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Munro's Books

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Address: 1108 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
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+1 250-382-2464
09:00 - 18:00
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Thu - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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A very wide selection, with a very helpful staff

Munro's seems to carry every important book in every genre. The selection is outstanding, including a section featuring local authors and local interest. The staff is helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howard B
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Munro's seems to carry every important book in every genre. The selection is outstanding, including a section featuring local authors and local interest. The staff is helpful. Browsing is relaxed.

Thank Howard B
Vancouver BC
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I'm a book lover and a tea drinker, and on Government Street you will find Monro's Books and Murchie's Tea side by side; a most wonderful setup! First I stop at Monro's when hubby and I visit Victoria, and the delicious smell of brand new books greets your nose as you enter. There is a good selection of greeting cards... More 

1 Thank dragonfly3
Bellingham, Washington
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Victoria has a big selection of bookstores, even just in the downtown/waterfront area, and Munro's is, in my opinion, one of the finest. It's not the largest, but when you combine the selection, obviously carefully selected, and the warm, superbly friendly staff, it's a wonderful store for book enthusiasts. If you love books, Munro's is not to be missed.

Thank HeadingOut98229
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Munro's is one of the last independent book stores in Canada. The staff are very knowledgeable and accommodating when requests are asked. There is a book for every connoisseur of books. It is right next to Murchies the tea and coffee shop.

1 Thank Penny S
Mount Vernon, Washington
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Well laid out and wide selection. Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Close to Churchills Bar and Murchies Tea shop.

Thank skagittraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My kids and I spent quite awhile wandering around in here the other day. And we were approached by a couple of staff asking us if we could help which was nice to see. They were able to help all of us it turns out and we each left with a few new books under my arm. I adore this... More 

Thank Marilyn B
Sunshine Coast BC
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Book stores, authentic book stores are rare but Munro's is a classic for those who love to read, and want unique books. The staff are SO fantastic because there is always someone who can help you find a book, even when you don't have all the information about it. The staff are people who treasure books and want you to... More 

Thank Cucina58
Beijing, China
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Located in a historic bank, the book store lives up to its reputation as one of the worlds top 10 bookstores. We have made a point of visiting many of the other bookstores on this short list. Warm environment, friendly knowledgable staff. Wonderful range of hard and soft cover books.

Thank Laurie O
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

For readers this place is almost like a pilgrimage. The bookstore, located in a former bank, is gorgeous and like an Ali Baba cave, it has so many shelves one could spend hours in it. The late Mr. Munro was of course the former husband of Canada's Nobel prize winner, Alice Munro. Independent bookstores are a dying breed and this... More 

1 Thank 68140Christiane
Johannesburg, South Africa
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615 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a great bookshop located in downtown Victoria. It has a wide selection of local and Canadiana books. Highly recommended and worth a stop.

Thank TravelOften1968

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