I just wanted to drop in to remind you that this Saturday, May 1st is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at participating comic book stores around the world. That means that if you drop by your local comic shop chances are they’ll be giving away specially designed comic books to get you reading and enjoying the medium, or maybe reading books that you’d never tried before.
At The Beguiling we’ve been participating in this industry-wide event since the first year, and in recent years we’d really been going all out by having creator signings, events, working with libraries and more. This year? We’re gonna scale back on all of that because, frankly, all of our energies are going into NEXT weekend’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
But yeah, we’re totally participating this year too! If you come by The Beguiling between 12pm and 6pm on Saturday May 1st, we’ll hook you up with some great free books. If you want a Preview of that’s available, you can head to http://freecomicbookday.com, and take a look at the list there. We’ve decided to carry about 75% of the books this year in big quantities, anything that we like, stock, and support in store… and we should have a great selection of books from previous years as well. If you’re one of those folks that needs EVERY free comic book day book though, we’ll be having a contest for you too. Details when you show up. 🙂
Oh, and just as an enticement to our regular customers who might need a little incentive to bring a friend or offspring by the store for free comics (and really, isn’t that incentive enough?), we’ll be having a sale: 50% off back issue bin comics (doesn’t include “wall-books”).
Alright! Sorry I left this so late in the game, it’s been busy around here getting ready for TCAF. We hope to see you out with friends and family in tow this Saturday!
– Chris @ The Beguiling