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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

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