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Russell Books

734 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H2, Canada
+1 250-361-4447
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Best second hand book store in Victoria

Just my opinion but this is a great book store with lots to choose from. New books too but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marimbagirl
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vancouver island
dont miss out

the smell of books, the fabulous decor, the choices! all so wonderful. Also this place was filmed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hugz2302
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Victoria, Canada
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Russell Books, including our sister store, Books on View (located one block away), offers Canada's largest selection of used books. With over 13, 000 square feet filled floor to ceiling with books, we offer great deals on everything from vintage books to today's bestsellers. Come check out our amazing selection of used books, discounted new books, and the latest bestsellers and new releases.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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734 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H2, Canada
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734 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H2, Canada
+1 250-361-4447
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank marimbagirl
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for this great review! We're so thrilled to hear that you had a good experience at our store and with our staff. We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank hugz2302
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

1  Thank 59gajb
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for this fantastic review! We're so glad you've enjoyed our store!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And Russell's is bound to have it. With 3 floors jammed with new and slightly used books, it must be there somewhere. Let the knowledgeable staff help you find something interesting!

Thank karenrI7882EM
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this great review, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed our store and our staff! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second season going to Alaska & Victoria on a cruise ship and when I do get off in Victoria this is one of the places that I visit to find something good to read. I have gone to Russell's several times and...More

Thank James A
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello James! Thanks so much for this great review. We're so glad to hear that we've been an enjoyable destination on your trips and that you've been able to find some great books here! We hope you can make it back very soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

A Victoria treasure. The selection of used books is outstanding. It is no Powell's, but Victoria is not Portland, not even close. But this store is very good. The staff is enthusiastic and friendly, but not deeply knowledgeable about the contents of the store. My...More

Thank Kat J
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Kat! Thanks for this great review! We're so glad that you've enjoyed the store so much and really appreciate your feedback. We are definitely in a constant battle trying to make sure we've got as much selection as possible balanced against our space constraints!...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you are a reader you will love Russell Books. rooms, and rooms and rooms; floor to ceiling, stuffed with books. I could live there! The staff is knowledgeable and pleasant - what's not to like!

Thank m_diane_p
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Wow, thanks for this awesome review! We're always very glad to hear from our fellow bookworms, and especially when they've had great experiences with our staff. We hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

The staff are so very helpful and if they do not have it, they will get it for you. It is a bit difficult to climb up the stairs to the second level which is a treasure chest but they can check some things out...More

Thank 658selmal
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks for this great review! We're so glad you've been able to find some book treasures in the store. We definitely have a steep staircase in this old building- but our staff is always happy to run up to the top floor for you and...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Everything and anything you could be looking for. Well organized and laid out book store. Reasonable prices for new and used books on every topic. They will buy some of your old books too. A fun browse.

Thank johnfS6954FL
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Wow, thank you for these lovely words! We're so happy that you've enjoyed our store, and we hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Victoria has some excellent bookshops--Munro's and Bolen Books are two notable meccas--but Russell's has got the largest selection for used books and other remaindered copies of popular titles.

Thank Kyoka_10
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thanks for this awesome review! We're so glad that you've enjoyed our selection. We hope you can come back soon!

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