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This week brought a few new purchases for the shop, plus we have more shelves to store things on!  Our used section continues to grow and thrive with many exciting additions coming in the future, stay tuned! I recently stumbled into three boxes full of older classics and history books. Most of these come from between 1930 to the 1960's and there are many gems.  Hard to find Huxley, history books on the crusades, some old Faulkner collections, older copies of H.G. Wells History works and many many more. The inspiration for our upcoming Choose Your Own Reading Night.  this collection has...

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We will not be quiet about this. We can't. For most, a business is a means to an end, where efforts are transformed into money, and the transaction stops there. We've never been that business. We lead with our hearts. It's the reason we moved locations this year - not because it was easy in the short term, but because it would be emotionally better for ourselves and our customers in the long run. We understand the importance of emotional well being, and have endeavoured to make that a vital part of what we do. So. Yesterday, the world watched as an overwhelming amount of Americans...

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Greetings fellow humans, and welcome to a brand new week of fun and pop culture here at Variant Edition. There's a lot to get to this week, so let's jump right into it - what follows is a list of all the new comics hitting our shelves this week. If you see anything that you want, let us know, and we'll put a copy aside for you! ACTION COMICS #967 ADVENTURE TIME #58 ALL NEW X-MEN #15 ALL STAR BATMAN #4 ALTERS #2 (MR) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 NOW // Marvel returns to a reality where Peter Parker and Mary Jane stayed married and had kid…...

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Here we are for another edition of what's new in Used Books!  We didn't have as many large buys compared to our last segment but we go a fair amount of interesting trades and unique items show up at the shop.  Here's a sample of what we found: Fiction A fair amount of science fiction and fantasy this week (plus a mystery or two) with the majority being starting points for their respective series.  Here's a bit of info on some of the standouts: Shannara books 1-3 by Terry Brooks:  The first trilogy of Terry Brooks 30+ book Shannara series, the second of...

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Ever since we started the new chapter of Variant Edition, we've been looking for ways to help people connect with ourselves and each other in positive ways. That was the thinking behind our now-regular Introverts Reading Night events, and it's the thinking behind a brand new initiative, which we're announcing today.   The Variant Edition Affirmatron 3000   Built using the teaching tool Remind.com, we've set up a program where you can receive regular texts of encouragement from the crew here at Variant Edition. The goal is to release positive messages into the wild, hopefully finding you in moments of need, or generally giving you a boost during your week. This program will not be used to...

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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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Good morning, Edmonton, and welcome to a brand new week of pop culture here at Variant Edition. It's almost the end of the year - something that I can't quite believe is happening already! - and the great comics are still rolling in. This week, we have a small reorder of Mockingbird collections coming in that are already spoken for - with a slew more on the way. We intend to keep quite a good stock of this book in as we roll into the holiday season, but as always, if you want a copy, let us know so we can get it to...

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Hey folks! Welcome to our new weekly segment where I show you all the cool and crazy things we've picked up in the past week for the used book section.  We've had a good week for new buys with a bit of everything showing up. Here's a selection of some of the most interesting Graphic Novels:  We just got in a huge selection of trades for our used graphic novel section, all priced half off retail.  Several of the series we have in are The Goon, Northlanders, Marvel's Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest, Atomic Robo, Invincible, Fear Agent, Rex Mundi, Battlestar Galactica, and...

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Some weeks I have the urge to get extra-artsy about things. To focus on the craft of the culture I'm consuming, to really deconstruct the subjects, to uncover the deeper meaning of everything. This week is different. It's about the excitement and the power of the art. How it can excite as well as enlighten. Here are three quick little gut punches that got my blood boiling. * * * * * [caption id="attachment_348984" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Cover to Gon, Volume 2.[/caption] This week I finished up the last three volumes of Masashi Tanaka's Gon and by the time I'd finished the last book my cheeks were sore from smiling...

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another great week of pop culture and fun here at Variant Edition. Last week was pretty busy, with the official launch of our used book section, as well as hosting the latest Edmonton Podcasting Meet-Up, and this week will be just as busy, as we are holding the launch of E.C. Bell's latest book in store at 7pm on Tuesday, October 25th - and then this weekend, we'll be handing out FREE COMICS to everyone who stops by the store this Saturday. All that, plus the usual madness that happens in store. But before we get to all of that, let's take a look at the...

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