THE LAST TWO DAYS OF 601 MARKHAM ST: JAN 23 & 24

FINAL DAYS OF 601 MARKHAM ST.
Monday January 23rd and Tuesday January 24th are your final chances to visit & shop at 601 Markham St.

Moving a store, especially a book store that’s existed at the same location for nearly 25 years, is not a small or easy task, and until now we’ve been a little bit unsure as to when the actual final-day would be at our historic 601 Markham Street location. Well we’ve done the math, seen the progress we’ve made moving, and figured out everyone’s schedules, and we’ve got the date.

If you ever wanted to visit and shop at our historic 601 Markham Street Location, the final two days of 601 Markham Street for shopping will be Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th. We will be open 11am to 7pm each day. 

The store will have one final event in it on Saturday the 28th (details below), but it is highly unlikely that there will be any comics or books still available for purchase in the space.

FINAL CLEARANCE SALE: 75% OFF!

The discount for our final clearance sale has been increased to 75% off the regular sale price! Sale runs until end-of-business on Tuesday, January 24th.

Hundreds more books have been brought out of storage and been put on sale for as low as $1 each! The rest are 75% off regular price!

 

CLEARANCE SALE RULES:

  • All listed sale prices are for 601 Markham Street ONLY. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

We are entertaining all sorts of wholesale offers! That means you could show up one day and all of the Marvel trades, or all of the back issues, or who knows what could just be GONE, sold to another comics dealer! Come early, come often!

The Beguiling’s new location at
319 College Street now up and running!

We’re settling into our great new location at 319 College Street and adding more product every day. While it’s not having a clearance sale, it IS getting new comics and trade paperbacks every Wednesday, and some of the great unique and rare items we’re digging out of the warehouse are making an appearance on store shelves there too! Why not come visit us? The Beguiling at 319 College Street is only a 10 minute walk from the old store, and can easily be reached by either the College or Spadina streetcar lines! Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am to 7pm, 11am until 9pm on Wednesday and Friday, and 12pm-6pm on Sunday.

Thanks for 30 years of support (1987-2017!)
Here’s to 30 more!

EVENT: Seth & Michael DeForge at U of T March 4, 2017

MAKING HISTORY: The Cartoon Worlds of Seth
Saturday March 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Building, Room JH 100
170 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Free to attend – Tickets Required! Get your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seth-making-history-in-conversation-with-michael-deforge-tickets-31892076058

Sponsored by The Graduate English Association (GEA) in the Department of English at the University of Toronto is working in collaboration with the Beguiling Books & Art and the Portcupine’s Quill.

SETH · cartoonist · illustrator · book-maker · designer · model-builder · installation artist

For decades Seth has been making and re-making histories – often uniquely Canadian histories – while cultivating a distinctive graphic style that calls to mind a golden age of cartooning. In comics and illustrations, in published sketchbooks, in gallery installations, on New Yorker covers, Seth gives substance to an imagined past that hovers at the edge of memory.

The historical inventions and interventions of his work draw attention to the representation of the past, and in doing so reveal the amount of the artifice involved in the construction of history. By allowing his readers to explore a vividly rendered, materially rich collection of overlapping cartoon worlds, Seth makes tangible a complicated longing for the past.

Join Seth and fellow cartoonist Michael DeForge for a discussion about comics, world-building, and capturing the past.

Also featuring: short talks by Tom Smart, curator and author of Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography, and Andrew Lesk, editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and past president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics. Hosted by Daniel Marrone, author Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory.

601 Markham Street Opening Hours Reminder

Hey there, just a quick update and clarification around our stores’ hours.

The Beguiling at 319 College will keep the same store hours as the previous location, meaning they will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am to 7pm, Wednesday and Friday from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 12noon to 6pm.

The old location at 601 Markham Street is now closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open 11am-7pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 12noon to 6pm on Sundays, until January 28th. Clearance sales on now (details elsewhere on this site).

Little Island Comics is now closed to the public. Some of it’s inventory will move to 601 Markham Street as part of the Clearance Sale, while a great selection of it will be made available at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, in the coming weeks.

Thanks,

  • Chris @ The Beguiling

UPDATED – THE BEGUILING – CLEARANCE SALE @ 601 MARKHAM ST. UNTIL JAN 28

Please note: Due to the logistical difficulty of moving a store of The Beguiling’s size, we have changed the last day of business to Tuesday, January 24th. While the store will be accessible on the 28th for our farewell show, your last day to shop is the 24th. The discounts outlined below will remain at 75% off regular price, or MANY specially marked discounts, through the end of business on the 24th. We thank you for your patronage and understanding!

From today until January 28th, The Beguiling will be offering a massive selection of comics, graphic novels, books, manga, and more at STEEP (and ever-increasing!) discounted prices in our 601 Markham Street location.

In addition to the sale prices listed below, we have MANY titles featured at even deeper discounts, some as low as a dollar. Look to our Twitter and/or Instagram for sale prices, or heck, just come see them yourself in-store!

CLEARANCE SALE RULES:

  • All listed sale prices are for 601 Markham Street ONLY. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
SALE WEEK ONE: JAN 3RD TO JAN 8TH:
50% OFF ALL REGULARLY PRICED ITEMS
 –
SALE WEEK TWO: JAN 11TH TO JAN 15TH:
60% OFF ALL REGULARLY PRICED ITEMS
 –
SALE WEEK THREE: JAN 18TH TO JAN 22ND:
75% OFF ALL REGULARLY PRICED ITEMS
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FINAL WEEK: JAN 25TH TO JAN 28TH:
DETAILS TO BE REVEALED!
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These are GREAT books that we just won’t have space for in our new location, and we’re making some VERY attractive offers on these books so that we don’t have to move and/or store them somewhere.

The best selection overall is available now, so if you see something you want you might want to pick it up now for 50% off, rather than chancing waiting for it at 75% off and being disappointed!

We will be restocking the store as often as we can, so it’ll be worth your while to drop by every few days to unearth a new treasure!

We are entertaining all sorts of wholesale offers! That means you could show up one day and all of the Marvel trades, or all of the back issues, or who knows what could just be GONE, sold to another comics dealer! Come early, come often!

Buy next year’s Christmas/Hanukkah/Birthday gifts NOW! Wasn’t it great giving comics and graphic novels as gifts for the holidays this year? There are seriously hundreds of truly excellent books available at 601 Markham Street right now. Why not pick up a bunch of comics for an incredible discount and do next year’s shopping early?

Final Week Details Will Be Announced Closer To The Date: We’re actually a little worried about selling literally everything before the final week, but if we don’t: don’t worry! We’ll make it worth your while to come back one more time.

Thanks for 30 years of the greatest comics in the world, 1987-2017!
Here’s to 30 more!

NEW COMICS & COMICS PULLFILES AT 319 COLLEGE STARTING JAN 4TH

Hey everyone! The New Year is upon us and changes are afoot! It’s a good time to remind you as of this Wednesday, January 4th 2017, all new comics, graphic novels, and book product will begin to arrive at and be made available for sale at our new store on 319 College Street. Our store at 601 Markham will be open until January 28th, but will not be receiving any new product, and will just be used for some AMAZING clearance specials (details TBA).

The Beguiling at 319 College Street is only a 10 minute walk from the old store, and can easily be reached by either the College or Spadina streetcar lines! We hope to see you there every new comic book day, starting Wednesday January 4th.

Pullfile Customers:

We know that some of our customers, especially pull file customers, depend on the subway to get their comics.  In order to keep pullfile subscriptions as accessible as possible we’re offering pullfile pick up at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop.  Page & Panel is located on the ground floor of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, just a block North of Bloor Street and the Bloor/Yonge TTC.

If you are a pullfile customer and you want to move your pullfile to Page & Panel, just email chris@beguiling.ca with “Pull File Pickup at Page & Panel” in the subject line and we’ll make sure your new comics get there.  Please do so by Monday, January 2nd. Otherwise, your pullfile will be available at our 319 College Street location starting on the 4th.

If you’ve already let us know where you’d rather pick up your file, thanks! No further action is necessary on your part.

Thanks to everyone, and we hope to see you soon at any one of our locations!

Sincerely,

The staff of The Beguiling

NEW COMICS & COMICS PULLFILES AT 319 COLLEGE STARTING JAN 4TH

Hey everyone! The New Year is upon us and changes are afoot! It’s a good time to remind you as of this Wednesday, January 4th 2017, all new comics, graphic novels, and book product will begin to arrive at and be made available for sale at our new store on 319 College Street. Our store at 601 Markham will be open until January 28th, but will not be receiving any new product, and will just be used for some AMAZING clearance specials (details TBA).

The Beguiling at 319 College Street is only a 10 minute walk from the old store, and can easily be reached by either the College or Spadina streetcar lines! We hope to see you there every new comic book day, starting Wednesday January 4th.

Pullfile Customers:

We know that some of our customers, especially pull file customers, depend on the subway to get their comics.  In order to keep pullfile subscriptions as accessible as possible we’re offering pullfile pick up at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop.  Page & Panel is located on the ground floor of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, just a block North of Bloor Street and the Bloor/Yonge TTC.

If you are a pullfile customer and you want to move your pullfile to Page & Panel, just email chris@beguiling.ca with “Pull File Pickup at Page & Panel” in the subject line and we’ll make sure your new comics get there.  Please do so by Monday, January 2nd. Otherwise, your pullfile will be available at our 319 College Street location starting on the 4th.

If you’ve already let us know where you’d rather pick up your file, thanks! No further action is necessary on your part.

Thanks to everyone, and we hope to see you soon at any one of our locations!

Sincerely,

The staff of The Beguiling