Open For Browsing – Masks Required

Friends, we are open for browsing 7 days a week, generally from 11am-7pm. (Sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later.) Masks ARE required for entry. We’re short on staff, so our hours are a bit variable, but if you want to confirm someone’s here, call 617-492-6763 or email Local delivery and shipping as well as curbside pickup are all still options. Contact us for details. Gift certificates available.

Passport to Black-owned Businesses Event

CSBNN Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network "Passport to Black-Owned Businesses" Join us in Celebration of National Black Business Month! GRAND PRIZE INCLUDES: 
- Gift certificates from: Black Sheep Bagel Cafe, Great Eastern Trading Co., Tokens of Light 
- Bath bomb from Artifact Soapworks 
- Signature Sweatshirt from Tokens of Light + More! 
- Million Year Picnic 
- B. Royal Boutique 
- Nussli118 
- Artifact Soapworks 
- Ms. Bonafide Creations 
- Full Moon Botanica 
- Tokens of Light 
- Great Eastern Trading Company 
- Stinky's Kittens and Doggies Too 
- Pikliz International Kitchen 
- Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant 
- The Planet Card 
Saturday, August 21st 12-5pm
Includes an image of a passport and the logos for the Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network (CSBBN), the Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN), and Cambridge Local First (CLF).

Celebrate National Black Business Month with us and other Black-owned businesses around Cambridge and Somerville!

In celebration of National Black Business Month, the Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network (CSBBN), the Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN), and Cambridge Local First (CLF) are holding the Passport to Black-owned Businesses Event on Saturday, August 21, from 12-5pm. An exciting combination of bingo and trivia, this event will encourage community members to interact with and support Black-owned, local businesses in Cambridge and Somerville. This group is excited to feature 12 businesses from Cambridge and Somerville in this event (including us!) and will provide everything you need to participate!

Each participating business is listed here and can be found on this map. The businesses will each have a page in the “passport.” Participants will ask the business owner or employee a trivia question in order to get their passport stamped by the business.

You can download your passport here OR pick one up at any participating business on the day of the event. A grand prize made up of items from the vendors will be raffled off to participating customers. To enter the raffle, email the answers to at least three of the trivia questions or send proof that you have participated virtually to

The grand prize will be a gift basket featuring gift certificates from Black Sheep Bagel Cafe, Great Eastern Trading Company, and Tokens of Light; a bar of vegan artisanal soap or a bath bomb from Artifact Soapworks; a signature sweatshirt from Tokens of Light; a dinner for two from Pikliz International Kitchen, & MORE!

Anyone is welcome to participate! To take part, view the rules and vendor list here.


Circular seal reads "FREE COMIC BOOK DAY" in the center and "CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FREE COMICS" plus "AUGUST 14, 2021" around the outer edge.

How awesome is today?

Not only is it FREE COMIC BOOK DAY #FCBD21, but it’s TAX-FREE WEEKEND in MA, & as a special bonus, WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!

Shop’s open for browsing and Tony will be in there from 11:30am-7pm.

Masks required. Maximum of 3 free comics per customer.

Call 617-492-6763 with questions.

We’ll limiting the number of folks allowed in the store, so there might be a bit of a wait. But hey, at least the computers working again! Including printing receipts!

IN THE HEIGHTS Virtual Book Launch

Lights up on Washington Heights!

IN THE HEIGHTS Featuring LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, QUIARA ALEGRIA HUDES, AND JEREMY McCARTER Virtual Book Launch Event Tuesday, June 15, 8:00-9:00 PM/ET | ZOOM. There is a stylized image of the Brooklyn Bridge behind the words. Pictures of the three people named are to the right of the words. Credit for each picture is underneath: Lin-Manuel Miranda copyright Matthew Murphy, Quiara Alegría Hudes copyright Jon Chu, Jeremy McCarter copyright Maria Ponce

Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved.

Join Miranda, Hudes, and McCarter for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET on Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—can speak to the world.

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event, a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home ($40 retail price), as well as sales tax, shipping, and handling (if applicable). The book will be available for pickup at the the Million Year Picnic (map) on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. We will also be offering local delivery to the Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, and Lexington area as well as shipping to anywhere in the U.S. Shipping is scheduled to begin on Tuesday afternoon and set to be completed by the end of the week.

Ticket sales will close at 12:00 PM ET on June 15. We will email you the Zoom link 48 hours before the event and again just before the event begins. Purchase your tickets here:

Please contact the Million Year Picnic via phone at 617-492-6763 or email with any questions. Your purchase supports a small, Black-owned business in Cambridge, Massachusetts that’s finally open for browsing again after 14 months. We can’t wait to see you there!


Howdy. It’s been over a year since the Million Year Picnic comic shop closed to customers. We continued to sell comics and graphic novels via curbside pickup, delivery, and USPS shipping.

But now, FINALLY, we are reopening for browsing starting SATURDAY, 15 MAY 2021! We will be open from noon-7pm. We’re planning on being open for several hours every day, 7 days a week, going forward. We’re working out the hours now and will provide an update once they’re established.

If you live in the greater Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, or Lexington area, we will continue to offer delivery of comics and graphic novels to your mailbox or front porch for FREE with a minimum purchase of $15! We are also willing to ship you books. Contact us via email,, or call 617-492-6763. (If you have to leave a message, we’ll get back to you.) You can also check our Instagram and Twitter pages for times when we will be in the store.

Status reports go out via email to our mailing list here. We’re on Facebook here. You can buy a gift certificate via PayPal to (but please DO NOT email that address).