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Author:Jared Henze

Heya folks! It’s that time of the week again, time for me to show off some of the exciting and bonkers titles that have appeared this week on Edmonton’s newest used bookshops shelves.  But before I dive into the exciting new pics I thought I’d let you folks know I’ll be tweaking the format of this blog a bit.  Rather than just talk about the books for sale I’ll be throwing in stories as I go out into the world hunting books and giving some updates on what I’m reading with commentary and review.  The plan is to give those interested...

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It’s that time of the week again, time to show off the exciting new things over in the used book department.  Tons of changes to the section itself since I last checked in with you folks, new shelves, new lighting and a new job (substitute teaching) for me.  Needless to say it’s been all sorts of eventful.  But amongst these major changes, I’ve also got in a bunch of new product and marked down a couple sections of the store.  So let’s dive in and see what we got! First up, a few sections we have that have been marked down. With...

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It’s been a busy couple weeks over here in the Variant Used Book Department.  Our online store has been keeping busy (filling in a bunch more of our map), we’ve wrapped up our mobile Grant McEwan booth and we had a table over at the Edmonton Pop Culture Fair. All in all a good time giving us the resources to expand our shelf count in the next week!  More space for all of our favourite titles!  There is much joy to be had by all.   But as I’ve wrapped up a bunch of our excursions and events, I now have...

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Changing it up a bit, this week’s new in used books features the announcement of our March History sale for the section.  We’ve got far too many titles in our History, Biography, and Medical History sections so we are blowing them out with a 30% off sale.  We’ve marked hundreds of our titles for this sale from a wide variety of focuses throughout history.  On top of this we’ll be regularly adding more titles through the duration of the sale so check back to see what sort of new pieces of history you can discover! A fair few contemporary biographies from...

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There’s been all sorts of exciting things this week here in our Used book section from attending literary events here in the city to setting up deals that will make hunting down requests easier.  All in all a fair few interesting developments.  But there have also been new books!  We’ve got all sorts of new titles gracing our shelves, here’s some info on the highlights! RPG books A few D&D 3.5e starting books as well as one of the Vampire White Wolf titles Fighting Fantasy We stumbled into a larger collection of solo RPG books.  Done in a Choose Your Own Adventure style, all...

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Greetings folks!  This week I’m starting up a new feature, sharing some of the resources that were discussed at this week's Gamemaster Support Group.  We had some great discussion this week so there is a bunch of resources we can share with those gamemasters who couldn’t make it to the session. This month, we focused on talking about what sort of materials different gamemasters bring to aid the roleplaying experience for themselves and their players.  Here are some of the highlights. Extra Materials   A common problem that gamemasters can experience is absentmindedness from players.  Everyone forgets things from time to time but when...

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Here I was thinking that there wasn’t anything to post about this week, when in through the doors walks a collection of extremely well taken care of graphic novels and other books.  Enough to make a feature blog post on them alone!  So let’s dive in and show you curious folks what sort of great stuff has found a new (temporary) home on our shelves. Graphic Novels Quite the influx of recent, hard to find and popular graphic novels featuring the works of big names in the comic industry as well as new voices making their mark. On Brand Quite a few stories that...

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Greetings folks! Welcome once more to our highlights from this week’s used book acquisitions.  Quite the haul of new things that have kept me busy, here are some of my favorites. Graphic Novels Some exciting graphic novels in this batch. Plus there are many number ones for recent series.  An excellent opportunity to check out some great stories at a great price Asterix A huge part of my own childhood, always good for some alternate history, superhero-esque fun Contemporary Works Some contemporary fantasy stories, ranging from fantasy heists to modern fantasy. SF/F Pocketbooks Over a hundred science fiction and fantasy pocketbooks ranging from classics to recent releases. Heinlein A small...

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We’ve had a pretty crazy couple weeks here in the used book department, projects have been completed and we’ve made an appearance at a local event here in Edmonton for the Table Top Cafe Community Market.  During this we’ve had a few interesting buys and trades and some exciting news for future events. Take a look below at some of the excitement here in Used Books! Fiction Several interesting titles for our fiction section including some harder to find Maguire and Lem.  Plus several General Fiction titles to beef up our section Anthology Several anthology works from a variety of authors and genres within! Genre...

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we had so many books come in I had to split the details about them all into two parts! This post features the larger portion of what came in, our new and improved cookbook section!  Just a few days ago I set up a deal to get about 400 cookbook and cooking related titles in the shop.  And they are now all processed and ready for the world. As you can see, there are a ton of new titles. As those images don't show much on the book subjects matter, here are a few...

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