That Didn’t Last Long

March 6th, 2017

After the cascading series of errors last week, Bell managed to get our phone up and running for the weekend. But not, apparently, today. We’re down again, and it looks like this might take some time.

 

Phone’s Out

March 1st, 2017
Our phone is currently down. If you need to get in touch with us today try here, Twitter, or email.

Sorry about that. Bell installed a line for one of our tenants early this week, and knocked out someone else’s line to do so. Then while fixing that line, they knocked out ours.

We’re talking an almost sitcom-worthy display of genius, here.

More New Books

February 28th, 2017

Geez, feels like the weeks are turning over fast, doesn’t it? Or is that just me?

Sigh. Just me.

Hardcover
Thunderbird, Chuck Wendig
Firebrand, Kristen Britain
Velocity, Chris Wooding
Frogkisser!, Garth Nix
Grim Death And Bill The Electrocuted Criminal, Mike Mignola & Thomas E. Sniegoski
Life On Mars, Jon Agee
Beast Is An Animal, Peternelle Van Arsdale
Game Of Shadows, Erika Lewis
Star Trek Cats, Jenny Parks
King’s Cage, Victoria Aveyard
Battles Of Tolkien, David Day

Trade Paperback
Calamity, Brandon Sanderson
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds
Radiant Terminus, Antoine Volodine
Worldshaker, J.F. Lewis

Mass Market
Wheel Of Osheim, Mark Lawrence
Hood, Tony Venables
Ring Of Fire IV, Eric Flint, editor
Bane And Shadow, Jon Skovron

New Books For You. And You. And You, And You, And That Person Over There, Yeah, You In Blue

February 21st, 2017

Hardcover
Conjuring Of Light, V.E. Schwab
Long May She Reign, Rhiannon Thomas
SW: Empire’s End, Chuck Wendig
Humans, Bow Down, James Patterson & Emily Raymond
NK3, Michael Tolkin

Trade Paperback
Back Of The Turtle, Thomas King
The Devourers, Indra Das
Games Wizards Play, Diane Duane
Interior Darkness, Peter Straub
Island Of Exiles, Erica Cameron
Of Darkness, Josefine Klougart

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.

 

Okay, It’s Officially Gross Outside

February 7th, 2017

It’s getting really slippery out. Please be careful on your way home, especially those of you who are driving. For anyone who decides to stay in, we have lots of new books to keep you company.

Hardcover
Grave, Michelle Sagara
Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
With Blood Upon The Sand, Bradley P. Beaulieu
Sloppy Wants A Hug, Sean Julian
Burning World, Isaac Marion
House Of Months And Years, Emma Trevayne
Kill Before Dying, Travis S. Taylor
Stars Are Legion, Kameron Hurley
Black Wolves Of Boston, Wen Spencer
The Turn, Kim Harrison
All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
Darkness Absolute, Kelley Armstrong
Powers Of Darkness, Hans De Roos

Trade Paperback
Caine’s Mutiny, Charles E. Gannon
Devil Crept In, Ania Ahlborn
Dawn Study, Maria V. Snyder
Perdition Score, Richard Kadrey
Ravenous, MarcyKate Connolly
Imprudence, Gail Carriger
Winter Be My Shield, Jo Spurrier
The Familiar #4, Mark Z. Danielewski

Mass Market
Pilgrims, Will Elliott
Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod
Elisha Mancer, E.C. Ambrose
Hungry Ghosts, Stephen Blackmoore
Marked In Flesh, Anne Bishop
Night Shift, Charlaine Harris
Revisionary, Jim C. Hines
Saturn Run, John Sandford & Ctein
Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show, Eric Scott Fischl
Perfect Machine, Brett Savory
Age Of Myth, Michael J. Sullivan
SW: Bloodline, Claudia Gray
Archmage, R.A. Salvatore

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