Since she was a very small girl, Antonia has never left home without a book. She is a new member of the Mulberry Bush clan, and delights in the company and stories of both the regular and travelling folk that pass through the doors of the book shop each day. Natural history, wilderness adventure, literary and historical fiction, animism, Canadian Indigenous history and literature, Celtic wisdom, as well as anything to do with the Irish or Scottish are her favourite genres. Outside of reading, Antonia loves a hot cup of tea, volunteers in wildlife rehabilitation, and frequently hikes the rivers, shores, and forests of Vancouver Island with her beloved Malamute dog Arya (always with a book in her backpack, of course!)
Mitzi has worked as a bookseller for well over a decade and happily joined the Mulberry Bush Book Stores a little over a year 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.
Rachael is new to book-selling but not new to books. An avid reader and writer, Rachael has authored three novels and is presently at work on a fourth. Rachael spent many years teaching creative writing in continuing education programs and plans to offer writing workshops in the Parksville store. Besides literary fiction, Rachael loves reading biographies, self-help books and most anything on food. Rachael works in the Parksville store on Saturdays and Sundays.