Russell Books, Victoria

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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. A visit to Russell Books represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Victoria vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • To explore this amazing bookstore. They have three levels - the bottom level is reserved for vintage and collectibles which I recommend checking out even if you aren't looking for that. I spent about ...  more »
  • Family owned and run by staff who know and love books. If they don't have it, they will order it for you - with no charge! I even had one shipped to my home in time for Christmas and still no charge!  more »
  • Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. If they don't have it they will get it for you. Get all my books from here as they always have so many specials and fair prices.  more »
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  • Russell Books isn't just a shop - it's an experience! If you are a book worm or need a gift for someone who is, check out this fabulous local store (which is actually 3 stores in one!). Floor to ceiling, row after row - it's book heaven! The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, prices are more than reasonable. They've got a huge selection of just about everything and are happy to look something up for you. They've even got an antique book section! Honestly, I can spend so much time here. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. I cannot say enough about how amazing this place is!! Check them out!!
  • Wow amazing selection and cheap prices! They didn't have the book I was looking for but they had a million alternatives. Staff were lovely.
  • Wonderful old local bookstore. Huge selections of Canadiana, art, philosophy and history. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Not a huge kids' area though
  • Russell's is the only way I'm able to sustain my love for books. I've found many favorites there. They have a great fiction section, and an even better non-fiction section. I especially love how the stock never gets stale. I find something new and exciting every time. Bonus: great natural section, with lots of plant guides at wonderful prices.
  • Large selection of new and used books, good store to trade in your used books. You will receive store credit for more books, process is quick, I dropped off 3 boxes and was on my way in 10 minutes.

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