Read By The Sea 2020 - Postponed Until 2021

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Outbreak, Read By The Sea has been postponed until 2021.

We wish to invite everyone to join us next year, same place, as part of the 2021 festival.

We will keep you posted. If you have questions, please contact us!


Read by the Sea brings some of Canada’s finest writers to the North Shore every summer.  Join children’s author Sheree Fitch as she hosts WordPlay at Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery, Allan Rd, River John, July 1st, 2020 1-3 pm.

The authors will read to you from their books, answer your questions, and sign copies of their books – which you can purchase right there at Mabel Murple’s.  There will be music and interesting things to see and do…..don’t forget to bring your grownups!

Sydney Smith

2020 Featured Authors

The featured authors are Vikki VanSickle (the Clarissa books, Summer Days, Starry Nights) and Nova Scotia author and illustrator Sydney  Smith (2019 Governor General award winner Small in the City). Sheree Fitch, author, poet and co-owner of Mabel Murple’s, will be MC, and there will be music and activities for the kids and their grownups.  The authors’ books will be for sale onsite at Mabel Murple’s.