About us

Read on Sea was a daydream.

A return in the mind to a novel of the night before, whilst serving the 9-5 of the following day.

We moved to Leigh-on-Sea 3 years ago and missed a bookshop where we spent time browsing, talking and drinking good coffee.

We wished for somewhere we could bring people and families together, a setting for lively conversations, laughter and gatherings of friends.

Thus, Read on Sea was born!

We hope you can join us in our adventure and we hope you enjoy the variety of events for adults and children we will be hosting – watch this space!

Our café bookshop is born of reflections on a good book read, a desire to create a unique place in our new home town and in part, perhaps, of a bit of midlife crisis. Oh, and we also serve wine!