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If You Haven’t Already…

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

… Please consider donating to the Emerging Indigenous Voices campaign.

Canada needs this.

 

Some New Titles

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

And we do mean ‘some’. This is not the full list for this week, but… it’s almost 5pm and they’re not here yet. We even did the Ritual Of Summoning (aka: we shelved everything and posted the new titles on Twitter), but whatever, they’ll get here. Until then, check out the following:

Hardcover
AT THE TABLE OF WOLVES, Kay Kenyon
WORLDS COLLIDE, Chris Colfer

Trade Paperback
MONSTRESS #2, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
TROPIC OF KANSAS, Christopher Brown
DARK SKY, Mike Brooks
DRAGON MASTERS, Richard A. Knaak
SCOURGE, Gail Z. Martin
BURNING GLASS, Kathryn Purdie
WINTER OF THE GODS, Jordanna Max Brodsky
FIRST WATCH, Dale Lucas
THE CHEMIST, Stephenie Meyer

ETA: The summoning kicked in a little late, but we did get several more of our missing new releases. Like:

Hardcover
DELIRIUM BRIEF, Charles Stross
BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME, Ameriie
TOMORROW’S KIN, Nancy Kress
EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE, Bill Nye

Trade Paperback
YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION 34, Gardner Dozois, editor
BANNERLESS, Carrie Vaughn
GHOST LINE, Andrew Neil Gray
SAND, Hugh Howey
SHADOW OF ALL LIGHT, Fred Chappell

Belated New Book Goodness

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

We had some serious internet issues yesterday (thankfully solved without too much blood sacrifice), so we’re a bit late posting our new releases for the week. But hey, it all works out because some of the titles are late too! …yay?

Hardcover
RELUCTANT QUEEN, Sarah Beth Durst
ALEXANDER INHERITANCE, Eric Flint et al
MOON BEAM, Travis S. Taylor & Jody Lynn Nye
GOODNIGHT LAB, Chris Ferrie

Trade Paperback
POISONED BLADE, Kate Elliott
RIFT UPRISING, Amy S. Foster
WOLF’S EMPIRE: GLADIATOR, Claudia Christian
ICARUS CORPS, Zachary Brown
ROSES AND ROT, Kat Howard
STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE, David Boop, editor

Canada Day

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

This year, let us truly acknowledge the harm done in our past, so we can ensure it never happens again.

While we’re generally headed in the right direction, let’s admit we’re not there yet, so we can better see our way forward.

Let us, in fact, work to become the best version of ourselves: inclusive, co-operative, helpful, and compassionate.

That won’t be easy. But we’re worth it, all of us.

 

Holiday Weekend Hours

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

This holiday weekend we’ll be:
Open: Friday June 30th (11-7)
Closed: Saturday July 1st
Open: Sunday July 2nd (12-5)
Open: Monday July 3rd (12-5)

Enjoy the long weekend, but remember:
- the Lake is TOO COLD (and frankly, too high) for swimming
- sunscreen and umbrellas are good things
- only morons drink and drive

This Week’s New Titles

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Hardcover
LIFE, Cynthia Rylant
QUEEN OF SWORDS, R.S. Belcher
TWELVE DAYS, Steven Barnes
FLASHMOB, Christopher Farnsworth
GENERATION ONE, Pittacus Lore

Trade Paperback
BONES OF THE EARTH, Rachel Dunne
FATE OF THE TEARLING, Erika Johansen
ASYLUM OF DR. CALIGARI, James Morrow
LAST GOOD MAN, Linda Nagata

Mass Market
GALACTIC GAMES, Bryan Thomas Schmidt
MONSTER HUNTER MEMOIRS: GRUNGE, Larry Correia & John Ringo
ETERNA AND OMEGA, Leanna Renee Hieber
WEAVER’S LAMENT, Elizabeth Haydon

 

ETA: several late-arriving new releases

Hardcover
TRYANT’S THRONE, Sebastien De Castell
ONE DEVICE, Brian Merchant

Trade Paperback
FATAL GATE, Ian Irvine
KING SLAYER, Virginia Boecker
SOUL OF THE WORLD, David Mealing
CRASHING HEAVEN, Al Robertson
DOWN STATION, Simon Morden
RIG, Jon Wallace
COMORANT RUN, Lilith Saintcrow
YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE, Angus Watson
MANAGEMENT STYLE OF THE SUPREME BEINGS, Tom Holt
THE TOURIST, Robert Dickenson

 

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