Labour Day

August 29th, 2014

On Monday September 1st, we at Bakka Phoenix will celebrate Labour Day in our usual manner: by not working.

We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday as usual, but closed on Monday.  Have a great long weekend, and remember: only morons drink and drive.

Many, Many New Books

August 26th, 2014

Since we were closed last week, we have two weeks worth of new books to post. And there may be more to come. We’ll probably be a couple of days digging out from under this mountain of boxes. If you wanted to send chocolate, that’d be okay.

Lock In, John Scalzi
Broken Eye, Brent Weeks
Echopraxia, Peter Watts
Getaway God, Richard Kadrey
Island Of Excess Love, Francesca Lia Block
Quest, Aaron Becker
Ultra Thin Man, Patrick Swenson
Biblical, Christopher Galt
Fiendish, Brenna Yovanoff
The Godless, Ben Peek
LeagueOf Seven, Alan Gratz
Visions, Kelly Armstrong
Hug Machines, Scott Campbell

Trade Paperback
Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley
Bitter Kingdom, Rae Carson
Untold, Sarah Rees Brennan
The Creeps, John Connolly
Emperor’s Blades, Brian Stavely
Girl Of Fire And Thorns Stories, Rae Carson
Not A Drop To Drink, Mindy McGinnis
Screaming Staircase, Jonathan Stroud
Shadows Of The New Sun, Bill Fawecett, ed.
Black Ice, Susan Krinard
Will In Scarlett, Matthew Cody
Chickens Of Atlantis, Robert Rankin
Nine Lives Of Alexander Baddenfield, John Bemelmans Marciano

Mass Market
Royal Airs, Sharon Shinn
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
Fire Prince, Emily Gee
Fractured, D. J. Molles
Beginnings, David Weber, ed.
Solaris Rising 3, Ian Whates, ed.
World Of Fire, James Lovegrove


August 25th, 2014

We have returned from our well-earned break, and are now resuming our book selling efforts.


August 15th, 2014

We’re temporarily closed for renovation good times/Chris’s first holiday in forever next week! The store will be closed from Monday, August 18 to Sunday, August 24, reopening on Monday, August 25th.

See you on the other side!


August 12th, 2014

Hopefully the moisture in the air will either fall out of the air or just go somewhere else. In the meantime, here’s this week’s new releases:


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Haruki Murakami
Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb
Girl From the Well, Rin Chupeco
Hellhole: Inferno, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Islands of Rage and Hope, John Ringo
Table of Less Valued Knights, Marie Phillips
Supernatural Enhancements, Edgar Cantero

Trade Paperback:

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black
Cursed Moon, Jaye Wells
Journal of the Plague Year, Malcolm Cross
Maddaddam, Margaret Atwood
Only a Witch Can Fly, Alison McGhee
Soda Pop Soldier, Nick Cole
Summer and Bird, Katherine Catmull
Trillium, Jeff Lemire

Mass Market Paperback:

Scorched, Mari Mancusi

Heads Up!

August 8th, 2014

Some bits of information that might be of use:

- This weekend is TASTE OF THE DANFORTH. The Danforth will be closed to cars between Broadview and Donlands. Take the subway if you can, folks. Also: go eat some Greek food! It’s delicious.

- Early warning: Bakka Phoenix will be closed from Monday August 18th through Sunday August 24th.  Once again, we’re going to try to get ahead in our thrice-cursed never-ending renovations. We’ll be open as usual the weeks before and after.

- Chris is taking a two-week holiday*. Okay, as information goes it’s not exactly useful, but it’s the first time in…um… decades?… so it feels significant.

*Two weeks! IN A ROW! Did you know that was even allowed? Woohoo!


August 5th, 2014

New books for a hopefully un-soggy week:

Causal Angel, Hannu Rajaniemi
Dark Lightning, John Varley
House of the Four Winds, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
Joss Whedon: The Biography, Amy Pascale
The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman
Revenant, Kat Richardson
Servants of the Storm, Delilah S. Dawson
Shadows, E. C. Blake
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, David Shafer

Trade Paperback
Assail, Ian C. Esslemont
Trial By Fire, Charles E. Gannon
The Widow’s House, Daniel Abraham

Mass Market
Broken Souls, Stephen Blackmoore
Codex Born, Jim C. Hines
Downfall, Rob Thurman
Guild of Assassins, Anna Kashina
To Obey: Isaac Asimov’s I Robot, Mickey Zucker Reichert

Simcoe Day

August 1st, 2014

Bakka Phoenix will be closed on Monday August 4th for the Civic Holiday.  Which we in Ontario call Simcoe Day, because ‘Civic Holiday Day’ sounds kinda dumb.

So have a Happy Simcoe Day! Enjoy the long weekend, and remember: only morons drink and drive.


Whoa, Is It Tuesday Again Already?

July 29th, 2014

Why, yes! And — lucky you — we have lots of new books to share.

Magic Breaks, Illona Andrews
New Frontiers, Ben Bova
Young World, Chris Weitz
Graveyard Book Graphic Novel #1, Neil Gaiman

Trade Paperback
Cast In Flame, Michelle Sagara (and yes, we have signed copies)
Barricade, Jon Wallace
Oceanborn, Amalie Howard
Splintered Gods, Stephen Deas
Thinking Woman’s Guide To Real Magic, Emily Croy Barker
Seal Of The Worm, Adrian Tchaikovsky
Black North, Nigel McDowell
Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol 2, Gordon Van Gelder, ed.
Red Rising, Pierce Brown
Drakenfeld, Mark Charan Newton
Marauder, Gary Gibson
The Arrivals, Melissa Marr

Mass Market
Blood Of Tyrants, Naomi Novik
One Night In Smoke, Bailey Cunninham
Free Agent, J.C. Nelson
Hardship, Jean Johnson
Heaven’s Fall, David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt
Eight Million Gods, Wen Spencer
Jani And The Greater Game, Eric Brown
One Night In Sixes, Arianne “Tex” Thompson
Refugee, D.J. Molles
Undead Pool, Kim Harrison
Unremembered Empire, Dan Abnett
Wolf In Shadow, John Lambshead


Hot New Books

July 22nd, 2014

…for a hot, hot week.

Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone
Seeders, A.J. Colucci

Trade Paperback
More Than This, Patrick Ness
Ace Of Skulls, Chris Wooding
Eye Of Minds, James Dashner
Fall Of Five, Pittacus Lore
Silent History, Eli Horowitz

Mass Market
The Troop, Nick Cutter
Poison Promise, Jennifer Estep
Second Nature, David Mack


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