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DEC 27TH- COMICS DELAYED

Heyyy, so–

NO NEW COMICS TODAY sadly, due to an additional delay with the shipment. Comics should hopefully be here sometime tomorrow. We’re unsure as to exactly when, but we’ll have them available as soon as humanly possible
To help make up for it we extended our Boxing Day 25% OFF sale through the end of today! 25% off all regular-priced items, 50% off bagged & priced back issues and recent back issues 50% off cover price!
Sorry for the inconvenience everybody! We hate it too!

THE BEGUILING BOXING WEEK SALES

Hey, it’s our Boxing Day/Week sales! Neat!

Before we get to that– did you know that if you sign up for our newsletter, you would have found out about these even sooner? We announce a lot of great things in the newsletter– upcoming sales, events, ticket giveaways and lots more! You can sign up sort of…diagonally down to the left from where you’re reading this on our website!

Now onto the sales!…After some words to live by

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 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 to sale pricing.
  • 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.
  • ALL Items released in December 2017 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

December 26th ONLY: 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 books. Please note WALL BOOKS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO BROWSE OR PURCHASE UNTILDECEMBER 28TH.)

DOOR CRASHER SPECIALS

  • Absolute Death by Neil Gaiman: Was $121.99, now $20!
  • Absolute Doomsday Clock Prequel (aka ‘Watchmen’): was $112.00, now $30!
  • Monsters Unleashed Monster-Size Edition: Was $63.00, now $20!
  • Vague Tales by Eric Haven: was 22.99, now $10!
  • The Excavation by Max Anderson: was $40, now $15!
  • The Moolah Tree by Ted Stearn: was $40, now $15!
  • Farmer Ned’s Comics Barn by Gerald Jablonski: was $40, now $20!
  • Dressing by Michael Deforge: was $25, now $10!
  • Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz: was $20, now $10!
  • Cat Person by Seo Kim: was $20, now $10!
  •  various books from LANDFILL EDITIONS, ranging from $6-$14!
  • PROBABLY MORE too!

December 26th-28th: 50% off all bagged & priced back issues!
(wall books/rare books are not included in this sale)

December 27th & 28th : Recent back issues 50% off cover price! We will have our brand-new space open and full of all of our recent overstock on back issues at 50% off cover price (after conversion to Canadian dollars)—Rebirth, Legacy, Walking Dead, the sky’s the limit! Well, actually, December 2017 ship dates are the limit.

And last but certainly not least…

December 28th –January 3rd : WALL BOOKS 25% OFF!
Excludes our New Arrivals boxes

We’ll be open 12-4 December 31st and closed January 1 but other than that we’re open for business as usual!

That’s our sales! SEE YOU SOON and hope you’re having a great holiday season!

BEGUILING HOLIDAY HOURS 2017

Here’s our hours for this holiday season! For days not listed, we’ll be open our regular hours.

(What else clever can I add here?…nothing comes to mind)

Thu Dec 21: 11-9PM

Fri Dec 22: 11-9PM

Sat Dec 23: 11-9PM

Sun Dec 24: 11-3PM

Mon Dec 25: CLOSED

Tues Dec 26: 11-7PM

Sun Dec 31: 12-4PM

Mon Jan 1: CLOSED

 

THE DINOSAUR COMICS/BEGUILING HOLIDAY PARTY 2017 with special guests NICHOLAS GUREWITCH & ERICA HENDERSON!

DEC 11: THE DINOSAUR COMICS / BEGUILING HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA 2017!

Yeah, just like we said, it’s The Dinosaur Comics & The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017!

Yes, really, the Dinosaur Comics, Beguiling, Perry Bible Fellowship, A Little Death, Unbelievable Squirrel Girl, And Other Things Too Holiday Extravaganza 2017!

Featuring Ryan North, Erica Henderson and special guest Nicholas Gurewitch!

Monday December 11, 2017,  7pm-11pm

@ No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College St Toronto ON

FREE TO ATTEND

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! As we said last year, and still sadly relevant: things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing even more important.  This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by:

  • NICHOLAS GUREWITCH, creator of PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP debuting copies of his BRAND-NEW book Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death!
  • ERICA HENDERSON, the unbelievably talented artist of THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL!
  • More TBA?!? Yes, probably! We like surprises!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for ANOTHER great year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

HEY EVERYONE! WHY NOT JOIN IN FOR OUR SECRET SANTA?

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:

  • Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
  • Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
  • At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
  • Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.
  • (Psst- The Beguiling will be open late that day so you can pop over and grab a last minute gift or two!)

Thanks to Ryan, Nicholas,  Erica and No One Writes to the Colonel for helping to make this another amazing event!

Doors at 6 and event starts at 7, wrapping up around 11 (but feel free to keep partying!)

SEE YOU THERE!

November 8: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #26 ‘zine issue’ in-store signing!

Join us for the first event in our newly-expanded Beguiling as we celebrate the launch of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE with an in-store signing!

This issue brings together an amazing amount of talent in one book including series creators Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, GARFIELD creator Jim Davis (WHAT) and many many more!

Creators Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky , Michael Cho and MAYBE MORE?? (or Maybe No More) will all be on hand from 6:00-7:30 Wednesday. November 8th to sign copies of the book (plus you can pick up more of their comics and get them to sign those too!)

See you then! 😘

THE BEGUILING IS EXPANDING!

If you’ve been in the store lately, you’ve probably noticed some commotion. Were those strange noises your imagination? Were we *really* getting into Halloween this year? Or maybe we were just listening to weird music?? (we do that)
Your senses have not been misleading you– we’re thrilled to say that The Beguiling is growing!
Over the course of the next year we will be expanding our College St location from a space a little bit smaller than our old location to one several times larger–  same great taste, even more filling.
We’ll announce more concrete things as they approach, but our initial expansion should be open to the public very soon so stop on by and maybe you’ll get to see for yourself!
(art from Bringing Up Father by George McManus)

THE BEGUILING IS EXPANDING!

If you’ve been in the store lately, you’ve probably noticed some commotion. Were those strange noises your imagination? Were we *really* getting into Halloween this year? Or maybe we were just listening to weird music?? (we do that)
Your senses have not been misleading you– we’re thrilled to say that The Beguiling is growing!
Over the course of the next year we will be expanding our College St location from a space a little bit smaller than our old location to one several times larger–  same great taste, even more filling.
We’ll announce more concrete things as they approach, but our initial expansion should be open to the public very soon so stop on by and maybe you’ll get to see for yourself!
(art from Bringing Up Father by George McManus)

EVENT: A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE DIANA November 5th

The Beguiling is pleased to present, in conjunction with Suspect Video and Horror-Rama, a conversation with underground comics artist Mike Diana!

Underground cartoonist, self publisher of controversial zines full of sexuality and violence, Diana has the distinction of being the first person to receive a criminal conviction in the United States for artistic obscenity. A documentary of Diana’s case entitled “The Trial of Mike Diana” is being made and will be released in the near future.

This event will be held in The Beguiling (319 College) Sunday, November 5th at 6:00pm. Following the conversation will be a chance for a Q&A and signing with the artist.
Learn more about Mike Diana over at The Comics Journal: Something of Value