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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.

 

This Week’s New Titles

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Hardcover
BOY ON THE BRIDGE, M.R. Carey
ASSASSIN’S FATE, Robin Hobb
BERLIN PROJECT, Gregory Benford
MARK OF THE PLAGUE, Kevin Sands
GRAMMAR 101, Kathleen Sears
BLACK WITCH, Laurie Forest
HOUSE OF NAMES, Colm Toibin
D’ARC, Robert Repino
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, Haruki Murakami
MOCKINGBIRD, Charles J. Shields
RADIUM GIRLS, Kate Moore

Trade Paperback
OWL AND THE ELECTRIC SAMURAI, Kristi Charish
NEMESIS, Alex Lamb

Ad Astra

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

We’ll be up in Richmond Hill all weekend,¬† at Ad Astra (with GoH Brandon Sanderson!)

But we’ll ALSO be here at the store, open all our usual hours. Because we’re skilled. So you can drop by and say hi in either location.

New This Week

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Lots of new titles this week. Like:

Hardcover
WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS, Marie Brennan
FIRSTBORN, Tosca Lee
GODS OF SAGITTARIUS, Eric Flint
GATHERING EDGE, Sharon Lee
DRAGONS RULE, PRINCESSES DROOL!, Courtney Pippin-Mathur
COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN, Sarah J. Maas
GOLDFISH GHOST, Lemony Snicket
GUNS ABOVE, Robyn Bennis
PAWN, Timothy Zahn
PETE WITH NO PANTS, Rowboat Watkins
SKULLSWORN, Brian Staveley
SPILL ZONE, Scott Westerfeld
AVENGERS OF THE MOON, Allen Steele
VOID STAR, Zachary Mason

Trade Paperback
EDGE OF WORLDS, Martha Wells
DARKSHIP REVENGE, Sarah A. Hoyt
TREMONTAINE, Ellen Kushner, editor
NETHERSPACE, Andrew Lane
CITY OF MIRACLES, Robert Jackson Bennet
DARK MATTER, Blake Crouch
HOMEGOING, Yaa Gyasi
JULIA VANISHES, Catherine Egan
FREE SPACE, Sean Danker
QUEEN OF STORM AND SHADOW, Jenna Rhodes
WAKING FIRE, Anthony Ryan
SUMMER DRAGON, Todd Lockwood
ALL SYSTEMS RED, Martha Wells
HIGH STAKES, George R.R. Martin, editor
COURT OF MIST AND FURY, Sarah J. Maas
DREAM ON, Kerstin Gier
HYSTOPIA, David Means
INDOMITABLE, W.C. Bauers
MASQUERADE, Laura Lam
TELL THE WIND AND FIRE, Sarah Rees Brennan

Mass Market
MAGIC BINDS, Ilona Andrews
BOOK OF PHOENIX, Nnedi Okorafor
DR. DOA, Simon R. Green
BLOOD IN THE WATER, Taylor Anderson
DAMNATION, Peter McLean
SONG OF THE DEAD, Carrie Patel
TYRANNY OF QUEENS, Foz Meadows
DEATH MASKS, Ed Greenwood
SEASCAPE TATTOO, Larry Niven
COLD REIGN, Faith Hunter

 

Nicholas Eames & Miles Cameron

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Our era of All The Authors continues! Next Tuesday, May 2nd, we’ll host Nicholas Eames AND Miles Cameron here. Two great authors; one great event.

Please join us at the store at 6:30pm to meet them both, discover their amazing books, and learn all about mercenaries in historical fantasy.

The event is free, open to all, and comes with snacks. Can’t make it but would like a book? Just let us know.

*we’ll also have Christian Cameron, as kind of a bonus.

Cory Doctorow

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

It’s tomorrow!

That’s right, on Sunday April 30th, Cory will be here to launch his newest novel, Walkaway.

He’s on tour and we’re lucky enough to have him at 3pm. Join us! Cape and goggles not required.

Authors For Indies Reminder

Friday, April 28th, 2017

This is your friendly neighbourhood reminder that tomorrow, Sat. April 29th, is Authors For Indies Day. All across Canada, authors will volunteer at independent bookstores, recommending their own favourites to readers.

Many fine stores in Toronto will participate, including:
Another Story; The Beguiling; Ben McNally; Book City (various locations); Ella Minnow; Mabel’s Fables; Novel Spot; Queen Books; Type Books; and, of course, us!

Our lineup of amazing author volunteers:
Kate Blair: 11:30-1:30
Leah Bobet: 11-3
Megan Crewe: 11:30-3:30
Kristyn Dunnion: 12:30-2:30
Claire Humphrey: 1:30-3:30
Gemma Files: 2-4
Kevin Sylvester: 3-5
Dominik Parisien: 3:30-5:30

ENG237

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If you’re a U of T student taking ENG237 this semester, we have your books. Buy them all, get 10% off.

Just so you know.

Books, Books, And More New Books

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Hardcover
Walkaway, Cory Doctorow (He’ll be here at the store on Sun. Apr. 30th at 3pm! You should come too!)
Sea Monkey And Bob, Debbie Ohi & Aaron Reynolds
Legion, Julie Kagawa
Burntown, Jennifer McMahon
Treasure Box, Margaret Wild
Dragon’s Legacy, Deborah A. Wolf
The Explorers, Adrienne Kress (We’ll help launch this on Thurs. May 11th, 7pm at Blake House)

Trade Paperback
Borne, Jeff Vandermeer (also available in hardcover)
Illuminae, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Murder In Time, Julie McElwain
Flickers, Arthur Slade
Night Of The Animals, Bill Broun
Worlds Of Ink And Shadow, Lena Coakley
Heir To The Sky, Amanda Sun
Chasing Shadows, Tom Delonge
Trump’s America, Scott Dikkers
Special Purposes, Gavin Smith
Off Rock, Kieran Shea
Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Of The Year #11, Jonathan Strahan, editor

Mass Market
Grunt  Hero, Weston Ochse
Dark Mind, Ian Douglas
Shadow’s Blade, David B. Coe
Unforgettable, Eric James Stone
Killfile, Christopher Farnsworth
Queen Of Blood, Sarah Beth Durst