It’s documented that reading books can benefit both your physical and mental health; and those benefits can last a lifetime. It doesn’t matter what type of reading you do. What’s important is that you enjoy what you’re reading. In Greater Victoria we are blessed with having an abundance of unique book shops. Looking for that old rare book not in print anymore? Maybe you it’s more mystery or comics you’re into. Below are some of the top local Greater Victoria book shops, not to disappoint you.
Dragonfly Books located in the West Shore offers a great selection of books and friendly service with reasonable prices. This hidden gem is where you will find a great selection of quality used books, local authors and best sellers books.
Tanner’s Books located in Sidney and carries a large and varied selection of books with local history, maps and guidebooks. For the kids, there is also a great children’s section. The helpful staff can assist you and place special orders if they don’t carry what you need.
The Hunted Bookshop located 9807 Third St in Sidney was established in 1947, it is Vancouver Island’s oldest Victoria’s book shop. The Haunted caters to recreational readers wanting recent paperbacks, out-of-print material and collectors of rarities. Carefully chosen stock includes books on most subjects, maps and prints. There’s a large table with boxes of old photos to buy and old greeting cards and post cards to read.
Ivy’s Book Shop located in Oak Bay. This book shop has been in business since 1964, and is a cherished gem of the Oak Bay community. As you walk in feel the warm atmosphere with friendly staff to help assist or bring in special orders.
The Smart Book Shop located in Saanich in the Royal Oak Shopping Centre. This shop offer a great mix of literature and children’s books. At this Victoria book store you’ll find old and new, easy reads and classics. Very knowledgeable staff and can even help with recommendations if your stuck.
Chronicles Of Crime, your mystery bookshop located in downtown Victoria in a quaint intimate book shop. It’s all in the name. If you like a good detective story, mystery or crime story this store has it all. Specializing in rare, out-of-print, secondhand and hard-to-find books.
Legends Comics & Books is located downtown Victoria. This book shop offers an abundant selection of comics and graphic novels with superb customer service going above and beyond.