Adrienne Kress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Authors For Indies Day

April 24th, 2017

This Saturday, we’re getting a whole pile of new booksellers! Well, kind of.

April 29th is Authors for Indies Day across Canada, where Canadian authors roll up their sleeves and show their support for independent bookstores by coming in to recommend their own favourite books!

We’ll be hosting a star-studded lineup of authors and editors, including:

Young adult author Kate Blair, whose  first novel, Transferral, has been shortlisted for Saskatchewan’s Snow Willow Award and Manitoba’s Young Readers’ Choice Award and optioned by Temple Street Productions, makers of Orphan Black. Her second science fiction YA novel is due out in September. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Young adult author Megan Crewe, whose fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels have been nominated for the Sunburst Award, the White Pine Award, and made the International Literacy Association Young Adults’ Choices and OLA Best Bets Lists. Her latest novel, A Mortal Song, follows a mortal changeling through a war between ghosts and Japanese kami—and her own struggle to find her place. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lambda Award finalist Kristyn Dunnion‘s short work has appeared in SubTerrain Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Tahoma Literary Review and The New Guard V. She is the 2015 Machigonne Fiction Prize winner and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her post-apocalyptic novel, Tarry This Night, will be out Fall 2017 from Arsenal Pulp Press. – 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Multi-award-winning literary horror author and critic Gemma Files, whose latest novel, Experimental Film, won both the 2016 Sunburst Award and 2016 Shirley Jackson Award. – 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Author, editor, and books industry buyer Claire Humphrey, whose short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex, Crossed Genres, Fantasy Magazine, and Podcastle—and whose first novel, Spells of Blood and Kin, evokes an atmospheric paranormal Toronto. – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Author, poet, essayist, and editor Dominik Parisien‘s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and Shock Totem, and he is the editor of The Starlit Wood and Clockwork Canada, an anthology of Canadian Steampunk. – 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Multi-award-winning writer and illustrator Kevin Sylvester, best known for his Neil Flambé books, has made his first foray into science fiction with Minrs and Minrs2, a breath-held space colony adventure series for middle-grade readers. – 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Come on by, grab a snack, and take the chance to celebrate independent bookstores—and chat with a great crew of authors about the books you and they love.

 

 

  • Movie Night At The Merril
    June 24, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Adrienne Kress
    May 11, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Nicholas Eames & Miles Cameron
    May 2, 2017 6:30 pm
  • Cory Doctorow
    April 30, 2017 3:00 pm
  • Authors For Indies Day
    April 29, 2017