Our Book Trade Counter is currently CLOSED

This page is the best place for updates on the reopening date of the Book Trade Counter.

We are not currently able to restart our book trade service, but we are working towards that goal and hope to be able to resume in the near future. 

Books piling up at home? Read about our Books For Schools Donation Program below.

Books for Schools Donation Program

Our Books For Schools Donation Program is always open and helping to provide much needed funds to our local schools.

How it works:

  1. You bring in your good quality, gently read books.
  2. We store them for a few days
  3. We appraise their value and distribute that among our partner schools for them to purchase books for their classrooms and libraries.


Metered parking is available on Fort Street. There is also a city parkade one block away on View Street (parking for the first hour is free).

House Calls

If you have more than 1000 books, you may be eligible for a house call. To arrange a house call please call the store (250) 361-4447 and leave a detailed message for the book appraisers.

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Community Support

For over 28 years, Russell Books has proudly encouraged reading enthusiasts throughout the Greater Victoria community. We inspire a passion for reading and literacy through participation in community events, and provide ongoing support and partnership with groups and organizations in the book world and beyond.

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