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Into the Water
Paula Hawkins
Hardcover | May 2017
on order $34.00
(releases May 2 2017)
Rising Strong
Brene Brown
Paperback | Apr 2017
on order $24.00
(releases Apr 4 2017)
Yaa Gyasi
Paperback | May 2017
on order $21.00
(releases May 2 2017)

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Welcome to Pulpfiction!

Vancouver's legendary independent bookstore


Established in June 2000, we're one of Western Canada's largest and busiest bookstores, with more than 80,000 new and used titles in three convenient neighborhood locations.

As our corporate competitors "diversify" away from print into bath towels, bottled water, chocolates & electronics, we're sticking with what we do best: an unrivalled selection of new, used, & out-of-print books chosen by readers, not algorithms.

Our new releases represent the best of what's available in current fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on books that will still be read in five, ten, or even twenty years.

All new books are sold at a discount to Canadian cover price.

Our regular customers say that our Main Street shop has more turnover than any bookstore they've ever been in. Most days see hundreds of new and out-of-print books added to our shelves.

Regular book sellers know we pay more for used books & bring in "the good stuff" ...the ones they'd rather not sell.

Whether you're seeking a recent Hilary Mantel, an out-of-print Clark Ashton Smith, or that little blue book about a pony you had when you were a kid, we'll either have it on our shelves, or can help you find it.

If we don't have what you want in stock, we order new books at a discount of typically 30% or more from cover price. We can obtain virtually any book published in North America, even those carried by US publishers and wholesalers whose titles aren't normally carried in Canada.


We also order graphic novels, but not single issue comic books, at discounts of up to 40% off Canadian cover price.

Our special order service is faster and cheaper than ordering online from Indigo and Amazon. Unlike them, we never charge for shipping. And if you order $50 or more of books from us, we'll deliver your books anywhere in the Lower Mainland free of charge.


Our Main Street location also carries a small selection of independent magazines (Kinfolk; Lucky Peach; Geist; Subterrain), an extensive selection of Moleskine notebooks, and Brodart archival book jacket covers.

Many frequently asked questions about us are answered below, but if you can't find an answer to your question, please call us at 604.876.4311. We want to hear from you!