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June 21, 2016


Please join us here at the store at 7pm on Tuesday June 21st to celebrate both the start of summer and Guy Gavriel Kay‘s newest book Children Of Earth And Sky.

Guy has donated a SPECTACULAR prize: a gorgeous leatherbound edition of Children Of Earth And Sky, one of only 10 copies in existence. We’ll hold a draw for it after his reading; you have to be here to win (and, y’know, to enjoy the party and all).

Start: June 21, 2016 7:00 pm
End: June 21, 2016 9:00 pm

June 18, 2016

David Brin

We’re thrilled to annouce that author and futurist David Brin will visit this Saturday, June 18th!

Please join us at the store at 3pm to meet David, and check out his new short story collection Insistence Of Vision. It’s going to be a great afternoon; you should totally come.


EDITED, JUNE 16:  David has let us know that he will not, in fact, be able to make it Toronto this weekend. So we will NOT be hosting him on the 18th. We wish him well, and hope we’ll have a chance to see him when he’s next in town.

Start: June 18, 2016 3:00 pm
End: June 18, 2016 5:00 pm

June 12, 2016

The Axe And The Scalpel

This coming Sunday, June 12th, editor and anthologist Michael Matheson will lead an editing workshop here, aptly titled ‘The Axe and the Scalpel’.

It starts at 1pm. Tickets are available at eventbrite or at the door.

Start: June 12, 2016 1:00 pm
End: June 12, 2016 3:00 pm

May 29, 2016

City Of Hope And Ruin

On Sunday May 29th, we’re pleased to host local (co-)author Siri Paulson and the launch of City Of Hope And Ruin.
Please join us at the store at 2pm. It’s cool and we have cookies!


Start: May 29, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 29, 2016 4:00 pm

May 21, 2016


Woot! We’re happy to announce that on Saturday May 21st we’ll help Madeline Ashby launch her new book Company Town.

Join us at the store at 3pm and celebrate the release of a book i09 calls ‘killer concept’.


Start: May 21, 2016 3:00 pm
End: May 21, 2016 5:00 pm

May 14, 2016

L.E. Sterling

Please join us on Saturday May 14th for the launch of Toronto author L.E. Sterling‘s new book True Born. Come celebrate the launch of a powerful new voice in the genre. The cookies go out at 3pm: hope to see you here.

Can’t make it, but want a signed copy? Just let us know.


Start: May 14, 2016 3:00 pm
End: May 14, 2016 5:00 pm

May 5, 2016


Please join us here at the store on Thursday May 5th to welcome formerly-local author Naomi Foyle back to Toronto, and help launch her new novel Astra.

We’ll put the refreshments out for 6:30, and would love to have you join us.

Start: May 5, 2016 6:30 pm
End: May 5, 2016 8:30 pm

April 17, 2016

Grants Writing Workshop

Ever wanted to apply for an Arts grant but found the whole process daunting? This Sunday April 17th at 1pm, author and editor Michael Matheson will lead a workshop here at the store on the best practices for writing individual and organizational grants.

Tickets are available at the door, or via EventBrite.

Start: April 17, 2016 1:00 pm
End: April 17, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: 84 Harbord St.

April 7, 2016

Fan Fiction Panel Discussion

Tonight at 7pm the Friends of the Merril will host a panel discussion on Fan Fiction. Join author panelists Madeline Ashby, Kelly Robson, Gemma Files and Léonicka and hear why they take time off from writing for a living to write fanfic for fun. Discussion will be moderated by Léonicka.

This event, located in the 3rd floor reading room of the Merril Collection, Lillian H. Smith library (239 College Street, at Huron), is free and open to everyone.

Start: April 7, 2016 7:00 pm
End: April 7, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Merril Collection
239 College St., 3rd floor, Canada

March 12, 2016

2016 Toronto Spec Fic Colloquium

Last year’s Spec Fic Colloquium was terrific. This year is poised to be even more amazing. Join us at Innis Town Hall tomorrow for speakers like A.M. Dellamonica, Peter Chiykowski, Michael Rowe, Peter Watts, Andrew Pyper, and… wait for it… Margaret Atwood*.

9:30-5:30, Saturday March 12.
Tickets available online, or at the door (2 Sussex Ave).


Start: March 12, 2016 9:30 am
End: March 12, 2016 5:30 pm
Venue: Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave., Canada