Comics and zines for sale in SoHo

Remember zines? They had quite a heyday in the late 80s and 90s.

I’ve seen this place spelled Sohozat and SoHo Zat. Either way, it was a comics emporium in the late 70s and 80s on West Broadway and Grand.

The ad comes from the August 1984 issue of the East Village Eye. 

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6 Responses to “Comics and zines for sale in SoHo”

  1. Tim B. Says:

    Thats was a great store…I only went a couple of times but it’s been stuck in my head ever since!

  2. Alex in NYC Says:

    HOLY crap! I used to LOVE Sohozat. Totally forgot about that. Timewarp!

  3. Tim B. Says:

    Here’s an article I found on what happened to Sohozat & where the owners are now: http://www.shortnorth.com/MonkeysRetreat.html

  4. John Says:

    I remember, I remember. i was the dirty white kid with curly hair and a basic training cap.

  5. Rob ert1014 Says:

    SOHOZAT was one of my favorite places in all NYC! I used to stop by there regularly, at least once a month if not more often. They were like a head shop, zine store, second hand clothing store, underground comix store…a general store for all your alternative or underground cultural needs! It was a tragedy when they closed. Now it’s a Korean market.

  6. Old Guy Says:

    In the early 80s, when I was about 12, my very straight & conventional dad would take me there to look for comics. What a fascinating place it was…and it always smelled like weed =p

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