Like the rest of Victoria, Munro's is one of a kind. Founded by Jim and Alice Munro (the famous author), it is one of the few independent bookstores left in the city. Relocated to the neo-classical Royal Bank of Canada building, the generous staff of 30 can help you find whatever you're looking for under the store's 24-foot coffered ceiling.
Munro's Books, on Government Street, occupies a gorgeous neo-classical building with a beautiful coffered 24 foot ceiling. Often there is a musician tucked away in a corner and the sound of a harp or similar floats among the aisles. The book selection is extensive and the staff are knowledge and helpful. A dedicated children's area in the back is sure to inspire even the most reluctant reader.