Saturday Plans

November 26th, 2014

This coming Saturday, November 29th, we will host a memorial service for Michael Lennick from 2-6 pm.

The store will be open, but the basement will be off limits except for the Lennick family and friends. We know our wonderful customers will want to respect their privacy.

So if you were planning to look for used books this weekend (or Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, etc…) please consider dropping by before Saturday at noon. Or Sunday. Or Friday, for that matter. You know we’re always happy to see you.

A Few Books For A Grey November Day

November 25th, 2014

And we do mean ‘a few’. Next week’s list will be bigger.

Symbiont, Mira Grant
Mrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook, Terry Pratchett

Trade Paperback
The Knight, Pierre Pevel
Complete Far Side, Gary Larson

Mass Market
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, George R. R. Martin
Dark City, F. Paul Wilson


Today Is Apparently ‘Stay Inside And Read’ Day

November 18th, 2014

Because… brrr!  Here are some new books to keep you company.

Heritage Of Cyador, L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Book Of Strange New Things, Michel Faber
Gobbled By Ghorsks, Robert Paul Weston
Serenity: Leaves On The Wind, Zack Whedon, et al
Stranger, Sherwood Smith
Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!, Harry Harrison

Trade Paperback
Avatar: The Rift Part 3, Gene Luen Yang, et al

Mass Market
Death Of Captain America, Larry Hama


This Week’s New Books

November 11th, 2014

Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu
Out Of This World, Charles De Lint
Revival, Stephen King
Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare et al
Art Of Asking, Amanda Palmer (signed copies available!)
Pied Piper Of Hamelin, Russell Brand & Chris Riddell
Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio, Joe Simon
Dr. Who: Secret Lives Of Monsters, Justin Richards

Trade Paperback
Hild, Nicola Griffith
Knife Fights And Other Struggles, Dave Nickle
Wakening The Crow, Stephen Gregory
Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Clare
Relic Guild, Edward Cox
Dance Of Ghosts, David Dalglish
Prophecies, Libels & Dreams, Ysabeau S. Wilce

New Books! New Books! New Books!

November 4th, 2014

Future Falls, Tanya Huff
Turning Season, Sharon Shinn
Waistcoats & Weaponry, Gail Carriger
1636: Viennese Waltz, Eric Flint, et al
Coming Home, Jack McDevitt
Last Plane To Heaven, Jay Lake
Dreamer’s Pool, Juliet Marillier
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Don Daly
King Of Assassins, Jenna Rhodes
Lowball, George R. R. Martin & Melinda Snodgrass, eds.
Moon Dragons, Dyan Sheldon
Outlaw Pete, Bruce Springsteen
Proxima, Stephen Baxter
Science For Her!, Megan Amran
So, Anyway…, John Cleese
Steampunk City, Manuel Sumberac
Clariel, Garth Nix (okay, they’re not brand new but these ones are signed!)

Trade Paperback
Play Of Shadow, Julie E. Czerneda — who will be here! Tonight! 6:30pm! Join us for books and snacks and treats and JULIE!
The Martian, Andy Weir
Snowmelt River, Frank P. Ryan
Adventures Of Mrs. Jesus, Dan O’Shannon
First Dragon, James A. Owen
Shattered Shields, Jenifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt, eds
City Of A Thousand Dolls, Miriam Forster
Sword Of Michael, Marcus Wynne

Mass Market
Tainted Blood, M. L. Brennan
Iron Winter, Stephen Baxter
Empire Of Dust, Jacey Bedford
Masks, E. C. Blake

Early Closure On Hallowe’en

October 30th, 2014

Tomorrow, Friday October 31st, Bakka Phoenix will close at 5pm for reasons to do with small children, candy, and the transfer of the latter to the former.

Have fun out there folks, and be safe!

Election Day

October 27th, 2014


To all our local (and local-ish) friends having a municipal election today:

Please vote. It’s important.
(It’s always important, but it’s particularly important this time.)

Play Of Shadow

October 21st, 2014

Forget the oncoming November blahs — Julie E. Czerneda’s coming to town!

On Tuesday November 4th, we’ll celebrate the launch of Julie’s new book A Play Of Shadow. We’ll have refreshments on hand, and books, and of course Julie herself. What other kind of Tuesday fun could possibly compare?

Join us at the store at 6:30, and bring your smile. You’re gonna need it.

It’s That Time Again

October 21st, 2014

…Time for us to list this week’s new books.

Princess Mononoke: The First Story, Hayao Miyazaki
Dragon and the Knight, Robert Sabuda
Chasing Power, Sarah Beth Durst
Sparkers, Eleanor Glewwe
Fish Tails, Sherri S. Tepper
Sorcerer Heir, Cinda Williams Chima
New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, H.P Lovecraft & James McCourt

Trade Paperback
Tyrant: Force of Kings, Christian Cameron
Love like Blood, Marcus Sedgwick
Angels of Death, C.L. Werner
Blythewood, Carol Goodman
Creature Department, Robert Paul Weston
Enchanter Heir, Cinda Williams Chima
First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North

Heck House Is Haunted!

October 16th, 2014

On Saturday October 25th, we’ll be at An Sibin pub (709 Queen East, at Broadview) at 3pm to help Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr launch The Haunting Of Heck House, the second book in their hilarious ‘Wiggins Weird’ series.

Grab your costume and join us!


  • Saturday Plans
    November 29, 2014 2:00 pm
  • Play Of Shadow
    November 4, 2014 6:30 pm
  • Heck House Is Haunted!
    October 25, 2014 3:00 pm
  • Now THAT’S What You Call A Radiant Book Launch!
    September 28, 2014 1:00 pm
  • Word On The Street
    September 21, 2014 11:00 am