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February 8: Tommi Parrish “The Lie and How We Told It” Book Launch!

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce that on Thursday February 8th we’ll be welcoming Tommi Parrish in-store to launch their brand-new book from Fantagraphics, THE LIE AND HOW WE TOLD IT!

Expect a Q&A, a chance to get your book signed, and every other thing that usually happens at a book launch! We’re not reinventing the wheel here, we’re just excited to be able to launch the brand-new book from one of our favourite artists working in comics today.

We’ll start things up around 7PM at The Beguiling Books & Art in our newly-expanded space (319 College St)!
Go click ‘attending’ on fb and make us feel Good:

This event is FREE TO ATTEND and open to all-ages! See you then!



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!


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


  • 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.)


  • 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!

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!



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


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!


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!)