I was lucky enough to find three of the most beautiful bookstores I’ve ever seen, in Canada and today I wanted to share them with you. I hope you can visit them one day because they are a must-see for every book lover.

But now, let’s jump into the post.

Bolen Books

IMG_6483Bolen Books has been the first bookstore I’ve been to in Victoria. It’s owned locally which makes you definitely feel good when you decide to buy a book.

The ambiance is so beautiful and calm and I can promise you that you’ll find a book for every topic and genre since they have a big range of everything. Their staff is super nice and helpful and I always loved going there.


1644 Hillside Ave #111, Victoria, BC V8T 2C5, Canada / Website / Instagram / Facebook

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Russell Books

IMG_6487I’ve never been a big fan of second-hand bookstores but I totally fell in love with them after spending lots of time at Russell Books. This bookstore is so so magical and I already miss going there. They have every genre you might be interested in and I even found a German section!

The books are super affordable and you could even bring your old, still in good condition, books there and make a little bit of money which is super cool.

Russell Books is a dream place for every book lover and besides selling amazing books, it’s also the perfect place to take pictures.


734 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2, Canada / Website / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

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Munro’s Books

IMG_6488I totally fell in love with this dreamy, beautiful and unique bookstore. Definitely my new favorite. It has everything you could wish for: Creaking floors, stucco, beautiful wall paintings and lots of diverse books. What I loved about Munro’s Books was that they are selling products from companies and brands I knew through Instagram which is so cool! Finally, little brands get a chance too.

You can spend hours in this magical bookstore and still won’t get tired of its beautifulness. Guys, if you are in Victoria, you need to go there.


1108 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, Canada / Website / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

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I had so so much fun writing this beautiful post about my favorite bookstores in Victoria and it let me dream a little bit about Canada again. Oh boy, I miss this country so much.

I hope you enjoyed this post and even if you can’t visit these beautiful bookstores I hope I  could inspire you to look out for unique stores everywhere you go 🙂


Where is your favorite bookstore?


xo, Franziska


7 replies on “TRAVEL GUIDE: Top 3 Bookstores in Victoria, BC

  1. I absolutely love your blog, especially your posts about Canada! I live in Canada and I love reading about how others experience this country. Sometimes you can forget how wonderful your home is, until you see how other people see it! I can’t wait to read more of your posts!


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