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Address: 734 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H2, Canada
Phone Number: +(1)250-361-4447
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Description: Russell Books, including our sister store, Books on View (located one...
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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Giant new and used Bookstore well organized

I normally don't review stores, but this one is worth knowing about. If you like to read, you should visit this store. This store is about 1/4 block big, is as well organized as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
GreshamJim
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Gresham, Oregon
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Gresham, Oregon
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154 reviews 154 reviews
66 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I normally don't review stores, but this one is worth knowing about. If you like to read, you should visit this store. This store is about 1/4 block big, is as well organized as any new book store you would go to and has miles of new and used books. The used books I looked at seem to be in... More 

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Hello Jim, Thank-you so much for the wonderful review of our store! We really appreciate you taking time to write your experience to share with others. We are pretty lucky with the location of our store and all of the fabulous local businesses surrounding us. Stop in and say hi next time you're in town! Russell Books staff :) More 

Vancouver Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Russell Books is the kind of shop you get happily lost in. Give yourself enough time to browse as you'll find yourself lingering here longer than you expected. The store occupies several stores and goes on forever, and sell both used and new books at great prices. Ask the staff for help and you'll get it. Even if you can... More 

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Hi Shelley! Thanks so much for taking the time to review our store! Your feedback means a lot to us. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit (and the delicious bakeries next door) and we look forward to seeing you again next time! More 

B.C.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We just went to Russell Books for the first time today and I am in love! This is my new favourite place in Victoria! I had been hearing about this store for years and have been trying to get there for ages! Finally got there and so glad I did! The selection is mind boggling, the prices are fantastic and... More 

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Thanks for such a positive review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Part of our inventory is online on our website, however since not everything is on there if you don't see what you're looking for send us an email and we're happy to check for you. While... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a fantastic 2nd hand bookshop with new books at great prices as well. We can spend many hours here just browsing.

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience Jan! So glad you enjoyed your visit here :) More 

Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I am a collector of antique books. I recently ordered a book that was 100 years old from this merchant over the internet. Website descriptions can sometimes be difficult to assess on these old books. I asked for pictures to be sent and they obliged in a timely manner with high resolution images. I then purchased the book and asked... More 

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time to give us such positive feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at such a distance and hope that one day you'll get to come in and browse the shelves! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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491 reviews 491 reviews
203 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We enjoy coming to this local book store on Fort Street, lots of choices when looking for that good book. This facility includes several different floors to allow you browse around to find what you need. We come periodically to see whats new with books! Staff are always very helpful & friendly. We need to support our local book store,... More 

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your support and your positive feedback!! More 

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've gotten some of my most cherished books from here- I love coming in and finding those hidden treasures! This place is huge, organized, clean and friendly. I always make sure to pop in anytime I'm wandering downtown, and so should you!

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RussellBooks, Public Relations Manager at Russell Books, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We do our best to keep our books well organized and are always glad to hear when it's noticed. See you next time :) More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Have your wishlist ready when you come here. They will have everything you're looking for. Great antiquarian collection too.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I make it a point to come to Russell Books every time I come to Victoria. They've got 30,000 books so if they probably have the one you're looking for. If you can't find it, they'll order it for you. They'll put your name into their database and send the book to you once they've found it. They used books... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Outstanding. I have had this difficulty of buying books from second hand bookstores, but, Russell, is just inspiring and the staff is professional. Love it.

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