The Annual Summer Closure

August 18th, 2017

It’s coming up to the end of August, and that means we’re heading out for our annual summer closure!

Bakka-Phoenix will be closed from Monday, August 21st to Sunday, August 27th, reopening on Monday, August 28th. Drop by this weekend if you need to stock up on Labour Day reading, and otherwise: Have a great end of summer, play safe, pet every dog, and we’ll see you in a week!

Venera Dreams

August 11th, 2017

Join us on Saturday August 12th for the launch of Venera Dreams by Claude Lalumière. 3pm — all are welcome.

 

Dates To Remember In August

August 2nd, 2017

Since we’ve got a lot going on in August — and probably so do you — here’s a list of dates to remember.

Monday August 7th: Closed for Simcoe Day

Saturday August 12th: Join us at the store at 3pm to celebrate the launch of Claude Lalumiere‘s Venera Dreams.

Wednesday August 16th: ChiSeries Reading Series featuring Costi Gurgu; Robert Priest; Noah Wareness. 8pm at The Round (152A Augusta)

Monday August 21st – Sunday August 27th: Bakka Phoenix will be closed all week. We’ll open again as usual Monday morning August 28th.

Tuesday August 29th: we’ll be at Supermarket (268 Augusta) at 6:30pm to help Vikki Van Sickle launch her new book The Winnowing.

Hot Books

August 1st, 2017

… to go with the summer weather.

Hardcover
HALLS OF LAW, V.M. Escalada
THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY, Richard Jackson
HALF-DROWNED KING, Linnea Hartkuyker
AFTER ON, Rob Reid
CLOCKWORK DYNASTY, Daniel H. Wilson
BEDLAM STACKS, Natasha Pulley
DARK NET, Benjamin Percy
THE WOOD, Chelsea Bobulski
REAPING THE AURORA, Joshua Palmatier

Trade Paperback
VENERA DREAMS, Claude Lalumiere (Claude will be here to launch this one Sat. Aug 12th at 3pm. Please join us!)
FAITHFUL, Alice Hoffman
GATES OF TAGMETH, P.C. Hodgell
MAN OF SHADOWS, Jeff Noon
CROSSTALK, Connie Willis
GODS OF DAWN, Steve White
UNQUIET SPIRITS, Bonnie MacBird
URBAN ENEMIES, Joseph Nassie, editor
NOUMENON, Marina J. Lostetter
BEAUTY OF DARKNESS, Mary E. Pearson
BEAST, Paul Kingsnorth
GRIP OF IT, Jac Jemc
RED RIGHT HAND, Levi Black
ADVENTURER’S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES, Wade Albert White
AGE OF ASSASSINS, R.J. Baker
FROSTBLOOD, Elly Blake

Mass Market
WILDFIRE, Ilona Andrews
NIGHT WITHOUT STARS, Peter F. Hamilton
DYING GAME, Asa Avdic
SW: ROGUE ONE, Alexander Freed
CHILDREN OF THE DIVIDE, Patrick S. Tomlinson
UNITED STATES OF JAPAN, Peter Tieryas
DREAMING HUNT, Cindy Dees & Bill Flippin
ECHOES IN DEATH, J.D. Robb
ETERNITY’S MIND, Kevin J. Anderson
THE EXILE, C.T. Adams

Canadians Reading Canadians

July 28th, 2017

BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry.

They also publish periodic reports about books, genres, customers, and the state of reading in Canada in general. Like this one:

Books, Books, Books

July 25th, 2017

Just because we’re having a big sale doesn’t mean we don’t also have a bunch of new titles for you (though they’re not on sale at the moment). Like:

Hardcover
BURIED HEART, Kate Elliott
WITCHWOOD CROWN, Tad Williams
UNHOLY CONSULT, R. Scott Bakker
ASSASSIN’S PRICE, L.E. Modesitt Jr.
MONSTER HUNTER SIEGE, Larry Correia
TALON OF GOD, Wesley Snipes & Ray Norman
99 STORMTROOPERS JOIN THE EMPIRE, Greg Stones
KILLING IS MY BUSINESS, Adam Christopher
AGE OF SWORDS, Michael J. Sullivan
LIBRARY OF FATES, Aditi Khorana
ARMISTICE, Harry Turtledove
INFERNO SQUAD, Christie Golden
BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL, Jo Ellen Bogart
FIREFLY, BACK FROM THE BLACK, Joey Spiotto

Trade Paperback
GREAT ORDEAL, R. Scott Bakker
TIME SIEGE, Wesley Chu
THE TELLING, Alexandra Sirowy
FIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON, Leena Likitalo
STAR WARS SUPER GRAPHIC, Tim Leong
BLACK MOULD, Ben Aaronovitch, et al
BONE WHITE, Ronald Malfi
DREAM KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, Emily Colin
GILDED CAGE, Vic Cage

Mass Market
HEROINE COMPLEX, Sarah Kuhn
DEATH’S BRIGHT DAY, David Drake
EXTINCTION AGE, Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Ben’s Big Ol’ Birthday Sale

July 21st, 2017

In an effort to distract him from his advancing age, we’re having a big sale for Ben’s birthday.

All next week:
- graphic novels will be 25% off
- used books will be 50% off
- our $5/bag table will be in fully swing (we give you the bag; you fill it for $5*)

The sale willl run from start of day Monday July 24th to end of day July 30th. You don’t wanna miss it.

 

*yeah, you read that right: only five bucks.

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

  • The Annual Summer Closure
    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Venera Dreams
    August 12, 2017 3:00 pm
  • Ben’s Big Ol’ Birthday Sale
    July 24, 2017
  • Movie Night At The Merril
    June 24, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Adrienne Kress
    May 11, 2017 7:00 pm