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Summer Reads!
June 23, 2022

Summer Reads!

It’s funny, isn’t it, how only summer gets a classification of books

Summer readsBeach reads

They’re the books that we love to read, that have the stories that aren’t too heavy. That allow us to stop reading and go have fun and come back

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The Group of Seven Come to Amherstburg
June 21, 2022

The Group of Seven Come to Amherstburg

Colleen and I strongly believe that investing in the Arts is a powerful way to enhance an already incredible community. By “Arts” we most specifically are referring to music, literature and visual art.

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Storytime Fun
June 15, 2022

Storytime Fun

Thank you to everyone who attended our past few story times. We have seen an excellent turn out for both our story times with Ms. Lauren and our celebrity story times.

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BELLEVUE: HOW VARIOUS OWNERS HAVE CHANGED THE BUILDING  
June 14, 2022

BELLEVUE: HOW VARIOUS OWNERS HAVE CHANGED THE BUILDING  

Built between 1816 and 1819, in the Palladian style, the white painted brick house over looks the Detroit River and Boblo Island.  One of only three National Historic Sites in Amherstburg

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Father's Day Promotion
June 08, 2022

Father's Day Promotion

Our big front window is your Father’s Day shopping headquarters from the newest and most interesting thriller fiction to our Shinola journals to car themed jigsaw puzzles, we have the perfect gift for dad, no matter his interests.

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Brewed In Windsor - Chris Edwards and Elaine Weeks
June 06, 2022

Brewed In Windsor - Chris Edwards and Elaine Weeks

What could be a more interesting and appetizing way to kick off our speaker series than talking about beer?

Authors Chris Edwards & Elaine Weeks from Walkerville Publishing will be back on June 16 at  6:30 pm

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June is Pride Month
June 04, 2022

June is Pride Month

River Bookshop strives to have a diverse collection of books and for Pride Month we have brought together some of the best, inclusive books for all age groups to complete an essential reading list of LGBTQ+ authors, subject matter and stories.

Whether your looking to educate yourself ....

Books pictured: The Queen's EnglishThe Little Book of LGBTQ+One Life by Megan Rapinoe and Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child.

...or read about the world from a different perspective....

Books pictured: You Made a Fool of Death With Your BeautyOrange is Not the Only FruitThe Charm Offensive and We Do What We Do In the Dark

..Or start a conversation with young people....

Books pictured: What Are Your WordsMy Shadow is PinkI Kissed Shara WheelerRickThe Rainbow ParadeThe Best At ItHeartstopper seriesLumberjanes series.

We have a wide array of books to choose from so shop our Pride windows or ask our helpful booksellers for selections to add to LGBTQ+ reading list. We've got your perfect read just waiting for you!

 

Upcoming things to watch for at River Bookshop...

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Storytime Kick Off!
May 31, 2022

Storytime Kick Off!

Storytime is back and better than ever!

Last Sunday, we were joined by the marvelous Maestro Robert Franz of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra who shared some of his favourite books

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BOOKS AND MUSIC  ARE A MAGICAL COMBINATION 🎵
May 17, 2022

BOOKS AND MUSIC  ARE A MAGICAL COMBINATION 🎵

Books are magic because reading to children improves reading skills, expands vocabulary, enhances concentration, and can really be fun. So getting young children into the habit of reading and introducing them to the fun is quite important.

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Our Streets Belong to People
May 11, 2022

Our Streets Belong to People

Part of the charm of downtown Amherstburg every summer is the ability to stroll the beautiful downtown with streets that are closed to traffic. For a while last fall it didn’t look good for the continuation of Open Air Weekends.

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Jane's Walk
April 28, 2022

Jane's Walk

Amherstburg will be host to not one, but two walks that will take place in beautiful downtown Amherstburg. One begins across the street from River Bookshop on May 7, 2022 at 11:00am and the second on May 8, 2022 at the corner of Dalhousie and Rankin streets.

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The Importance of Reading Books
April 19, 2022

The Importance of Reading Books

I was to deliver a speech at the Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board on April 12.

Unfortunately my presentation never came about as I contracted  covid and was unable to deliver the speech. Since my message is about the importance of books, libraries and independent bookstores; plus how I came to open a bookshop -  I thought there was merit in sharing it with you, our readers. 

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It's that time of year....
April 05, 2022

It's that time of year....

It’s that time of year again - where everything is waking up, sprouting, growing. The time when the world feels a little more alive. And at the River Bookshop we’re no different

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Spring is here!
March 22, 2022

Spring is here!

Spring is in the air! The sun has been shining, birds have been singing and we are all out and about more. The River Bookshop is awaking from our winter slumber too with these UPCOMING EVENTS!

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March Senior Savings Days
February 21, 2022

March Senior Savings Days

Studies have shown that seniors who read have improved decision making, improved sleep patterns, improved brain activity, improved moods and increased social activity (see below for our book club where you can chat about books with fellow book lovers!)

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For Boblo fans, puzzle lovers and history buffs - The Ruins of Boblo puzzle!
February 03, 2022

For Boblo fans, puzzle lovers and history buffs - The Ruins of Boblo puzzle!

In southern Ontario it is really easy to come across a person that worked at or visited Boblo when it was an amusement park. It seems we all have stories to tell.

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Black History Month
February 01, 2022

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The River Bookshop would like to help celebrate and acknowledge the transformational work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing right now. 

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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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