Shipping December 17, 2014

saga_volume_4The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on December 10th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.16 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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Shipping December 10, 2014

hereThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on December 10th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.14 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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CONTEST: Win passes to GEMMA BOVERY

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Did you miss your chance to see ‘Gemma Bovery,’ the new film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Posy Simmonds, at this year’s TIFF? You’re in luck! It’s opening tonight, December 5th, and running for at least the next week. We’ve got passes to give away good for the run of engagement, starting Monday.

Peter rather liked this one, by the by. Some really strong acting and fun stuff with language and accents that felt very authentic. He recommends it. Fun Fact: Simmonds’ most recent book, Tamara Drewe, was also made into a film in 2010, and the same actress plays the titular character in both films!

WIN ONE OF 5 DOUBLE PASSES TO SEE GEMMA BOVERY

To enter to win one of five double passes to see GEMMA BOVERY good at participating theatres during its run of engagement, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of thebeguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “POSY” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, December 8th, at 10am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “POSY”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, December 8th, at 10am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

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EVENT: TCAF Announces Pop-Up Retail Shop @ Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to introduce

THE TCAF POP-UP SHOP @ TPL

at Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada, M4W 2G8
E-mail: store@torontocomics.com
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
http://torontocomics.com/store

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 @ 6PM
OPENING NIGHT AND ‘JUST THE TIPS’ BOOK LAUNCH
FEATURING AUTHOR CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS)

TORONTO, Canada – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new TCAF Pop-Up Shop @ TPL! Located inside Toronto Reference Library (where TCAF is held annually), The TCAF Shop will offer a taste of the Festival spirit this holiday season–a boutique showcase for the very best comics, graphic novels, and goods by Canadian and international cartoonists! All purchases directly benefit the not-for-profit Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The TCAF Pop-Up Shop will open with a spectacular event, the book launch for the new comedy sex-advice book Just The Tips, with author Chip Zdarsky (recently profiled in the Globe & Mail!). The event and shop opening will take place December 3rd at 6pm, opening regularly for business the next day. We sincerely hope to see you there!

ABOUT Just The Tips BOOK LAUNCH

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky launches Just The Tips, a humorous sexual advice guide by the creators of Time Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013, Sex Criminals. Recently profiled in The Globe & Mail, Zdarsky will sign copies and present from the book in The TCAF Pop-Up Shop’s first ever in-store event, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, from 6pm-8pm.

More info at:

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/dec-3-just-the-tips-book-launch-with-chip-zdarsky/
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

ABOUT TCAF

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is an annual festival celebrating comic art and its creators, occurring annually in Toronto, Canada. Featuring over 400 artists from 19 countries, and 22,000 attendees across Festival events in 2014, the festival is the premiere showcase for independent comics art in North America. It is a not-for-profit festival, presented by Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling Books & Art. www.torontocomics.com

MEDIA

Please direct all media inquiries to store@torontocomics.com to speak with TCAF Pop-Up Shop runners Miles Baker, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, and Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Books & Art Owner and TCAF Co-Founder Peter Birkemoe can be reached at 416-533-9168.

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Event: Jason Loo ‘Pitiful Human-Lizard’ Talk
@ U of T

Jason Loo Talk – The Pitiful Human Lizard
Tuesday, December 2nd, 4pm-5pm
@ U of T, MC102, The Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 King’s College Road
Andrew Lesk talk on Loo’s work @ 3:15pm, same place
Free, Open to the Public

humanlizardHead over to U of T Tuesday, for a discussion by and about Jason Loo, creator of The Pitiful Human Lizard. This is a free event, and all are welcome.  For more info contact Andrew Lesk,  andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca.

Jason Loo is a Writer/Artist/Letterer/Layout in comic book publishing, most recently the force behind The Pitiful Human-Lizard. He illustrates children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and graphic fiction, and has been featured in web, print, and radio and television.

Shipping December 3, 2014

just_the_tipsThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on December 3rd, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.14 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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Shop The Neighbourhood November 29th – 20% Off Comics & Graphic Novels Sale!

The Beguiling is proud to be participating in The Yellow Pages’ SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD promotion on Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

As part of the promotion, we will be having a special, one-day sale, where we will be offering a 20% discount off of the regular price of all in-print comic books and graphic novels, with the exception of items released in November, 2014! Pretty good, eh? Sale prices are in-store only, no rain-cheques.

Thanks,

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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DEC 3: Just The Tips: Book Launch with Chip Zdarsky – NOW AT TCAF SHOP!

Just The Tips: A Sexual Guide from the Creators of Sex Criminals
Book Launch Event, with Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 6pm-8pm
EVENT MOVED! NOW @ The TCAF Pop-Up Shop,
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky and The Beguiling Proudly/Ashamedly team to bring you a book launch for the item that will be on all sexy peoples’ wish lists: Just The Tips: A sexual guide by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, authors of Sex Criminals.

What is ‘brimping’? Or ‘Dutch microwaving’? And what is sexy (hint: butt stuff)? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a beautiful little hardcover book for just $12.99. Probably a bunch of questions in there you never thought of, and answers you could’ve done without knowing. Look, it’s a mixed bag, but so’s sex, right? Or is that just for me….?

So, seriously, block out your evening, Wednesday, December 3rd, and come see Chip and get this excellent little slice of heaven, which he will mark-up for you in ways you probably weren’t prepared for. Christmas!

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DEC 3: Just The Tips: Book Launch with Chip Zdarsky – NOW AT TCAF SHOP

Just The Tips: A Sexual Guide from the Creators of Sex Criminals
Book Launch Event, with Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 6pm-8pm
EVENT MOVED: NOW @ TCAF POP-UP SHOP
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.!
FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky and The Beguiling Proudly/Ashamedly team to bring you a book launch for the item that will be on all sexy peoples’ wish lists: Just The Tips: A sexual guide by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, authors of Sex Criminals.

What is ‘brimping’? Or ‘Dutch microwaving’? And what is sexy (hint: butt stuff)? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a beautiful little hardcover book for just $12.99. Probably a bunch of questions in there you never thought of, and answers you could’ve done without knowing. Look, it’s a mixed bag, but so’s sex, right? Or is that just for me….?

So, seriously, block out your evening, Wednesday, December 3rd, and come see Chip and get this excellent little slice of heaven, which he will mark-up for you in ways you probably weren’t prepared for. Christmas!

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Nathalie Atkinson (Globe & Mail) to interview Jill Lepore at The Secret History Of Wonder Woman Event December 11

nathalie-headshotThe Beguiling is proud to welcome arts writer, film critic, and Globe & Mail columnist Nathalie Atkinson as the special guest interviewer for our event, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, with author Jill Lepore. Atkinson will delve into the incredible revelations in Lepore’s exciting new work of comics history, in what is sure to be an exciting event!

As a reminder, this event is now Thursday, December 11th, moved from its original date of one day earlier. Full information about the event below!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Toronto Book Talk with author Jill Lepore
Interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson

Thursday, December 11th, 2014, @ 7PM
@ The Merril Collection, 239 College Street (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library)
Free to attend

Sponsored by The Friends of The  Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

secrethistoryofwonderwomanThe Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book, and be interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

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