This amazing shop sits on the corner of Praça Roosevelt, a square where culture flows from every corner: it’s home to six theaters, a multitude of bars and never-ending night life.
Livraria HQMix’s story begins when Gual Rangel, an aficionado of graphic novels, and his wife Daniela decided to found the “Smallest Bookshop in the World” in a bar called Jeremias, where customers used to receive a menu made of comic books. The bookshop was a hit: it quickly became the heart of São Paulo’s comic book scene.
Due to their success, Gual and Daniela moved to their own place nearby—and so Livraria HQMix was born. It is run quite differently from a regular bookshop. To begin with, it stays open far beyond commercial working hours. The idea is to take advantage of the vibrant social and cultural life of the square: to be more then a shop, to be a meeting spot.
Comic book lovers will go mad for Gaul’s collection. He prefers alternative comics, so it’s easy to find one you’ve never seen before. And once a year, Livraria HQMix hosts of a huge fair, where the books are sold for very attractive prices.