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Jigsaw Puzzles!
January 18, 2021

Jigsaw Puzzles!

As the River Bookshop team imagined what other items would fit in our bookshop we came up with the idea of offering puzzles. Our research indicated that most independents carry them so why not us?  Our true puzzle aficionado is Colleen 

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Happy New Year!
January 02, 2021

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Educate ~ Inspire ~ Engage ~ Entertain

Since our opening on August 14th we have used our four values as a foundation supporting all that we do - driving the selection of our titles, speakers, events and our everyday interactions with our readers.

 

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Grey is not our favourite colour.
December 15, 2020

Grey is not our favourite colour.

Grey is not our favourite colour.

Here we sit with the rest of Windsor/Essex in Grey Level lockdown. It's not the way that we planned on spending our pre-Christmas period but we are nothing if not adaptable.

Here's our plan

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Gift Giving Ideas
December 08, 2020

Gift Giving Ideas

Well, the Christmas season is upon us and part of the joy of the season is finding that perfect gift.

The team at River Bookshop is here for you with gift giving ideas for everyone in the family!

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Christmas Marketplace
December 01, 2020

Christmas Marketplace

No doubt you have all heard about our second floor - home of our mysterious Hole in the Wall. Normally one has to attend one of our events to see this space.  Well that is changing come Saturday December 5 when we launch, what we hope is, our first Christmas Market.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
November 23, 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Amherstburg is looking more and more festive.

Between River Lights and all the downtown businesses getting their decorations up we are a regular Winter Wonderland complete with our first snowfall this last weekend.

The River Bookshop is all set for this holiday season with offerings to satisfy everyone on your Christmas list.

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Upcoming Speaker Events
November 18, 2020

Upcoming Speaker Events

We at the River Bookshop really believe that hosting a number of Speaker Series is key to our ambition to be a powerful Third Place that educates, inspires, engages and entertains our community.

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Books, books and more books...
November 10, 2020

Books, books and more books...

Here's a fun bit of trivia - the River Bookshop has about 7000 books on our shelves. And if you've stopped in more than once you know that our books are constantly changing - new titles arriving every day!

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So much going on in November...
November 08, 2020

So much going on in November...

At River Bookshop we believe that great bookshops are a community hub that can make small towns like Amherstburg more vital...

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It's Spooky Season
October 18, 2020

It's Spooky Season

River Bookshop is looking forward to celebrating our first Halloween on Richmond Street in beautiful downtown Amherstburg. Not only will our display windows be full of ghoulish titles, but once again our second floor “Hole in the Wall” has been invaded by some pretty scary creatures.

 

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Racial Justice
September 27, 2020

Racial Justice

Back in June we declared that the River Bookshop was going to curate titles and speakers that would hopefully educate  and inspire our readers to fight for racial change. That we would bring in authors and speakers that would share their stories and thoughts of those with lived experience. 

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Books and Booksellers (and a Grand Opening!)
August 14, 2020

Books and Booksellers (and a Grand Opening!)

Are your bookmarks ready?

Is your reading chair set?

Then let’s go!

It’s Grand Opening day - the River Bookshop

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Covid 19 Policy (as of August 12, 2020 - Stage 3)
August 11, 2020

Covid 19 Policy (as of August 12, 2020 - Stage 3)

Covid is definitely not the flu !

It’s a new pandemic that is highly contagious and too often fatal.

Because it’s new scientists are still trying to

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It Always Takes a Team
July 11, 2020

It Always Takes a Team

Hello Fellow Readers!
Can you feel the excitement we feel? 
We are getting so close, the outside is looking very 1885-ish and the inside is coming along so fast. Before long finishing touches will be made and we will be opening.

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Progress being made at new local bookshop - River Town Times July 8, 2020
July 09, 2020

Progress being made at new local bookshop - River Town Times July 8, 2020

The former home of the River Town Times is taking shape as a bookstore with the anticipated opening date possibly coming next month. The historic building at 67 Richmond St. is being transformed into the River Bookshop with owner Richard Peddie stating he hopes the bookshop is ready to welcome customers by mid-August.

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A New Third Place
June 25, 2020

A New Third Place

Hi Bookies!

We hope you are all doing well and starting to get excited about the bookshop! We know we are!!

We cannot wait for conversations and book recommendations from and to you. We are looking forward to being a big part of the beautiful, exciting resurgence of our downtown Amherstburg.

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Black Lives Matter
June 03, 2020

Black Lives Matter

At River Bookshop we are appalled and saddened by recent developments in the United States. Their cruel handling of racist acts date back hundreds of years and while there has been some progress over those years it appears now that they have taken a major step backwards under their current racist Federal leadership.

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Books Are Magic
June 02, 2020

Books Are Magic

Construction continues on the bookshop. Prepping for the window installs has been done - framed, Tyvek put on, old windows removed. 

Just look at the size of those display windows...Fantastic! We are getting so excited with each new step!

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We've Got Good News!
May 19, 2020

We've Got Good News!

Restoration of 67 Richmond starts up again. Today the Fortis crew is back on the job after two long months - back at it while following all the proper Covid protocols, including limiting the trades working in the building at the same time.

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History In Pages
May 15, 2020

History In Pages

Hi Readers!

We are hoping you are all doing well and making the best of the current situation. Be sure to make time for some self-care. Reading a good book (or newsletter!) is a good way to relax and soothe an overworked and overworried mind. 

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135 Years Young
April 28, 2020

135 Years Young

Hi Bibliophiles!

Don't worry, there won't always be two newsletters in one month. Eventually we'll be busy talking books and events and authors in person but for now we want to give you a peek at how we got here and how the River Bookshop came to be....by way of (perhaps) biweekly news

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Connecting The Dots
April 17, 2020

Connecting The Dots

Hi Booklovers!

There have been lots of changes seen in world the last month or so and here at River Bookshop we are no different. The renovations to the building were moving along nicely but along with other non-residential construction it was brought to a halt by government Covid-19 regulations. Not to worry though, 

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