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Welcome to LambiekLambiek is Europe's first and most famous antiquarian comic shop, and is a hallmark in the world of comics. Located in Amsterdam, Lambiek has a great selection of comics in many languages.

See about Lambiek for a brief overview of our 40-year history in comics, or browse our virtual exhibitions and other specials.

Lambiek Comiclopedia
Discover your favorite comic artists in the Comiclopedia - a huge compendium of more than 10,000 international comic artists, with biographies and artwork examples. See the new additions, or search for your favorite comic artists, characters or book titles.
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édition francophone de Lambiek

Édition Francophone - c'est bon!

édition francophoneFrench readers will appreciate our édition francophone, with over 160 francophone comic artists (des bande dessinées), plus some English overviews of Pilote, Spirou and Tintin magazines, plus Wimmen's Comix, underground comix and early American newspaper strips.

The Illustrated History of Dutch Comics

The History of Dutch Comics 

Medieval use of text-balloons in early Dutch manuscripts
Lambiek proudly presents the History of Dutch Comics. The rich heritage of sequential art in The Netherlands traces back to the Middle Ages, coming to bloom in the last century. You can enjoy many pictures from our colorful past in this historic overview.
Dutch Comics from 1920 - 1940 Dutch Comics from 1940 - 1945 Dutch Comics from 1945 - 1950 Dutch Comics from 1950 - 1967 Dutch Comics from 1968 through the 1970's Dutch Comics History through the 1980's Contemporary Dutch Comics

Lambiek Specials
Ceesepe original artFranquin sketchKuijper's Franka posterTintin - a-t-il été au Tibet?Eisner: 'A Contract with God' in YiddishMarsupilami poster

Posters, books and original art by Bob van den Born, Charles Burns, Will Eisner, André Franquin, Hergé, George Herriman, Henk Kuijpers, François Schuiten, Joost Swarte, Marten Toonder and many others are for sale. Please check out our specials page, or visit our Amazon page to find comic items available from the website.
see our expositions See our virtual expositions with original artwork by several comic artists.

You can also find specials on books and art.

We love your enthusiastic comments, links, suggestions and updates for published artists. The Comiclopedia is a self-funded project without advertising sponsors or banners. If you think the Comiclopedia is worth keeping online and ad-free, we greatly appreciate your store orders and PayPal donations of any amount. We are always expanding the site, so bookmark us now and come back often, and come visit our new store in Amsterdam.

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Kerkstraat 132
Amsterdam 1017 GP
The Netherlands

Telephone:  +31 20 626 7543
Store and gallery hours:
Mon to Fri: 11:00 to 6:00
Saturday: 11:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00
Central European Time
(CET = GMT + 1 hour)

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Lambiek's Online Comics Store is coming in 2009.