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Happy Pride Weekend!

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Enjoy the festivities!

We’re glad you’re here. While we celebrate the basic truth that love is love, please remember: sunscreen and water are your friends.

 

A Few New Titles For You

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Hardcover
STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER, Theodora Goss
INDIGO, Charlaine Harris et al (collective novel)
KANGAROO TOO, Curtis C. Chen
SHATTERED MINDS, Laura Lam
TRANSFORMATION, James Gunn

Trade Paperback
LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES #4, Yoshiki Tanaka
NEVERNIGHT, Jay Kristoff

Movie Night At The Merril

Monday, June 19th, 2017

On Saturday June 24th, the Friends of the Merril will screen SCANNERS at 7pm. Popcorn will be free AND HEADS WILL EXPLODE… so bring friends! There will also be a short talk about the movie.

The event will be held in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith library branch at 239 College.The library is wheelchair accessible and entry is free

If you need more information please contact the Merril Collection Staff at 416-393-7748.

It’s Tuesday; It’s Gross Outside; We Have New Books

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

So it all works out. Somehow.

Hardcover
RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland
OUR DARK DUET, Victoria Schwab
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES, Seanan McGuire
FORGOTTEN GIRL, Rio Youers
WANT, Cindy Pon
DEVIL’S DUE, Taylor Anderson
BONE QUEEN, Alison Croggon
SONG OF THE CURRENT, Sarah Tolcser
SOLERI, Michael Johnston
FALLEN KINGDOM, Elizabeth May
ROAR, Cora Carmack
SLAVES OF THE SWITCHBOARD OF DOOM, Bradley W. Schenck
FALL OF SHANNARA, Terry Brooks
CHANGELING, Victor Lavalle

Trade Paperback
RAVEN STRATAGEM, Yoon Ha Lee
WITCH WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, Lindsay Smith
DRAGON ROUND, Stephen S. Power
GREEN AND ANCIENT LIGHT, Frederic S. Durbin
VANISHING THRONE, Elizabeth May
ZERO-G, William Shatner & Jeff Rovin
PREY OF THE GODS, Nicky Drayden

More Rain: More New Books

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

The two aren’t connected. And we’ll prove it, if it’s ever sunny on a Tuesday again. Until then, check ‘em out:

Hardcover
PEACE DIVIDED, Tanya Huff
BEREN AND LUTHIEN, J.R.R. Tolkien
DAY AFTER GETTYSBURG, Robert Conroy
HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY, Gareth Wronski
REFRIGERATOR MONOLOGUES, Catherynne M. Valente
MOONBREAKER, Simon R. Green
VACATION GUIDE TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM, Olivia Koski & Jana Grcevich
TWINKLE, Nick Bland

Trade Paperback
BETRAYALS, Kelley Armstrong
SEVEN, Peter Newman
FELL, Jenn Ashworth
RED VENGEANCE, Brendan Dubois
SECRET LANGUAGE OF STONES, M.J. Rose
DNA OF ORPHAN BLACK, Abbie Bernstein
NINTH CITY BURNING, J. Patrick Black
BROKEN ONES, Danielle L. Jensen
GRIM EXPECTATIONS, K.W. Jeter
150 YEARS OF STATS CANADA, Ren Bostelaar

Mass Market
SOVEREIGN SILK, Elizabeth Gilligan
REBELLION’S LAST TRAITOR, Nik Korpon
STUDY IN SABLE, Mercedes Lackey

Middle Age Looks Good On Us

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

May is our birthday month, and for once we remembered before it was over.  We’re 45 years old!

Confetti! Streamers! Balloons!

New This Week

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Hardcover
LORD OF SHADOWS, Cassandra Clare
RADIATE, C.A. Higgins
DRAGON TEETH, Michael Crichton
DARK PROPHECY, Rick Riordan (signed copies available!)
APOLLO 8, Jeffrey Kluger
EMPIRE’S GHOST, Isabelle Steiger
SEEKER, Veronica Rossi

Trade Paperback
ONLY CHILD, Andrew Pyper
HOLD BACK THE STARS, Katie Khan
SUPERNOVA, C.A. Higgins
SHATTERED WARRIOR, Sharon Shinn & Molly Knox Ostertag
RIDERS, Veronica Rossi
WICKED WONDERS, Ellen Klages

Long Weekend

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Long weekend! We’ll be open as usual this Saturday and Sunday, but closed Monday May 22nd.

Remember all the usual things this weekend:
- only morons drink and drive
- the Lake is wayyy too cold to swim in (and this year, too high)
- sunscreen is your friend; so is bug spray.

Have fun!

Lots Of New Books

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Hardcover
THICK AS THIEVES, Megan Whelan Turner (signed copies!)
EAGLE AND EMPIRE, Alan Smale
MILK OF DREAMS, Leonora Carrington
VANGUARD, Jack Campbell
JUST DREAMING, Kerstin, Gier
TRAITOR’S KISS, Erin Beaty
LAST IOTA, Robert Kroese
WHEN BIG BEARS INVADE, Alexander Finbow & Nyco Rudolph
FIERY FRIENDSHIP, Lisa Fiedler
CROWN’S FATE, Evelyn Skye

Trade Paperback
SLEEPERS, Jacqueline Druga
FOURSCORE PHANTASMAGORES, Rupert Bottenberg
THIS SAVAGE SONG, Victoria Schwab
VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS, Neil Gaiman
DARK CITIES, Christopher Golden
CITY OF MIRRORS, Justin Cronin
END OF MAGIC, Amber Benson
HAG-SEED, Margaret Atwood
DARKEST MAGIC, Morgan Rhodes
INFINITY ENGINE, Neal Asher
MORIAH, Daniel Mills
SURVIVAL GAME, Gary Gibson

Adrienne Kress

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

We’ll be offsite tonight with our friend Adrienne Kress, to celebrate the launch of the first book in her new Explorers series, The Door In The Alley.

Join us — and Adrienne — at 7pm at The Blake House (449 Jarvis, south of Wellesley) for bookish shenanigans. And, of course, a pig in a teeny hat.