Russell Books, Victoria

(280+ reviews on the web)
Gift & Specialty Shop
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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TripAdvisor
  • You need a book - they will find it for you - bring it in for you and call you - they also keep you on file for futue requests - great prices and great staff  more »
  • The folks at Russell Books really know their collection and are very helpful. I loved wandering the aisles, but when I wanted assistance they quickly found exactly what I was looking for-the last one ...  more »
  • What a massive bookstore! Mostly used books in 3 or 4 different sections -- pay attention to the doorways and stairs: "antiquities" are down, order on the main, and others are up ... all with separate...  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.
  • 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.
  • Staff is very knowledgeable, selection of books is enormous. If you are into visiting cool bookstores, this is my favorite in Victoria
  • 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.