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The Best Comic Shops in Toronto

The best comic shops in Toronto show off our city's history with both comic books and graphic novels. From Superman (co-creator Joe Shuster was born here) to Scott Pilgrim, and the many other talented comic artists who call Toronto home, this city has definitely left its mark on the comic world. Perhaps that's why our related stores are both high-quality and plentiful.

Here are the best comic shops in Toronto.



Silver Snail (Yonge St.)
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Silver Snail (Yonge St.)

The second-floor store at Yonge and Dundas boasts a massive array of comic books, graphic novels and memorabilia that'll satisfy legions of fandoms. And, the Black Canary cafe serves a slew of comic-themed and nutella-based beverages to boost your shopping experience.

The Beguiling
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The Beguiling

As a venerable Toronto institution, The Beguiling Books & Art has been operating out of its Markham Street home since 1987. This comic book and graphic novel emporium stocks work from the 1930s until the present day, meaning you can track down hard to find and rare copies of your favourite series, or search through the store and discover something new.


West End Comics
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West End Comics

This Parkdale shop is inside what used to be a chiropractor's office. Instead of realigning backs, the owner is lining shelves with various comics, graphic novels, collectors' items and accessories.


Labyrinth Comics
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Labyrinth Comics

Not to be confused with the local watering hole nearby, this Labyrinth greets guest not with cheap drink specials, but with a cavernous selection of comics, toys, manga, and unique art books. Along with its Annex location, it also has an outpost in Oakville to serve those who live outside of Toronto's borders.


The Comic Room
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The Comic Room

Located inside the Paperback Exchange in Scarborough at the corner of Lawrence and McCowan, this shop has been part of its neighbourhood since the late 1970s with the comic portion of the business opening up a few years later. Today, it stocks new releases and has a substantial collection of hard-to-find back issues as well as rare comics.

Atomic Age
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Atomic Age

With a large selection of new releases and back issues, Atomic Age isn't just a comic book store, it also does pet grooming. So drop off your puppy and nuzzle into a new graphic novel. This east side shop is also popular with Magic fans and regularly holds tournaments.



The Comic Pile
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The Comic Pile

If you're walking through Kensington Market, you'll likely stumble upon The Comic Pile. And once you've found it, you can browse through the store's selection of comic books, graphic novels, toys and games. Best of all, this shop holds a yearly free comic book day.

Red Nails II
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Red Nails II

Red Nails II, with two locations to serve you. Head to either its Bloorcourt or North York store and browse through its collection while tracking down the items still missing from your own stash.


One Million Comix
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One Million Comix

As one of the largest comic book stores in the city, One Million Comix has been a mainstay at Yonge and Wellesley for more than 25 years. In 2012, the store joined forces with Next Move Games, meaning you can grab your favourite comics and graphic novels and pick up new video, board and card games all in one place.


Dr. Comics
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Dr. Comics

This comic book and pop culture specialty shop in Kensington Market caters to various fandoms. It not only carries comics and graphic novels, but also numerous other items including apparel, toys and Magic Cards.


Little Island Comics
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Little Island Comics

This shop is targeted specifically towards the 12-and-under set. Run by the team behind Beguiling, this Mirvish Village shop calls itself the first kids comic book store in North America. With frequent book launches and comic book classes, Little Island lets you introduce your kids to comics while simultaneously indulging your inner 10 year old.

TCAF Store
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TCAF Store

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival's store started out as a pop-up at the Toronto Reference Library. Now, Page & Panel is a permanent fixture at the city's biggest library. Stop by if you're looking for locally made comics and art books as well as international titles.

The Best Comic Shops in Toronto


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