Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Kingfisher Used Books

Kingfisher Used Books at 4486 Marine Ave. in Powell River.
I have a passion for browsing book stores. Right across the street from our condo in Powell River there's 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 always find something to add to my collection of local and off the grid books.

A well organized collection of books at very reasonable prices.

If you 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 Avenue.

On the way back to the ferry, 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

14 comments:

  1. What a magical place. I love these old bookstores

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    1. It is one of the better ones I visit. Lots of selection, especially local and regional books. - Margy

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  2. I hate to admit I've never set foot in the place - I prefer the "new" bookstores, and spend a fair bit of time in them.

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    1. With Breakwater gone there aren't many (only one?) choices here in town now. - Margy

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  3. Marine Ave makes for a lovely stroll-I like the second hand clothes stores too.

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    1. We love having a part time spot on Marine. And so many good places to eat. -Margy

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  4. Looks like a store worth exploring!

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    1. The best used book store in town. - Margy

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  5. We will take a look the next time we visit Powell River.

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    1. Being near the ferry terminal is a bonus. - Margy

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  6. Hard to find stores like this these days as they have all been shut down by the big chains. have a great weekend!

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    1. It's easier to find independent used book stores than stores offering new books. I know a few that offer a mix, but not in our town. - Margy

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  7. I love used book stores! We have several in the region!

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    1. We now have more used bookstores than new here in Powell River. Coles is our last standing traditional bookstore. - Margy

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