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Oh goodness, has it ever been a week for the used book section here at the store.  All sorts of new treasures from all sorts of places.  So much so that it’s going to take me two blog posts to show you the highlights from everything!!!  What is this madness!? This post is going to focus on a new venture I dived into earlier this week, book picking. Unlike most used bookstores I don’t want to rely solely on what books come through the front door of the shop for trade or selling.  There are so many more treasures to find...

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First things first, thank you so much for a great start to the new year! With the move and everything else we went through last year, having a great end to 2016 and a dynamite start to 2017 really has us in great spirits! It also helps that comics have been amazing lately. So! As always, we have a list of new comics coming out this week along with a bit of commentary. If you're interested in any of these books, let us know and we'll place a copy aside for you! NEW SINGLE ISSUES ACTION COMICS #971 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #16 // It’s...

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Hey all! Jared here with this week’s new in used books! It’s been a little while since I’ve been posting consistently due to our days being closed for the holidays but I’m here to catch all you up on the exciting new stock we have in store!  I’ve been hard at work processing my GIGANTIC non-fiction acquisition from a few weeks back, plus a few other collections coming in results in a ton of new sections in store and bonkers books to show off to y’all. Science Fiction To get started we have a large amount of science fiction from the space...

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Happy 2017 everyone! We're rushing back from taking three whole days off (I know, right?) and popping these up for everyone to take a gander at. Lots of great books to kick off the new year! Let's get to it. ADVENTURE TIME #60 AQUAMAN #14 AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #14 (MR) AVENGERS #3 BATMAN #14 BLACK SCIENCE #27 (MR) BOX OFFICE POISON COLOR COMICS #1 // A classic independent series finds a second life with old stories presented in full colour for the first time! This was one of the first comics that brought me into the wider range of comics (beyond "superheroes") and I'm looking forward for an...

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Hello everyone! We hope your holiday season is treating you well! Just a note - this week were are open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for regular hours this week ACTION COMICS #970 AD AFTER DEATH BOOK 02 (OF 3) ALIENS DEFIANCE #8 ALIENS VS PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #1 ALL STAR BATMAN #5 // It’s here! Batman’s road trip to save Two Face wraps up here as Scott Snyder concludes the first story in this new Batman series alongside John Romita Jr. We’ve been describing this story as “Batman meets Die Hard” in terms of storytelling style. So much fun. ASPEN UNIVERSE REVELATIONS #5 BATGIRL #6 BATMAN...

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Greetings everyone, and welcome to another week of pop culture here at Variant Edition! A couple things right off the top, before we get to the new releases this week: Danica and Brandon watched Doctor Strange and Star Wars: Rogue One this week and would love to talk with you about it at the shop! We have some holiday hours to let you know about! Specifically, what we're doing this week and next. Take a look: Sat - Dec 24: 11am-4pm Sun - Dec 25: Closed Mon - Dec 26: Closed Tues - Dec 27: Closed (as usual) Wed - Dec 28: 10am-8pm Thurs - Dec 29: 11am-7pm Fri - Dec 30: 11am-7pm Sat -...

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Hey all! It's been a few weeks since I've done one of these posts for a bit but they have returned! Things have been a bit bonkers in the used book section of the store during the past few weeks with us working our first market type event and many new sources of books being discovered.  All in all we continue to see a ton of great new growth in the section First we have a small amount of newer fiction titles from the last few years show up in a recent trade. Here's a few of note within the selection: Fool by Christopher...

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Forget what the calendar says: it officially became winter Edmonton this week. I'm not going to be shy about it: it's my favourite season and I am so ridiculously pleased with how cold and beautiful it is outside my window. I know other people don't see it the same as I do, and that's totally reasonable. Sometimes when I'm out running in minus nineteen degrees, I can glimpse how strange this attachment might seem. Fortunately for all of us, this week I also discovered something that brought real joy to me that's just perfect for this time of year. * * * * * This past...

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We're right in the thick of December now, and the comic industry remains strong. While all of our favourite shows begin to go on breaks for the holiday season, new stories continue to arrive on our shelves! What follows is a list of everything you'll be able to find on our shelves this week. As always, if you see something you're interested in, let us know - and we'll set aside a copy for you while supplies last. ACTION COMICS #969 ALL NEW X-MEN #16 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #2 ANGEL CITY #3 (OF 6) (MR) BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #5 BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES...

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Here at Variant Edition, we’re always looking for ways to make ordering comics easier for you – and in that spirit, we’re reintroducing the ability to add titles to your subscription file through the magic of the internet. Each and every month, we’ll be gathering a list of new title you can order and put them up on our website. Over the course of the month, we’ll be creating articles that let you know more about the product, including spotlights on titles that we’re particularly excited for. At any point in time, you can fill out the handy form included at the bottom of...

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