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Russell Books

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A must visit if you love books

Oh my goodness the books! So many books! You need some time if you are going in though. Did I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RoxanneG1
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Tumbler Ridge, Canada
Something for everyone

We love this book shop and always visit when we are in Victoria. The staff are knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rhonda2398
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Vancouver, 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...more
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734 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness the books! So many books! You need some time if you are going in though. Did I mention they had so many books? The staff was exceptionally helpful.

Thank RoxanneG1
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Roxanne! We're so glad you've enjoyed your experience with us so much -- see you again next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this book shop and always visit when we are in Victoria. The staff are knowledgable and helpful and the selection is amazing. This is a great place to browse or, to go for something specific.

Thank Rhonda2398
RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind review, Rhonda! We're so happy you like our store so much!

Reviewed 5 weeks 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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RussellBooks, Manager at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello SarH25 Thank you for your feedback and glad that you love the store! Sorry to hear that your last trip to the Book Appraisal Counter wasn’t what you had hoped for. Although we love giving customers the option to trade in their previously owned...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

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

1  Thank NICHOLASVancouverBc
RussellBooks, Owner at Russell Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 October 1, 2018

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 October 2, 2018

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 September 24, 2018

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 October 2, 2018

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

Reviewed September 12, 2018

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 October 3, 2018

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 July 30, 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.

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

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

Reviewed July 27, 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 August 2, 2018

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

Reviewed July 14, 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 July 19, 2018

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

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