Due to Covid-19 restrictions things have changed.
Currently we are only providing Pick Up, consider it Take-out for the Brain!
There is no browsing in the shop.
Email us your booklists and we will be happy to help, call us, or drop them off
* Payment is by cash, cheque, tap debit card, or etrans...

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We've moved! We are now in the art deco, Jukebox building around the corner from the old shop. 103-1029 View Street. It's lots of work moving close to 40,000 books!


4 months ago
My favorite book shop in Victoria ! Always get great advice on what to read next . A perfect place for mystery fans .
- Jo H
6 years ago
If you like a good detective story or crime story, stop. This store has it all. I bought two excellent books and I haven't put them down yet. If you like Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade just ask. You won't be disappointed. Very pleasant staff with very helpful merchant neighbors. Good prices for old classics. Definitely my go to book store in Victoria. Will order by phone as I'm out of town.
- Jason B
2 years ago
Excellent, wide ranging selection of mysteries. Frances is very knowledgeable and helpful for those just beginning to explore the genre and for those seasoned collectors looking for an elusive edition. First rate store and a must-visit destination.
- Kevin P

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Unit 103-1029 View Street
Victoria, BC V8V 4V6

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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