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Munro's Books

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Address: 1108 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-382-2464
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 18:00
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Thu - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
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Lovely building. Knowledgeable and available staff

Lovely bookstore in beautiful building in downtown Victoria. Many of the books carry staff recommendations. I requested help finding local authors and purchased several fiction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Rosslyn H
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Munro's Bookstore is another great place to shop for books downtown and I'd say the best option after Russell Books. This place is smaller but great variety and recommendations from the staff who are very helpful here. Go have a look here too.

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Thank James A
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is one of the "Go to Places" in the down town area for anyone seeking that special book. This heritage building is well worth a visit, even if you are not want to purchase that little something.

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Thank sashakeena
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My hubby loves bookstores so we always have to stop and check them out whenever he finds one. He loves this place- and spent quite a bit of time there this trip combing through the shelves. It definitely has it's charm- wood floors- high ceilings. It has not just books but also quite nice little gift items. One down side... More 

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Thank Jen78703
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely bookstore in beautiful building in downtown Victoria. Many of the books carry staff recommendations. I requested help finding local authors and purchased several fiction and nonfiction books written by local authors. Wish every city had a Munro's.

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Thank Rosslyn H
tucson az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Sorry Amazon and Barnes and Noble but THIS is a bookstore. High, medallioned ceilings, wood floors, wood trim: this former bank building from 1909 draws readers in. Once inside you will find...wait for it...BOOKS. No fancy coffee bars, e-readers, or knickknacks, just shelves and shelves of books. The staff is awesome and encouraged us to browse and enjoy. What a... More 

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Thank krlynn
Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We happened to run across this store while in Victoria and were pleased with what they offered. The variety was excellent. I scored some Moleskine journals I had not been able to find locally.

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Thank maryji
Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic independent bookstore in a heritage building. They usually have what you want or are more than willing to order it for you from one of the very friendly and helpful staff. Plus, as an added bonus, you are supporting local!

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Thank VancouverBullwinkle
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the shop for lovers of books--there are no magazines, giftware or coffee bar. Housed in a heritage building (formerly a bank), it's a leisurely stroll from Inner Harbour. Interesting, lively neighbourhood. A comprehensive inventory but the knowledgeable staff will gladly order any title not in stock. Good selection of remainders (no trashy titles) and excellent children's department. Impossible... More 

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Thank waba2016
Saskatoon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I understand why this store is beloved, the atmosphere is great, and the staff are knowledgeable and polite. But I went to other book stores on my west coast trip i liked more. One is right down the street, Russell books that has used and new books. There is an extensive selection of reduced price books, far surpassing most book... More 

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Thank Yeremenko
Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Recently listed by National Geographic, Destinations of a Lifetime as the number 3 book store in the world. It is a great place to drop in and spend a lot if time checking out their extensive book collection. We make a point of coming every trip and literally would spend hours browsing the stacks. The building itself is striking, a... More 

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