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Russell Books

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A book paradise

The best selection of used books I have ever seen, upstairs. They sell new books, discounted books... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NICHOLASVancouverBc
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VANCOUVER BC
What a Gem!

I have a book store in Australia, so I am always book shopping World Wide. Russell Books was an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon N
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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...more
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734 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the store,has a lot to choose from. Going There for years.Only fault is,if you are trading in books,they give you next to nothing.$1.00 for top end new trade backs.$25.00 books for a buck.Most places give 25 per cent for trade ins.Will never trade there...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best selection of used books I have ever seen, upstairs. They sell new books, discounted books, remainders, Folio and specialist books. If they do not have it you do not want it. Excellent staff who know their stuff. A must visit if you ever...More

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RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us such a great review! We're so happy that you've had such an enjoyable experience with us and our staff. See you again next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to share my great experience at Russel Books. I was looking for an out of print book, and was directed to Russell's. I have just recently moved to Victoria. What a great gem to discover within the first few weeks of being here....More

Thank Darlene R
RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review, Darlene! We'd love to hear what we can do to earn that last star from you too! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a book store in Australia, so I am always book shopping World Wide. Russell Books was an amazing experience, it is huge & very well organised, with friendly helpful staff. Whether you are looking for something in particular which I was and staff...More

Thank Sharon N
RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the very kind review, Sharon! We hope we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its so fun to be in this store and browse all the books. The staff are great if you want something high up or are there looking for something specific. I'd recommend having time when you're in there. There is a LOT to see and...More

Thank Nisa J
RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review Nisa! It's true that it helps to come with a bit of time to just wander and fully experience the fun of getting lost among the shelves, but if you need something in a hurry, we always...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous bookstore. If you love books, it is well worth a visit when you're in Victoria. Large selection of new, used, and vintage books, spread across three floors.

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RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you so much for the review! See you again soon!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Filled with new, used, old and rare books this place is the place to go if you have any interest in books at all. The Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable

Thank Mya R
RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely review Mya! We're so happy you had such a great experience with us!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

The best place to browse used books in Victoria. Knowledgeable staff, great selection. They have new books too!

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RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We do, indeed! Thanks so much for the lovely review!

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Downtown and spread over two stories dont miss upstairs which is two buildings wide. very organized shop lots of staff and inventory, they buy a lot of remainders and Victoria was always a book town. Some first editions but mostly mainstream. For rare first edition...More

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RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review! However, part of your information is actually a common misconception: we actually have three floors! If you're looking for more rare first editions, you'll be able to find them in our Vintage and Collectibles department, located in our...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Well maybe not quite a billion but more then any new/used bookstore i have ever seen. The staff know where every book is ! It really is a breath taking experience to go there especially for for Bibliophiles

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RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank so much for the review! So glad you've have a great time at our store -- we hope we'll see you again!

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