Variant Edition Comics & Culture

Located in the heart of Edmonton’s Oliver District, Variant Edition provides a comic shop experience unlike any other, perfect for those looking to discover or rediscover the joys of sequential storytelling. We pride ourselves on our inclusive environment and innovative recommendation system, which will help you find books you didn’t even know you loved.

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Incoming // New Releases for March 29th, 2017
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Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new week of great pop culture. We’re feeling a little dozy from this weekend, which not only saw us attend the Pop Culture Fest, but saw us host two great events – our Introverts Reading Night, and Seen and Heard in Edmonton’s great monthly Podcast Mee...
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This Column Has Seven Days #114 // Everybody Is A Comrade
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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that...
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Incoming // New Releases for March 22nd 2016
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Hello everyone, and welcome to another great week of pop culture here at Variant Edition. As always, we have a lot of things to get to this week. This Friday, we have another one of our Introverts Reading Night events from 6pm-8pm. And then, we have a very busy Sunday planned, with the next insta...
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Incoming // New Releases for March 15th, 2017
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Hello folks, and welcome to another week of great pop culture here at Variant Edition. The coffee is refilling our veins so it’s time to get to filling your eyes with info. What follows is a list of all the new comics and such hitting our stands this week! As always, if you see something yo...
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New in Used Books: March History Sale
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New in Used Books: March History Sale
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 ...
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This Column Has Seven Days #113 // I *Really* Like Pancakes
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This Column Has Seven Days #113 // I *Really* Like Pancakes
So full disclosure: it’s my birthday. I am old. Tonight I am looking forward to enjoying the company of some of the fantastic people that I am lucky to know and enjoying some delicious food and drink. But before then I thought I’d drop a quick column featuring a bunch of great pop cul...
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New Titles for May 2017
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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...
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Incoming // New Releases for March 8th, 2017
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Hello all, and welcome to another week of pop culture here at Variant Edition. Last week saw the relaunch of our store newsletter to great response – and we’ll be releasing the first full version of our new weekly missive tonight, so if you haven’t signed up, please do! As alway...
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New in Used Books: Gaiman, RPGs, Disney, and more!
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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 s...
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Incoming // New Releases for March 1st, 2017
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  Hey folks, and welcome to another week of pop culture here at Variant Edition! Before we get to this week’s new releases… SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS It’s been gone for a while, and we’re bringing it back in a couple of different formats. The first is the weekly Re...
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