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


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

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.



L.E. Sterling

April 22nd, 2017

Tomorrow, Sunday April 23rd, author L.E. Sterling will join us here at the store at 1pm to launch her new book, True North. We’d love for you to come!

Can’t come but would like a signed copy? We can make that happen!

Ian McDonald

April 20th, 2017

This Saturday, April 22nd, please join us here at the store to welcome author Ian McDonald.

He’ll be here at 2pm to celebrate the release of Luna: Wolf Moon (and also the TR release of Luna: New Moon). It’s a rare chance you don’t want to miss. Can’t make the event but want a copy? Just let us know.

Fresh On The Shelves

April 18th, 2017

New this week:

Little Sister, Barbara Gowdy
Book Of Joan, Lidia Yuknavitch
Convergence, C.J. Cherryh

Trade Paperback
Crown’s Game, Evelyn Skye
Dastardly Miss Lizzie, Viola Carr
Forgotten Worlds, D. Nolan Clark
Legend Has It, James Elliott
Stilleto, Daniel O’Malley


Save The Date(s)

April 12th, 2017

We have a lot of events coming up in the next few weeks. For instance:

Wed. April 18th: ChiSeries Presents a Tribute to Canadian Horror.  8pm at The Round (152A Augusta).

Sat. April 22nd: Author Ian McDonald will be here at 2pm! Join us at the store for your copy of Luna: Wolf Moon.

Sun. April 23rd: Local author L.E. Sterling will launch her new novel True North here at 1pm.

Sat. April 29th: Authors For Indies Day! A day-long event here and all across the country.

Sun. April 30th: Cory Doctorow will be here to launch Walkaway. Exact time TBD (but early afternoon).

May will be busy too, but we’ll tell you about those events later.

  • Wherein we co-present Annalee Newitz at ChiSeries!
    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Fan Expo — and Labour Day!
    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • The Annual Summer Closure
    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Venera Dreams
    August 12, 2017 3:00 pm
  • Ben’s Big Ol’ Birthday Sale
    July 24, 2017