Variant Edition is a graphic novel store whose goal is to help people find new stories that they are going to love. Through curating a diverse line of remarkable works, we aim to connect as many new people as possible to the comics medium.

We provide a relaxed, introvert friendly environment, where we  foster an inclusive community that is also family friendly.

While we may not be the biggest, we are the absolute best.

Brandon Schatz


Brandon wields his 15 years of experience in the comic industry for good, not evil. He is VE's Comic Sommelier. When not at the store, he enjoys watching wrestling with the cats, and catching up on his reading.

Danica LeBlanc


Variant Edition's very own unstoppable force. She has an eye for space management and connecting folks with awesome stories. When she's not working, she's snuggling cats, going on DnD adventures, and searching for cryptids.

Our History

It started with a simple idea: comics should be for everyone.

In August of 2016, we moved to the Stony Plain Road business area. In this area, we began to expand our efforts and build a discovery space for young readers. It was here where we truly started to change from a store with a dream, to a community with a purpose. Together with our wonderful customers, we've built a space where a wide variety of stories are experiences and enjoyed - and where all are welcome.

In the summer of 2019, we won the HARRY KREMER AWARD for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer at the Shuster Awards! 

And in 2021, we moved into our current space, where we are set to be part of this vibrant community for a long time to come.

Hours of Operation

10132 151 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 1T4

Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed for Processing
Wednesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 11:00am 7:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

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