Exploring Indie Book Stores: Russell Books

Hello Kid Lit Village Readers! And welcome to my series on indie book stores. We are fortunate in Victoria, B.C. to have several independent book stores. Russell Books might arguably be the most special of the bunch. It is located on Fort Street in downtown Victoria. And though it might not look like much from the outside, it has TWO gigantic floors full of new and used books to explore. April 29th is Independent Book Store day so it seems like a great day to kick of the series.

Here is the street level entrance for Russell Books. You might not expect a large store but walk in and discover how much floor space it has! There is a second floor below ground that holds most of the children’s section.

Could my book, IF A BUMBLEBEE LANDS ON YOUR TOE, be in this window one day?

Here is one of the huge floor to ceiling shelves in the children’s section! Not much space for facing out titles, but with new AND used books, they are filled to the rim.

On the main floor, there is another space dedicated to children’s books.

And this is the Harry Potter section, which you’ll find downstairs! Impressive!

Russell books seems to be the one indie bookshop in Victoria that can get those special order titles. So if you’re trying to find a book and can’t seem to get it anywhere. Try here!

What’s your favourite indie book store? Share in the comments!

And I hope you’ll come back for future posts on some other local indie book stores! Have a wonderful day.

Published by cynthiahm

I am a preschool teacher/music teacher who loves to take photos and write stories in her spare time. My dream is to become a published author. Follow my journey as I work towards turning my dream into a reality.

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