FEB 15: BACK ISSUE BASEMENT KARAOKE WITH MICHAEL DEFORGE & GINETTE LAPALME!

We’ve been talking about this for a long time but we decided to finally pull the trigger!
On Saturday, February 15 come on out to The Beguiling, then descend into the back issue basement for the first installment of The Beguiling’s BACK ISSUE BASEMENT KARAOKE!
Come on out and have a grand ol’ (early) evening as hosts MICHAEL DEFORGE and GINETTE LAPALME put in your requests and queue up the hits! And all the while, our back issue basement will be open and available to browse and buy from!
Things kick off around 7:00 and we’ll keep singing until 11pm! We can’t wait!

TONY MEERS “RETROMANCER: PAINTED LESSONS IN HETERONORMATIVITY” GALLERY SHOW & CONTEST!

Right now, in our gallery, we have a very special show leading up to Valentine’s Day: TONY MEERS— RETROMANCER: PAINTED LESSONS IN HETERONORMATIVITY. During his forty-year career Toronto artist TONY MEERS was a prolific commercial illustrator, with this selection of paintings from the 1980s and 1990s representing only a fraction of the hundreds of romance novel covers he produced.

All of the displayed pieces and more are ON SALE in-store for only $120, with $20 from every sale donated to Supporting Our Youth Toronto.

Plus, we’re holding a contest where you can WIN AN ORIGINAL PAINTING BY TONY MEERS! How, you ask? Well here’s how!

– Simply share an image from our Retroromancer art show on Twitter or Instagram! To win, you must follow and tag @TheBeguiling and use the hashtag #Retromancer. Winner will be chosen at random February 13th!

– Come up with an alternate title or a plot description based on one of the pieces! Share it and tag us on Instagram or Twitter and the staff will choose a winner February 14th! Just as before, you must be following and tag us (@TheBeguiling) and use the hashtag #Retromancer!

Thanks so much to Tony for allowing us to display his work, and swing on by and check it out! Seeing it all in display in the gallery is truly a sight to behold.

JAN 30: OLA MIXER @ THE BEGUILING!

Save the Date Thursday, January 30th from 6-8pm for a special informal evening social for Library workers and Educators at the Beguiling! Finish off OLA by learning about the Beguiling Library Services, doing some graphic novel shopping for your school or library while perusing Little Island Comics (one of the only all-younger readers comic shops!), plus get more information on how to apply for the American Librarian Association Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant for Libraries (valued at $7000 USD) — now open to Canadian Libraries and Schools! Applications close Feb 9th. Oh yeah — also, meet some fellow library folx and educators — and have some refreshments on the house!

ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable 

Instagram and Twitter: @libcomix

Website: http://www.ala.org/rt/gncrt/

2020 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant Application: http://www.ala.org/rt/gncrt/eisner

2020 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant Application:

http://www.ala.org/rt/gncrt/eisner

Event Details:

  • Thursday January 30, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at The Beguiling 319 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
  • Agenda is open and designed to encourage people to stop in whenever they are able; please pop in to say hello, do some shopping, and meet some fellow library workers and educators.
  • This event is open to ALL – attendees do not need an OLA badge to attend and bring friends and family from teaching, librarianship etc. is encouraged – no RSVP needed. Looking forward to seeing you!

SHIPPING JANUARY 22TH 2020

ONCE & FUTURE #6The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on January 22th, 2020.
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 NOTO MARVELS X VAR 3.99
AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #2 CVR A TOP SECRET (MR) 3.99
AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #2 CVR B SCALERA (MR) 3.99
AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #2 CVR C B&W SCALERA (MR) 3.99
ANGELA DELLA MORTE #3 3.95
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5) CVR A HACK 3.99
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5) CVR B MANDRAKE 3.99
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5) CVR C MCCLAINE 3.99
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5) CVR D ORDWAY 3.99
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5) CVR E SHULTZ 3.99
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5) CVR F TORRES 3.99
ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 (OF 5) 3.99
ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 (OF 5) EVERETT HIDDEN GEM VAR 3.99
ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 (OF 5) RON LIM VAR 3.99
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #4 (OF 7) (MR) 3.99
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #4 (OF 7) VAR ED (MR) 3.99
BATGIRL #43 3.99
BATGIRL #43 VAR ED 3.99
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SHIPPING JANUARY 15TH 2020

PITIFUL HUMAN LIZARD TP VOL 03 ALMOST GETTING THEREThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on January 15th, 2020.
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

2000 AD PROG #2161 6.99
2000 AD PROG #2162 X-MAS SPECIAL 7.99
ALIENS VS PREDATOR THICKER THAN BLOOD #2 (OF 4) 3.99
AQUAMAN #56 3.99
AQUAMAN #56 VAR ED 3.99
ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT1) CVR A BRAGA 3.99
ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT1) CVR B FRANCAVILLA 3.99
ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT1) CVR C LUPACCHINO 3.99
ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT1) CVR D RENAUD 3.99
ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT1) CVR E TUCCI 3.99
AVENGERS #29 3.99
AVENGERS #29 LUPACCHINO MARVELS X VAR 3.99
BATMANS GRAVE #4 (OF 12) 3.99
BATMANS GRAVE #4 (OF 12) VAR ED 3.99
BETTIE PAGE UNBOUND #9 CVR A ROYLE 3.99
BLOODSHOT (2019) #5 CVR A SHALVEY 3.99
BLOODSHOT (2019) #5 CVR B TUCCI 3.99
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SHIPPING JANUARY 8TH 2020

MARVELS X #1 (OF 6)The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on January 8th, 2020.
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

20XX #2 (MR) 3.99
AERO #7 3.99
ALL TIME COMICS ZEROSIS DEATHSCAPE #6 (OF 6) (MR) 4.99
AMAZING MARY JANE #4 3.99
AMAZING MARY JANE #4 GONZALES VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37 CAMUNCOLI MARVELS X VAR
AQUAMAN GIANT #2 4.99
ARCHIE 1955 #4 (OF 5) CVR A KRAUSE 3.99
ARCHIE 1955 #4 (OF 5) CVR B ALLRED 3.99
ASCENDER #8 (MR) 3.99
BATMAN #86 3.99
BATMAN #86 CARD STOCK VAR ED 4.99
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #9 3.99
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #9 VAR ED 3.99
BATTLEPUG #5 CVR A NORTON & PASSALAQUA 3.99
BATTLEPUG #5 CVR B HA 3.99
BLACK CAT #8 3.99
BLACK CAT #8 ANACLETO MARVELS X VAR 3.99
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SHIPPING JANUARY 2ND 2020

STAR WARS #1The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on January 2nd, 2020.
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

2000 AD PROG #2160 6
ACTION COMICS #1018 3.99
ACTION COMICS #1018 CARD STOCK VAR ED 4.99
ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE 10 YEARS LATER #5 CVR A PARENT 3.99
ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE 10 YEARS LATER #5 CVR B MACK 3.99
BATGIRL #42 3.99
BATGIRL #42 VAR ED 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #39 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #39 VAR ED 3.99
BLACK PANTHER AND AGENTS OF WAKANDA #5 3.99
BLACK PANTHER AND AGENTS OF WAKANDA #5 SUAYAN MARVELS X VAR 3.99
BOOKS OF MAGIC #15 (MR) 3.99
BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY #6 3.99
CLASSIC PULP HORROR ONE SHOT 4
COPRA #4 3.99
CRONE #3 (OF 5) 3.99
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BOXING WEEK SALES AT THE BEGUILING, LITTLE ISLAND AND PAGE & PANEL!

BOXING DAY GROUND RULES

  • Bring your own bags! Save the environment!
  • We reserve the right to refuse sale of any item to any customer for any reason.  We probably won’t do this, but this is a straightforward disclaimer in case there’s any dispute about what is or isn’t on sale.
  • Out-of-print items (books/comics/etc.) are generally marked as such and exempt from sale pricing. Determination of ‘out of print’ is at The Beguiling’s sole discretion. Ask at the counter if you’re unsure!
  • Anything put on hold prior to Boxing Day is entirely exempt from sale pricing.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales. (So if we already have a special price on something, it’s THAT price. You can ask, but be prepared to most likely hear this answer again)
  • “Regular Price” is determined as ‘Whatever the book would sell for not on Boxing Day’, whether that’s Converted Canadian Cover price, Canadian Cover Price, or Sticker Price.
  • ALL Items released in December 2019 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

December 26th & 27th: 25% off almost EVERYTHING in the store, including in-print books, comics, graphic novels, manga, BD, art books and more!

(Excluded: out of print books, rare books, wall/rare comics. Please note WALL/RARE COMIC BOOKS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO BROWSE OR PURCHASE UNTIL DECEMBER 27TH.)

December 26-31: 35% off all bagged & priced back issues in our back issue basement! Buy 20 or more & get 50% OFF!

(wall/rare comics are not included in this sale; please note, sets for sale in the basement count as ONE ITEM)

December 27-31: WALL/RARE COMIC BOOKS 30% OFF!

These are our old comics priced above $15 in the back of the middle room! Come round out some gaps in your higher-end runs at a great price!!

December 28-31: 20% off almost EVERYTHING in the store, including in-print books, comics, graphic novels, manga, BD, art books etc!

(Excluded: out of print books, rare books, wall comics. All the same exceptions, but 5% less off. You get it? Cool.)

Starting January 2, we’ll have our recent back issue stock on sale! We’ll be bringing long boxes up into the middle room for weekly rotations at great discounts! Please note: Comics released in December 2019 or later are exempt from this sale!

January 2-8: Recent Marvel back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

January 9-15: Recent DC back issues back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

January 16-22: Recent Image back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

January 23-29: Recent Miscellaneous (Boom, IDW, Dark Horse etc etc..) back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

DOOR CRASHER SPECIALS!

  • Full Bleed Quarterly 02 & 03: Were $34 now $15! IDW’s hardcover quarterly anthology full of comics, writing, and presumably comics AND writing!
  • Neil Gaiman’s American Gods HC 02: Was $39.99, now $15! Jump right into the middle of the action, or start at the beginning at full price like a sucker!
  • The Agency by Katie Skelly: Was $33, now $15! Sexual misadventures! Secret agents! Great art! So much bang for your buck!
  • NOBROW 10 Studio Dreams: Was $46, now $15! A big ol’ special edition hardcover of creators’ ideal studio spaces! This is the rare hardcover edition too, because that’s how we do it!
  • Vagabond Valise by Siris: Was $25, now $12! A half-price edition of this book the google search TCJ review preview calls “…a new entrant for admission into the canon of very sad nonfiction graphic novels.”
  • Paul Pope Monsters & Titans: Was $32.99, now $8! It’s a Paul Pope art book based around Battling Boy! I don’t know what else to say, it looks good!

LITTLE ISLAND DOORCRASHER SALES!

  • SHARE YOUR SMILE for $10! Raina Telgemeier fans can become Raina Telgemeier’s colleagues with this book that shows you how to make your own life into a graphic novel!
  • DUGOUT for $10! The Walking Dead meets Little League in this adventure by Scott Morse!
  • GLINT for $10! Motorbike-riding grannies team up with an underdog kid from the space mines in this rollicking fantastical adventure by Ian McGinty and Samuel Sattin!
  • SWEET VALLEY HIGH for $10! Take a trip down memory lane or introduce your siblings and niblings to the wonderful world of Sweet Valley High with this new graphic novel adaptation based on the classic series!
  • GHOST HOG for $15! Joey Weiser pens a tale of a sweet pig who goes on a fury-fueled supernatural quest for discovery…and revenge!
  • SEVENTH VOYAGE for $15! Legendary sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem’s tale of outer space gets a gorgeous retelling in Jon Muth’s masterful watercolour adaptation of The Seventh Voyage.

And who knows but new doorcrasher deals might get added at any time! Want to stay in the loop on it? Why not follow us on twitter, which is like smaller chunks of this newsletter doled out a few times a day all the time, plus gifs?!

PAGE AND PANEL, 789 Yonge St

(inside the Toronto Reference Library)

Boxing week runs from December 27th to December 31st!

Nearly everything in store is 20% off!!
Exceptions include all “I’m Library People” Merchandise, New product released mid-December to present, and Canadian magazines. Any disputes between what is and is not on sale is at the discretion of the cashier on duty.

Special Discounts!

  • 30% off Kikkerland Log Pillows!
  • 30% off Art Geko sketchbooks!
  • 30% off all videogame artbooks!
  • 40% off Ridley’s Games Room Chess & Checkers sets!
  • 40% off all Jump from Paper bags!
  • Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell: Was $31.99 now $10!
  • Black Dog by Dave McKean: Was $33.99, now $10!
  • Dinosaur Comics Enamel Pins: Regularly $10.99 now $5 each or all 4 for $12!
  • Destiny 2 7-inch figures: Were $29.99, now $5!
  • TCAF posters: Regularly $10, now $5!
  • Past TCAF Volunteer shirts: $5!
  • Hartley Lin TCAF shirt & Anders Nilsen TCAF shirt now $10!

Special Note: Page & Panel will be closed January 2nd for our annual inventory. 

 

SHIPPING DECEMBER 18TH 2019

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12 (OF 12)The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on December 18th, 2019.
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

2099 OMEGA #1 4.99
2099 OMEGA #1 SILVA VAR 4.99
AGENTS OF ATLAS #5 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36 2099 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36 PANOSIAN 2020 VAR 2099 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36 SHALVEY VENOM ISLAND VAR 2099 3.99
ANGEL #8 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN 3.99
ANGEL #8 CVR B MORRIS VAR 3.99
ANGEL #8 CVR C PREORDER BUONCRISTIANO 3.99
ANGELA DELLA MORTE #2 3.95
ANNIHILATION SCOURGE OMEGA #1 4.99
ANNIHILATION SCOURGE OMEGA #1 ART ADAMS VAR 4.99
AQUAMAN #55 3.99
AQUAMAN #55 VAR ED 3.99
AVENGERS #28 3.99
AVENGERS #28 LUPACCHINO 2020 VAR 3.99
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #3 (OF 7) (MR) 3.99
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #3 (OF 7) VAR ED (MR) 3.99
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