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Never miss your favourite books

Subscription Service

No need to keep track of when your favourite books are coming out – Variant Edition will keep a list of your favourite titles on file, and put them aside for you when they come out! This applies to anything in the shop, whether you’re into single issues, collected editions or graphic novels! And even better, you get a discount on everything you have on file!


Click here for more details, including what you need to set up a file.

We'll come to you!

In City Delivery

Live too far from the store? Have transportation issues, or low mobility? We can still get you comics. Variant Edition is the only store in Edmonton that offers delivery straight to your door at a fraction of the price for mail order. Get comics delivered for as little as $2 a shipment – or if you have proof of disability, for free!


Contact us using the form at the bottom of the page for more information!

Out of town?

Mail Order Delivery

We want to be your comic book store, no matter where you are. That’s why we offer a mail order service, to get comics into your hands, when you want them. Currently, we send items out through Canada Post, using their rates of service, upon request or by monthly schedule.


To learn more about our mail order service, fill out the contact form below and we’ll provide you with specific details about delivery rates.

Looking for something new?

The Sommelier Program

Variant Edition is proud to offer services unique in the comic book industry, including our Sommelier program.


Are you looking to get into comics, or looking to try something new? Try our Sommelier program, where we will pair you with a comic or graphic novel that you are sure to love. Our pop culture specialists will ask you a couple of questions and soon, you’ll have a new favourite series! This service is free for anyone in the store, or anyone purchasing product for in city delivery or mail order. If you’re looking for specific recommendations to pick up product elsewhere, we are available for recommendations for a small fee.

Feel good about your purchases

Comic Book Therapy

Another unique service to Variant Edition: our Comic Therapy program.


When you’re buying a lot of comics, it can be easy to lose track of what you’re enjoying. That’s where we come in. Upon request, we’ll help you go through your comics, and fix up your pull list to help you make sure you’re happy with your purchases. We’ll ask how you’re feeling out your titles, recommend some new ones and even (gasp) help you say good-bye to the ones you just aren’t enjoying anymore. After all, why keep buying something that isn’t bringing you joy?

Keep up to date


Variant Edition is home to one of the best store newsletters in the industry: the Variant Edition Regularity. Not only does it keep you up to date with events and product at the store, but with pop culture in general.


Available weekly (beginning in March 2017), the Regularity will feature news from the industry, and focus on voices crying out to be heard in the mass of content out there.


And coming soon: our VE Recommends newsletter, a monthly dispatch designed for educators and libraries, offering them a look at great content coming out soon, and available right now.


You can sign up for these e-mails by heading here.

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