Albino Books Now Up & Running

Welcome to Albino Books. For more information on your hosts, please visit the About page.

Albino Books

Albino Books was founded by booksellers and fans who love Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Weird Tales, Hardboiled and everything in-between—as a venue for freewheeling discussion, genre-related news, reviews, criticism, and dealing in books & ephemera.

Worldcon '09 books display

The first sale we’ll have a booth at will be the next Geek Market in Ottawa, Canada this upcoming October 19th and 20th, 2013. Please come by and say hello.

As the site ramps up, we’ll have more information on how to buy books from us, but a significant portion of the content here will always be dedicated to news, reviews & editorials. Many of the books, comics, posters et cetera , that we show you pictures of will be for sale, unless otherwise attributed, so if you’re interested in purchasing something, just use the Contact page to let us know.

We we also be featuring the work of a select group of other contributors with a variety of of different approaches to genre culture—we’re trying to jump-start some conversation.

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
—Franz Kafka

“We must be bound to one another then…”


Elric: Song of the Black Sword, Michael Moorcock, cover Kent Williams, White Wolf Publishing, 1995

We’re not really ready to receive visitors yet—still fluffing cushions and straightening up—but sometimes synchronous events impose themselves and demand a hearing.

Karin Kross of TOR.COM has started a marvelous reread project of all of the Elric books by Michael Moorcock.

Ms. Kross also notes in her intro to the reread project that Gollancz has launched a massive reprinting of Moorcock’s work. It’s a great time to be a fan of both Elric and Michael Moorcock’s many other breathtaking works.

Albino Books is a general book-topic, book-selling and cultural opinion blog, but if we had a patron saint it would be Moorcock, whose willful blending of fantasy, science fiction, hardboiled, weird tales and the literary delineates an approach to genre that we share as both fans and booksellers: anything goes.

Check back for our official opening…soon…