APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
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Greetings!

Spring is finally here and we have a number of exciting book events coming up in the next few months. Please see below for all the details. We hope you can join us!
 
Lots of fabulous new books are on their way!  Stay tuned and pop in to our stores often to see what’s new.

If you are looking for suggestions for new and recommended reading, see below for our Staff Picks and New Releases.

From all of us at The Mulberry Bush Bookstores, we wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

We hope to see you soon!

Happy reading,
Barb & Tom
AUTHOR EVENT
Sunday, June 2nd     

Come and meet author  
Dr. Brian Goldman
Host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art, and Best-Selling author of The Secret Language of Doctors, The Night Shift , and his new book The Power of Kindness

in Conversation with
author Dr. Kevin Patterson.
Book Signing  2pm – 4pm,
at the McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville.  

Tickets : $15 each  
On sale April 15th
at The Mulberry Bush Book Stores in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. 
Ph. 250-248-1193 for information.
2019 SPRING WRITES FESTIVAL
Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th  - we’ll be at the Federation of BC Writers’ 2019 Spring Writes Festival, Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, with our book table stacked with all the authors’ published titles. We'd love to see you there!
For more information Click Here
SPRING INTO NEW NON-FICTION
Mini Meadows: Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere Around Your Yard
by Mike Lizotte
The Breath of a Whale: The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants
by Leigh Calvez
Vegan Meal Prep: A 5-Week Plan with 125 Ready-To-Go Recipes
by Robin Asbell
Outer Order, Inner Calm:
Declutter & Organize to Make
More Room for Happiness
by Gretchen Rubin
A Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living Well in Just-Right Houses
by Patricia Foreman
Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt
by Dani Ives
NEW RELEASES
Hardcovers
The Man With No Face
by Peter May

There are two men on their way to Brussels from the UK: Neil Bannerman, an iconoclastic journalist for Scotland's  Daily Standard  whose irate editor wants him out of the way, and Kale - a professional assassin.

Expecting to find only a difficult, dreary political investigation in Belgium, Bannerman has barely settled in when tragedy strikes.
The River
by Peter Heller

Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing.

When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddling and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. 
Queenie
by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.
Tiamat's Wrath
By James S.A. Corey

Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.

STAFF PICKS
RACHAEL'S PICK

A searing coming-of-age story that is also a portrait of family, love, loss, masculinity and race. Chariandy's work has understandably received rave attention from literary juries. Beautifully written. You cycle through all of Michael's emotions with him. A book that stays with you long after the final page. 
TOM'S PICK

Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before - often with negative consequences. But there is a solution. Unrestricted outdoor play helps reduce stress, improve health, and enhance creativity, learning, and attention span

Some great ideas for transforming backyards, especially for children. Great ideas that are possible without spending a fortune.  
JAN'S PICK

Danio Cerra is an old man looking back on the people and places that shaped his life during the Italian Renaissance.  A cast of fascinating characters set in a world of art, beauty, danger, ambition and intrigue.
MARIANNE'S PICK

An extremely helpful and easy to use guide to venturing into the mindset of a zero waste lifestyle. This book provides so many simple yet effective ideas and makes this daunting subject seem very manageable for anyone.
LEIGH'S PICK

Big Lonely Doug  weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient forests around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada's last great trees.
BARB'S PICK

How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls  shows how to build a wall using the traditional method of dry stone masonry in which carefully selected stones are properly stacked and held together without mortar. As well as being beautiful, a dry stone wall is stronger, more stable, and more resistant to climate than a mortared wall. 
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EASTER HOURS

Qualicum Store
Good Friday - 11:00am - 4pm
Saturday - 9:30am - 5pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 10am - 4pm

Parksville Store
 Good Friday - 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
   Saturday - 9:30am – 5:00pm
   Easter Sunday - 10:30am - 4:30pm
   Easter Monday - 9:30am – 5:00pm

Pete the Cat Event!
Join us....Thursday, April 11th
We’ve been invited back again to the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Pete the Cat event for families, at Oceanside Place, Parksville, from 5 pm – 7 pm. 

We’ll be bringing a great collection of Pete the Cat books for everyone to purchase and enjoy. 
We'd love to see your family there!
TICKETS
Village Voices
This is Me! Youth Infusion
Sunday, April 7th 2:30pm
Knox United Church,
Parksville
Sunday, April 14th 2:30pm
Christian Fellowship Centre
Qualicum Beach

Tickets: $15 each
The Island Consort
presents
Deju Vu: A Retrospective
April, 12th 7:30pm
St. Marks Anglican Church
Qualicum Beach

Tickets: $20 each
Spring 2019
Fashion Show

Saturday, April 13th 2pm
Knox United Church,
Parksville

Tickets: $20 each
17th Annual Wine Festival & Art Show
Presented by the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach
Saturday, April 13th 6:00pm
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

Tickets: $40 each
Oceanside Concert Choir
presents
"The Creation"
by Franz Joseph Haydn
Sunday, April, 14th 2:30pm
Knox United Church,
Parksville

Tickets: $20 each
My Generation
The Woodstock Experience

Saturday, May 25th 7:30pm
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

Tickets: $35 each
NEW PAPERBACK FICTION
House of Glass
by Susan Fletcher
Star of the North
by D. B. John
Greeks Bearing Gifts
by Philip Kerr
A Place For Us
by Fatima Farheen Mirza
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towes
The Brooklands Girls
by Margaret Dickinson
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GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY
We give away a book each month to one lucky person signed up to our newsletter.

This month our winner of a signed copy of Tilly and the Crazy Eights by Monique Gray Smith is

Ann Almond