Book lovers will find no shortage of reading material in Victoria. As well as the larger retail chains, Victoria is also home to many locally-owned and specialty bookstores. Whether it's a rare edition or a bit of light reading, there is a good chance visitors will find something of interest browsing the shelves.
A 30 minute drive north of downtown Victoria, the town of Sidney is often referred to as "Book Town". Like the original "Booktown" in Hay-on-Wye, England, Book Town, Sidney boasts ten bookstores within a four-block radius and caters to a wide range of tastes and budgets.