One of the great things about Vancouver that I'm going to miss (after moving to DC) is Pulpfiction Books (2 locations: 3133 W. Broadway and 2422 Main). The stores are clean, the books reasonably priced, and the staff always friendly & knowledgeable.
I took in a bunch of trade-ins yesterday and was able to get a few gems:
-A first edition Michael Gilbert
-Fugue For A Darkening Island - Christopher Priest (I don't know this author but it looks to be British sci-fi in the tradition of Wyndham)
-2 Philip K Dick's I've been searching for:
Dr. Bloodmoney: Or, How we got along after the bomb
The Penultimate Truth
From the latter:
"World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fiteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector.
But up on Earth's surface, a different kind of reality reigns. East and West are at peace. Across the planet, an elite corps of expert hoaxers live invast private demesnes - repayment for their services in preserving the great lie.Until, one day, a tanker emerges and discovers the path to the most sinister truth of all..."
Reports to follow.