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Hi! I'm Jarrett Evan Samson, currently the events and social media manager at The Beguiling, along with lots of other things that we all just naturally do. Uh, that's all? Hello.

MAY 22: VICTOR MARTINS “LEY LINES: CABRA CABRA” VIRTUAL LAUNCH ON INSTAGRAM!

We were supposed to have an in-store launch for our very own VICTOR MARTINS and his new comic Ley Lines #22: Cabra Cabra from Czap Books & Grindstone Comics in March, and it Did Not Happen. When things get back up and running we hope we will be able to reschedule the in-person launch but in the meantime, we’re gonna try our hand at doing an online one!

Friday, May 22 at 6:30 Eastern, Victor will be in informal conversation with Beguiling Events Coordinator Jarrett Evan Samson talking about Cabra Cabra, Victor’s other work, comics in general, and probably getting pretty off-topic as well!

This event will go live on THE BEGUILING‘S INSTAGRAM! It’ll be nice!

 

MAY 22: VICTOR MARTINS “LEY LINES: CABRA CABRA” VIRTUAL LAUNCH ON INSTAGRAM!

We were supposed to have an in-store launch for our very own VICTOR MARTINS and his new comic Ley Lines #22: Cabra Cabra from Czap Books & Grindstone Comics in March, and it Did Not Happen. When things get back up and running we hope we will be able to reschedule the in-person launch but in the meantime, we’re gonna try our hand at doing an online one!

Friday, May 22 at 6:30 Eastern, Victor will be in informal conversation with Beguiling Events Coordinator Jarrett Evan Samson talking about Cabra Cabra, Victor’s other work, comics in general, and probably getting pretty off-topic as well!

This event will go live on THE BEGUILING‘S INSTAGRAM! It’ll be nice!

 

DIAMOND SHIPMENTS RESUME MAY 20!! NEW COMICS WEDNESDAY FAQ

It’s official: new comic shipments from Diamond are resuming, and we’ll have new titles for next Wednesday, May 20! Whew! While we’ve still been receiving tons of great graphic novels in the last month or two (go see for yourself at BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM!) single issues were starting to feel like a distant memory, as were the many anticipated titles we couldn’t source elsewhere!

We are very excited to be able to get you your comics, but obviously things are going to be a little different than they have been, so here’s a handy little FAQ outlining how things are gonna be working!

FAQ: 

I heard new comics are coming out again. Is that true?

Yes! New comics are shipping again through Diamond foran on-sale date of Wednesday May 20th, and continuing each Wednesday after that.

DC comics said something about Tuesday?

Sorry, that was idiocy. You can ignore that. New comics will be available Wednesday morning as usual.

Does this mean you are open?

The store has remained operational filling orders for pickup and/or mail-out throughout this first wave of the pandemic.  We remain closed for in-store shopping, browsing.  All of our graphic novels are up on our webstore www.beguilingbooks.com. Please note, single issues will not be available for sale through the website. We will be posting our Diamond lists on this site every Friday with a list of titles coming out the following week, and taking orders througb email. If you have a pullfile with us, we will pull your books as per usual! Very important:  pickup is for pre-paid/pre-arranged orders only.

So I can’t just come to the store and yell what I want to you through the glass?

…No.

When will you be open to the public again?

Once we are allowed to AND we feel it can be done safely.  When that does happen, keep in mind that it may very well still be in a limited capacity-  we may allow only a certain number of people in the shop at once, and you will need to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.  It could be a very long time before shopping is back to normal, but we’ll roll with the punches as best we can and hope you’ll join us in, uh, getting punched. By life.

Can I see the single issue comics on-line?

We always post a list of the new issues that arrive each week, and we’ll also be posting videos of the new release rack to OUR INSTAGRAM every Tuesday night.  We’ll be filling orders from our pull-file customers first, email requests second, and phone inquiries after that.

How do I pay for my comics?

We accept Visa and Mastercard over the phone as well as Interac e-transfers and Paypal payments to mail@beguiling.ca.

Can I pay at the door?

No, for the time being you cannot pay at the door using any means.

How do I set up a pull file?

I’m so glad you asked! Pullfiles are wonderful. They make sure a copy of what you’re looking for is ordered for you, and it’s put aside so you can pick it up at your own convenience!

Go here to see how to set up your very own pullfile!

If you still have any questions, please send us an email about it and we’ll do our best to get back to you asap!

DIAMOND SHIPMENTS RESUME MAY 20!! NEW COMICS WEDNESDAY FAQ

It’s official: new comic shipments from Diamond are resuming, and we’ll have new titles for next Wednesday, May 20! Whew! While we’ve still been receiving tons of great graphic novels in the last month or two (go see for yourself at BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM!) single issues were starting to feel like a distant memory, as were the many anticipated titles we couldn’t source elsewhere!

We are very excited to be able to get you your comics, but obviously things are going to be a little different than they have been, so here’s a handy little FAQ outlining how things are gonna be working!

FAQ: 

I heard new comics are coming out again. Is that true?

Yes! New comics are shipping again through Diamond foran on-sale date of Wednesday May 20th, and continuing each Wednesday after that.

DC comics said something about Tuesday?

Sorry, that was idiocy. You can ignore that. New comics will be available Wednesday morning as usual.

Does this mean you are open?

The store has remained operational filling orders for pickup and/or mail-out throughout this first wave of the pandemic.  We remain closed for in-store shopping, browsing.  All of our graphic novels are up on our webstore www.beguilingbooks.com. Please note, single issues will not be available for sale through the website. We will be posting our Diamond lists on this site every Friday with a list of titles coming out the following week, and taking orders througb email. If you have a pullfile with us, we will pull your books as per usual! Very important:  pickup is for pre-paid/pre-arranged orders only.

So I can’t just come to the store and yell what I want to you through the glass?

…No.

When will you be open to the public again?

Once we are allowed to AND we feel it can be done safely.  When that does happen, keep in mind that it may very well still be in a limited capacity-  we may allow only a certain number of people in the shop at once, and you will need to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.  It could be a very long time before shopping is back to normal, but we’ll roll with the punches as best we can and hope you’ll join us in, uh, getting punched. By life.

Can I see the single issue comics on-line?

We always post a list of the new issues that arrive each week, and we’ll also be posting videos of the new release rack to OUR INSTAGRAM every Tuesday night.  We’ll be filling orders from our pull-file customers first, email requests second, and phone inquiries after that.

How do I pay for my comics?

We accept Visa and Mastercard over the phone as well as Interac e-transfers and Paypal payments to mail@beguiling.ca.

Can I pay at the door?

No, for the time being you cannot pay at the door using any means.

How do I set up a pull file?

I’m so glad you asked! Pullfiles are wonderful. They make sure a copy of what you’re looking for is ordered for you, and it’s put aside so you can pick it up at your own convenience!

Go here to see how to set up your very own pullfile!

If you still have any questions, please send us an email about it and we’ll do our best to get back to you asap!

FUNDRAISER FOR PAGE & PANEL: THE TCAF SHOP

“Since 2014, Page & Panel has strived to provide a community-focused retail destination for comics, art, and book culture. As some of you may already know, Page & Panel is not just a place to buy books and merchandise, but a vibrant space for comics and arts events and a partner in creating original art. Since our inception, we have been proud to support the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, playing our part in growing the visibility of comics as a medium and fostering the growth of a community we hold dear. Now, during these unprecedented times, Page & Panel is asking for your support.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious and immediate financial impact on Page & Panel. The closure of the Toronto Reference Library and State of Emergency in Ontario led us to close our doors on March 17. As a result, we have lost nearly all of our revenue and made the painful decision of letting go some of our staff members. In addition, the cancellation of TCAF has meant losing our best weekend for sales, which supports the store and the festival year-round,  while we are still liable for mounting overhead fees.

We are asking for your support to help us recover from our financial losses during this time. Funds raised during this time will go directly to our areas of greatest priority:

Overhead: Towards the payment of rent, merchandise orders made prior to the pandemic, and other fixed costs
Recuperation of lost revenue: Page & Panel makes  significant sales during our festival weekend and we will not be able to recoup them. These sales support the festival and organization throughout the year.
Staff: Towards retaining staff and re-hiring staff as the economy slowly re-opens.”

 

P&P is the year-round means of supporting TCAF, and with the loss of not only the festival but its day to day operations both have been hit hard. Any help is much appreciated– and hey, you can also support by, you know, buying stuff! Get goods in return! Hit up the Page & Panel Shopify store!

SHOP THE BEGUILING ONLINE!!! BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM!

Look, you shouldn’t leave your house. We all know this. But we also know you all miss shopping at the store! (Look, give this to us ok?) How, you may ask, could I possibly make my house look like I’m in The Beguiling, ie overflowing with comics, when I can’t go down to The Beguiling and shop?

Well, my friends, we have a surprise for you.

BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM !!!!!!

Browse our inventory! Look at some staff picks! See some curated-by-staff lists of books! And BUY COMICS!

The store is live NOW and we encourage one and all to visit!!

FOR SINGLE ISSUE REQUESTS please note this inventory isn’t on the website! Feel free to email us for any single issues you’re looking for, new or old!

Thanks one and all for your passion and support during these difficult times and we hope this makes it a little bit easier for you to browse, shop and BUY BUY BUY from the BEGUILING!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us or fire an email to BEGUILINGORDERS@GMAIL.COM!

SHOP THE BEGUILING ONLINE!!! BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM!

Look, you shouldn’t leave your house. We all know this. But we also know you all miss shopping at the store! (Look, give this to us ok?) How, you may ask, could I possibly make my house look like I’m in The Beguiling, ie overflowing with comics, when I can’t go down to The Beguiling and shop?

Well, my friends, we have a surprise for you.

BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM !!!!!!

Browse our inventory! Look at some staff picks! See some curated-by-staff lists of books! And BUY COMICS!

The store is live NOW and we encourage one and all to visit!!

FOR SINGLE ISSUE REQUESTS please note this inventory isn’t on the website! Feel free to email us for any single issues you’re looking for, new or old!

Thanks one and all for your passion and support during these difficult times and we hope this makes it a little bit easier for you to browse, shop and BUY BUY BUY from the BEGUILING!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us or fire an email to BEGUILINGORDERS@GMAIL.COM!

WEDNESDAY COMICS for 03/18/2020

(Wanted to keep a record of this post, but its contents are long out of date and should only be read in an archival appreciation sort of way. go visit our webstore and buy books! beguilingbooks.com)

For those that have been asking, here’s how WEDNESDAY COMICS are going to work!

– Curb-side pick-up is available! We can take payment via paypal, process a credit card over the phone or meet you curb-side with a wireless card reader! Our paypal address is: mail@beguiling.ca

– So long as delivery companies or Canada Post are running, we’ll be offering mail-outs. Shipping is free in the GTA on all orders over $50. Contact us to set this up either via email or telephone!

– Our doors will be open in a controlled, limited capacity (probably 1-2 customers max in the store at any time) only on Wednesdays. That’s the plan for 11-6 tomorrow, but it could easily change by next week.

– We do not plan to be open at all Thursday through Tuesday, although mail-outs & curb-side will be available all week!

– If none of those methods work for you, let us know and I’m sure we can arrange something that works with your schedule and transportation options!

IMPORTANT: IN-STORE SHOPPING IS UNAVAILABLE

We’ll be closing indefinitely for regular in-store shopping end of business day today, 03/16. This Wednesday, we’ll open in a limited capacity for customers to pick up their comics.

Shipping and curb-side pick-up are still available! Send us an email at mail@beguiling.ca or give us a call between _____ and we can arrange your order.

Thanks to all of the kind souls who have already phoned in to buy books or gift-certificates– In the days to come we’ll be trying out our legendary hand-selling skills by phone & email!

Also, you can also purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE electronically through our paypal by sending money, with a note specifying it’s for a gift certificate, to:

mail@beguiling.ca

or over the phone during our normal hours to process your order via Visa/MC/Debit!

Thanks everyone for your support, it means the world.

–The Beguiling