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Max Sloan, owner of Pulp Fiction Coffee HouseMax Sloan is the owner of Pulp Fiction Coffee Shop and Robbie Rare Books in downtown Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

During his 45 years in the oil business, Max traveled around the world. But he always traveled with a plan in mind. Everywhere he went, in any size city or town, he checked out the bookstores and amassed a warehouse-sized collection of pulp fiction books, bookends and other amazing antiques.

When he retired, he opened up the bookstore he’d been planning for almost half a century.

You will often find students working on homework, or individuals on laptops was typing furiously. If you wonder the mysterious little back rooms you fill find crazy-covered books, glowing Art Deco globes, old clocks and colour copies of ready-to-be-framed jacket covers.

Robbie, Commander-in-ChiefThe cappuccino is stellar, but more than that, meeting Max Sloan’s vast collection of art, antiques and rare books will make anyone's day. Max is a story-teller extraordinaire and, along with his CEO, Robbie (a very smart Standard Poodle) they create a cozy haven to peruse the sordid past of pulp fiction. Looking at those covers is a crazy glimpse into our view of the world in the 50s and 60s.

Take a drive to Kelowna and visit Mr. Sloan and his Commander-in-Chief, Robbie.

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What is Pulp Fiction?

Pulp Fiction is a term used to describe a huge amount of creative writing available to the American public in the early 1900's. Although the pages in-between the covers were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, the covers were beautifully decorated with lurid portraits of pretty women in various stages of trouble. These publications proliferated in the '30's and '40's to the point where they blanketed newsstands in just about every popular fiction genre of the time.

Britannia Antiques, Robbie Rare Books, and Art Deco Nouveau

The walls of our downtown Kelowna location is lined with Robbie Rare Books, as well as an impressive collection of clocks, bronze and copper bookends, and rare pieces of art. Wander through a labyrinth of rooms filled with Victorian and Georgian antiques and books collected from around the world.