After 24 years in the book business, Errington’s Buckshot Books will close on Oct. 20.
The business, located in a cozy log cabin style storefront on a property in Errington, will have its final sales this week before closing up shop.
Owner Carol Purkis said after working six to seven days a week for more than two decades she’s ready to semi-retire.
“I’m going to take three or four months off,”she said. “I haven’t had time off in 24 years so it’s time to just slow it down.”
Buckshot Books, which sells used books and giftware, began small in Parksville’s Heritage Centre with just a few books on the shelves.
Growing in size and business, the store then moved to the Pine Tree Centre on the Alberni Highway and then finally to its current location in Errington 11 years ago.
“We bought this property with the retail zoning and built our own store here,” Purkis said. “We call it a book store in the woods.”
Purkis said the store is still about three quarters full and that all merchandise will be on sale.
“I’m going to miss it because I’ve been doing it for so long,”she said. “I’ve watched a lot of kids grow up, some of them now are bringing their kids in.”
Purkis said she considers her customers friends and that she will miss them.