The accolades keep rolling in for one of downtown Victoria’s most well-known bookstores.
Munro’s Books has been named retailer of the year by Magazines Canada.
“It was really nice. They’re the vehicle for Canadian magazines to be distributed in Canada, so they’re more specialized in some small, interesting and unique magazines. We’ve always been a supporter of theirs. It’s a nice recognition,” said Munro’s managing partner Jessica Walker.
“(People like) our individuality and unique mix of books and magazines. The atmosphere, the selection and the staff are the three things that people comment on most.”
Earlier this year, Munro’s was also recognized as one of the top 10 bookstores in the world by National Geographic’s Destinations of a Lifetime behind Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece and Cafebreria el Pendulo in Mexico City.
The store was cofounded by Nobel Prize winner-Alice Munro and her then-husband Jim in 1963 in what was known as Old Town on Yates Street. It moved to a location on 4th Street in 1979, before eventually settling on its current location on Government Street in 1984.
The Magazines Canada retailer of the year award is awarded annually to an outstanding client of Magazines Canada’s distribution services who cultivates the connection between consumers and Canadian magazines.