Sponsors, Volunteers and the Community

Read by the Sea runs on volunteer power and through the gracious funding and sponsorship of many. The festival depends largely on local suppliers and services, and on the tremendous support from the village of River John and surrounding area. We encourage our audience to patronize local businesses.

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Canada Council for the Arts, Penguin-Random House Canada, Province of Nova Scotia, Caldera Distilleries Ltd., Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, Advocate Printing and Publishing, Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery. 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108, Nook & Kranny Garden Centre, Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, Ron McNutt Sound, River John & Area Historical Society, Pictou County Writers’ Group, Wearwell Garments, Grohmann Knives, Lavender Farms, Coles Books, River John Volunteer Fire Department, BrokenStar Productions, Lismore Sheep Farm, River John Action Society, Seafoam Shores B&B, Creative Pictou County,