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About Us

Little Island Comics is the world’s only comic book shop just for kids! We carry the widest possible assortment of things that fall under the umbrella of comics and visual narrative for kids up to age 12.

We’re located right next door to our parent shop The Beguiling Books & Art, at the top of Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market, making this a one-stop-shop for the whole family’s graphic novel needs! At Little Island, you’ll find all sorts of graphic novels for kids, superhero comics, manga, a curated selection of picture books, and the biggest selection of bandes dessinées for children this side of Montreal!

Since we opened in 2011, Little Island has served thousands of young readers, grateful parents, enthusiastic educators, and cool aunts and uncles. Little Island Comics us staffed by the same team that worked at our previous location in Mirvish Village. Our Little Island booksellers also work for The Beguiling’s Library Services business, which has been helping school and  public libraries curate their comics collections for more than 15 years. Comics as a medium has become a mainstay of educational library collections in the last decade, and parents and educators will appreciate the expert help in selecting titles that address curriculum objectives, learning challenges, and a wide variety of reading levels. Kids will appreciate the engaging visual storytelling in some of today’s most popular books for young people!

 

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[...] Us to Read A recent trip to that icon of comicshops The Beguiling in Toronto and its sister store Little Island Comics—apparently North America’s first comicshop for kids—introduced me to the books of Andy [...]

[...] recent trip to that icon of comicshops The Beguiling in Toronto and its sister store Little Island Comics—apparently North America’s first comicshop for kids—introduced me to the books of Andy [...]

Hi there,

My name is Michael Mendoza and I am a teacher librarian at North Prep Jr PS. Every time on my way home from work I am amazed how cool your store is. Kid friendly and very inviting. Since January of this year as part of my library programming my focus for this year’s author visits to our school is about graphic text. Students have learned about graphic text, the different types and how they too can create their own comic strips to explain and convey their own messages about important ideas such as antibullying and how to be environmentally friendly (making the green choice). Needless to say, they are LOVING it. So we have two amazing authors coming to our school and as part of a surprise I was hoping to giveaway free comic books for the kids. I will have a total of 125 kids that I want to receive a comic book at the end of the author presentations. If possible, I would like to schedule a time to meet. I am free after 4pm. My concern is getting a bulk discount (125 comics books) but also having the comics that range in age appropriateness. I have students from grade 2 to grade 6. The interest from grade 4 to 6 is MANGA. We have ZERO mangas at our school. Please let me know what you can do for me. I would really appreciate it. I am in the process of canvassing other book stores to make this years author visit event a very memorable one. I am leaving the school this year and as sad as I am – it is for the better.

Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.

Hi Michael,

You can reach our School and Library Services by emailing schools at beguiling dot com. We can carry on the conversation there!

Thanks!

Do you guys sell any Babymouse or Austronaut Academy and/or the book itself Coraline?

Thank you!

Yes, we do carry Babymouse and Astronaut Academy! We carry the graphic novel of Coraline, too. If you want to check what we have in stock at any particular moment, you can give us a call or email us at mail a t littleislandcomics dot com.

Hi,

Do you sell any Loki/Thor or Avengers comics?

Thank you.

Hi there! We do sell Thor and Avengers comics for kids. We have everything from storybooks to digests! Come visit us and check out our superhero section, or email us at mail@littleislandcomics.com if you are far away!

dear little island I think you shoud change your policy about returning books that you can only get a gift certificate back because of an extreamly bad situation today at litle island book store , I whent to buy a gift and then I got it , decided It was not wright then tried to return it and only got A certificate back and I am not the most wealthy person and a small store like you should be doing everything they can to make busness . ;(

Hi Gmsz,

Thanks for your note. Except in very rare circumstances, we only offer gift certificates when titles are returned. Our gift certificates are good at both Little Island and The Beguiling, and they never expire.

If the title we recommended to you yesterday wasn’t right for your needs, we’re happy to make that better. We have thousands of kids comics in stock right now, and our booksellers are ready with their expert knowledge to help you find something perfect!

Thank you for shopping with us, and I do hope we see you in the store again!

-Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, Manager, Little Island Comics

Many thanks to Andrew for your most excellent tour and talk about all things graphic novel! Kids Lit Quiz Team Canada loved their time with you at LittleIslandComics! I am sure you will see them(and us) again!
We appreciate your help in preparing them for the KLQ World Final in July!

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What is Little Island Comics?

Little Island Comics is the world's only comic book shop just for kids! We carry the widest possible assortment of things that fall under the umbrella of comics and visual narrative for kids up to age 12.

We're located right next door to our parent shop The Beguiling Books & Art, at the top of Toronto's vibrant Kensington Market, making this a one-stop-shop for the whole family's graphic novel needs!

Contact Us!

Little Island Comics
323 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1S2
Canada

416 533 9168
mail@littleislandcomics.com
@littleislandcmx

Come Visit!

We're open almost every day!
MON, TUES, THURS, SAT: 11AM - 7PM
WEDS & FRI: 11AM - 9PM
SUN: 12PM - 6PM