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July 12, 2014

Child Of A Hidden Sea

Next Saturday, July 12th, we’re pleased to present the launch for A.M. Dellamonica’s new book Child Of A Hidden Sea. Please join us here at 3:30 to share in the fun. Meet the author! Discover an amazing book! Nom some cookies!

We’re looking forward to having you. If you can’t make the event but want a signed copy, just let us know.


Start: July 12, 2014 3:30 pm
End: July 12, 2014 6:00 pm

June 28, 2014

Sun and Rain

On Saturday June 28th, Amanda Sun will be on hand to launch of Rain, the second book in her ‘Paper Gods’ series. Join us here at the store at 3pm to celebrate the book, meet the author, eat some delicious snacks, and generally enjoy life.



Start: June 28, 2014 3:00 pm
End: June 28, 2014 3:00 pm

June 24, 2014

Kevin Hearne!

Guys! Guys! Kevin Hearne is coming to visit!

The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles will be here on Tuesday June 24th. Come help us celebrate the release of Shattered, and meet the creator of everyone’s favourite modern-day druid. It’s a free event: no tickets or registration required. Snacks’ll go out at 6:30; the event will start at 7pm; we’d love for you to join us.

If you can’t make the party but would like a signed copy, let us know in the comments. Or, y’know, give us a call.

Start: June 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: June 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Bakka Phoenix
Phone: 416-963-9993
84 Harbord St., Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S1G5

May 29, 2014

Lesley Livingston, Live And In Person!

Join us tomorrow to celebrate the launch of Now And For Never, the final book in Lesley Livingston’s time-travel adventure series (which began with Once Every Never, and continued with Every Never After).

There’s be food, drinks, a reading, and live music (Psst! Lesley’s gonna sing, guys!). So meet us at The Dominion on Queen, at 500 Queen St. East, at 7:30pm tomorrow.

Start: May 29, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: The Dominion On Queen
500 Queen St. East, Canada

May 21, 2014

One For the Writers

Tonight, the Friends of the Merril Collection and the Toronto Public Library will present a panel discussion for those interested in genre fiction and the publishing field: “Selling Genre Fiction in a Splintering Publishing Market“. Panelists include authors Leah Bobet, Hugh Spencer, and Nina Munteau.

Get the word on the market, publishing, and the submission process — directly from working writers and editors. Join the conversation tonight at the Merril Collection reading room, 3rd floor of the Lillan H. Smith Library (239 College) at 7 PM.

Start: May 21, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 21, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: The Merril Collection
239 College St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 9, 2014

Humans Of Toronto!

Be it known that on Friday May 9th, we will be hosting not one but two amazingly interesting writers: Saladin Ahmed and Chuck Wendig!

Join us at the store at 6:30pm for what promises to be a really great evening. There will be books, and authors, and dancing marmosets, and snacks, and writerly wisdom, and a bare-knuckle cage match, and humour, and all manner of wonderful things*.  You should totally come!

*some things on this list might not appear exactly as described

Start: May 9, 2014 6:30 pm
End: May 9, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Bakka Phoenix
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84 Harbord St., Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S1G5

April 27, 2014


This Sunday, April 27th, the wonderful Julie E. Czerneda will be here at the store to teach a ChiSeries workshop on story and setting. It’s a excellent opportunity for those looking to make their writing more powerful and effective.

If you’re interested, the details can be found here.

Start: April 27, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 27, 2014 2:00 pm

April 19, 2014

Face The Elements

On Saturday April 19th, we’ll launch Elements, the new collection by Suzanne Church. There’ll be a reading, a chance to chat with the author, and a special appearance by Sandra Kasturi: poet, editor and all-round awesome person. Join us here at the store at 3pm.

Start: April 19, 2014 3:00 pm
End: April 19, 2014 3:00 pm

March 29, 2014

Karl Schroeder!

Karl Schroeder is back with a brand new book, and Bakka Phoenix gets to launch it!

Join us right here at the store on Saturday March 29th for the launch of Lockstep. Karl will be on hand to discuss how family dynamics can lead to intergalactic empires. Y’know, like they do. We’ll get started at 3pm; we’d love for you to join us.


Start: March 29, 2014 3:00 pm
End: March 29, 2014 5:00 pm

March 22, 2014

Miles Cameron!

This coming Saturday, March 22nd, Bakka Phoenix wil launch The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron. It’s the second book in Cameron’s swashbuckling  ‘Traitor Son’ cycle. Join us at the store at 3pm to meet Miles*, get books signed, and talk about interesting things. Things like swords! Armour! Tournament fighting! And dessert!

*and mebbe even his alter ego, Christian

Start: March 22, 2014 3:00 pm
End: March 22, 2014 5:00 pm