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March 9, 2013

It’s Time For A Turn Of Light. Really!

This coming Saturday, March 9th, we’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting a launch for Julie E. Czerneda’s new novel A Turn Of Light.  It’s the first major work of fantasy from this noted SF author, and we’re so looking forward to seeing it take flight.

Please join us here at the store at 3pm on Saturday March 9th.  Julie will be here, of course, spreading cheer everywhere, along with books and toad cookies.  And you KNOW you can’t miss that.

Start: March 9, 2013 3:00 pm
End: March 9, 2013 6:00 pm

March 1, 2013

Cory Doctorow!

The inimitable Cory Doctorow is coming to town!

He’ll join us in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith Library (239 College, at Huron) this Friday March 1st (it’s a big space — let’s try to fill it!).  He’s finishing up his tour for Homeland, the sequel to his spectacular novel Little Brother. But since he’s Cory, we’ll probably also hear about e-rights, fabulous new tech, parenting, legislation, travel and… pretty much anything anyone cares to ask about.   Engaged, entertaining, and energetic: that’s Cory Doctorow.

Doors open at 6pm: the event will start at 7pm.  We’d love to see you there.


Start: March 1, 2013 6:00 pm
End: March 1, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Lillian H. Smith Library (basement)
239 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada

February 20, 2013


On Wednesday February 20th, Toronto author Megan Crewe will launch her new post-apocalyptic novel The Lives We Lost, and we’re selling the  books.  There’ll be a reading, a signing, refreshments and swag giveaways (knowing Megan, the swag will be choice).  And if you’re worried about what to do in case of a real apocalypse, a Highlands Wilderness Training Institute representative will be on hand for a demo of essential urban and wilderness survival skills.

Join us at No One Writes To The Colonel (460 College, just west of Bathurst) at 7pm.

Start: February 20, 2013 7:00 pm
End: February 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: No One Writes To The Colonel
460 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada

February 18, 2013

Family Day

Bakka Phoenix will be closed on Monday February 18th, in an attempt to obtain a family.  But since we’re not trying too hard, we’ll be open as usual on Sunday Feb. 17th and Tuesday Feb. 19th.



Start: February 18, 2013
End: February 18, 2013

February 15, 2013


Yes, it’s true.  Brandon Sanderson is coming to town.  Cue the squeee!!

On Friday February 15th, Brandon will be in Toronto to celebrate the launch of  A Memory Of Light.  Since the event promises to be huge, and we didn’t want anyone huddling outside in the cold, we’re hosting it offsite in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith library at 239 College (at Huron, just east of Spadina).  The event begins at 7pm.  Doors will open at 6pm, and it’ll be first come, first seated.

A few points of information:

– This is a free event, no tickets or registration required.

– You aren’t required to buy the book from us in order to attend, though of course we’d love it if you did.  We’ll definitely have copies of A Memory Of Light available for sale that night, along with Brandon’s other titles.

– Given the size of the event, we’re going to set a limit of 3 books signed per trip through the line (and remember: Brandon’s books. Not Robert Jordan’s). Then you can rejoin the line, and get more books signed if time permits.

-Books signed?  Definitely.  Memorabilia?  Bring it on.  Body parts?  Er, no thank you.  And yes, you can take photographs.

– It’s going to be AWESOME!


Start: February 15, 2013 6:00 pm
End: February 15, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Lillian H. Smith Library (basement)
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239 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada

February 13, 2013

Meet Peter V. Brett

Internationally bestselling author Peter V. Brett will drop by the store on Wednesday February 13th!

Join us to celebrate the launch of  The Daylight War, the third book in his massively successful ‘Demon Cycle’ series.  Meet the author, get books signed, and generally enjoying being social in the middle of  dreary February.  If that’s not enough to get you out on a school night, we’ll have snacks and drinks too.  The cookies will go out at 7pm;  hope to see you here soonafter.



Start: February 13, 2013 7:00 pm
End: February 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Bakka Phoenix

February 3, 2013

Sunday Filk

On Sunday February 3rd, Bakka Phoenix will host the Filk Society of Upper Canada.  Everyone’s invited to play, sing, or even just listen.  Make a joyful noise unto the books!  Noon till 5:30, down in the basement.




Start: February 3, 2013 12:00 pm
End: February 3, 2013 5:30 pm
Venue: Bakka Phoenix

January 19, 2013


This coming Saturday, January 19th, Bakka Phoenix will launch The Red Knight, the stunning new historical fantasy adventure by Miles Cameron.  We’ve got Miles’ armour in the window — along with the book he shot with an arrow when asked to prove he could actually wear and use said armour properly.  In other words:  wow, do we feel like underachievers.

Join us here at the store this Saturday at 3pm.  There will be books, and funny anecdotes, and lots of talk about armour and weapons.  And cake!  The party starts at 3pm, and we’d love to have you.






Start: January 19, 2013 3:00 pm
End: January 19, 2013 6:00 pm

December 15, 2012

Appreciating What Matters

A quick reminder:

Tomorrow, Saturday December 15th, is our Customer Appreciation Day.  We’ll have treats for you, and free gift-wrapping, and, oh yes, everything will be 15% off.  Because we love you guys! And we think it’s important to demonstrate appreciation when and where it’s due.

Especially today.



Start: December 15, 2012
End: December 15, 2012

December 7, 2012

Can’t Hardly Wait

Tomorrow night’s going to be GREAT! Because we’re going to help launch Adrienne Kress’s new novel The Friday Society. It’s a fabulous book, and the party’s going to be epic.  You should come!

Join us at 7pm tomorrow night, Friday December 7th, at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. West, just east of Dufferin). There’ll be a reading, Steampunk displays and martial arts demonstrations, plus a screening for the book trailer.*



Start: December 7, 2012 7:00 pm
End: December 8, 2012 2:00 am
Venue: Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, Canada