Want to engage in an impassioned debate? Ask a manga fan about the best place to pick up a volume of 20th Century Boys. There’s a good chance they will mention The Beguiling, a somewhat eccentric, but incredibly neat shop in Mirvish Village that stocks the largest supply of comic books, manga, and graphic novels in the country.

Shelves at the 601 Markham St. store appear to be heaving with the weight of all the alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic titles in its fold. And there’s a good chance you’ll bump into that same manga fan — many of whom pop by just to talk shop with the equally passionate, informed staff.