Since she was a very small girl, Antonia has never left home without a book. Some of her favourite genres include historical fiction, nature writing, animal behaviour and science, Indigenous voices of Canada, as well as anything to do with ancient Celtic and Scandinavian civilizations. Antonia loves a hot cup of tea, a roaring hearth, and hiking with her beloved Husky dog Arya. She still never leaves home without a book.
Mitzi has worked as a bookseller for well over a decade and happily joined the Mulberry Bush Book Stores a few years ago. Her favourite books are about nature, art, and photography. History and biographies are also of great interest to her, especially stories of women from other eras. In fact, most of her favourite books are to be found in the non-fiction section. When Mitzi is not working in the Parksville store she is usually on her bike heading towards the forest learning to identify the many treasures she discovers there, and all along the shoreline.
Books have always been part of Susan's life, thanks to her parents, who treasured them and bought copiously. They were a contant presence but also a solace to her during times of her life when she lacked an anchor including the culture shock of moving to Canada at age nine, then to the city at age fourteen, and the many losses along the way. Stories provided an escape from life and a chance to believe in something fantastical. Susan's book choices have changed somewhat with age and experience. She reads much more non fiction now - particularly history, biographies of people who have made a difference to our world, and stories of nature and our place in it.