Here They Are!

July 18th, 2017

The books we were looking for last week have arrived. Alllll of them. Along with a bunch of new titles. Like:

Hardcover
BESIEGED, Kevin Hearne
SPOONBENDERS, Daryl Gregory
BOOK OF BERA, Suzie Wildea
GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON, Gabe Hudson
MEDDLING KIDS, Edgar Cantero
SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL, Diana Gabaldon
WAKING LAND, Callie Bates
ANGEL CATBIRD #3, Margaret Atwood et al
LAST MAGICIAN, Lisa Maxwell
HOOK’S TALE, John Leonard Pielmeier
LIBRARY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW, M. J. Rose
ARABELLA AND THE BATTLE OF VENUS, David D. Levine
GRAVEYARD SHIFT, Michael F. Haspil
CHASE, Linwood Barclay

Trade Paperback
HARBORS OF THE SUN, Martha Wells
BIT ROT, Douglas Coupland
HEROINE WORSHIP, Sarah Kuhn
KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY, Laurence MacNaughton
AMATKA, Karin Tidbeck
BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, Katherine Arden
INFERNAL, Mark de Jager
OTHERWORLD CHILLS, Kelley Armstrong
SECRETS OF TIME AND FATE, Rebecca Alexander
SUNLIGHT PILGRIMS, Jenni Fagan
FADING SUN, Stephen Leigh
THE HIKE, Drew Magary
IN EVIL TIMES, Melinda Snodgrass
THE RIFT, Nina Allan
ADVENTURES OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS, Lois H. Gresh
ICON, Geneviebe Valentine
WALL OF STORMS, Ken Liu
BLOOD MIRROR, Brent Weeks
EXODUS, Alex Lamb
CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS, Lila Bowen
EMPTY ONES, Robert Brockway
ONE YEAR AFTER, William R. Forstchen
UNDERGROUND AIRLINES, Ben Winters

Mass Market
ESCAPE VELOCITY, Jason M. Hough
FALL OF LIGHT, Steven Erikson
LITTLE GIRLS, Malfi Ronald
LONG COSMOS, Terry Prachett & Stephen Baxter
OATH OF DOGS, Wendy Wagner
THE RACE, Nina Allan
SUNGRAZER, Jay Posey
DANCE IN BLOOD VELVET, Freda Warrington

If You Haven’t Already…

July 13th, 2017

… Please consider donating to the Emerging Indigenous Voices campaign.

Canada needs this.

 

Some New Titles

July 11th, 2017

And we do mean ‘some’. This is not the full list for this week, but… it’s almost 5pm and they’re not here yet. We even did the Ritual Of Summoning (aka: we shelved everything and posted the new titles on Twitter), but whatever, they’ll get here. Until then, check out the following:

Hardcover
AT THE TABLE OF WOLVES, Kay Kenyon
WORLDS COLLIDE, Chris Colfer

Trade Paperback
MONSTRESS #2, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
TROPIC OF KANSAS, Christopher Brown
DARK SKY, Mike Brooks
DRAGON MASTERS, Richard A. Knaak
SCOURGE, Gail Z. Martin
BURNING GLASS, Kathryn Purdie
WINTER OF THE GODS, Jordanna Max Brodsky
FIRST WATCH, Dale Lucas
THE CHEMIST, Stephenie Meyer

ETA: The summoning kicked in a little late, but we did get several more of our missing new releases. Like:

Hardcover
DELIRIUM BRIEF, Charles Stross
BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME, Ameriie
TOMORROW’S KIN, Nancy Kress
EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE, Bill Nye

Trade Paperback
YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION 34, Gardner Dozois, editor
BANNERLESS, Carrie Vaughn
GHOST LINE, Andrew Neil Gray
SAND, Hugh Howey
SHADOW OF ALL LIGHT, Fred Chappell

Belated New Book Goodness

July 5th, 2017

We had some serious internet issues yesterday (thankfully solved without too much blood sacrifice), so we’re a bit late posting our new releases for the week. But hey, it all works out because some of the titles are late too! …yay?

Hardcover
RELUCTANT QUEEN, Sarah Beth Durst
ALEXANDER INHERITANCE, Eric Flint et al
MOON BEAM, Travis S. Taylor & Jody Lynn Nye
GOODNIGHT LAB, Chris Ferrie

Trade Paperback
POISONED BLADE, Kate Elliott
RIFT UPRISING, Amy S. Foster
WOLF’S EMPIRE: GLADIATOR, Claudia Christian
ICARUS CORPS, Zachary Brown
ROSES AND ROT, Kat Howard
STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE, David Boop, editor

Canada Day

July 1st, 2017

This year, let us truly acknowledge the harm done in our past, so we can ensure it never happens again.

While we’re generally headed in the right direction, let’s admit we’re not there yet, so we can better see our way forward.

Let us, in fact, work to become the best version of ourselves: inclusive, co-operative, helpful, and compassionate.

That won’t be easy. But we’re worth it, all of us.

 

Holiday Weekend Hours

June 29th, 2017

This holiday weekend we’ll be:
Open: Friday June 30th (11-7)
Closed: Saturday July 1st
Open: Sunday July 2nd (12-5)
Open: Monday July 3rd (12-5)

Enjoy the long weekend, but remember:
- the Lake is TOO COLD (and frankly, too high) for swimming
- sunscreen and umbrellas are good things
- only morons drink and drive

This Week’s New Titles

June 27th, 2017

Hardcover
LIFE, Cynthia Rylant
QUEEN OF SWORDS, R.S. Belcher
TWELVE DAYS, Steven Barnes
FLASHMOB, Christopher Farnsworth
GENERATION ONE, Pittacus Lore

Trade Paperback
BONES OF THE EARTH, Rachel Dunne
FATE OF THE TEARLING, Erika Johansen
ASYLUM OF DR. CALIGARI, James Morrow
LAST GOOD MAN, Linda Nagata

Mass Market
GALACTIC GAMES, Bryan Thomas Schmidt
MONSTER HUNTER MEMOIRS: GRUNGE, Larry Correia & John Ringo
ETERNA AND OMEGA, Leanna Renee Hieber
WEAVER’S LAMENT, Elizabeth Haydon

 

ETA: several late-arriving new releases

Hardcover
TRYANT’S THRONE, Sebastien De Castell
ONE DEVICE, Brian Merchant

Trade Paperback
FATAL GATE, Ian Irvine
KING SLAYER, Virginia Boecker
SOUL OF THE WORLD, David Mealing
CRASHING HEAVEN, Al Robertson
DOWN STATION, Simon Morden
RIG, Jon Wallace
COMORANT RUN, Lilith Saintcrow
YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE, Angus Watson
MANAGEMENT STYLE OF THE SUPREME BEINGS, Tom Holt
THE TOURIST, Robert Dickenson

 

Happy Pride Weekend!

June 23rd, 2017

Enjoy the festivities!

We’re glad you’re here. While we celebrate the basic truth that love is love, please remember: sunscreen and water are your friends.

 

A Few New Titles For You

June 20th, 2017

Hardcover
STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER, Theodora Goss
INDIGO, Charlaine Harris et al (collective novel)
KANGAROO TOO, Curtis C. Chen
SHATTERED MINDS, Laura Lam
TRANSFORMATION, James Gunn

Trade Paperback
LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES #4, Yoshiki Tanaka
NEVERNIGHT, Jay Kristoff

Movie Night At The Merril

June 19th, 2017

On Saturday June 24th, the Friends of the Merril will screen SCANNERS at 7pm. Popcorn will be free AND HEADS WILL EXPLODE… so bring friends! There will also be a short talk about the movie.

The event will be held in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith library branch at 239 College.The library is wheelchair accessible and entry is free

If you need more information please contact the Merril Collection Staff at 416-393-7748.

  • Movie Night At The Merril
    June 24, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Adrienne Kress
    May 11, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Nicholas Eames & Miles Cameron
    May 2, 2017 6:30 pm
  • Cory Doctorow
    April 30, 2017 3:00 pm
  • Authors For Indies Day
    April 29, 2017