Looooong Weekend!

August 2nd, 2015

A reminder:  Bakka Phoenix will be closed Monday August 3rd for Simcoe Day and its various related summer-type revels. There will be beaches, and swimming, and barbeque, and hopefully, a canoe!
At least, on our end. The rest of you, enjoy the holiday as you see fit. Just remember: only morons drink and drive.

At Long Last, Progress!

July 31st, 2015
Our ongoing renovation has progressed in the manner that makes for a dramatic episode of HGTV but a difficult daily life, what with the all the floods, and blackouts, and misplaced materials, and floods, and shoddy workmanship, and delays, and did we mention the floods?

But now we’re moving forward. We have an excellent new team in place, and they’re going to start next week. We may look a little different for a while (scaffolding). We may sound a little different (mysterious construction noises). But since it means we’ll FINALLY be making progress, we’re excited.

We’ll be closing for one week in late August*, to expedite some specific work, but other than that we plan to be open throughout the entire renovation.

Nothing but good times ahead!

*the current projection is Monday August 17th to Sunday August 23rd. We’ll post with more details soon.

Hot Enough For Me, Anyway

July 28th, 2015

We’ve got AC, and lots of new books to share. Just saying.

Hardcover
HALF A WAR, Joe Abercrombie
CROOKED, Austin Grossman
KILLING PRETTY, Richard Kadrey
NEVERWHERE, Preferred Edition, Neil Gaiman
DINOSAUR LORDS, Victor Milan
THE FALL, R.J. Pineiro
ACCIDENTAL AFTERLIFE OF THOMAS MARSDEN, Emma Trevayne

Trade Paperback
FISH TALES, Sherri S. Tepper
HALF THE WORLD, Joe Abercrombie
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SMUG, Tom Holt
FIFTH HOUSE OF THE HEART, Ben Tripp
MAGNIFICENT VIBRATION, Rick Springfield
EDGE OF RUIN, Melinda Snodgrass
NIGHTMARES! Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
POSEIDON’S WAKE, Alastair Reynolds
LAMP BLACK, WOLF GREY, Paul Brackston

Mass Market
FOOL’S ASSASSIN, Robin Hobb
THE DEEP, Nick Cutter
GRUNT TRAITOR, Weston Ochse
THE TERRANS, Jean Johnson
LIBERTY: 1784, Robert Conroy
SPIDER’S TRAP, Jennifer Estep
REDZONE, William C. Dietz
ZOMBIES vs UNICORNS, Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier, eds.
EXTINCTION, D.J. Molles
KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY, Kieran Shea
TORTURES OF THE DAMNED, Hunter Shea
CONQUERING DARK, Clay and Susan Griffith

 

Big Ol’ Birthday Sale!

July 27th, 2015

Every year, we celebrate Ben’s birthday with a big sale, and this year’s no different.

All new books are 10% off.
All used books are 25% off.
And the clearance table is back! We give you a bag, you fill it from the clearance table for only $5 (Seriously: five bucks a bag)!

The sale runs all week, until 5pm on Sunday August 2nd. Which makes this the perfect time to stock up on all your summer reading needs.

In With The New

July 21st, 2015

Something for everyone in this week’s new releases:

Hardcover
Devil’s Bag Man, Adam Mansbach
Rebel Mechanics, Shanna Swendson
New Order, Chris Weitz
Dead Man’s Reach, D.B. Jackson
Flicker Men, Ted Kosmatka
Agents Of The Internet Apocalypse, Wayne Gladstone
Country Of Ice Cream Star, Sandra Newman
Midian Unmade, Joseph Nassise
Last Ever After, Soman Chainani
Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (finally!)

Trade Paperback
House Of Small Shadows, Adam Nevill
Dark Arts Of Blood, Freda Warrington
Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk
Seven Wild Sisters, Charles De Lint
War Dogs, Greg Bear
Ultra Thin Man, Patrick Swenson
All Those Vanished Engines, Paul Park
Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold, Peter V. Brett
Singular & Extraordinary Tale Of Mirror And Goliath, Ishbelle Bee

Mass Market
Cities And Thrones, Carrie Patel
Dragons Of Heaven, Alyc Helms
Floating City, Craig Cormick 

Other
Penguin Science Fiction Postcards: 100 Book Covers In One Box, Penguin Books

The Times Are A’Changing

July 16th, 2015

And so, at long last, is the price we charge for Locus Magazine. For more than 12 years, we’ve held our price for Locus steady at $8.95 (with a brief drop during the heady-but-weird period the Canadian dollar soared above the US dollar). But we can no longer hold that line.

The Canadian dollar has been straggling for a while now. And despite what a certain online retail giant would have you believe, shipping is not free. In fact, it’s damned expensive. Which puts us in the unenviable position of having to raise our price for Locus up to $9.95. Same great magazine: now only a buck more.

Not the most cheerful of slogans, perhaps, but honest.

Too Hot? Too Humid?

July 7th, 2015

Stay indoors and read!
We have lots to choose from. Including all of this week’s new books:

Hardcover
Time Salvager, Wesley Chu
Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson
Price Or Valor, Django Wexler
Annihilation Score, Charles Stross
Bell Weather, Dennis Mahoney
The Unnoticeables, Robert Brockway
Faces, E.C. Blake
Ink And Bone, Rachel Caine
Queen Of Fire, Anthony Ryan
Survive The Night, Danielle Vega
1636: Cardinal Virtues, Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt
How We’ll Live On Mars, Stephen Petranek
Beyond The Kingdoms, Chris Colfer
Child Eater, Rachel Pollack
Dark Disciple, Christie Golden

Trade Paperback
Steles Of The Sky, Elizabeth Bear
Year’s Best Science Fiction #32, Gardner Dozois, editor
California, Edan Lepucki
Incorruptibles, John Hornor Jacobs
Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, Laini Taylor
Bête, Adam Roberts
Chicks And Balances, Esther Friesner, editor
Fall Of Macharius, William King
Shores Of Spain, J. Kathleen Cheney
Iron And Blood, Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Midnight Thief, Livia Blackburne
Last Orders, Harry Turtledove
Otherworld Nights, Kelley Armstrong
Secret History Of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore
Haunted City, Jason Blum, editor
Valkyrie’s Song, M.D. Lachlan
Little Girls, Ronald Malfi

Mass Market
Murder Of Mages, Marshall Ryan Maresca
Cold Copper, Devon Monk
Elisha Rex, E.C. Ambrose
Seat Of Magic, J. Kathleen Cheney
Shattering The Ley, Joshua Palmatier
Splintered, Jamie Schultz

New Books — Pick ‘Em Up Now!

June 30th, 2015

(…or, y’know, wait until Thursday)

Hardcover
Princess And The Pony, Kate Beaton
Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton
Map Of Chaos, Felix J. Palma
Artemis Invaded, Jane Lindskold
Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who, Simon Guerrier
Tomorrow War, J.L. Bourne
Hollow Queen, Elizabeth Haydon

Trade Paperback
Girls At The Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
Lord Of Ashes, Richard Ford
Storm, Amanda Sun
Virtues Of War, Bennett R. Coles
Terrorformer, Robbie Morisson, et al

Mass Market
Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross
Of Bone And Thunder, Chris Evans
Red: First Light, Linda Nagata
Baba Yaga, Eric Brown & Una McCormack
Linesman, S.K. Dunstall
Islands Of Rage And Hope, John Ringo
Prize Of Night, Bailey Cunningham
Ascendance, John Birmingham
Star Wars: Tarkin, James Luceno
Undying Legion, Clay & Susan Griffith

Canada Day

June 29th, 2015

Bakka Phoenix will be closed this coming Wednesday, July 1st, for Canada Day. However you celebrate, we hope you have a terrific time. And remember: only morons drink and drive.

Movie Passes!

June 25th, 2015

ETA:  All our passes are now claimed. Thanks!

 

We have advanced passes to SELF/LESS, starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. It’s about a wealthy man dying from cancer who undergoes a procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. And you just know things’ll get weird…

Each pass is good for two people for the screening on Wednesday July 8th, 7pm at the Scotiabank theatre. If you’d like one, leave us a note here, or call/email us, or y’know, drop by.

First come first served, while the passes last.

 

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