Russell Books, Victoria

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Canada's largest new and used book store Russell Books is an absolute must for book lovers everywhere. Trade, sell, or buy your books in this mammoth store, a labyrinth of the printed word that requires hours to fully explore. A lively calendar of book signings, readings and clubs gives this place a pleasant, communal atmosphere and the friendly, helpful staff will aim to find whatever takes your fancy. To visit Russell Books on your trip to Victoria, use our Victoria itinerary builder site.
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  • I've been going to Russell Books for years. For a long time, Russell Books was an oasis for me, and perusing the packed shelves, looking through the stacks on the floor, meandering down the endless...  more »
  • A local said Russell Books was his favourite book store in Victoria. As lover of books, my travelling companion and I had plans to go to Munro's (which we did) but we also made sure to visit here. It....  more »
  • I used to go to Russell Books every Sunday when I lived in Victoria. This place has a huge selection of used and new books. The price of used books is fair and you can usually find deals on new books. You can also bring in your used books to sell and they give you pretty decent store credit for them. Considering how big the place is, I'm also surprised how quickly the staff can always find what I'm looking for. I bought way too many books here than I can read...
  • Great book store, lots of selection with new and used copies. We couldn't find a book we were looking for and left our information and in 2 weeks they received a used copy and called us and we picked it up. Great service, super helpful staff and they love dogs too!!
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