(Wanted to keep a record of this post, but its contents are long out of date and should only be read in an archival appreciation sort of way. go visit our webstore and buy books! beguilingbooks.com)
WE just wanted to take a moment to say to all of our customers:
Not only for the amazing, generous and warm support you have shown to The Beguiling already but that you are showing to all booksellers, independent shops, artists customer service employees and many others working without a safety net, one day at a time.
When you’re a bookseller, there isn’t a work from home option– we need to be out here, interacting with everyone who walks through our doors. That’s the lifeblood of our industry, the personal connection that an independent bookseller cab bring, and it’s been incredible to still feel it from our amazing customers.
At the moment, we’re taking everything day to day but as of now we’re still maintaining regular hours and we’ve introduced some other options and standards for those who want to support and shop with us but are understandably a bit wary. You can check out what we’re doing below!
We’re here for you, snd you’re here for us. Instead of focusing on the negative, let’s look at what a beautiful small thing that is– it means the world to us, and to so many independent business in the GTA and beyond.
Still want to get your comics but feeling a bit wary of regular visits to the store? Talk to us!
We’re very happy to work with you to figure out getting you your books! Here’s some starter options!
SHIPPING: We’ll be offering FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE GTA ON ORDERS OVER $50!
For orders under $50 we’ll charge a flat rate of $6.50, the equivalent cost of taking the TTC to/from the store!
(Added bonus: no one will demand to see proof you paid us your shipping fee while it’s in transit)
If you don’t live in Toronto, we can arrange it too! Just get in touch!
CURBSIDE PICKUP: Pre-arrange your order and we can bring it straight out to you in your car! You can pay ahead of time, or with Visa/Mastercard/Debit in your car when you pick up!
Would you like to get your books some other way? Well, we’re probably open to it! Just get in touch with us, and we’re happy to discuss whatever works best for you!
For in-store shopping we’ll also be introducing some methods to minimize the handling of your books at the till and by others too! More details to com, as well as some great suggestions for some comics long-reads!
XOXO, THE STAFF AT THE BEGUILING & LITTLE ISLAND COMICS