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The Beguiling, Little Island, and Page & Panel’s

Boxing Day Sale 2015!

Well hello! If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the folks who eagerly anticipates this mailing, coming as it has for years on Christmas Eve, detailing all of the great special deals we’ll be unveiling on Boxing Day. So, we hope you have (or had) a great holiday, and we’ll see you on the morning of the 26th at 11am.

Boxing Day Sales!

Phase 01: Everything except back issues: Dec 26 – Dec 29
Pages 02: Back issues and wall books: Jan 2 – Jan 5
PLUS: Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, Boxing Day SpecialsDecember 27th through December 31st. Scroll to the bottom for details!

The short version: Only 2 weeks of sales are planned!

So we’re doing something a little different this year! We’ve been doing a long run of sales for the past few years, but this year, your window is a lot tighter, and the discounts are great!

Also, in other years we’ve done deep discounts on single issues in the weeks going into January & February. This year we’ve been discounting some of that same inventory into the space above Little Island, which we call “The Longbox Archipelago.” If you have not checked this out you really owe it to yourself! This space is closed on December 26th, but will be open during Little Island’s regular business hours thereafter. Ask at Little Island’s front desk to be shown in. And as always, keep your eye on the mailing list for further details…!


  • 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 U.S. Cover Price, Converted Canadian Cover price, Canadian Cover Price, or Sticker Price.
  • Items released in December 2015 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

Dates: Sat Dec 26, 11am-7pm, through Tues Dec 29, 2015
The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
(Back issue bins, wall books, variants completely unavailable during this time.)

  • General sale, 20% off of almost everything, including in-print books, comics, and graphic novels, plus anime, toys, art books, smut, & more. At Little Island & The Beguiling.
  • THE BIG SALE: Beguiling 2ND Floor: 50% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS! You read that right! That includes regular hard covers, absolutes, artist editions, omnibuses, all of it! Some will already have been marked down more than 50% and that will be the price. Second Floor Only!
  • Beguiling & Little Island: 40% off any comics the originally appeared in a Newspaper! From Peanuts to Pogo, The Spirit Archives to Hagar The Horrible, get your classic strip collections!
  • Beguiling: Main Floor Art Books on the back wall, 50% off! Tattoo Books 25% off!
  • Little Island Comics: All Picture Books are Buy 2, Get 1 Free (of equal or lower price).
  • Amazing Door-Crasher Specials, while supplies last (see list below)
  • No discount on back issues, ‘wall books’, or variant covers. Please do not come for these items until January 2nd. They will be inaccessible, with other stuff on top of them.
  • Does not include items released after December 1, 2015

BACK ISSUE BINS and WALL BOOKS and VARIANTS will not be browseable at this time. They are not on sale, they aren’t even really FOR sale. We are sorry, but we’re focusing on other product during this part of the sale, and we need the space and attention for other things. Thanks!

Door Crashers @ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Pricing Valid December 26 through December 29, 2015.

First Floor Books & Discounts:

  • Art Books on the back wall, 50% off! Tattoo Books 25% off! Newspaper strip collections 40% off!
  • Worn Fashion Journal – Was $29.95, NOW: $8
  • Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings, either HC or SC: Was $18.85-$22.95, NOW $10ea!
  • Scott McLeod’s The Sculptor HC Signed Bookplate Edition: Reg: $34.50, NOW $15!
  • Paul Pope’s 100% HC: Was $45.99, NOW: $20
  • Jesse Reklaw’s Couch Tag – Was $37.50, NOW: $20
  • Frederik Peeter’s Koma – Reg $39.95, NOW: $20
  • SPECIAL! Frank King’s Walt & Skeezix Volumes 1-5 SET: Was $200,NOW $100 (only 2 sets available!)
  • Juxtapoz: All issues NOW $3!

Second Floor Books:

  • Beguiling 2ND Floor: 50% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS! Some will already have been marked down more than 50% and that will be the price. Second Floor Only!
  • SPECIAL: UDON Entertainment Art Books & Graphic Novels: Buy 1, get 1 free! Does not combine with other discounts.
  • SPECIAL: Grant Morrison’s Zenith Vol 1 & 2
    – Was $28.99ea, NOW: Both for $20! 
  • Alan Moore’s UNEARTHING Ltd. Ed. HC, reg $99, NOW $20
  • Batman: Harley and Ivy: Was $18.99, NOW $5
    – The Paul Dini & Bruce Timm classic, for only five bucks!
  • Dave McKean’s Pictures that Tick TP, reg: $27.50, NOW: $10
  • Diggle & Jock’s SNAPSHOT: Normally $17.50, NOW $10
    – A great mini-series by the creators of The Losers that flew under the radar for a lot of people.
  • Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man TP NOW $5ea
    – The original ultimate trades! Not the “Ultimate Comics ___” or Ultimate-Edition versions. Volumes will be clearly marked in store.
  • SPIKE: Into the Light, Was $24,95, NOW $5
  • Ed Brisson’s Comeback: Was $14.99, NOW $5
    – Another great, missed series! Sci-fi Crime Noir from Canada’s Ed Brisson, published by Image Comics. Great read!
  • Black Kiss 2, Was $21.99, NOW $10
    – Not really that available in Canada, thanks to some very disturbing sex! Thanks, Howard Chaykin!
  • Wasteland (Oni Series): Various softcover volumes, NOW $5ea
    – A great sci-fi series that ended this year, we’re keeping the HCs in stock, so we’re clearing out the TPs.
  • Blue Estate Complete HC, was $39.99, NOW $15
  • Morning Glories HC Editions: Were $49.99ea, NOW $10
  • Mnemovore HC: Was $33.50, NOW, $10
  • Rocketeer HC, various IDW Volumes, were $24.95ea NOW, $5
  • Joe Hill’s The Cape: 1969: Was $30.50, NOW $5!
  • Fairest HC: In All The Land: Was $31.99, NOW $10

All this, plus even more can’t-miss specials in store! Runs Dec 26-29.

December 30 (Weds): New Comic Book Day!
December 31 (Thurs): Open 11am-4pm for NYE!
January 1 (Friday): Closed


Dates: Sat Jan 2, 11am-7pm, through Tues Jan 5, 2016
@ The Beguiling:
– Wall books (i.e.: Back Issues $20 or over) 30% off sticker price.
– Back issue bins (i.e.: Back issues under $20) 50% off sticker price.
– Variant Covers (i.e.: Variant Cover Boxes behind 2nd floor cash) 75% off sticker price or $5, whichever is higher.
– This sale does not continue in any form after January 5th, 2016.
– Does not include items released after December 1, 2015
@ Little Island: Select spot sales may continue. See in-store for details.

Alright that’s it for The Beguiling and Little Island!

Boxing Day @ Page & Panel!

December 27th to December 31st
@ Page & Panel, The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.

Page & Panel is having its first-ever Boxing Day sale this year! Page & Panel matches the opening dates of Toronto Reference Library, in general, so it will NOT be open on Boxing Day (December 26th). It’ll open up on the 27th though, and the sale runs the 27th through the 31st.
  • General Sale, 20% off almost all in-stock items at the shop!
  • 30% off all 2016 Calendars and Organizers! Includes Moleskin, Tintin, Moomin, and even the BRAND NEW KATE BEATON 2016 PONY TEA TOWEL! WOW!
  • 30% off all SHFiguarts Super Mario Bros. Figures
  • SPECIAL: 25% off Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this Christmas season’s bestselling book at Page & Panel!
  • Word Balloon Academy Sketchbooks – $5!
  • MASSIVE: Special sale on the Green JIRAIYA “PRIEST” SWEATSHIRT. Now only $40 (regularly $100), but only sizes L and XL left in stock.
  • Does not include items release on or after December 1st, 2015.

Beguiling Boxing Day Sale Phase 03: Marvel, DC, and More for a Buck!

Alright! The slightly-delayed conclusion to our Boxing Day sale begins Monday. Here’s the deal!

  1. Selected boxes of comics will be put on a special sale for one week at a time.
  2. These books will be discounted at 50% off of cover price to start with.
  3. On the first day of the sale (Monday), if you purchase 20 or more different issues from the sale box, all of the issues you buy become $1 each!
  4. Each day that the sale continues, the number of issues needed to get to the $1 level decreases. Tuesday & Wednesday: Buy 15 or more different issues and they’re a dollar each. Thursday and Friday, buy 10. Saturday and Sunday, buy 5.
  5. The whole thing starts over again on Monday with all new titles and publishers.

WEEK ONE: January 28th to February 3rd – MARVEL
WEEK TWO: February 4th to February 10th – IMAGE, DARK HORSE, MISC
WEEK THREE: February 11th to February 17th – DC

* Just to clarify, you need to purchase 20 different issues on that first day, and 20 copies of Dweezleman #1 doesn’t count. 1 copy each of Dweezleman #1 to 20 would count, and then you can buy as many of the number 1st as you want to at that point. If this is unclear we’ll explain it again in store.