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Started in 2000, this ever growing bookstore is one of the largest in Canada. With over 80,000 titles and growing, Pulpfiction Books carries both new and used, rare and popular from every genre imaginable! So spend a few hours getting lost in this Main Street location and leave with a few new books in hand.
Record lovers rejoice! This humble neighborhood shop stocks both new and used CDs and vinyl, specializing in rarities and local stuff like the masterful "Rock is Hard" by Vancouver's own Rodney Graham. In addition to the compelling music selection, Red Cat also plays host to gallery openings by local artists and in-store concert performances by local acts and even international superstars such as the Black Lips. Perhaps most important, the staff is eminently helpful, and gracious as can be. Check website for event announcements, ticket sales, online shopping, and adorable photos of Buddy, their cat.
Tom Lee Music will entertain you with all the music it possesses. A store filled with musical instruments, you will find everything from drums & percussion, acoustic pianos, computer music, orchestral strings and much more. You also have the option of shopping online. They also provide excellent music training at the Tom Lee Music Hall. For more information and details, check out the website.
Established in 1974 by Patrick Shaughnessy, Golden Age Collectables is the prime store in Downtown Vancouver for comic shopping. The store offers videos, comic books, cartoons, manga, toys, clothes with funny prints, postcards and posters. All the collectibles are truly a golden find to own. If you want to find a quirky gift for the perfect occasion, Golden Age Collectables is the place for you. The store is also an esteemed winner of the Will Eisner's 'Spirit Comics Retailer Award'. For more information on all their products, visit their website, or call ahead.
Situated in the downtown neighborhood since 1998, Vinyl Records is small shop that posses all the used records that are rare to find. They offer a collection of about 50,000 pieces, that consist of reggae, punk, jazz, rock, disco, trance, electronica, blues, and everything else. This organized place has the huge collection in order and well segregated. You may also trade your music with theirs. For more details, check out the website.
MacLeod's Books is any book lovers paradise. Stacks of books piled up and looking like it needs just one more to fall! Every bay in this store is packed with books and makes a great place to browse around. Collector's books, books on history and many more can be found here. Come in for one, and you are sure to walk out with at least three!
Sikora's Classical Records store is a great resource for the classical music buff. It sells both new and used vinyl and CDs of the best classical and jazz music. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the selection diverse. Ask the staff to preview your CD on the store's speakers. You can also find out about and purchase tickets for many related musical events happening in and around the city.
If you are a zealous music lover and collector of vintage vinyl records, then you would know Zulu Records in Kitsilano. This store has been selling records, turntables, stereo receivers, amplifiers, and more, for over two decades. Calling itself a 'Record Store and Community Centre', Zulu Records has earned a favorable reputation in the music community of the city. Besides the priceless merchandise, the store also plays host to live performances from time to time. Do see the website or call to know more about the store.
Among the hemp shops, restaurants, and boarding gear of Kitsilano sit thousands of comic books from major publishers, as well as from independents and underground producers. It offers a huge selection of Marvel, DC, and Image back-issues, as well as a science-fiction section with well-known artists like Frank Frazetta. Popular role-playing games and accessories, Magic the Gathering (singles, unopened packs) and collectible toys are also sold. For fans of Japanese comics and videos, a solid Manga/Anime inventory is here. Mail-order service is available.
The book worms will find it hard to resist visiting this place. Located in the Kitsilano neighborhood since 1985, Kestrel Books is a used books provider with a collection 50,000 that is rare to find. The intelligent collection comprises of antiquarian books, philosophy, psychology, children's, fiction and other fine prints. Do not miss meeting the ambassador, Ruby, the cat. For more information on their collection, visit the website or call ahead.