September 12th, 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday September 13th, Bakka Phoenix will launch the antholgy Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. Contributors Madeline Ashby and Karl Schroeder will be on hand to sign books and spread the good word. Please join us here at the store at 3pm to meet the authors and enjoy the sweet, sweet scent of optimism.



Thirty Years Of Fionavar

September 10th, 2014

Join the party!

What’s New This Week

September 9th, 2014

Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
The Caller, Juliet Marillier
Monstrous Affections, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, eds.
Mr. Punch, Neil Gaiman& Dave McKean
One Big Pair Of Underwear, Laura Gehl
Winterkill, Kate A. Boorman

ETAWitch With No Name, Kim Harrison
Hieroglyph, Ed Finn & Kathryn Cramer, eds. We’re having a launch here on Saturday Sept 13th at 3pm, with contributors Madeline Ashby & Karl Schroeder. Join us!


Trade Paperback
City Of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett
Rivers, Michael Farris Smith
Red Blooded, Amanda Carlson
Ripper Affair, Lilith Saintcrow

ETA:   Acceptance, Jeff Vandermeer
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Voices, F.R. Tallis

We’ve Got A Whole Lot Goin’ On

September 3rd, 2014

Take a look at the events we have coming up this September:


Sunday September 7th:  How to Write Effective Arts Grants — a workshop with Leah Bobet and Michael Matheson. Valuable advice for writers. Tickets are $10, available here. 1pm

Saturday September 13th:  Book Launch for Hieroglyph, an anthology of stories and visions of a better future, featuring contributors Madeline Ashby and Karl Schroeder. Because we could all use some good news. 3pm: there will be snacks.

Friday September 19th:  Thirty Years of Fionavar! Help us celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Guy Gavriel Kay‘s spectacular series. Join Guy, cover artist Martin Springett, along with musicians and readers and all-around fans. We’ll eat, drink, and make merry in style. 7pm onwards.

Sunday September 28th:  Book Launch for Radiant, by our good friend (and former employee) Karina Sumner-Smith. You don’t want to miss the debut of this lovely, powerful novel. So join us here at 1pm.


Sunday September 7th:  Book Launch for Midnight Queen, by local author Sylvia Izzo Hunter. We’ll be at the North York Central Library, in room #1. Meet us there at 1pm.

Thursday September 11th:  Author Thomas King in conversation with Marci Ien, 7pm at the Appel salon at the Toronto Reference Library. Tickets are required but free; details here.

New School Year!

September 2nd, 2014

That calls for new books.  Mmmm, gotta love that new book smell.

Shifting Shadows, Patricia Briggs
Golden Princess, S.M. Stirling
Heir Of Fire, Sarah J. Maas
Masterful Marks, Monte Beauchamp
The Saviour, David Drake
Sleeping Late On Judgement Day, Tad Williams
Wood Sprites, Wen Spencer

Trade Paperback
Cain’s Blood, Geoffrey Girard
The City, Stella Gemmell
Crown Of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas
Fortunes Of The Imperium, Jody Lynn Nye
Last Dark, Stephen R. Donaldson
Midnight Queen, Sylvia Izzo Hunter
Twistrose Key, Tone Almhjell
Breath Of Frost, Alyxandra Harvey
Maplecroft, Cherie Priest
Necromancer’s House, Christopher Buehlman
Phantom Coach, Michael Sims
Age Of Iron, Angus Watson
Babayaga, Toby Barlow

Mass Market
Winter Long, Seanan McGuire
House Immortal, Devon Monk
Mage’s Blood, David Hair
Eye Of The Storm, Robert Pobi


Labour Day

August 29th, 2014

On Monday September 1st, we at Bakka Phoenix will celebrate Labour Day in our usual manner: by not working.

We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday as usual, but closed on Monday.  Have a great long weekend, and remember: only morons drink and drive.

Many, Many New Books

August 26th, 2014

Since we were closed last week, we have two weeks worth of new books to post. And there may be more to come. We’ll probably be a couple of days digging out from under this mountain of boxes. If you wanted to send chocolate, that’d be okay.

Lock In, John Scalzi
Broken Eye, Brent Weeks
Echopraxia, Peter Watts
Getaway God, Richard Kadrey
Island Of Excess Love, Francesca Lia Block
Quest, Aaron Becker
Ultra Thin Man, Patrick Swenson
Biblical, Christopher Galt
Fiendish, Brenna Yovanoff
The Godless, Ben Peek
LeagueOf Seven, Alan Gratz
Visions, Kelly Armstrong
Hug Machines, Scott Campbell

Trade Paperback
Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley
Bitter Kingdom, Rae Carson
Untold, Sarah Rees Brennan
The Creeps, John Connolly
Emperor’s Blades, Brian Stavely
Girl Of Fire And Thorns Stories, Rae Carson
Not A Drop To Drink, Mindy McGinnis
Screaming Staircase, Jonathan Stroud
Shadows Of The New Sun, Bill Fawecett, ed.
Black Ice, Susan Krinard
Will In Scarlett, Matthew Cody
Chickens Of Atlantis, Robert Rankin
Nine Lives Of Alexander Baddenfield, John Bemelmans Marciano

Mass Market
Royal Airs, Sharon Shinn
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
Fire Prince, Emily Gee
Fractured, D. J. Molles
Beginnings, David Weber, ed.
Solaris Rising 3, Ian Whates, ed.
World Of Fire, James Lovegrove


August 25th, 2014

We have returned from our well-earned break, and are now resuming our book selling efforts.


August 15th, 2014

We’re temporarily closed for renovation good times/Chris’s first holiday in forever next week! The store will be closed from Monday, August 18 to Sunday, August 24, reopening on Monday, August 25th.

See you on the other side!


August 12th, 2014

Hopefully the moisture in the air will either fall out of the air or just go somewhere else. In the meantime, here’s this week’s new releases:


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Haruki Murakami
Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb
Girl From the Well, Rin Chupeco
Hellhole: Inferno, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Islands of Rage and Hope, John Ringo
Table of Less Valued Knights, Marie Phillips
Supernatural Enhancements, Edgar Cantero

Trade Paperback:

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black
Cursed Moon, Jaye Wells
Journal of the Plague Year, Malcolm Cross
Maddaddam, Margaret Atwood
Only a Witch Can Fly, Alison McGhee
Soda Pop Soldier, Nick Cole
Summer and Bird, Katherine Catmull
Trillium, Jeff Lemire

Mass Market Paperback:

Scorched, Mari Mancusi

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