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THANK YOU!
January 21, 2022

THANK YOU!

Thank you for supporting our Christmas Market. As we plan more retail offerings in the downtown core your support gives us encouragement to do more. And we promise, good things are coming.

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Chase those winter blues away....
January 13, 2022

Chase those winter blues away....

Chase those winter blues away....

What better way to make it through the winter than to be curled up with a new book - maybe a cup of tea and a cookie or two?

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Happy New Year!
January 05, 2022

Happy New Year!

It's two steps forward and one step back but when things are safe we will have a lot of catching up to do...

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Boxing Week Sale!
December 26, 2021

Boxing Week Sale!

The River Bookshop team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.

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Our 12 Gifts of Christmas - Part 2
December 20, 2021

Our 12 Gifts of Christmas - Part 2

It’s hustle and bustle time. That time of year when we rush here and there making magic happen...

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OUR 2022 EVENTS LINE UP WILL BE THE BEST YET!
December 15, 2021

OUR 2022 EVENTS LINE UP WILL BE THE BEST YET!

The River Bookshop's goal from the start was to be community space that educated, inspired, engaged and entertained...

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas
December 01, 2021

The 12 Gifts of Christmas

t’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Snow flurries have started, but our fireplace is on and we are ready to take some of the work out of your Christmas planning. In fact, Santa himself will be popping in to our Christmas Marketplace soon.

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Welcome White Woods Home!
November 18, 2021

Welcome White Woods Home!

Today we are pleased to announce White Woods Home which is being constructed right next door to Evelyn’s. White Woods will feature kitchen and house wares. The vision is to facilitate the gathering of family and friends with beautifully designed cookware and tableware. We will eliminate the burden of too much choice by curating the most beautiful goods for the home.

 

 

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Second Annual Christmas Market
November 17, 2021

Second Annual Christmas Market

Last year our first Christmas Market got off to a roaring start ….  and then came Covid!   A year later, most are fully vaccinated and following safe protocols so we are thrilled to be kicking  off our holiday celebrations. 

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The Importance of Heritage.
October 26, 2021

The Importance of Heritage.

From our inception the River Bookshop has championed the importance of Amherstburg’s heritage. Recently our 67 Richmond  137 year old building received both a Heritage Designation by the town... 

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HAVE A HOOT!
October 13, 2021

HAVE A HOOT!

On November 2nd the very popular Phil Roberts is back! Naturalist, knowledgeable birder and “raconteur” extraordinaire - his previous talks have always been a huge hit with our readers.

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FALL IS HERE! GOODBYE SUMMER!
October 07, 2021

FALL IS HERE! GOODBYE SUMMER!

Fall is here...goodbye summer!

And so our Open Air weekends have come to an end but we are always happy to host you instore - so come see us!

 

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River Bookshop Covid Protocol Update - September 22, 2021
September 21, 2021

River Bookshop Covid Protocol Update - September 22, 2021

Effective Sept. 22, Ontario will require patrons to provide proof of identification and of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access certain non-essential businesses and settings.

Here at the River Bookshop, we believe and trust in the science and so our events will fall under this mandate

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OUR EVENTS  EDUCATE,  INSPIRE  AND ENGAGE
September 17, 2021

OUR EVENTS  EDUCATE,  INSPIRE  AND ENGAGE

After nine months it’s nice to be hosting live events again - even with lots of necessary Covid precautions to keep all our readers safe. 

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Summer is going out with a bang!
September 13, 2021

Summer is going out with a bang!

We love the many events the town puts on. In this complex and sometimes scary world, events like Uncommon, Open Air and Cars Gone Crazy activate our streets allowing visitors and residents alike to safely engage and enjoy.

They all make Amherstburg even better.

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We really want Amherstburg to THRIVE.
September 06, 2021

We really want Amherstburg to THRIVE.

We believe we can help that happen by educating, inspiring and engaging our readers - motivating you to aspire for better communities right across the county. Naturally we do that with our titles and our speakers. But we also do that by supporting T.H.R.I.V.E. 

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Being a Successful Third Place
August 30, 2021

Being a Successful Third Place

From our inception we said that we wanted  to become a popular 'third place’ for our community. 

First Place is where one lives … second place is where one works … and a third place is where people go to gather, to exchange ideas, to meet others and where it’s safe and friendly. At River Bookshop we  believe we have done that with our inviting bookshop design and our friendly knowledgeable staff. 

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PLAY AMHERSTBURG IS BACK AUGUST 29!
August 23, 2021

PLAY AMHERSTBURG IS BACK AUGUST 29!

THRIVE’S First Play Amherstburg was a smash hit. Over 400 kids enjoyed safe play on Richmond street during Open Air. And our new line up is bigger and better.
THRIVE is a real champion of Open Air Amherstburg.

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Shhh....It's a Surprise!
August 17, 2021

Shhh....It's a Surprise!

What is it? Well, we can't tell you - it's a surprise. But you might want to be out and about around 3pm on August 22.

Hope to see you there … be a shame if you missed it.

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“Life and Lessons of a City Builder” - Ken Greenberg virtual event
August 12, 2021

“Life and Lessons of a City Builder” - Ken Greenberg virtual event

River Bookshop and THRIVE are pleased to be hosting author Ken Greenberg on August 24 at 6:30 pm Ken is one of the world’s foremost urban designers.

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It's our BIRTHDAY!!
August 04, 2021

It's our BIRTHDAY!!

WE ARE SO HAPPY TO CELEBRATE OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY! 

The entire River Bookshop team is delighted to celebrate its very first birthday with you on Saturday August 14th.

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New Can Be Old...
July 28, 2021

New Can Be Old...

Amherstburg has 47 beautiful Heritage Designated buildings like the Gibson Gallery, Freedom Museum, Gordon House, Park House Museum etc.  Google amherstburg.ca Heritage Designations to see the entire list

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Heritage Tour
July 26, 2021

Heritage Tour

By now you know that the River Bookshop really values and supports Amherstburg’s historic built form. We think we have a good appreciation of what the town has and what is important for us to protect.

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Play Amherstburg
July 19, 2021

Play Amherstburg

The River Bookshop is pleased to support this important test programming.Richmond Street for kids.  Note that we are hosting two story times that day.  Bring you kids down to play and please drop in and show your littles our awesome kids section!

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