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March 20, 2015

Rachel Hartman, Live And In Person!

This Friday, March 20th, author Rachel Hartman will launch Shadow Scale, the follow-up to her first book, the spectacular Seraphina. Mere words can’t convey just how excited we are about this: I think only interpretive dance can do justice to our anticipation.

Please join us at the Merril Collection (in the Lillian H. Smith library, at 239 College) at 7pm this Friday. We’ll talk with Rachel about dragons, and music, and books, and oh, all sorts of cool stuff. The event is free, and books will be available for purchase.


Start: March 20, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Merril Collection
239 College St., Canada

March 13, 2015

Sounds Logical. And Fun!

Tonight and tomorrow, March 13th and 14th, the Tranzac Club presents WE GROK SPOCK, a celebration of the life of Leonard Nimoy through dramatic readings of classic Star Trek episodes.

Different actors will join the readings each night. Doors open at 7pm, and the shows start at 8pm. Entrance fee is $10, and proceeds benefit The Lung Association.

Start: March 13, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 13, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick, Toronto, Canada
Cost: $10

March 6, 2015

Nnedi Okorafor Is In Town!

And you have two chances to see her this weekend. Tomorrow night, Friday March 6th, she’ll be at the Merril Collection (239 College St.) at 7pm, courtesy of CZP and the Friends of the Merril. Doors open for this free event at 6:30pm

Then on Saturday March 7th, she’ll be the Guest of Honour at the 2015 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium, held at The Round (152A Augusta Ave.) from 9:30-5:30. Tickets and information available here.



Start: March 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Merril Collection
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239 College St., Canada

February 28, 2015


Owen Thorskard, valiant at heart, hopeless at algebra, is a dragonslayer. As such, he owes the Oil Watch a period of service. But unlike most, Owen brings company along with him when it’s time for him to serve. Needless to say, things get complicated, dragonslayer style.

Please join us at the store at 3pm on Saturday February 28th for the launch of Prairie Fire, by E.K. Johnston. The author will be on hand to sign books, discuss dragons, and generally be awesome.


Start: February 28, 2015 3:00 pm
End: February 28, 2015 6:00 pm

February 11, 2015


Join us on Wednesday February 11th to meet author JAMES S.A. COREY (aka: Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck).

They’ll drop by at 7on on the 11th to meet readers, answer questions about the TV show based on their ‘Expanse’ series (being filmed right here in Toronto), and generally be awesome. You should come too!

The event is free; we’ll have snacks; everyone is welcome.

Start: February 11, 2015 7:00 pm
End: February 11, 2015 9:00 pm

February 7, 2015

Music And Books! Books And Music!

The annual Bakka-Phoenix gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans who also love music is this Saturday, February 7, 1-5 pm, down in the basement.

Feel free to bring friends who might enjoy the music. Participants and listeners are equally welcome. The event is family-friendly, so bring kids too. It’s free, and there’ll be snacks!

Start: February 7, 2015 1:00 pm
End: February 7, 2015 5:00 pm

January 31, 2015

Book Swap

Our friendly across-the-street neighbor, the wonderful Red Fish Blue Fish Creative Cafe, is hosting a book swap this Saturday, January 31st, from 10-4.

The basic idea: you bring a book (or ten) in to trade, and take a book (or ten) back. It’s free, open to all ages, and sure to be a lot of fun. You can find complete details here.


Start: January 31, 2015 10:00 am
End: January 31, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Red Fish Blue Fish
73 Harbord St., Toronto, ON, Canada

January 14, 2015

Lesley Livingston’s Transcendent

On Wednesday January 14th, please join us at the Joy Bistro (884 Queen St. East) for the launch of Transcendent, the final book in Lesley Livingston‘s ‘Starling’ series.

Come on out at 7pm. There’ll be music, libations, and all manner of frolic (in other words: a typical Lesley event).

Photo: LESLEY LIVINGSTON'S TRANSCENDENT  On Wednesday January 14th, please join us at the Joy Bistro (884 Queen St. East) for the launch of TRANSCENDENT, the final book in Lesley Livingston's 'Starling' series.   Come on out at 7pm. There'll be music, libations, and all manner of frolic (in other words: a typical Lesley event).

Start: January 14, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 14, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Joy Bistro
884 Queen St. East, Canada

December 27, 2014

Boxing Day Sale (Lasts Until New Year’s Eve)!


All new books:  15% off.
All used books:  50% off.

Have fun!

Start: December 27, 2014
End: December 31, 2014

December 18, 2014

Carbide Tipped Pens

Join us at the Merill Collection (239 College, 3rd floor) at 7pm on Thursday December 18th for the launch of Carbide Tipped Pens, an anthology of hard SF stories edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi.

From tattoos that treat allergies to hazardous missions to Mars, from the end of the world to the farthest limits of human invention, Carbide Tipped Pens turns startling new ideas into state-of-the art science fiction.

Start: December 18, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 18, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: The Merril Collection
239 College Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada