Cold? These New Books’ll Warm You Right Up.

February 24th, 2015

(metaphorically speaking, anyway)

I Am Radar, Reif Larsen
Shadow, Will Elliott
Darker Shade Of Magic, V.E. Schwab
Stone In The Sky, Cecil Castellucci
Touch, Claire North
Dove Arising, Karen Bao
Fortune’s Blight, Evie Maniere
Mars Evacuees, Sophia McDougall

Trade Paperback
Shadow Study, Maria V. Snyder
Uncanny Reader, Marjorie Sandor, editor
What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton
Slanted Worlds, Catherine Fisher
Billy Moon, Douglas Lain

Mass Market
Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
Crown Of Renewal, Elizabeth Moon
Allegiance, D.J. Molles
Danger Of Destiny, Leigh Evans
The City, Dean R. Koontz
SW: Honor Among Thieves, James S.A. Corey

Yep, It’s February

February 23rd, 2015

The streets are pretty quiet this time of year: so is the store. I’ve sorted and filed a ton of paperwork, some of which went back to 2013. Which is both very satisfying AND kinda embarrassing.



February 19th, 2015

Owen Thorskard, valiant at heart, hopeless at algebra, is a dragonslayer. As such, he owes the Oil Watch a period of service. But unlike most, Owen brings company along with him when it’s time for him to serve. Needless to say, things get complicated, dragonslayer style.

Please join us at the store at 3pm on Saturday February 28th for the launch of Prairie Fire, by E.K. Johnston. The author will be on hand to sign books, discuss dragons, and generally be awesome.


New Books

February 18th, 2015

Half The World, Joe Abercrombie
The Sculptor, Scott McCloud
Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
Tales From The Nightside, Simon R. Green
Find Me, Laura Van Den Berg

Trade Paperback
Tropic Of Serpents, Marie Brennan
Serpent Of Venice, Christopher Moore
Witches Of Echo Park, Amber Benson
Ophelia And The Marvelous Boy, Karen Foxlee

Almost Forgot!

February 13th, 2015

This year’s Valentine’s Day contest asked for the valentine you’d send to The One Who Got Away. Our winner is J. who sent in the following, pithy, entry:

“My mom said to me:
Say something nice, or don’t say
Anything at all.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dumbass.”

Family Day

February 13th, 2015

Bakka Phoenix will be closed for Family Day on Monday February 16th.

We’ll probably be arguing hanging out with our families. Or maybe just napping. It could go either way.


February 11th, 2015

James S.A. Corey’ll visit the store this evening (he’ll be represented by his avatars Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Join us at 7pm for books, a Q & A, snacks, and an evening of general SF goodness.

New Books For You. And You Too. And That Guy Over There, Yes, You In Blue.

February 10th, 2015

Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman
Autumn Republic, Brian McClellan
Glass Arrow, Kristen Simmons
Righteous Fury, Markus Heitz
Finn Fancy Necromancy, Randy Henderson
Smek For President! Adam Rex

Trade Paperback
Diabolical Miss Hyde, Viola Carr
Pilgrim, Will Elliott
Champions Of Breakfast, Adam Rex
Bird Box, Josh Malerman
Deadly Spells, Jaye Wells
Vampire Watchmen, Tim O’Rourke

Mass Market
The Detainee, Peter Liney

Valentine’s Day* Contest

February 4th, 2015

*or, as Ben has taken to calling it: ‘Half Priced Chocolate Eve’.

This year, we’re looking for your valentines to the One Who Got Away. Heartfelt; funny; bitter: we’ll take them all. Want to rhyme? Go for it. More of a free verse kind of person? That’s fine too. Is your OWGA imaginary? No problem. Heck, one year we got an illustration — and it won. Up for grabs is a selection of truly magnificent chocolate from Soma.

Send your entries to contest*at*bakkaphoenixbooks*dot*com. We’ll announce winners on Feb 13th.

NB: Soma is an astonishingly good chocolatier, but their kitchen is not nut-free. If you have a serious nut allergy, this contest is not for you.


February 3rd, 2015

Join us on Wednesday February 11th to meet author JAMES S.A. COREY (aka: Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck).

They’ll drop by at 7on on the 11th to meet readers, answer questions about the TV show based on their ‘Expanse’ series (being filmed right here in Toronto), and generally be awesome. You should come too!

The event is free; we’ll have snacks; everyone is welcome.

    February 28, 2015 3:00 pm
    February 11, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Music And Books! Books And Music!
    February 7, 2015 1:00 pm
  • Book Swap
    January 31, 2015 10:00 am
  • Lesley Livingston’s Transcendent
    January 14, 2015 7:00 pm