- 101 W Camp Wisdom Road Suite J
Duncanville, TX 75116
- Monday - Sunday: 10am-7pm
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In 2018 we will hit a major milestone and celebrate 50 years in business. Duncanville Bookstore first opened in 1968 and has been in it's currently location since 1986. The original owners, Jerry & Pam Hoffman, are still remembered by many here at the store. Duncanville Bookstore is also the childhood comic book store of current owner Andy McMahon.
Andy McMahon - Owner
Andy is a life long comic collector who bought his childhood bookstore. He started reading and collecting comics at the age of 4 and a half thanks to his parents and grandparents. His grandmother helped teach him how to read by using the Sunday funnies. When he got older, during the summers, while his parents were at work, he would walk to Duncanville Bookstore every day and buy Justice League, Spider-Man and X-Men comics. His passion grew from there. After a serious car accident in 1998, he realized that life was short and he wanted to work at a job where he loved what he did so, around 2001, he started setting up at comic conventions. He eventually became Duncanville Bookstore's store manager with the intent of buying the store. In 2005, his dream came true when he and his family purchased Duncanville Bookstore from the original owners. To this day, he is still trying to recreate that store and atmosphere that he fell in love with back in the mid to late seventies.
Laura Pulver - Office Manager
Laura manages our office, Ebay store, and social media. She first came to Duncanville Bookstore as a kid and has been working for us since 2013. When not at the store you can find her at conventions promoting the store and expanding her Chewbacca collection. One step in the office and there is no denying her love for her favorite wookiee. Laura also enjoys collecting press photos and press kits from her favorite TV shows and movies. She also has the task of being caretaker of one spoiled office dog, Sparky.
Rich "The Beard" Simmons - Sales Associate / Toy Expert
Have a question about toys? Rich is your guy. He has been collecting toys since before he could grow "the beard". You may recognize him from around conventions and shows in the local area and beyond. Rich can be found at the store on Monday and Tuesdays. Just look for the beard.
Leilani McBrayer - Sales Associate
Leilani grew up in DeSoto, TX and has been a lifelong lover of comic books and graphic novels. Thanks to her father, who would watch tv shows like Batman: The Animated Series with her and take her to comic stores and conventions on weekends, she has long felt the need to collect and read the "funny books." She spent most of her 20's living and going to school in Philadelphia and worked at a comic book store during her time there, where she rediscovered her love for comics and was introduced to some of her favorite series like Y: The Last Man and Transmetropolitan. These days, she spends her free time fretting over where to store her collection of trade paperbacks and single issues. Her favorite comic book character right now is Alana in Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staple's Saga.
Nathan Webster - Web Designer & Developer
A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Nathan enjoys using his left brain just as much as his right, so he ended up creating a career in Web Programming. One of the initial Designers/Developers for the Dallas Cowboys Official Website at www.dallascowboys.com, he moved on to do web work for customers such as the Indy Racing League, Fossil, Dickey's Barbecue, Claire's, American Airlines, Texas Trust Credit Union and the US Navy Exchange Service. When he's not writing code he likes to read new and old comics, though not necessarily in that order.
Jimmie McMahon - Owner
A life long resident of Duncanville, Jimmie Lee McMahon has made her mark on the community throughout the years. The daughter of James and Betty Gibbons, she has been involved with charitable and fraternal organizations such as the Order of the Eastern Star and the Masons her entire adult life. In the 1960's, she met and married Harold McMahon and had a son named Andy in 1970. She worked in the banking industry for over 20 years and retired from that to eventually become the head of the Texas Order of the Eastern Star, serving one term as it's Worthy Grand Matron. She also is a licensed auctioneer that enjoys helping with charitable events to raise money for the less fortunate. She is the Chief Financial Officer for Duncanville Bookstore and is the one who has the unenviable task of trying to keep the spending in check around here. She also devotes a lot of her time taking care of her other child, Coco the dog.
Harold "Mac" McMahon - Owner
Born in 1941 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania outside Pittsburg, Harold grew up with a passion for cars and scooters. If it had an engine and wheels, he wanted it. The army brought him to Texas in the 1960's and that is where he met Jimmie Lee Gibbons. They were soon married and in 1970, they had a son they named Andy. Throughout the years, Harold was a hard working man who always took care of his family, often working two jobs. He also loved working on cars and owned many Street Rods and was part of several different car clubs. Unfortunately, his son did not share his gifts with a wrench, instead, preferring to read. Harold would often buy his son comic books to help encourage this habit believing that it did not matter what a person read, as long as they were reading. When the chance came along to help his son realize his dream of owning a comic book shop, he happily helped as much as he could, even working in the store, helping at conventions and helping get the store's internet business off the ground. Harold passed away in December of 2015 but he is still a big part of what Duncanville Bookstore is all about. He may be gone but we all hope he would be proud of us as we grow and serve the collecting community.
Sparky - The Real Office Manager
Sparky came to Duncanville Bookstore from Animal Hope Pet Adoptions in 2015. His life started out pretty rough and he almost didn't make it. He licked the nose of rescuer Kim and she saw he had a "spark" to not give up. (Hence the name Sparky.) Sparky was taken under the wing of Tugg The Bull Terrier and his family. He came to us as a foster to help him gain weight and learn people aren't all bad. He quickly made himself at home in our office and now we couldn't imagine it without him. Sparky's weakness is cookies. His favorite super hero is Tugg The Bull Terrier and his celebrity crush is Millie Hamill.