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The Mulberry Bush Bookstores are owned by Barbara and Tom Pope of Qualicum Beach.

Our bookstores are a place where people feel a warm, friendly atmosphere and are welcome to stay and browse. We have a commitment to helping our customers find "just the right book." If we can't put that book in your hands immediately, we will do all we can to get the book you want by special ordering it.

Our bookstores are a gathering place where book-lovers can meet and talk about their favourite books and authors with friends and knowledgeable staff. It is our goal to give outrageously good service to our customers.

Over the years we've hosted hundreds of author events, promoting local and Canadian authors giving our customers many opportunities to meet and hear authors talking about their writing.

We have been blessed over the years by having an outstanding team of professional booksellers to work with. Their love of good books, authors, and reading enables them to share their valuable knowledge and expertise with our customers.  We can’t do it without these lovely people!


We've got connections... 

Just 2 blocks off the beach, our PARKSVILLE BOOK STORE, (est. 1993) is located in the Thrifty Foods Centre on Highway 19a in downtown Parksville.

In an old-fashioned library setting, you'll find a great selection of books and other gift ideas for your browsing pleasure, as well as our children's collection in a real castle!

And yes, we've got connections - walk through from inside our beautiful book store to Lefty's Fresh Food Restaurant for coffee or a mouth-watering meal.


Discover the Village...

Take a drive up from the Qualicum beach through the golf course and into Qualicum Beach Village to our QUALICUM BEACH BOOK STORE (est. 1975).

You'll find us on Second Avenue across from the Royal Bank.

Booklovers return again and again to browse through our wonderful selection of books for all ages and to discover treasures you won't find anywhere else!

  • 1993 Business of the Year, winner and a number of nominations for the same.
  • 2003 Customer Service winner, along with other nominations. 
  • Town of Qualicum Beach - 2013 Best Blooming Business Award.
  • 1995- 2005 Multiple Christmas decorating awards, as part of the Heard Centre effort.
  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Tom Pope, Qualicum Beach store
  • 2008 Citizen of the Year nomination