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Munro's Books

1108 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-382-2464
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Comforting and comfortable

I will admit it. I love books. I adore all of them, so this is kinda my shrine. The displays are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
A very wide selection, with a very helpful staff

Munro's seems to carry every important book in every genre. The selection is outstanding... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Howard B
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“former bank” (4 reviews)
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1108 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-382-2464
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I will admit it. I love books. I adore all of them, so this is kinda my shrine. The displays are well organized, and the books easy to find. If you love books set aside an hour to lose yourself here.

Thank Mkschlam
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Munro's seems to carry every important book in every genre. The selection is outstanding, including a section featuring local authors and local interest. The staff is helpful. Browsing is relaxed.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I'm a book lover and a tea drinker, and on Government Street you will find Monro's Books and Murchie's Tea side by side; a most wonderful setup! First I stop at Monro's when hubby and I visit Victoria, and the delicious smell of brand new...More

1  Thank dragonfly3
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Victoria has a big selection of bookstores, even just in the downtown/waterfront area, and Munro's is, in my opinion, one of the finest. It's not the largest, but when you combine the selection, obviously carefully selected, and the warm, superbly friendly staff, it's a wonderful...More

Thank HeadingOut98229
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Munro's is one of the last independent book stores in Canada. The staff are very knowledgeable and accommodating when requests are asked. There is a book for every connoisseur of books. It is right next to Murchies the tea and coffee shop.

1  Thank Penny S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Well laid out and wide selection. Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Close to Churchills Bar and Murchies Tea shop.

Thank skagittraveller
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My kids and I spent quite awhile wandering around in here the other day. And we were approached by a couple of staff asking us if we could help which was nice to see. They were able to help all of us it turns out...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Book stores, authentic book stores are rare but Munro's is a classic for those who love to read, and want unique books. The staff are SO fantastic because there is always someone who can help you find a book, even when you don't have all...More

Thank Cucina58
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located in a historic bank, the book store lives up to its reputation as one of the worlds top 10 bookstores. We have made a point of visiting many of the other bookstores on this short list. Warm environment, friendly knowledgable staff. Wonderful range of...More

Thank Laurie O
Reviewed 30 January 2017

For readers this place is almost like a pilgrimage. The bookstore, located in a former bank, is gorgeous and like an Ali Baba cave, it has so many shelves one could spend hours in it. The late Mr. Munro was of course the former husband...More

1  Thank 68140Christiane
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