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An adorable, quirky comic book store called Desert Island has opened on Metropolitan Avenue. Block Magazine: "A passerby and I laughed at what happened to the sign of an old Italian bakery, which now read, "Sparacino's Bakery/Italian French Sicilian Bread/And Comic Booklets," followed by a small icon of a book. Whoever added the words, I thought, is funny, full of attitude and is going to open a cool shop. The proprietor might also be trying to say something about history and community by revising the old awning instead of getting a fresh one. I recently ventured into the shop. Although it’s small, it’s packed with enough art for hours of browsing." [Block Mag]