Archive for the ‘Featured Books’ Category

Tanya Huff Is Coming To Town!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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.

Two Great Authors: One Great Afternoon

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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.

Kate Blair

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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.


It’s Here.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett’s final book, has arrived.

I cried a little bit, opening the boxes. Not just because he’s gone, but because of everything he gave us before he went.


Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

This is hard to say. But here goes:

The new Terry Pratchett book is not, in fact, available today.

It just arrived in the warehouse, and will be shipped out to stores later this week. We should have it by early next. But hey, originally the book wasn’t due in stores until September 30th. So we’re all still ahead of the game.

Robert Charles Wilson

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

This Saturday, April 25th, we’re truly pleased to be launching The Affinities, the newest book by Robert Charles Wilson.

We’d love to have you join us here at the store at 3pm. Come for the cookies; stay for the conversation!

Bakka-Phoenix Books"s photo.

Signed Books

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

We’ve finished unpacking after Ad Astra, and wanted you to know we brought back a whole bunch of signed books. Yours while quantities last, by the following authors:

Kelley Armstrong
Aviva Bel’Harold
Anne Bishop
Julie E. Czerneda
Charles de Lint
Chadwick Ginther
Nancy Kilpatrick
Gail Z. Martin
J.A. McLachlan
Karl Schroeder



Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Ooooh! We’ve got a bright, shiny, and above all EARLY copy of Peter V. Brett‘s upcoming book Skull Throne! This is the fourth book in his awesome ‘Demon Cycle’.

Want a chance to read it early? Send your name and contact info to: contest at bakkaphoenixbooks dot com. On Friday 27th we’ll pick the lucky winner*.

*not in town? We’ll ship it to you. For free.

Free Books. Repeat:FREE BOOKS!

Monday, January 26th, 2015

To celebrate Family Literacy Day, January 27, ChiZine Publications will give away copies of its young adult books. FOR FREE!

Tomorrow, on behalf of CZP, Bakka Phoenix will give out copies of the first two titles in the ChiTeen imprint: FLOATING BOY AND THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T FLY by P.T. Jones, and THE DOOR IN THE MOUNTAIN by Caitlin Sweet. In addition, PDF versions of titles with YA themes will be available for free download from the CZP site ( for a limited time.

“The love of reading is something that runs strong in everyone at ChiZine Publications,” says Sandra Kasturi, co-publisher. “And literacy is more than just enjoying books; it’s an essential skill for success in life. We’re hoping to help raise a new generation of readers and book lovers.”

CZP isn’t kidding, either: McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg and The BookShelf in Guelph are also part of their outreach. So stop by tomorrow, Tuesday January 27th, pick up a great free books, and help spread a little literacy.

2014 Bestsellers

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Some of these books are old favourites; some were new discoveries. We launched some of these books; others were on various university course lists. Whatever the reason, these were our bestselling titles of 2014.

1) Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
2) Back Of The Turtle, Thomas King*
3) Shattered, Kevin Hearne
4) Slow Regard Of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss
5) Lockstep, Karl Schroeder*
6) Echopraxia, Peter Watts*
7) Touch, Michelle Sagara*
8 ) Girls At The Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
9) Skin Game, Jim Butcher
10) Lock In, John Scalzi

Trade Paperback
1) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
2) Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
3) Radiant, Karina Sumner-Smith*
4) Virga, Karl Schroeder*
5) Embassytown, China Miéville
6) The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
7) Haunting Of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
8 ) How To Curse In Hieroglyphics, Lesley Livingston* & Jonathan Llyr*
9) Pattern Scars, Caitlin Sweet*
10) Enter, Night, Michael Rowe*

Mass Market
1) Neuromancer, William Gibson*
2) Red Planet Blues, Robert J. Sawyer*
3) Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
4) Left Hand Of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
5) Name Of The Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
6) Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch
7) Spin, Robert Charles Wilson*
8 ) Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M. Miller
9) Blackbirds, Chuck Wendig
10) Turn Of Light, Julie E. Czerneda*


* indicates a Canadian author, so we’ve got some solid representation going on. Woot.