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THE BEGUILING BOXING WEEK 2020 SALES INFO!

BOXING DAY! Most in-stock books are 20% off.
Shop from the comfort of your home and get some truly amazing comics!

The medium-sized print:
Almost every in-stock, in-print book* ordered on December 25th, 26th, and 27th will be discounted 20% after checkout when we process your order.

You won’t see the discount when you check out. Even if you enter a credit card number. Nothing is charged until we have the books in our hands and have manually applied your discount. No worries!
The fine print:

  • This deal is on books that are in stock. You can see which books are supposed to be in stock on the webstore, and we’ll confirm that they are when we pick your order. Because inventory management systems (and the humans who operate them) are imperfect, there may be some things which show as in-stock but aren’t. Our intention is to give you a deal on the books we have here in the store, and this is the best way we’ve figured out to do this in these pandemic times. Please bear with us!
  • This deal is for regular, in-print books. Not rarities. Not old comics. Normal, regular, in-print books, as determined by us at our sole discretion.
  • This deal excludes December new arrivals. A brand-new release that came out on December 20th, for example, or stock of a zine we just got in on December 5th, would not be part of this deal. Again: this will be determined at our sole discretion.
  • This deal does not combine with any other discounts or promotions. The 20% off will be assessed against the Canadian publisher’s list price or the Canadian price based on The Beguiling’s current exchange rate
  • This deal does not apply to any items placed on hold or ordered before 25 December 2020. And it only applies to purchases placed on the dates of the sale.

Can I take advantage of this amazing sale without shopping online?
We’re taking a much deserved break during this sale, so online is your only option for getting these deals. We won’t be answering the phone, and we won’t be checking our email. If you want 20% off – place your order online!

You don’t need to have a credit card though! You can order online during the sale and pick up and pay by cash or debit at our curbside wicket after we reopen on the 28th.

So, to summarize: place your order online on the 25th-27th, get 20% off, and pick up (or have it shipped to you) when we’re back to business the following week.

Is that all there is?!
Nope! We’re going to have a bunch of rotating deals throughout the month of January. Really good ones, too. Follow us on Instagram @TheBeguiling or sign up for our mailing list to keep up with all of them and maximize your comics habit!

AUG 10: “THE MONTAGUE TWINS” VIRTUAL EVENT WITH CREATORS NATHAN PAGE & DREW SHANNON

Penguin Random House Canada, The Beguiling, and Little Island Comics invite you join us in a virtual Zoom celebration for Ontario creators Nathan Page and Drew Shannon’s new middle-grade mystery series, The Montague Twins! We’ll mark the publication of the first book in this new series, The Witch’s Hand, as writer Anne Thériault interviews them about their historical adventure full of thrills, witchcraft, and sass, before opening it up to your questions!

Additionally, you can enter a raffle to win one of two pages of original art from The Witch’s Hand. Simply donate to Friends of Ruby (minimum donation: $25) and send your e-receipt to YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com (you can black out the amount and your real name, if you wish), and we’ll randomly select two attendees as winners at the end of the virtual event! Friends of Ruby work with LGBTQI2S youth with a focus on mental health, even providing food and shelter.

The Beguiling is so pleased to be serving as the official bookseller of this event! You can buy a copy of the book RIGHT HERE! We’ll also have copies signed by Nathan and Drew available! If you’d like a signed copy, just be sure to mention it in your order notes!

About The Montague Twins:

“Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first instalment of a new graphic novel series that mashes the Hardy Boys with Brian K. Vaughan’s Paper Girls.

Pete and Alastair Montague are just a couple of mystery-solving twins, living an ordinary life. Or so they thought! After a strange storm erupts on a visit to the beach, they discover there’s more to their detective know-how than they’d previously thought. Their guardian, David Faber, a once prominent professor, has been keeping secrets about their parents. At the same time, three girls go missing after casting a mysterious spell, which sets in motion a chain of events that takes their small town down an unexpected path. With the help of David’s daughter, Charlie, the Twins discover there are forces at work that they never could have imagined, which will impact their lives forever.”

AUG 10: “THE MONTAGUE TWINS” VIRTUAL EVENT WITH CREATORS NATHAN PAGE & DREW SHANNON

Penguin Random House Canada, The Beguiling, and Little Island Comics invite you join us in a virtual Zoom celebration for Ontario creators Nathan Page and Drew Shannon’s new middle-grade mystery series, The Montague Twins! We’ll mark the publication of the first book in this new series, The Witch’s Hand, as writer Anne Thériault interviews them about their historical adventure full of thrills, witchcraft, and sass, before opening it up to your questions!

Additionally, you can enter a raffle to win one of two pages of original art from The Witch’s Hand. Simply donate to Friends of Ruby (minimum donation: $25) and send your e-receipt to YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com (you can black out the amount and your real name, if you wish), and we’ll randomly select two attendees as winners at the end of the virtual event! Friends of Ruby work with LGBTQI2S youth with a focus on mental health, even providing food and shelter.

The Beguiling is so pleased to be serving as the official bookseller of this event! You can buy a copy of the book RIGHT HERE! We’ll also have copies signed by Nathan and Drew available! If you’d like a signed copy, just be sure to mention it in your order notes!

About The Montague Twins:

“Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first instalment of a new graphic novel series that mashes the Hardy Boys with Brian K. Vaughan’s Paper Girls.

Pete and Alastair Montague are just a couple of mystery-solving twins, living an ordinary life. Or so they thought! After a strange storm erupts on a visit to the beach, they discover there’s more to their detective know-how than they’d previously thought. Their guardian, David Faber, a once prominent professor, has been keeping secrets about their parents. At the same time, three girls go missing after casting a mysterious spell, which sets in motion a chain of events that takes their small town down an unexpected path. With the help of David’s daughter, Charlie, the Twins discover there are forces at work that they never could have imagined, which will impact their lives forever.”

AUG 5: GILLIAN GOERZ “SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER” VIRTUAL EVENT!

Virtual launches! We did one, it was fun! Now it’s time to do…more?
Ok!
On August 5th at 6PM EST, join creator GILLIAN GOERZ in conversation with RYAN NORTH as she launches her debut middle grade graphic novel, SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER!

We’re giving the keys to the store Instagram over to Gillian & Ryan for this event so they can go LIVE and talk all about the book and whatever else might cross their minds too!

As an added treat, if you order a copy from The Beguiling you’ll get a signed bookplate from Gillian herself! Just make sure to mention BOOKPLATE in your order!
ORDER YOUR COPY RIGHT HERE

AUG 5: GILLIAN GOERZ “SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER” VIRTUAL EVENT!

Virtual launches! We did one, it was fun! Now it’s time to do…more?
Ok!
On August 5th at 6PM EST, join creator GILLIAN GOERZ in conversation with RYAN NORTH as she launches her debut middle grade graphic novel, SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER!

We’re giving the keys to the store Instagram over to Gillian & Ryan for this event so they can go LIVE and talk all about the book and whatever else might cross their minds too!

As an added treat, if you order a copy from The Beguiling you’ll get a signed bookplate from Gillian herself! Just make sure to mention BOOKPLATE in your order!
ORDER YOUR COPY RIGHT HERE

JULY 29: JOE SACCO “PAYING THE LAND” VIRTUAL EVENT!

The Beguiling is pleased to be the official bookseller for a special virtual launch event with Joe Sacco in celebration of his new book PAYING THE LAND!

Joe Sacco is one of the recognized masters of the form of comics journalism, a sub-genre of both comics and journalism that he was instrumental in pioneering. In his first full-length work of comics journalism in a decade, Paying the Land, Sacco brings his razor sharp intelligence and insight to Canada’s Mackenzie River Valley in the Yukon and the day to day struggles of the Dene people who have inhabited this land for thousands of years. As many lands have experienced in the recent past where the money that follows development is both a blessing and a curse, Sacco travels through the far North and shows us how these conflicts play out on and in the ground and how the Canadian government’s legacy of racism and neglect in this stunning landscape still lingers.

Joe Sacco will discuss Paying the Land and his travels through Canada’s far North with author and storyteller, Richard Van Camp, member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation of the Northwest Territories.

REGISTER TO ATTEND NOW!

From now through August 5, any order on BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM including a copy of PAYING THE LAND will ship free to most locations in Canada! A shipping charge will appear as you check out but will be removed before charging your card.  Additionally, we are getting signed bookplates to go with the book, and if you would like your order to include one all you need to do is put the word BOOKPLATE in the notes when checking out!!

 

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!

 

MARCH 22: UNINSTRUCTED LIFE DRAWING WITH KAGAN MCLEOD!

Starting Sunday, March 22 we’re going to be holding the first of what we hope will be a regular uninstructed life drawing session with Toronto artist Kagan McLeod!

Kagan has been illustrating for newspapers, magazines and design firms since 1999. He has received awards for his work from such groups as the Society of Newspaper Design, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, American Illustration and the Society of Publication Designers. Kagan’s latest book Draw People Every Day: Short Lessons in Portrait and Figure Drawing Using Ink and Color was released last summer by Watson-Gupti, and this isn’t even mentioning his numerous comics works, including Infinite Kung-Fu and Kaptara!

This session will feature a live model and a playlist curated by Kagan McLeod!! There is a $10 cover charge to help pay our model, Meredith!

Here’s the details all in handy point form!

-UNINSTRUCTED LIFE DRAWING WITH KAGAN MCLEOD
-SUNDAY, MARCH 22
-6:30-9:30PM
-THE BEGUILING, 319 COLLEGE ST

Hope to see you there!

MARCH 25: SAMI ALWANI “THE MISFORTUNES OF VIRTUE” NOW #8 LAUNCH & GALLERY SHOW!

On Wednesday, March 25th, The Beguiling welcomes artist SAMI ALWANI to the store to celebrate two-fold!

First: to celebrate the release of his story “THE MISFORTUNES OF VIRTUE” in NOW #8, published by Fantagraphics and out that day!

Second: to observe the launch of Sami’s show in our gallery featuring original art from The Misfortunes of Virtue, The Dead Father and other works!

Sami will be reading from his piece and answering some questions and just generally Hanging Around!

Everything starts at 7PM! We hope to see you there!!

MARCH 19: VICTOR MARTINS “CABRA CABRA” LAUNCH AT THE BEGUILING!

On Thursday, March 19 at 7PM we’re thrilled to present the launch for the release of our very own VICTOR MARTINS and his new comic “Ley Lines #22: Cabra Cabra” from Czap Books & Grindstone Comics!

Victor will be in conversation with illustrator/zine-maker Cleopatria Peterson and signing copies of Cabra Cabra! We’ll have a bunch available, as well as copies of Victor’s other works too!

We’re very excited to celebrate the release of Cabra Cabra with Victor and all of you, and we hope you are too! See you there!