Little Island Comics – The Blog!

Posted by: Andrew on: July 28, 2012

 

POSITION AVAILABLE:

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 andrew@beguiling.com, 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 was the first comic book store for kids in the whole world!

Unfortunately, due to our entire city block being torn down by a condo developer, Little Island Comics closed up shop on December 30th, 2016. Open for more than five years, Little Island Comics served thousands of enthusiastic young readers, grateful parents, and cool aunts and uncles looking for the perfect gift.

If you're looking to continue buying kids comics and graphic novels and picture books from an independent retailer in Toronto, please consider shopping at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street, as it has a marvelous selection of books for young people. Our big-brother store, The Beguiling Books & Art, is now located at 319 College Street. Beguiling Library Services, and the former staff of Little Island Comics, can be reached at mail@beguilinglibraryservices.com.

We're very proud of all we were able to accomplish, and we greatly appreciate everyone who shopped with us, hosted or attended an event at our shop, or generally just made the store a great place to be.

Sincerely,

The Staff of Little Island Comics