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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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