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April 22, 2017

Ian McDonald

This Saturday, April 22nd, please join us here at the store to welcome author Ian McDonald.

He’ll be here at 2pm to celebrate the release of Luna: Wolf Moon (and also the TR release of Luna: New Moon). It’s a rare chance you don’t want to miss. Can’t make the event but want a copy? Just let us know.

Start: April 22, 2017 2:00 pm
End: April 22, 2017 4:00 pm

March 18, 2017

Samantha Shannon

Reminder: on Saturday March 18th, Samantha Shannon will join us at the store at 2pm to celebrate the release of Song Rising — and you’re invited!

If you can’t make the event but would like a personalized copy of the book, just let us know.


Start: March 18, 2017 2:00 pm
End: March 18, 2017 4:00 pm

February 23, 2017

Today We Are Valiant!

Okay, possibly not today, but on Thursday Feb. 23rd we definitely will be!

And you can be, too! Please join us at 7pm on the 23rd at The Dominion (500 Queen St. East) for the launch of Lesley Livingston‘s newest book The Valiant. Come for the books; stay for the gladiatorial combat!

Start: February 23, 2017 7:00 pm
End: February 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Dominion
500 Queen St. East, Canada

February 18, 2017

Time Bandits!

Tomorrow, Saturday February 18th, the Friends of the Merril will screen Time Bandits, the 1981 Terry Gilliam film about exploring fantastic places, and the power of imagination. There’ll be a short discussion afterwards, with related book recommendations. Also: popcorn!

They’ll start at 7pm in the basement of the Lilian H. Smith branch at 239 College Street (at Huron). The event is free and open to everyone.

Start: February 18, 2017 7:00 pm
End: February 18, 2017 9:30 pm
Venue: Lillian H. Smith TPL branch
239 College, Canada

December 10, 2016

Tis That Season

…the season for our Almost-But-Not-Quite-Annual Christmas party!

Please join us here at the store on Saturday December 10th. All day long, we’ll have tasty snacks, free gift-wrapping, and a store-wide discount.

In addition, at 3pm, we’ll welcome two very special guests: A.M. Dellamonica and Robert Charles Wilson, both of whom have brand new books this week (Nature Of A Pirate and Last Year, respectively).

Who doesn’t love a party? Okay, some people don’t. But this one’s special, and you should totally come!

Start: December 10, 2016
End: December 10, 2016

November 26, 2016

Two Books Are Better Than One

Please join us on Saturday November 26th, for a double book launch. Sarah Raughley and E.K. Johnston will be here to celebrate the release of Fate Of Flames and Star Wars: Ahsoka, respectively.

The snacks go out at 3pm: hope to see you here!

Start: November 26, 2016 3:00 pm
End: November 26, 2016 5:00 pm

November 5, 2016

Gerald Brandt

This Saturday, November 5th, please join us here at the store at 3pm to celebrate the launch of Gerald Brandt‘s action-packed new science fiction novel The Operative.

Start: November 5, 2016 3:00 pm
End: November 5, 2016 5:00 pm

October 15, 2016

Salarian Desert Game

This Saturday, October 15th, we’ll host Canadian author J.A. McLachlan as we celebrate the launch of her exciting new YA title The Salarian Desert Game.

Join us for the action, the adventure, and the cookies! 3pm, right here in the store!

Start: October 15, 2016 3:00 pm
End: October 15, 2016 5:00 pm

October 13, 2016

Drew Hayden Taylor

We’re thrilled to announce that on Thursday October 13th, we’ll launch Take Us To Your Chief, a brand new First Nations science fiction collection by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Please join us at 6:30 to meet Drew, award-winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter, journalist, and short fiction author.

Start: October 13, 2016 6:30 pm
End: October 13, 2016 9:00 pm

October 1, 2016

Bow And Bow

On Saturday October 1st, Bakka Phoenix will host a double book launch. We’re very happy to have the opportunity to celebrate both Erin Bow’s Swan Rider (follow-up to Scorpion Rules) AND James Bow’s Icarus Down.*

Please join us at the store at 3pm to meet the authors, talk about books, and generally enjoy two Bows for the price of one!**

*yes, relation
**and that price is: free!


Start: October 1, 2016 3:00 pm
End: October 1, 2016 5:00 pm