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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  • Russell's is my go-to book store! It has bookshelves literally from the ceiling to the ground of books on books on books. They have multiple levels which will cater to all book nerd needs, the store i...  more »
  • Beautiful library with any book you could ever think of and about four copies to match! The staff are super friendly and i love the quality and condition of the books.  more »
  • Situated downtown Victoria, but within walking distance if you travel by boat, seaplane, bicycle or bus. Car parking is terrible, but that's not the bookstore's fault. There is a massive selection of ...  more »
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  • This is a renowned used bookstore that sells used, new and consigned books. They sell books of Al genres. My favorite trick is to go here for translation dictionaries, usually bought at the fraction of the cost at a new book store. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. The stairs to upstairs are accessed from the street, not inside the main floor. Don't forget to check upstairs out!
  • This is by far my favourite bookstore in Canada! The selection is huge, prices low (even on new bestsellers), and the staff are super helpful. This is a place to easily spend a couple of hours browsing. I am happy to find out that they have an online store too.
  • Great selection and prices since they offer both new and used books. If they don't have what you're looking for, you can put your name down and they will call when a used book of that title comes in or they will order it new for you. They also buy your books for store credit so you can keep your addiction alive while saving some money. The staff is always friendly and it's a great place to spend hours in. They even have small international and graphic novel/comic sections.
  • Incredible selection. I love mysteries, and I can always find what I am looking for here. Staff is wonderful
  • An amazing selection of books! Every time I go there I see something new and exciting! I love the variety and the staff is very friendly and approachable. All in all a very professional environment!
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