Dark Carnival & The Escapist Comics are next door to each other in the Claremont District of Berkeley, California. These sibling stores create a small haven for genre literature nerds and comics fans alike. Dark Carnival is a books store specializing in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror. The Escapist Comics next door won the 2019 Diamond Distributors Award for Best Graphic Novel selection. Whether you live in Berkeley or are planning a trip to the Bay Area, make sure to carve out an afternoon to spend in the stacks of both stores.