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 store is really cool. They have lots of used books for sale and I was extremely impressed with their large collection of needlepoint books. Sometimes it can be difficult to find books on specific off-beat subjects, but they seem to have it all. Nice to still see small book stores adding charm to their local communities.
  • Great selection of books. my wife loves this place. A must stop every time we're in Victoria. She is an avid reader, and wants to complete a lot of her children books series, particularly with older covers - y'know, so it all matches. Likewise, I find most of their books are in great condition. Got me a sweet Snyder Batman trade for $10! Trying to find that treasure is half the fun. The staff is also pretty knowledgeable and always ready to help to the best of their ability. Russels is also quite organized compared to some other used books stores we've been to. Quite the magical place.
  • Russell's, so many books and so little time. My favorite and Victoria's best book store. Make sure you go to all three levels which have their own separate entrance.
  • Awesome! Books galore. New and lightly used books. Excellent prices. You can find find pretty much any subject. Highly recommend.
  • This may be the greatest place I have ever seen -- after Giza. Visited the island in April with an eye to possibly moving there from Ontario. I brought a list of book stores. I did not know what to expect and was knocked out. I could have easily spent the entire day upstairs. ... I want to move if only to be closer to Russell Books.
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