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November 4, 2015

Too Far Gone

On Wednesday November 4th, Bakka Phoenix will celebrate the launch of Chadwick Ginther‘s Too Far Gone, the final book in his ‘Thunder Road’ trilogy.

…In which Ted Callan has three days to unearth the Bright Sword, defeat the fire giant, and save the world. And, um, attend a wedding. But hey, no pressure.

Join us at the store at 6:30. We’ll have snacks and talk about the magical inhabitants of Manitoba!

Start: November 4, 2015 6:30 pm
End: November 4, 2015 8:30 pm

October 24, 2015

Diversity in SF/F: A Panel Discussion

Join The Friends of the Merril on Saturday, October 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 for a roundtable discussion, Seeing Our Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The event is sponsored by the Toronto Public Library.

The discussion will be moderated by academic & artist Derek Newman-Stille. The panelists will be Dr. Kathryn Allan, Editor of Disability in Science Fiction and Co-Editor of Accessing the Future;  Kelly Robson, Author of “Two-Year Man”, “Waters of Versailles”, and “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill”; and Léonicka, creator of

The event will be held in the reading room of the Merril Collection, 3rd floor of the Lillian H. Smith Library at 239 College Street. The library is wheelchair accessible and can be approached, entered, and used by persons with physical and/or sensory disabilities.

The event is free and all are welcome!

Start: October 24, 2015 2:00 pm
End: October 24, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Merril Collection
239 College St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, Canada

October 10, 2015

Tanya Huff Is Coming To Town!

On Saturday! Yes, this Saturday, October 10th, Tanya Huff will be here at the store to launch An Ancient Peace, the first book in her new ‘Peacekeeper’ series.

Join us at 3pm for a chance to talk to Tanya (which is never a chance to be missed), to pick up a copy of her new book, and generally fill up on enjoyment so as to make it through the Thanksgiving weekend with the extended family.

Can’t make the event but want a signed copy? Just let us know.

Start: October 10, 2015 3:00 pm
End: October 10, 2015 5:00 pm

October 4, 2015

Two Great Authors: One Great Afternoon

It’s happening this weekend!

Please join us at the store on Sunday October 4th for an event with two Canadian YA authors. E.K. Johnston will be on hand to launch her new book A Thousand Nights, along with special guest Erin Bow, with her newest title The Scorpion Rules.

The event is free and open to everyone. We’ll put the cookies out at 2pm: we’d love for you to be here.

Start: October 4, 2015 2:00 pm
End: October 4, 2015 2:00 pm

October 3, 2015

Kate Blair

This is a friendly neighborhood reminder:  on Saturday October 3rd, author Kate Blair will be at the store to launch her new book Transferral. Join us here at 3pm to meet the author, get books signed, and imagine a world in which the rich can transfer their ailments to the  poor.


Start: October 3, 2015 3:00 pm
End: October 3, 2015 5:00 pm

June 27, 2015


Next Saturday, June 27th, we’ll launch not one but TWO brand new novels by Ed Greenwood. Please join us here at 3pm to help us celebrate The Iron Assassin and Spellstorm.

Ed will be on hand to talk about books, and gaming, and pretty much anything (Ed’s like that). It’ll be a great afternoon; we’d love for you to be here.

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Start: June 27, 2015 3:00 pm
End: June 27, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Bakka Phoenix

June 23, 2015

Morgan Rhodes

We are truly pleased to announce that on the evening of Tuesday June 23rd, Bakka Phoenix will help Morgan Rhodes launch her new novel, A Book Of Spirits And Thieves.

It’s the newest book by the author of the ‘Falling Kingdoms’ trilogy (and some of you might recognize the neighborhood in which parts of it are set!). Please join us here at 6:30pm to meet the author, talk about books, and maybe even eat some snacks.

Bakka-Phoenix Books"s photo.
Start: June 23, 2015 6:30 pm
End: June 23, 2015 8:30 pm

May 30, 2015


This Saturday, May 30th, we’re very pleased to help launch Aickman’s Heirs, a collection of short stories inspired by Robert Aickman, master of the ‘strange’ story.

Editor Simon Strantzas will be on hand, along with contributors Richard Gavin, Helen Marshall, and David Nickle. We’d love to have you join us at 3pm. Come for the books; stay for the conversation (and the snacks).


Start: May 30, 2015 3:00 pm
End: May 30, 2015 5:00 pm

May 23, 2015


This Saturday, May 23rd, Bakka Phoenix will launch Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith. It’s the second book in her ‘Towers’ trilogy, which has been called “beautiful”, “evocative”, “imaginative”, “insightful”, and “vibrant”.

We’d love to have you celebrate with us: please join us at 3pm. We’ll have snacks!


Start: May 23, 2015 3:00 pm
End: May 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Bakka Phoenix
84 Harbord St., Canada

May 2, 2015

Authors For Indies Day

Saturday May 2nd is Authors For Indies Day. All across Canada, more than 600 authors across Canada will spend time in their local independent bookstores, making recommendations, helping customers, and generally being amazing.

Bakka Phoenix has a long tradition of authors-as-staff. But this Saturday, in addition to Leah Bobet and Michelle West*, customers will also have a chance to chat with Nicolas Billon, Christian Cameron, and Liisa Ladouceur.

It’s going to be a great day. Wherever you are, I hope you stop by your local independent bookstore to take part in the fun.

For more details about the day, check out their website. You may see some familiar faces!


*who is also Michelle Sagara AND Michelle Sagara West**
**but you probably knew that already.

Start: May 2, 2015 11:00 am
End: May 2, 2015 6:00 pm