Welcome to River Bookshop

All great small towns need an independent bookshop. Amherstburg is no different.


Travel through our new website to see what we are all about and to see how we work to help make our community just a little better.

Black History Month

Books around the theme of Black History, Black Voices.

Amherstburg has a rich history of supporting the Black community. It played an important role in welcoming Black people resisting enslavement through the “Underground Railroad.” While progress as been made over the years, many in the Black community are still facing discrimination. We have curated a collection of books on the issues and the possible solutions, as well as books that amplify Black voices.

Staff Highlights

Discover all things River.

We are much more than a bookshop. Learn about our history and our favourite books. Read about our Book Clubs and our Story Time. Listen to podcasts and our special book reviews. You can even attend virtual events or get the details on each event so you can attend in person.

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