Slog tipper John passed this along: John Munn, the owner of Tacoma comics store Comic Book Ink has posted a plea for help on his store's webpage:

Through no one's fault but an economy that is being slow to recover, we are on the verge of closing our doors by as soon as this August...if not possibly sooner.

When we moved from East 72nd & Portland to our current home next to the Lakewood Regal Cinemas...We had a debt (not including money lent by our Angels) around $115,000.00. But this was a debt that included bills that we were juggling. We were honestly behind in some of our bills by 6 months (including a back debt to Diamond Comic Distributors).

The new location has been doing very well...We've been eating into that debt pretty quickly.

Part of the problem came with the collapse of Borders—comics distributor Diamond has called in their short term notes from Comic Book Ink, which has added to the store's debt. In a Facebook note, Comic Book Ink employee Josh writes that the store has received an outpouring of support. If you live in Tacoma, and you like Comic Book Ink, you should stop by and pick up a few comics.