Bookstores in Victoria & Beyond

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Support your local bookstores in Victoria, BC, and beyond! Ebooks are fun but bookstores serve as crucial cultural and knowledge hubs. In addition, with the rise of online booksellers, local bookstores are also rare and wonderful ‘real world’ places full of opportunity for discovery and delight. Below is a list of Victoria and area bookstores. Be sure to pay them a visit, enjoy the ambiance, and buy a few books. Also listed are a few other noteworthy book places in Vancouver and elsewhere.

“The Bookshop has a thousand books,
All colors, hues, and tinges,
And every cover is a door
That turns on magic hinges.” 
–– Nancy Byrd Turner

“Printed books are magical,
and real bookshops keep that magic alive.”

–– Jen Campbell, The Bookshop Book 

“We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too.” –– unknown

Bookstores (Victoria BC & Area)

Shiny New Books

Lovely Used Books 

Rare, Collectable, & Beautiful Books

Book Binding 

Little Free (Street) Libraries

Unique Vancouver Bookstores
International Literary Hubs

 “At any rate handle them…. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will. … If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition.” –– Winston Churchill (Advice on what to do if you have too many books to actually read them all.)

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Related: Traditional Publishers in Victoria, BC.

Updated February 2018

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