Russell Books, Victoria

4.8
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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  • Just my opinion but this is a great book store with lots to choose from. New books too but the selection is great and the staff are very helpful. 3 floors in downtown Victoria.  more »
  • the smell of books, the fabulous decor, the choices! all so wonderful. Also this place was filmed for in the life story of J.K.Rowling  more »
  • If you like to read and brouse , this is the place, even celebrities and movie stars have been seen here, and you never leave without a purchase, definitely a must in Victoria...  more »
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  • This has become hands down my favorite bookstore and it's also worth a visit while you are exploring Victoria. Stacks and stacks of incredible titles that have a library like quality to them. Also the staff are very helpful knowledgeable and obvious book lovers. This place is a gem!!
  • The place to go to find a book or 5 at a reasonable price. If they don't have it, the helpful staff will put in an order. So much breadth in their selection! Especially good cook book section
  • I have ordered a textbook and gave them a call to ask when it could ship. Customer service took my number and an email and in matter of minutes I got a voicemail and an email from Adam. He was very helpful and I got my book on time to study for the exam. Thank you for all your help! You saved the day and delivered when no one else could. I'm talking weeks in advance of other book sellers including the publisher. I know where to go for all my books going forward. Thanks again!
  • One of my favourite bookstores in Victoria. The used bookstore upstairs is always a great place to browse. The staff are well equipped to help you find the title or author you're looking for if the stacks seem daunting!
  • Good prices on used and new books. They have a massive selection and are way cheaper than Chapters or Munro's. Worth a visit.

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