Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Popular Victoria Shop Makes List of Top 10 Bookstores on the Planet

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Popular Victoria Shop Makes List of Top 10 Bookstores on the Planet

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Victoria bookstore named on top 10 list

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VICTORIA - When it comes to world-class bookstores, a top 10 list from National Geographic speaks volumes, and that list now includes a literary treasure in Victoria.

Munro's Books, in Victoria's Old Town, ranks third on National Geographic's list of the globe's most interesting book stores.

"We're so lucky in Victoria that we have so many visitors," said Jessica Walker, managing partner for Munro's Books.

"I know we are on international radar."

The list is from the latest edition of the National Geographic book "Destinations of a Lifetime" and noted the store was founded in 1963 by Alice and Jim Munro, 50 years before Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature.

The shop, in a heritage bank building, was also described as "magnificent," and "neoclassical. …

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