SABS 7th Birthday Salute for July 2nd from Sheree Fitch

Posted: July 2, 2016

So delightful to get a #SABS7 Salute from this lady - and really remarkable considering she's been beyond busy getting ready for the BIG grand opening of her Mabel Murple’s Dreamery & Book Shoppe tomorrow.

A sweet salute sent directly from her beautiful spot in River John, Nova Scotia - that's best-selling, award-winning author, poet and educator Sheree Fitch.

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As big fans of Ms.Fitch we've been reporting on her wonderful work since we launched 7 years ago - from her fun book tours and to her many honours, to her Cool People Profile filled with her East Coast favourites - heck, you'll even find her cherished family recipe for a Festive Marshmallow Log here on the site.  Naturally we've been sure to follow Sheree on social media and that's where we first heard of her latest creation and oh we've loved watching the dream become a reality.

After more than a year of imagining, sourcing, planning, painting, stocking the shelves and sprucing up the space - Sheree Fitch and her husband Gilles Plante are set to welcome the world to their lovely corner of it when they open the doors to Mabel Murple’s Dreamery & Book Shoppe on Monday, July 3, 2017.

It was Sheree’s passion for books and her husband Gilles the builder‘s love of making things, along with their combined commitment to rural coastal Atlantic Canada and community led them to dream of opening the shoppe.  Once a old Granary now restored and awash with the purple world of Mabel Murple - one of Sheree's best loved characters.

Tomorrow's opening will have longtime CBC host Costas Halavrezos as MC, a poem by Sheree Fitch, performance by Wild City Roses followed by the 2017 Wordplay Children’s Book Fest with Marie-Louise Gay, Alan Syliboy, Starr Dobson, Shawl Dancers – Joy Laking artist on site for images.  There will be Author signings, music and cake. For more details on these plans and a list of upcoming events click here.

We wish you all the best with your Grand Opening celebration Sheree Fitch and we thank you ever so much for joining us for our celebration.  We're truly grateful for your #SABS7 Salute and for all of your time and support over the years.  You're the very knees of the bee. SABS

While you're here check out these previoiusly posted articles featuring Sheree Fitch - “Kiss the Joy as it Flies” by Sheree Fitch SHEREE FITCH Bringing ‘Monkeys’ to the Masses Sheree Fitch – No Place Like Home in New Brunswick  FESTIVE MARSHMALLOW LOG  “Toes in My Nose” Turns 25  Judging a Book by Its Cover  The Best Christmas Present I Ever Got Was…

Sheree Fitch website:  Twitter: @sherfitch

Mabel Murple’s Dreamery and Book Shoppe website:  Facebook: @MableMurples


SABS Note of Noteworthiness

Just last month Sheree Fitch released her latest children's book Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, Woolliest Gift of All

"A new tale about the joy of making things, the strength of community, and the warm reach of generosity. This beautifully illustrated storybook blends poetry and prose, infused with Fitch's trademark wit and playfulness, to tell the story of Polly MacCauley, a bit of a mystery in her community of River John, who spends her time making wondrous things with wool. When Star, a very special lamb, is born on a nearby farm, Polly knows that with Star's wool she can make her 'finest, divinest, woolliest gift of all'. But the greedy Count and Countess of far-off Woolland have learned about the lamb's arrival, too, and are determined to add her to their flock. Will the good folk of River John join together to see that Star gets to her rightful home? Will Polly be able to finish her masterpiece? Darka Erdelji's gorgeous illustrations have just the right amount of whimsy, perfectly capturing the spirit of Fitch's touching yarn." 

For more information or to purchase this book click here

1 Comment »

  1. Congrats to Sheree on the opening of Mable Murple's - she was once a neighbour of mine (in Fredericton). I will be driving up to see her later this month. Looking forward to catching up.

    Comment by Carol Longue MacDonald — July 2, 2017 @ 11:36 pm

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