RIVER JOHN, N.S.—Down a sunny dirt road, deep in rural Nova Scotia, is a magical place.

At first glance, Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery is a “barn full of books and a pasture full of poop,” Sheree Fitch, author, storyteller and bookstore owner, says with a laugh.

But beyond printed words and colourful books, reading nooks and grassy fields, animals and big oak trees, there’s a land of make-believe where every sentence can start with “What if” and imaginations can soar.

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Canadian author Sheree Fitch has fulfilled her long-time dream by creating this imaginative space for people to read to each other. Shelley Steeves takes you on a tour of “Mable Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery” in River John, N.S.