Little Island Comics – The Blog!

Posted by: Andrew on: July 28, 2012



Beguiling Library Services

The Beguiling is hiring! We’re looking for someone to join our Library Services team. Depending on the candidate, this could be a full-time or a part-time position.

What you’d be doing:

-managing existing customer accounts for school and public libraries
-selling comics to librarians in our two stores (The Beguiling and Little Island Comics) as well as at special events, trade shows, and via phone and email from our office
-delighting customers – both kids and adults – at Little Island Comics, both as part of our regular operations and for special children’s events
-working with our current systems and processes, and constantly considering ways these could improve
-acting as a resource and an advocate for comics as a key component of contemporary library collections
-some heavy lifting, general maintenance of a retail store and warehouse

What we’re looking for:

-at least a basic knowledge of contemporary comics (including manga, art/indie comics, bandes dessinées, webcomics, and superhero comics)
-sales (or similar/relevant customer service) experience
-candidates who are self-motivated and independent
-candidates who are flexible and very organized
-amazing communication and people skills

And we’d be super-impressed with the following (though these aren’t absolute requirements):

-the ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand French and/or Japanese
-extensive, specialized knowledge of manga
-experience working with kids

Do you think this job might be for you? Apply with an electronic copy of your résumé (we are not accepting paper résumés) and a cover email to, no later than Friday, August 10th. Please feel free to include in your e-mail any links to you online that you feel may be relevant. We will only be contacting the applicants with whom we’d like to schedule an interview.

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About Little Island Comics

Little Island Comics is the first kids comic book store in North America–maybe even the world! Owned and operated by international comics institution The Beguiling–celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2012–the store features thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga, and a great lineup of programming and events with kids comic and book authors from around the world!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2R6
Phone: 416-901-7489