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June 6, 2018


On Saturday June 16th we’ll host a panel discussion on the crossover appeal of YA novels.

Please join us at 2pm to hear local YA authors L.E. Sterling, James Bow, Erin Bow, Lena Coakley, and V.S. McGrath discuss why so many readers are drawn to YA stories.

Start: June 6, 2018 2:00 pm
End: June 6, 2018 4:30 pm


Please join us here at the store at 3pm on Saturday June 23rd for the launch of Freeze-Frame Revolution, the new book by Peter Watts.

It’s been ages since he’s had a new title: you know you wanna come.

Start: June 6, 2018
End: June 6, 2018

August 12, 2017

Venera Dreams

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


Start: August 12, 2017 3:00 pm
End: August 12, 2017 4:30 pm

July 24, 2017

Ben’s Big Ol’ Birthday Sale

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.

Start: July 24, 2017
End: July 30, 2017

June 24, 2017

Movie Night At The Merril

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.

Start: June 24, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 24, 2017 9:30 pm

May 11, 2017

Adrienne Kress

We’ll be offsite tonight with our friend Adrienne Kress, to celebrate the launch of the first book in her new Explorers series, The Door In The Alley.

Join us — and Adrienne — at 7pm at The Blake House (449 Jarvis, south of Wellesley) for bookish shenanigans. And, of course, a pig in a teeny hat.


Start: May 11, 2017 7:00 pm
End: May 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The Blake House
449 Jarvis, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 2, 2017

Nicholas Eames & Miles Cameron

Our era of All The Authors continues! Next Tuesday, May 2nd, we’ll host Nicholas Eames AND Miles Cameron here. Two great authors; one great event.

Please join us at the store at 6:30pm to meet them both, discover their amazing books, and learn all about mercenaries in historical fantasy.

The event is free, open to all, and comes with snacks. Can’t make it but would like a book? Just let us know.

*we’ll also have Christian Cameron, as kind of a bonus.

Start: May 2, 2017 6:30 pm
End: May 2, 2017 8:00 pm

April 30, 2017

Cory Doctorow

It’s tomorrow!

That’s right, on Sunday April 30th, Cory will be here to launch his newest novel, Walkaway.

He’s on tour and we’re lucky enough to have him at 3pm. Join us! Cape and goggles not required.

Start: April 30, 2017 3:00 pm
End: April 30, 2017 6:00 pm

April 29, 2017

Authors For Indies Day

This Saturday, we’re getting a whole pile of new booksellers! Well, kind of.

April 29th is Authors for Indies Day across Canada, where Canadian authors roll up their sleeves and show their support for independent bookstores by coming in to recommend their own favourite books!

We’ll be hosting a star-studded lineup of authors and editors, including:

Young adult author Kate Blair, whose  first novel, Transferral, has been shortlisted for Saskatchewan’s Snow Willow Award and Manitoba’s Young Readers’ Choice Award and optioned by Temple Street Productions, makers of Orphan Black. Her second science fiction YA novel is due out in September. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Young adult author Megan Crewe, whose fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels have been nominated for the Sunburst Award, the White Pine Award, and made the International Literacy Association Young Adults’ Choices and OLA Best Bets Lists. Her latest novel, A Mortal Song, follows a mortal changeling through a war between ghosts and Japanese kami—and her own struggle to find her place. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lambda Award finalist Kristyn Dunnion‘s short work has appeared in SubTerrain Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Tahoma Literary Review and The New Guard V. She is the 2015 Machigonne Fiction Prize winner and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her post-apocalyptic novel, Tarry This Night, will be out Fall 2017 from Arsenal Pulp Press. – 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Multi-award-winning literary horror author and critic Gemma Files, whose latest novel, Experimental Film, won both the 2016 Sunburst Award and 2016 Shirley Jackson Award. – 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Author, editor, and books industry buyer Claire Humphrey, whose short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex, Crossed Genres, Fantasy Magazine, and Podcastle—and whose first novel, Spells of Blood and Kin, evokes an atmospheric paranormal Toronto. – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Author, poet, essayist, and editor Dominik Parisien‘s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and Shock Totem, and he is the editor of The Starlit Wood and Clockwork Canada, an anthology of Canadian Steampunk. – 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Multi-award-winning writer and illustrator Kevin Sylvester, best known for his Neil Flambé books, has made his first foray into science fiction with Minrs and Minrs2, a breath-held space colony adventure series for middle-grade readers. – 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Come on by, grab a snack, and take the chance to celebrate independent bookstores—and chat with a great crew of authors about the books you and they love.



Start: April 29, 2017
End: April 29, 2017

April 23, 2017

L.E. Sterling

Tomorrow, Sunday April 23rd, author L.E. Sterling will join us here at the store at 1pm to launch her new book, True North. We’d love for you to come!

Can’t come but would like a signed copy? We can make that happen!

Start: April 23, 2017 1:00 pm
End: April 23, 2017 3:30 pm