Family Day

February 19th, 2017

On Monday February 20th, we’ll be open from 12-5. Just so you know.

Time Bandits!

February 17th, 2017

Tomorrow, Saturday February 18th, the Friends of the Merril will screen Time Bandits, the 1981 Terry Gilliam film about exploring fantastic places, and the power of imagination. There’ll be a short discussion afterwards, with related book recommendations. Also: popcorn!

They’ll start at 7pm in the basement of the Lilian H. Smith branch at 239 College Street (at Huron). The event is free and open to everyone.

Today We Are Valiant!

February 16th, 2017

Okay, possibly not today, but on Thursday Feb. 23rd we definitely will be!

And you can be, too! Please join us at 7pm on the 23rd at The Dominion (500 Queen St. East) for the launch of Lesley Livingston‘s newest book The Valiant. Come for the books; stay for the gladiatorial combat!

New Books For This Thaw

February 14th, 2017

Hardcover
The Valiant, Lesley Livingston*
Gilded Cage, Vic James
Angel Catbird: To Castle Catula, Margaret Atwood
Last Day On Mars, Kevin Emerson
Winter Of The Gods, Jordanna Max Brodsky
Miranda And Caliban, Jacqueline Carey
People’s Police, Norman Spinrad
Not Quite Narwhal, Jessie Sima
Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly
Crossroads Of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer
Wintersong, S. Jae-Jones

Trade Paperback
Closed And Common Orbit, Becky Chambers
Company Town, Madeline Ashby
Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff
Monstrous Commotion, Gareth Williams
Rebel Of The Sands, Alwyn Hamilton
Unfortunate Decisions Of Dahlia Moss, Max Wirestone
Arkwright, Allen Steele
Return Of The Witch, Paula Brackston
Lost Time Accidents, John Wray
Tiger And The Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky

*Help Lesley launch The Valiant! Join us at 7pm on Thursday February 23rd at The Dominion (500 Queen St. East). There’ll be live music! Reading! Books! Gladiatorial fights to the death!**

**Or not. Only if you’re good.

Readers Rock

February 10th, 2017

Friends and customers help bookstore move across the street

This is how we moved, too: dozens of customers hefted books into and out of boxes, boxes into and out of trucks; furniture into and out of buildings.

TL;DR: people who shop at independent bookstores are the best.
PS: Don’t worry, we’ll never move again. NEVER.