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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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A Different Canada Day
July 01, 2021

A Different Canada Day

While we, at the River Bookshop, love our country, we are not blind to the wrongs done to the Indigenous community in it's name so this Canada Day we are choosing to highlight Canadian authors with a special focus on those Indigenous authors who bring so much wonderful and thought-provoking literature into the book world.

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Restoring / Protecting Amherstburg’s Heritage
June 29, 2021

Restoring / Protecting Amherstburg’s Heritage

Research tells us that Amherstburg’s history is third on a list of things residents like most about the town. And it sure is a competitive point of difference versus other towns in the county.

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WE’RE BACK AND IT FEELS GOOD - REALLY GOOD!
June 15, 2021

WE’RE BACK AND IT FEELS GOOD - REALLY GOOD!

This Covid Pandemic is far from being over (people, please get vaccinated), but things are definitely getting better, ICU’s aren’t jammed, businesses are open with social distancing rules; and people are out reconnecting with family and friends.

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Open! Open! Open Air Amherstburg!
June 01, 2021

Open! Open! Open Air Amherstburg!

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

Starting in mid-June *fingers crossed* it’s Open Air Amherstburg - a time to roam the streets of beautiful downtown Amherstburg visiting the shops, enjoying the patios for a drink or a bite of fantastic food and strolling through our stunning riverfront.

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Join Us!
May 21, 2021

Join Us!

CLIMATE CHANGE IS A REALLY DANGEROUS MONSTER AND WE ARE POKING IT WITH A STICK

The stick is the 38.2 Billion tons of heat trapping pollution (CO2) that we collectively spewed into the air last year by burning fossil fuels.

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T.H.R.I.V.E  Books
May 13, 2021

T.H.R.I.V.E Books

THRIVE’s ambition is to help create an even better Amherstburg. One of the ways we hope to do that is by educating residents on what actually makes great communities great. And then we can collectively shape our future together. We believe reading books can help power that change.

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T.H.R.I.V.E.
May 11, 2021

T.H.R.I.V.E.

When we opened the River Bookshop we said that our mission was to help increase the economic, cultural and social health of Amherstburg. We introduced our values: to educate, inspire, engage and entertain.

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They say it's March that comes in like a lion...
April 21, 2021

They say it's March that comes in like a lion...

They say it's March that comes in like a lion....

In 2021 though, it's April that comes in making a ruckus.

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LEARN.  CREATE.  ADAPT.  INVEST.  - IN A POST COVID WORLD 
April 05, 2021

LEARN.  CREATE.  ADAPT.  INVEST.  - IN A POST COVID WORLD 

Recently there was a contentious Council vote on Amherstburg hosting “Open Air Weekends” again this summer, that’s where the town closes streets for cars and opens streets for people. The River Bookshop spoke out enthusiastically for open streets...

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Reading is Important and Books are Magic!
March 16, 2021

Reading is Important and Books are Magic!

In our March 1st Newsletter we talked about the importance of local independent bookshops, but obviously their success depends on a great selection of titles and knowledgeable book sellers. 

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Independent Bookstores Matter.
March 01, 2021

Independent Bookstores Matter.

The River Bookshop’s values are to educate, inspire, engage and entertain the residents of our community. We believe that the same can be said about most independent bookstores. Now much has been written about the importance of independents. 

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We are OPEN!
February 16, 2021

We are OPEN!

As Windsor-Essex moves into Red level Covid restrictions we are happy to announce we are OPEN for in-store shopping! 

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Black History Month continued...
February 15, 2021

Black History Month continued...

The River Bookshop is now half way through our celebration of Black History Month and our support for the Amherstburg Freedom Museum. This initiative will now be an annual February fixture at our bookshop.

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