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!


So… It’s Tuesday.

October 14th, 2014

Which means a) it’s probably raining, and b) we have new books.

You Are Here, Chris Hadfield (with his AMAZING photos!)
Doubt Factory, Paolo Bacigalupi
As You Wish, Cary Elwes
Clariel, Garth Nix
Fire In The Blood, Erin M. Evans
Of Bone And Thunder, Chris Evans
Walking Dead: Descent, Robert Kirkman
Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch
Spark, John Twelve Hawks
Otherworld Nights, Kelley Armstrong
Art Of Ooo, Chris McDonell
Spoiled Brats, Simon Rich

Trade Paperback
In Real Life, Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
Dead Set, Richard Kadrey
Doom Of Dragonback, Gav Thorpe
Time Roads, Beth Bernobich
Shovel Ready, Adam Sternbergh
Unsouled, Neal Shusterman
Across A Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund
Secrets Of Life And Death, Rebecca Alexander
Falling Sky, Rajan Khanna
Transcendental, James Gunn
Explorer #3, Kazu Kibuishi
Burn, Juliana Baggott

A Couple Upcoming Closures

October 9th, 2014

As usual, the store will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday. This year, that’s Monday October 13th. Those who celebrate, enjoy the annual nomming of turkeybirds / recovery thereof. Those who don’t, enjoy the statuatory holiday. Day off, woohoo!

We’ll also be closed on Saturday October 18th* for a Really Awesome reason: a Bakka Phoenix family wedding!  Our very own Leah Bobet is getting married, and we’re shutting up shop so we can celebrate like hardcore celebratarians. Our prediction: the 18th is going to be a GREAT day.

*We’ll reopen as usual on Sunday the 19th (we may be squinty-eyed and headachy, but we’ll be open).

Wow –We’ve Got A Lot Of New Books This Week

October 7th, 2014

Like, A LOT. It’s kind of exciting to have this many awesome new titles all in the same week.

Poison Fruit, Jacqueline Carey
Steampunk User’s Manual, Jeff Vandermeer & Deserina Boskovich
Call To Duty, David Weber & Timothy Zahn
Closer To Home, Mercedes Lackey
Blood Of Olympus, Rick Riordan
Brood, Chase Novak
Extraordinary Warren Saves The Day, Sarah Dillard
Hello From 2030, Jan Paul Schutten
Immortal, J.R. Ward
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson
Lesser Dead, Christopher Buehlman
Young Elites, Marie Lu
Imperfect Sword, Jack Campbell
Pennyroyal Academy, M.A. Larson
Bean, A Stalk, And A Boy Named Jack, William Joyce
Tumbleweed Baby, Anna Myers & Charles Vess
Vision Of Fire, Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin
Shotgun Arcana, R.S. Belcher
Spiritglass Charade, Colleen Gleason
Endgame: The Calling, James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton
Black Ice, Becca Fitzpatrick

Trade Paperback
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
Two Hundred And Twenty One Baker Streets, David Thomas Moore, ed.
Curtsies & Conspiracies, Gail Carriger
Haunting Of Heck House, Lesley Livingston & Jonathan Llyr
Path Of Anger, Antoine Rouaud
Stories Of The Raksura Vol. #1, Martha Wells
Above, Isla Morley
Art Of Flying, Judy Hoffman
Baen Big Book Of Monsters, Hank Davis. ed.
Chaplain’s War, Brad R. Torgersen
Darkbeast Rebellion, Morgan Keyes
Age Of Scorpio, Gavin Smith
In The Shadow Of Blackbirds, Cat Winters
Art Of Flying, Judy Hoffman
Incorruptibles, John Hornor Jacobs
Kitten Clone, Douglas Coupland
Last Man Standing, Davide Longo
Parasite, Mira Grant
Shattered Crown, Richard Ford
Seventh Miss Hatfield, Anna Caltabiano
We Are Not Good People, Jeff Somers
Clockwork Scarab, Colleen Gleason
Nyctophobia, Christopher Fowler
The Wintermen, Brit Griffen

Mass Market
Autumn Bones, Jacqueline Carey
Bastion, Mercedes Lackey
Burning Paradise, Robert Charles Wilson (this one is REALLY late — but it’s finally here!)
Those Across The River, Christopher Buehlman
Fearsome Magics, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Reckoning, S.J. Harper
Broken Soul, Faith Hunter

Some (More) New Books

October 1st, 2014

Though they aren’t exactly ‘new’: they’re September releases which, due to a series of strange coincidences, have only just arrived.

Brothers Cabal, Jonathan L. Howard
Exo, Steven Gould
Firebug, Lish McBride
Julia’s House For Lost Creatures, Ben Hatke
What If?, Randall Munroe

Trade Paperback
Copperhead, Tina Connolly
Die And Stay Dead, Nicholas Kaufmann
Fall Of Night, Jonathan Maberry
Kalimpura, Jay Lake
Kinslayer, Jay Kristoff
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell, ed.

Some (Just Some) New Books

September 30th, 2014

Because we have to do our physical Inventory count tonight, we won’t be receiving any new books until tomorrow… because then we’d JUST HAVE TO COUNT THEM ARGH ARGH ARGH. But we do have several titles that arrived last week. Such as:

Sudden Light, Garth Stein
The Witch, Jean Thompson
Shouldn’t You Be In School?, Lemony Snicket

Trade Paperback
Shadows, Robin McKinley
Channel Blue, Jay Martel
Museum Of Extraordinary Things, Alice Hoffman
Terrible And Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, The Oatmeal

Mass Market
Magician’s End, Raymond E. Feist
1636: The Devil’s Opera, Eric Flint & David Carrico
The Bloodbound, Erin Lindsey
Burdens Of The Dead, Mercedes Lackey, et al
Incarnate, Anton Strout
Perilous Shield, Jack Campbell
Priestess Dreaming, Yasmine Galenorn
Summer Moon, Jan Delima
Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

  • 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
    September 13, 2014 3:00 pm