May 20th, 2015

This Saturday, May 23rd, Bakka Phoenix will launch Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith. It’s the second book in her ‘Towers’ trilogy, which has been called “beautiful”, “evocative”, “imaginative”, “insightful”, and “vibrant”.

We’d love to have you celebrate with us: please join us at 3pm. We’ll have snacks!


Presents For Everyone!

May 19th, 2015

(otherwise known as the list of this week’s new books)

Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (signed copies available!)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik
Scarlet Gospels, Clive Barker
Collected Fiction, Hannu Rajaniemi
Engineering Book, Brain Marshall
Lesson For The Wolf, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley
Thor’s Serpents, K.L. Armstrong
Hexed, Michael Alan Nelson
Eighth Grave After Dark, Darynda Jones
Hanged Man, P.N. Elrod
School For Unusual Girls, Kathleen Baldwin
When The Heavens Fall, Marc Turner
Orphan Army, Jonathan Maberry
The Well, Catherine Chanter
Elon Musk: Inventing The Future, Ashlee Vance
Eternity’s Wheel, Neil Gaiman, Michael & Mallory Reaves
Illusionarium, Heather Dixon
Scarlett Undercover, Jennifer Latham
Big Fix, Linda Grimes
Horror Of It All, Adam Rockoff

Trade Paperback
Kisses And Curses, Fierce Reads, ed.
The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan
If You Could See Me Now, Peter Straub
Block City, Kirsten Kearney
Man Who Counted, Malba Tahan
Apex, Ramez Naam
Archivist Wasp, Nicole Kornher-Stace

Mass Market
Merchant Emperor, Elizabeth Haydon
Unseemly Science, Rod Duncan
Waterborne Blade, Susan Murray


Movie Passes!

May 19th, 2015

We have free passes to a screening of Sam Raimi’s POLTERGEIST!
The show is Thursday May 21st, 6pm at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. Each pass is good for one. Email us if you’d like a pass, or let us know in the comments — heck, give us a call. First come first served!


ETA:  All our passes are now claimed.

Victoria Day

May 14th, 2015

This Monday, May 18th, Bakka Phoenix will be closed to enjoy the typical Canadian springtime activities of fireworks and barbequing (with or without rain/thunder). Of course, the one thing we won’t be doing after enjoying the traditional May Two-Four is driving drunk.


May 12th, 2015


Clouded Sky, Megan Crewe
Of Noble Family, Mary Robinette Kowal
The Subprimes, Karl Taro Greenfeld
Where, Kit Reed
Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh
Harry Potter: Book of Magical Places, Jody Revenson
Spurrious Correlations, Tyler Vigen

Trade Paperback:
Mirror Sight, Kristen Britain
Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Thomas Sweterlitsch
Night Gardener, Jonathan Auxier
Raging Star, Moira Young
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami
Boy Who Wept Blood, Den Patrick
Enchanted Forest, Johanna Basford
Lady Justice, Neil Gaiman
Something More Than Night, Ian Tregillis
The Familiar, Mark Z. Danielewski
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, Sam Maggs
Ressurection Maker, Glenn Cooper
Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, Emma Trevayne
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 9, Jonathan Strahan(ED)
Dreams of Shreds and Tatters, Amanda Downum
Strange Country, Deborah Coates
Yellowcake, Margo Lanagan
The Bees, Laline Paull
Dance of Chaos, David Dalglish
The Fever, Megan Abbott
Mother of Eden, Chris Beckett
Killing Distance, Peter O’Donnell

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

May 8th, 2015

TCAF is this weekend!

If you’ve never been to the local celebration of all things comics, you really should get yourself to the Reference Library (on Yonge just north of Bloor) and experience it for yourself. You’ll meet talented creators, see art of every description, and just be amazed at the scope of talent out there.


New Books For You

May 5th, 2015

Oracle, Michelle West (signed copies available!)
Book Of The Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor
Day Shift, Charlaine Harris
Leviathan, Jack Campbell
Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge
Smartest Book In The World, Greg Proops
Interstellar Cinderella, Meg Hunt
Long Time Until Now, Michael Z. Willimason
Seriously Wicked, Tina Connolly
Corsair, James L. Cambias
Straits Of Hell, Taylor Anderson
Sword Of The North, Luke Scull
Atlantis In Peril, T.A. Barron
1882: Custer In Chains, Robert Conroy

Trade Paperback
Revival, Stephen King
City Of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare
Cibola Burn, James S.A. Corey
Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan
Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming
Legend Of Zelda: Link To The Past, Shotaro Ishinomori
Free Man, Michel Basilières
Alias Hook, Lisa Jensen
Phoenix In Shadow, Ryk E. Spoor
Battle For Wondla, Tony Diterlizzi
Ice Kissed, Amanda Hocking
No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill

Mass Market
Witch With No Name, Kim Harrison
Deadly Shores, Taylor Anderson
Alien Separation, Gini Koch
Shadows, E.C. Blake
Witches With The Enemy, Barb Hendee


Wrestling With Gods

April 30th, 2015

Tonight at 7pm, the Friends of the Merril Collection will host the launch of Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods. The editors and several of the contributors will be on hand, and we’ll be there to sell books.

Join us at the Merril Collection this evening (239 College, 3rd floor). The event is free, and it’s bound to be fun.


New Books This Week… So Far…

April 28th, 2015

Ember In The Ashes, Sabaa Tahir
Depth, Lev Ac Rosen
Last Bookaneer, Matthew Pearl
Girl At Midnight, Melissa Grey
Ferals, Jacob Grey
Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

Trade Paperback
Girl With All The Gifts, M.R. Carey
The Acolyte, Nick Cutter
Point Hollow, Rio Youers
Enchanted Objects, David Rose
Toxic Heart, Theo Lawrence
Hero’s Guide To Being An Outlaw, Christopher Healy
The Three, Sarah Lotz
Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone

Mass Market
Shadow Of Freedom, David Weber
Shiver Of Light, Laurell K. Hamilton
Damnation Of Pythos, David Annadale
Man-Kzin Wars XIV, Larry Niven, cr.
Crisis Of Consciousness, Dave Galanter
Darkened Blade, Kelly McCullough
Steadfast, Jack Campbell
Shattered Court, M.J. Scott


Authors For Indies Day

April 27th, 2015

Saturday May 2nd is Authors For Indies Day. All across Canada, more than 600 authors across Canada will spend time in their local independent bookstores, making recommendations, helping customers, and generally being amazing.

Bakka Phoenix has a long tradition of authors-as-staff. But this Saturday, in addition to Leah Bobet and Michelle West*, customers will also have a chance to chat with Nicolas Billon, Christian Cameron, and Liisa Ladouceur.

It’s going to be a great day. Wherever you are, I hope you stop by your local independent bookstore to take part in the fun.

For more details about the day, check out their website. You may see some familiar faces!


*who is also Michelle Sagara AND Michelle Sagara West**
**but you probably knew that already.

    May 23, 2015 3:00 pm
  • Wrestling With Gods
    April 30, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Authors For Indies Day
    May 2, 2015 11:00 am
  • Robert Charles Wilson
    April 25, 2015 3:00 pm
  • Rachel Hartman, Live And In Person!
    March 20, 2015 7:00 pm