Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Kingfisher Used Books

I have a passion for browsing book stores. Right across the street from where I live in Powell River there is a great used book store just packed with literary treasures. It's called Kingfisher Used Books and it's owned by Sharon and Peter Deane. The books are organized by subject to help you find your treasures. Stools are strategically placed so you can easily reach the bottom shelf or sit and try out a prospective selection. I got three more titles for my growing Farley Mowat collection, several books by Canadian authors and an interesting book on long-term food storage. Seven books for only $25.

If are traveling up the Sunshine Coast, Kingfisher Books is an easy walk from the Westview Ferry Terminal. After you park, take a stroll up Wharf Street to Marine Avenue. Turn left and the bookstore is on the east side of the street. You can reach them at (604) 414-4573. They are open 7 days a week.

Here's another suggestion. After you find a great book, take it with you across the street to Rocky Mountain Pizza and Bakery. Here you'll find fresh brewed coffee, lattes, yummy baked goods, sandwiches, soups and, of course, pizza. Sit in the back for a view of the Strait of Georgia or at a window table to see all of the action on Marine Ave.

On the way back, stop at Marine Traders on Wharf Street. They have a huge selection of boat, fishing and outdoor supplies.

So whether you live in town, are here to visit or just passing through, visit Marine Avenue. There's something exciting happening all the time. -- Margy


  1. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Would you happen to know if this bookstore is hiring, for both I and another student are looking for part time jobs, but are mainly itrested in a job involving books.
    If you do know if they are hiring, or know if they will be anytime could you please email me at

  2. No, I don't know if they are hiring. If you are in town I would stop by to ask. You might try some of the other stores in town as well. There are several new and used bookstores to check out. Best of luck - Margy.