The Beguiling is the best comic book store I have ever been to! I was shown this place while the Scott Pilgrim downtown trip with Froshweek. Wallace Wells Scott Pilgrim’s gay roommate is based on real-life Beguiling Manager Chris Butcher, who was the authors former roommate. I was so surprised to find work of all my favorite comic book artists in this store, even of the unknown ones. I have found Mike Mignola, James Jean, Daniel Clowes and even Michael DeForge! And after I noticed that the flyer of the Beguiling is drawn by Michael DeForge I liked this store even more. I have heard, that the Beguiling actually pushed the whole comic scene in Toronto very much since it was established in 1987. They are sponsoring many local comic artists and founded the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
601 Markham Street
behind Honest Ed’s