A friend and fellow retailer has passed away...
Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Beguiling and its staff would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Rory Root, the owner of Comic Relief in Berkeley, California, who passed away yesterday.

Rory was a long-time professional acquaintance of The Beguiling, and ran one of the greatest comic stores in the world. Comic Relief won The Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award in its inaugural year alongside The Beguiling and now-defunct store Moondog's, and Comic Relief had only become a stronger and larger store in subsequent years. Rory's success was inspiring to us, and it was always an honour for The Beguiling to be mentioned alongside Rory Root and Comic Relief.

Comics is poorer for his loss, and we hope that friends and fellow retailers step up to try and match his unwavering dedication to quality works, to the small press, and to making the comics industry a better place.

Sincerely,

- The Staff of The Beguiling

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home



Find out about sales, events and more! Subscribe (or unsubscribe) to our mailing list:






 

     
     

The Beguiling - 601 Markham Street - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - M6G 2L7
Phone: 416-533-9168 - Fax 416-533-7313 - mail@beguiling.com
Hours: M-Th & Sa: 11am-7pm - F: 11am-9pm - Su: 12pm-6pm