It’s Thanksgiving! We’re open 12-6! That’s all! Knowledge is power.
Fridays! We’re usually open late for all your weekend comic-browsing needs! Well, on Friday, July 26th we gotta close up a little early!
We’ll be amending our regular store hours on the 26th, from 11am till 7pm, and then closing up for a private function that evening. We’ll be open regular hours every other day, and back to our normal 11-9 opening hours the next week!
What do we want? Protest Signs! When do we want them? Some time after 11am!
Putting Our Proceeds Where Our Protest Is!
It’s a benefit show at The Beguiling in support of the #DefendThe11 fundraiser!
Hooded Fang, Brigitte Bardon’t, Moul D and “t.b.a” will play music! Help defend members of the comics community who had the courage to speak out against a sexual predator!
Learn more about the cause here:
Doors at 7
First band 7:30
Done by 10:00
NO LATECOMERS admitted!
Art by Steve Manale
The Beguiling Books & Art is proud to announce the return of
LITTLE ISLAND COMICS
The world’s first and only comic shop exclusively for kids!
Little Island Comics is BACK!!! Offering the widest possible array of graphic novels, manga, and comics for people 12 years old and younger, Little Island celebrates its Grand Re-Opening during March Break 2018 with a slate of creator appearances, refreshments and activities– with a sale to jumpstart your library of great comics for kids!
When it opened in 2011, Little Island served thousands of young readers, grateful parents, enthusiastic educators, and cool aunts and uncles for five years until the original Mirvish Village location closed due to redevelopment. During that time Little Island was more than a retail destination — it was a local hub: a venue for comics-making classes and teacher/librarian sessions, and hosted many book launches and events with kid-lit luminaries like Tomi Ungerer (The Three Robbers), Kate Beaton (The Princess and the Pony), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Jon Klassen (We Found a Hat).
“Little Island has proven to be a key part of The Beguiling’s business overall,” says proprietor Peter Birkemoe. “I’m thrilled to once again devote space where kids and parents can learn, read and start loving comics. And we really missed giving our youngest customers the specific attention they deserve.”
“Little Island Comics responded to the public’s continuing need for specialized books shops as points of discovery, interaction, and creative community,” Little Island Comics manager Andrew Woodrow-Butcher adds. “It’s a bricks-and-mortar success story!”
A year after closing its previous Mirvish Village location, Little Island Comics re-opens in March next door to its parent shop The Beguiling’s newly expanded location at the top of Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market neighbourhood. As The Beguiling enters its fourth decade as North America’s premier comic book retailer, the move to College Street has allowed it to add a gallery and events space, which Little Island will share.
Little Island Comics will be staffed by the same team that worked at the previous location, who also work for The Beguiling’s Library Services business, which has been helping school and public libraries curate their comics collections for more than 15 years. Comics as a medium has become a mainstay of educational library collections in the last decade, and parents and educators will appreciate the expert help in selecting titles that address curriculum objectives, learning challenges, and a wide variety of reading levels. Kids will appreciate the engaging visual storytelling in some of today’s most popular books for young people!
Little Island will offer a 20% discount on all in-print kids comics, picture books, and graphic novels throughout March Break (March 10-18, 2018) to encourage families to dig into graphic novels! The week will culminate in a Grand Re-Opening Party on Saturday, March 17th, with refreshments, drop-in activities, story time, and appearances by such creators as:
- Scott Chantler (The Three Thieves series)
- Naseem Hrab (Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend)
- Brian McLachlan (Draw Out the Story)
- Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
- Kean Soo (March: Grand Prix, Jellaby)
- Britt Wilson (Cat Dad, King of the Goblins)
- Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind, Science Comics: The Brain)
…and more! For details on the line-up for the Grand Re-Opening, please follow Little Island Comics on Facebook and Twitter (@littleislandcmx) and visit our website: http://littleislandcomics.com
We’re VERY HAPPY ABOUT THIS and we hope you are too!!
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 Toronto Public Library contacted us to let us know that they are seeking a Comic/Graphic Artist-In-Residence for their Young Voices program…! This sounds pretty exciting, and could be a great fit for a working comic artist. Details are in the attached PDF, and a text version is included under the cut below.