Monday January 23rd and Tuesday January 24th are your final chances to visit & shop at 601 Markham St.

Moving a store, especially a book store that’s existed at the same location for nearly 25 years, is not a small or easy task, and until now we’ve been a little bit unsure as to when the actual final-day would be at our historic 601 Markham Street location. Well we’ve done the math, seen the progress we’ve made moving, and figured out everyone’s schedules, and we’ve got the date.

If you ever wanted to visit and shop at our historic 601 Markham Street Location, the final two days of 601 Markham Street for shopping will be Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th. We will be open 11am to 7pm each day. 

The store will have one final event in it on Saturday the 28th (details below), but it is highly unlikely that there will be any comics or books still available for purchase in the space.


The discount for our final clearance sale has been increased to 75% off the regular sale price! Sale runs until end-of-business on Tuesday, January 24th.

Hundreds more books have been brought out of storage and been put on sale for as low as $1 each! The rest are 75% off regular price!



  • All listed sale prices are for 601 Markham Street ONLY. 
  • 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.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales.
  • “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.

We are entertaining all sorts of wholesale offers! That means you could show up one day and all of the Marvel trades, or all of the back issues, or who knows what could just be GONE, sold to another comics dealer! Come early, come often!

The Beguiling’s new location at
319 College Street now up and running!

We’re settling into our great new location at 319 College Street and adding more product every day. While it’s not having a clearance sale, it IS getting new comics and trade paperbacks every Wednesday, and some of the great unique and rare items we’re digging out of the warehouse are making an appearance on store shelves there too! Why not come visit us? The Beguiling at 319 College Street is only a 10 minute walk from the old store, and can easily be reached by either the College or Spadina streetcar lines! Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am to 7pm, 11am until 9pm on Wednesday and Friday, and 12pm-6pm on Sunday.

Thanks for 30 years of support (1987-2017!)
Here’s to 30 more!

EVENT: IMAGE COMICS DAY: FEBRUARY 2ND – Signing Featuring J. Bone & Chip Zdarsky

Image Comics Day
With Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara) & J. Bone (The Saviors)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 319 College Street, Toronto
Free To Attend

Image Comics is turning 25 in February 2017, and they’re celebrating the occasion with a year-long party, kicking-off with Image Comics Day on February 1st! The Beguiling is participating in the party with a special signing event, featuring Image Comics Creators J. Bone (The Savoirs) and Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara)!

Chip and J. will join us at The Beguiling, 319 College Street, from 6pm-8pm. We should have lots of special Image Comics goodies on hand, including the new Image Classics books, and discounts and other giveaways from Image Comics and us here at The Beguiling!

So come on our to our new location on February 1st, and celebrate 25 years of Image!


J. Bone is an Eisner-nominated comics creator living in Toronto, Canada. He is the illustrator and co-creator of The Saviors (with James Robinson) for Image Comics, released in trade paperback in 2016. His other work includes numerous collaborations with the late Darwyn Cooke, including the series DC: The New Frontier, and stints on popular characters including The Rocketeer, The Super-Friends, The Spirit, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Force/X-Statix, and The Justice League, and creator-owned series including The Owl in True Patriot, and Alison Dare for Oni Press (with J. Torres). His first work for Image was actually on the comic Witchblade Animated with writer Paul Dini.

Chip Zdarsky is a multi-talented comics creator living in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-creator and illustrator of the Time Magazine Book Of The Year Sex Criminals (with Matt Fraction), and the co-creator and writer of the series Kaptara (with Kagan McLeod), both from Image Comics. His other work includes writing Jughead for Archie Comics, Howard The Duck and Star-Lord for Marvel Comics, and that comic book where Justin Trudeau met Alpha Flight and Iron Man, which got him on the news (again).

BONUS FUN FACT: Did you know The Beguiling’s Alex Hoffman modeled for characters in both Sex Criminals and in The Saviors? 

EVENT: Jason Loo Launches The Pitiful Human-Lizard Volume 2 @ Page & Panel

The Pitiful Human-Lizard Volume 2: Still Pretty Pathetic
Launch Party featuring Creator Jason Loo
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

Get ready for the second volume of Toronto’s most irreverent superhero series! Comic creator Jason Loo and colourist Meaghan Carter will be signing copies of Pitiful Human-Lizard Volume 2: Still Pretty Pathetic at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop on Wednesday, March 15, 6-8pm!

In this captivating second volume, join the Human-Lizard on new fantastic adventures! Our hero teams up with surprising new allies (spoiler alert: one of them is his mom) and takes on his greatest adversary yet: unreliable public transit! With new adventures starring Lady Accident, Mother Wonder, Majestic Rat, the Grizzly Biker, and introducing the biggest character to hit the Chapterverse: Razma-Foon! Collects issues #6-11 of the Pitiful Human-Lizard series by Jason Loo, the Summer Special team-up story featuring Captain Canuck, plus more exclusive stories!

EVENT: Seth & Michael DeForge at U of T March 4, 2017

MAKING HISTORY: The Cartoon Worlds of Seth
Saturday March 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Building, Room JH 100
170 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Free to attend

SETH · cartoonist · illustrator · book-maker · designer · model-builder · installation artist

For decades Seth has been making and re-making histories – often uniquely Canadian histories – while cultivating a distinctive graphic style that calls to mind a golden age of cartooning. In comics and illustrations, in published sketchbooks, in gallery installations, on New Yorker covers, Seth gives substance to an imagined past that hovers at the edge of memory.

The historical inventions and interventions of his work draw attention to the representation of the past, and in doing so reveal the amount of the artifice involved in the construction of history. By allowing his readers to explore a vividly rendered, materially rich collection of overlapping cartoon worlds, Seth makes tangible a complicated longing for the past.

Join Seth and fellow cartoonist Michael DeForge for a discussion about comics, world-building, and capturing the past.


Also featuring: short talks by Tom Smart, curator and author of Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography, and Andrew Lesk, editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and past president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics.


601 Markham Street Opening Hours Reminder

Hey there, just a quick update and clarification around our stores’ hours.

The Beguiling at 319 College will keep the same store hours as the previous location, meaning they will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am to 7pm, Wednesday and Friday from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 12noon to 6pm.

The old location at 601 Markham Street is now closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open 11am-7pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 12noon to 6pm on Sundays, until January 28th. Clearance sales on now (details elsewhere on this site).

Little Island Comics is now closed to the public. Some of it’s inventory will move to 601 Markham Street as part of the Clearance Sale, while a great selection of it will be made available at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, in the coming weeks.


  • Chris @ The Beguiling


Hey everyone! The New Year is upon us and changes are afoot! It’s a good time to remind you as of this Wednesday, January 4th 2017, all new comics, graphic novels, and book product will begin to arrive at and be made available for sale at our new store on 319 College Street. Our store at 601 Markham will be open until January 28th, but will not be receiving any new product, and will just be used for some AMAZING clearance specials (details TBA).

The Beguiling at 319 College Street is only a 10 minute walk from the old store, and can easily be reached by either the College or Spadina streetcar lines! We hope to see you there every new comic book day, starting Wednesday January 4th.

Pullfile Customers:

We know that some of our customers, especially pull file customers, depend on the subway to get their comics.  In order to keep pullfile subscriptions as accessible as possible we’re offering pullfile pick up at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop.  Page & Panel is located on the ground floor of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, just a block North of Bloor Street and the Bloor/Yonge TTC.

If you are a pullfile customer and you want to move your pullfile to Page & Panel, just email with “Pull File Pickup at Page & Panel” in the subject line and we’ll make sure your new comics get there.  Please do so by Monday, January 2nd. Otherwise, your pullfile will be available at our 319 College Street location starting on the 4th.

If you’ve already let us know where you’d rather pick up your file, thanks! No further action is necessary on your part.

Thanks to everyone, and we hope to see you soon at any one of our locations!


The staff of The Beguiling