Due to COVID, Lion’s Tooth plans to open throughout the first two weeks of December with restricted hours and capability. Searching by appointment, no-contact pick-up and on-line / cellphone orders may also be out there.