Russell Books is in the process of moving its stock across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location on Fort Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books still collecting Guiness World Records books from public for massive tower

Local literary icon Russell Books is celebrating the opening of its new location in a way they hope will go down in the record books.

Not only have they been in the process of shifting from their longtime home at 734 Fort St. to a larger space in the former Staples store across the street at 747 Fort St., the owners want to set a world record in the process.

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If moving half-a-million books wasn’t impressive enough, Russell’s is receiving the public’s help in their attempt to set a Guinness world record by constructing the world’s largest tower of – Guinness World Record books.

Currently, there’s are world records for the largest stack of books (144,000), the fastest time for a team to stack 20 Guinness World Record Books (16.02 seconds) and the tallest stack of Guinness World Record books built by a team in one minute (1.97 metres).

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While the move to the new store is expected to take another month or more, anyone who brings in a copy of an official Guinness World Record book for the stack to the new location will receive a $5 gift card.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com



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