HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY – Open 11AM until 7PM (except Wednesday where we’ll stay open until 9PM). SATURDAY – Open 11AM and close 7PM SUNDAY – Open 11AM and close 6PM
On February 2nd, 2012 with the retirement of owner and founder of John Biernat, Dragon Lady Comics & Paper Nostalgia closed it’s doors after 33 years in business in Toronto on Queen and later College Streets.
Less than a week later, on February 8, 2012 The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery opened — just a few doors east of the Dragon Lady location and carrying on as the local comics shop for the customers of Dragon Lady Comics and residents of the Little Italy community on College Street.
The Comic Book Lounge is unique in that, unlike other comic book stores, it shares it’s space with Guerilla Printing and has a designated space for community events where people can hold book launches, classes, gallery shows and parties. We are committed to providing excellent service, and a hassle-free environment for aficionados of every age and gender. We’re your comic book bartenders, so to speak.
587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 1B2
Please note: we are on the 2nd floor above “Johnny Jackson” and right beside the Mad Italian.
The closest intersection is COLLEGE & CLINTON (TTC Streetcars stop at Clinton Street)
The closest MAJOR intersection is COLLEGE & BATHURST STREET.
The Comic Book Lounge is a proud member of ComicsPro – The Comics Professional Retailer Organization
About the Owner – Kevin A. Boyd: Overstreet Price Guide Advisor since 2005, current director/co-founder of the Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators (2004 present). Canadian Comics Guest Coordinator for Fan Expo Canada , Fan Expo Vancouver and Toronto ComiCON events (2007-2012). Co-founder/co-promoter of the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon (2003-2007). CGC’s (Comic book Grading Company) initial Signature Series Director, and was at shows assisting fans get their comics signed for the prestigious service (2005-2010). Creator, Black Light Comics – The Cat, Battlestar, Tales from the Hood (1986-1994). In his spare time, Kevin researches cancer.
Comic Lovers Get a Clubhouse, The Torontoist Blog – March 26, 2012
Innerspace: Comic Book Lounge, Space Network – March 30, 2012
The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery, BlogTO – March 30, 2012
Industry Night at the Comic Book Lounge, TDotComics – December 1, 2012
24 Hour Comic Challenge Marathon, Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp – January 7, 2013
Ladies Night at the Lounge, Comic Book Daily – January 17, 2013
Happy 1st Anniversary to the Comic Book Lounge, Ty Templeton’s Art Land! – February 14, 2013
Kill Shakespeare – The Tide of Blood – Space, March 8, 2013
The Comic Book Lounge is a media friendly space, and has been used for location shoots for:
PRINCE CASPIAN aka David Fischer (video shoot)
The Comic Book Lounge is proud to be a community partner for the REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Annual event in November at the Royal Theatre)