Yeah, I Think We Could All Use Some New Books

January 31st, 2017

Hardcover
Rage Of Ares, Christian Cameron
Exo, Fonda Lee
Blood Of Wonderland, Colleen Oakes
Dark Days Pact, Alison Goodman
Caraval, Stephanie Garber
Edge Of Everything, Jeff Giles
Last Harvest, Kim Liggett
Martians Abroad, Carrie Vaughn

Trade Paperback
Girl On The Liar’s Throne, Den Patrick
Bookburners, Max Gladstone, creator
Criminal Magic, Lee Kelly
Adventures Of Lettie Peppercorn, Sam Gayton
2084: The End Of The World, Boualem Sansal
Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor
Beauty Of Destruction, Gavin G. Smith
Bigfootloose And Finn Fancy Free, Randy Henderson
Only The Stones Survive, Morgan Llywelyn
New Worlds, Old Ways, Karen Lord, editor
F*ck This Journal, Dale Shaw
One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews
Dusk Or Dark Or Dawn Or Day, Seanan McGuire

Mass Market
Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch
Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs
Sword Of The South, David Weber
The Seer, Sonia Lyris
Ghoul Vendetta, Lisa Shearin

Water Problems… Yes? No? Maybe?

January 30th, 2017

Due to some emergency pipe repairs on Harbord today, we may (or may not) experience some periodic water shut-offs today. Thus far it hasn’t happened, but they haven’t ruled out the possibility.

Just so you know.

Also: the street’s a mess, and the traffic’s pretty backed up. If you’re coming here today, consider walking.

Bright New Books For Dark Dull Days

January 24th, 2017

Hardcover
Empire Games, Charles Stross
Conversations In Blood, Paul S. Kemp
Death’s Mistress, Terry Goodkind
Skill Of Our Hands, Steven Brust & Skyler White
Windwitch, Susan Dennard
Arthur And Sherlock, Michael Sims

Trade Paperback
Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel
Too Like The Lightning, Ada Palmer
Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones
Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt
Sudden Appearance Of Hope, Claire North
Passing Strange, Ellen Klages
Shadowplay, Laura Lam
Truthwitch, Susan Dennard
David Brin Presents: Chasing Shadows, Stephen W. Potts, editor
Wildwitch: Oblivion, Lene Kaaberbol
Department Zero, Paul Crilley
Anno Dracula 1899, Kim Newman
Planet Of The Apes: Tales From The Forbidden Zone, Rich Handley & Jim Beard, editors
Fortress At The End Of Time, Joe M. McDermott
Gathering Of Shadows, V.E. Schwab
Toaster On Mars, Darrell Pitt

 

To All Our Friends In The US:

January 20th, 2017

 

If you’re grieving, or frightened, or enraged, please know that we see you.

We love you.

We support you.

 

A Small Selection of New Titles

January 17th, 2017

We’re missing a few titles as we sloooowly get back into our regular schedule after the holiday, but here are some to get you started.

Hardcover
Frostblood, Elly Blake
Wizard’s Dog, Eric Kahn Gale
Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth
Freeks, Amanda Hocking
Recluce Tales, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
XO, OX, Adam Rex

Trade Paperback
Snakewood, Adrian Selby
The Withered, Amy Miles
Blade Of Black Steel, Alex Marshall
Rise Of The Rocket Girls, Nathalia Holt
The Trap, Steven Arntson

2016 Bestsellers

January 12th, 2017

We sold a lot of books last year. More than in 2015, which was a better year than 2014 (which was better than 2013): this is a trend of which we heartily approve. What follows are our bestsellers from 2016, arranged by format.

How many did you read?

Hardcover
Quantum Night, Robert J. Sawyer*
Children Of Earth And Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay*
True Born, L.E. Sterling*
Company Town, Madeline Ashby*
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Last Year, Robert Charles Wilson*
Illuminae, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Stiletto, Daniel O’Malley
Inheritance Of Ashes, Leah Bobet*
SW: Ahsoka, E.K. Johnston*

Trade Paperback
Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu
Lilith’s Brood, Octavia Butler
Haunting Of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
Embassytown, China Miéville
Uprooted, Naomi Novik
VN, Madeline Ashby*
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
Wizard Of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin

Mass Market
Neuromancer, William Gibson*
Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
Name Of The Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik
Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer*
Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss
Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch
Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson
Pet Sematary, Stephen King

* means Canadian (we’re totally claiming Madeline)

New Books: Crappy Weather

January 10th, 2017

Harcover
Silver Gate, Kristin Bailey
Kindred: Graphic Novel, Octavia E. Butler
Roseblood, A.G. Howard
Shadows Of The Lost Sun, Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis
Bear And The Nightingale, Katherine Arden
Cold Eye, Laura Anne Gilman

Trade Paperback
Quantum Night, Robert J. Sawyer
Dragon Springs Road, Janie Chang
Everything Box, Richard Kadrey
Little Heaven, Nick Cutter
Welcome To Night Vale, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
City Of The Lost, Kelley Armstrong
Version Control, Dexter Palmer
Arcadia, Iain Pears
Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman
Children’s Home, Charles Lambert

Mass Market
My Diary From The Edge Of The World, Jody Lynn Anderson
City Of Ice, K.M. Mckinley
Dreams Of The Eaten, Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson

 

First New Books Of The New Year

January 3rd, 2017

And just in time, too. If this weather doesn’t make you want to stay in with a good book, you’re prolly at least 38% fish.

Hardcover
Heart Of What Was Lost, Tad Williams
Dead Man’s Steel, Luke Scull
Defiant, Dave Bara
Cursed Queen, Sarah Fine
Golden Gate, Robert Buettner
1636: Ottoman Onslaught, Eric Flint
Ever The Hunted, Erin Summerhill

Trade Paperback
This Census Taker, China Miéville
Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman
Glittering World, Robert Levy
Imposter Queen, Sarah Fine
Unhooked, Lisa Maxwell
Boss Fight, Annie Bellet
Idealist, Justin Peters
Last Sacrifice, James A. Moore
Iron Ghost, Jen Williams

Mass Market
Battle Hill Bolero, Daniel José Older
Silverwolf, Jacey Bedford
Starbound, Dave Bara

And To All, A Good Night

December 31st, 2016

Whether your plan is to welcome the New Year with open arms or just set a match to the old year and walk away, be safe out there tonight. The TTC is FREE from 7pm onwards, so there’s no excuse not to be. Remember, only morons drink and drive.

Happy New Year, friends.

Counting Down

December 30th, 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday December 31st, we’ll close at 4pm. We’ll be closed all day Sunday January 1st. Then we’re back to our regular hours as of Monday January 2nd.

Which means you still have most of two days left to take advantage of our Boxing Time sale!

  • 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
  • Movie Night At The Merril
    June 24, 2017 7:00 pm