Russell Books is located in the heart of downtown Victoria on historic Fort Street. In 2016 the store celebrated its 55th birthday in Canada and it's 25th in the wonderful book-loving community of Victoria where it now resides. Russell Books is passionately committed to making books affordable and accessible, and to providing a community space where people can gather to celebrate the written word and the thriving arts and culture scene in Canada. The many family members, +40 staff, and two stores now offer over 16,000 square feet of new, used, antiquarian, and out-of-print books, as well as a unique selection of cards, journals, and calendars. In May of 2013 Russell Books expanded once again to open the Vintage and Collectibles Floor. In the Vintage section of the store events are held throughout the year with many wonderful authors, musicians, and community members coming to speak and perform.


Check out the Events page, or sign up for our eNewsletter to get up-to-date info on our store and events hot off the press! 


Create an account and order online! Free Shipping for orders over $50.00 before tax. Visiting our store? Be sure to check out any or all three of our floors for any subject under the sun, ask our staff for recommendations, and take home a Russell Books mug, canvas tote bag, reusable fold-up shopper, or a t-shirt!


We are committed to finding you the book(s) you want! Contact us by phone, e-mail, or come visit and ask!. If we can't find what you are looking for right away we can try to find you a new copy on special order, or we will add you to our request list so we can get in touch with you as soon as one comes in! Whether you are new to our city (Welcome!) or one of our regulars (Hi again!) the friendly staff at Russell Books (and Books on View) are always eager to help you find great books.