APRIL NEWSLETTER
Greetings!

We miss you! 
 
Its been quite an adventure so far, hasn’t it? Even though we’ve had to close our doors to walk-in traffic, at present we are still in our stores Monday through Saturday, between 10 am – 4 pm, taking phone orders, answering emails and on-line orders. We’re doing “outside the door” no-touch deliveries and home deliveries (within 10 km) for those of you who can’t come out.
 
And we’re keeping company with some great books! This is the time when people need books! Watching the news can be soul destroying after awhile. So for our mental health’s sake, we need books to take us to places we’d rather be right now. 
 
We want to thank you so much for your continuing support. We love nothing better than connecting readers with good writing and great stories, sending books out the door to their new homes. So please keep on supporting us, by ordering books, buying gift cards, following us on Facebook and Instagram, and going regularly to our on-line store (over 8 million titles) to browse.
 
And check out below for some fantastic ideas of things to do while you are staying home. We have lots of adult colouring books and coloured pencils, puzzles, and crossword and Sudoku books.
 
We want to give a big shout-out to our incredible team of booksellers who are hanging in with us. We honestly can’t do it without them.
 
With grateful hearts for all your support,
 
Be safe.
 
Barb & Tom
AUDIOBOOKS
We are pleased to have partnered with libro.fm to offer our customers access to thousands of the latest audiobooks, downloadable to the devise of your choice.

Start by downloading the Libro.fm app onto your phone, tablet, iPad or other devise. Then, follow the instructions below to start listening!

How it works
STEP 1

Search for the title of the audiobook you wish to purchase on our webstore
mulberrybushbooks.com
STEP 2

Click on the Buy Audiobook link under the book cover image
STEP 3

This box will appear and take you to the libro.fm website to complete your order.
STEP 4

You can choose to pay for the single audiobook you have selected, or to start a monthly membership.

*Please note,
prices are in US$
STEP 5

Go onto the libro.fm app on your phone, tablet, iPad or other devise.
STEP 6

Start listening to your new audiobook!

If you have a monthly membership, you can choose one new audiobook each month for only US$14.99.
Thank you for continuing to support us!
STAFF PICKS
ANTONIA'S PICK

A House in the Mountains:
The Women who Liberated Italy from Fascism
by Caroline Moorehead

This is the fascinating story of the "staffetta," the lioness-hearted bicycle messengers of northern Italy, and the courageous, unshakable, tireless anti-fascist women that sacrificed everything to liberate their country from the violent claws of war, hate, and torment. This book will set your heart afire. A true testament to the invincible spirit of integrity, bravery, sacrifice, and love.
TOM'S PICK

Slashburner: Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods
by Nick Raeside

Nanoose Bay writer Nick Raeside has penned a unique series of anecdotal tales, regaling us with behind the scenes stories of controlled forest fires to burn debris after logging. It's a tale of the good old times in the logging industry in the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's told with madcap humour. After reading Nick's story, I am amazed he survived!

Releasing May 30th
Reserve your copy here
BARB'S PICK

The Brideship Wife
by Leslie Howard

My husband Tom’s great-grandmother, Sarah Lovegrove (1839-1917) was one of the 60 young English women who sailed on the brideship HMS Tynemouth in 1862 from Dartmouth, Devon to the Colony of Victoria. These impoverished women, whose only option was to find a husband, embarked upon a dangerous voyage and came to the British Columbia goldfields to make a better life for themselves. This beautifully written historical fiction by Penticton author Leslie Howard, is based on the true story of this forgotten chapter in our province’s history. I loved this saga about class and racial biases, political treachery, finding love, and these women’s struggles to find independence in a new land. 
Book clubs – a must read!

Releasing May 5th
Reserve your copy here
MARIANNE'S PICK

Dear Edward
by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward is the touching story of a young boy whose life is inexplicably changed when he is the sole survivor of a plane crash that kills 183 other people, including his family.

Edward's survival raises many difficult questions for both himself, and the loved ones of those who were lost. These complex questions, along with themes of survival and coming-of-age, create a surprisingly optimistic story.

The author skillfully conveys all the messiness and complexity of the situation, while creating and maintaining a narrative with innocence and tenderness. This book will leave you feeling better off for having read it.
JAN'S STAFF PICK
Europe: A Natural History
by Tim Flannery

A fascinating view of Europe's flora and fauna through it's geology, anthropology, and mostly, it's fossil record. The author paints a vivid picture of times and creatures, some long past, some with modern day descendants. 
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Learn to draw

Click here for other art books
Do a new jigsaw puzzle

Click here to see what we have in-stock and on order.
Start an adult colouring book

Click here for other colouring books
Get crafty and creative

Click here for other craft books
Tackle those at home DIY projects

Click here for other DIY books
Start or plan a garden project

Click here for other gardening books
Organize your home

Click here for more home organization books
Start a journal

Click here for more journals
Discover your inner chef

Click here for more cookbooks
HAPPY EASTER

Heartfelt wishes to you and your loved ones this Easter, from all of us at The Mulberry Bush Book Stores.
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NEW RELEASE FICTION
Click on book covers for details
The Spitfire Sisters
by Margaret Dickinson
Paperback
Agency
by William Boyd
Hardcover
The Mirror & the Light
by Hilary Mantel
Paperback
A Bond Undone
by Jin Yong
Paperback
A Good Neighborhood
by Therese Anne Fowler
Paperback
The Coronation
by Boris Akunin
Paperback
My Dark Vanessa
by Kate Elizabeth Russell
Paperback
Writers & Lovers
by Lily King
Paperback
The Paper Wasp
by Lauren Acampora
Paperback
E-TRANSFERS ACCEPTED
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Leave your wallet at home and pre-pay for your order using an e-transfer. Quick and easy, e-transfers allow you to pay straight out of your bank account, avoiding using your credit card. Pre-paying using an e-transfer also allows you to pick-up your books without having to have any contact with staff.

Ask us about it next time you place an order!
NEW HOURS
We are in our stores to answer phone calls, emails, and assist customers with pick-up of their orders

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Parksville Store
#102- 280 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H6

Phone : (250) 248-1193

Email:
mulberrypv@shawbiz.ca
Qualicum Store
130 2nd Avenue,
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S8

Phone : (250) 752-9722

Email:
mulberryqb@shawbiz.ca
GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY
Each month we give a book away to one of our wonderful customers. If you see your name below, you are this month's winner!

Please call our Parksville store to arrange pick-up.

CONGRATULATIONS...

SUSAN SMITH