The popular comic book shop Silver Snail is set to close in mid-September after 25 years in business.

"It has been my and the staff's great pleasure to serve your comic book needs for 25 years," said Kin, the Ottawa chapter's manager.

"This is not a hoax. In lieu of flowers, please just be your amazing supportive selves."

The company's Ottawa branch on Bank street store has been struggling financially in recent months with people turning increasingly to the Internet for comic books.

On its website, the store said books will be sold at discount prices until it closes on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. Orders not picked up within a week will be put back on the shelves.