What is your hobby? No matter if it’s comic books, coins, trading cards or just about anything else, there’s probably a shop in the greater Sacramento area that has you covered. Dive in and take a look around. You just might find a passion for a new hobby.
Comics And Collectibles
1904 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 392-2467
www.comicsandcollectible.com

Comics have been around since print was invented. Comics and Collectibles has a long history in Sacramento. Take a walk down the comic history lane and enjoy the classics that they have here. Ever heard of the comic world’s Silver Age? It’s covered here. Not only are there collectible comics, but the new releases give you a chance to see what’s current. Games, toys or statues may catch your fantasy too. This store is truly a comic fan’s dream come true to be sure.

Americana Rare Coin
8887 Folsom Blvd, Suite 6
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 376-7352
www.americanararecoin.com

An appreciation for the beauty of coins is one aspect of the hobby of coin collecting. Depending on a variety of factors, that old coin you have could be worth much more than you know. Coin collectors will thoroughly enjoy indulging their hobby here. The proprietors are experts in the field of coins. At Americana Rare Coin, you can buy, sell, trade and complete your collection. Find a new line of coins to pursue, with the help of those who know all about rare coins.

Great Escape Games
1250 Howe Ave.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 927-0810
www.greatescapegames.com

Perhaps collecting coins or comics isn’t your passion. Maybe gaming fills your need and is a passionate hobby. Great Escape Games has you covered all the way. You can buy the games of your choice or show up for a game night and try out a new game with fellow gamers before deciding to buy it for yourself. Stage your own game tourney. Board games, roll playing, collectible card games are all available here at Great Escape Games. Step into the game, and enjoy yourself.

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R/C Country Hobbies
6011 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 731-5868
www.rccountryhobbies.com

The fans of radio controlled anything have a definite home here at R/C Country Hobbies. Since 1988, they’ve been serving the r/c community with just about anything they need. Aircraft, boats, cars are all on display. Learn how to get into and enjoy this fascinating world by stopping in. What they say is that they’ve got the deep knowledge to help you with this hobby, with a staff that has experienced just about every condition, crash and fix that you can think of. They are all experts with anything r/c.

Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA  95628
(916) 967-5479
www.thistledewquiltshoppe.com

Quilting can be more than just a hobby. In fact, entire family histories have been sewn into quilts. Traditional patterns are passed from one generation to the next. This shop has all that you need for quilting. With over 2,000 bolts of fabric, along with specialty fabrics and quilting items, you’ll find what you need. The class schedule is extensive and covers any kind of quilting you can imagine. Indulge your quilting gene and have fun.

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Charles Ferris is a freelance writer who has lived in the Sierra, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, for the last 41 years. In 2010 he retired from teaching after 36 years . He and his wife hike, kayak, cross country ski, snow shoe, ride mountain bikes and road bikes, year round. His work can be found at Examiner.com.