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Story Time Newsletter: Canadian History, Lavender Librarian, & Easter
March 25, 2023

Story Time Newsletter: Canadian History, Lavender Librarian, & Easter

Meg Reiner from the Marsh Historical Collection will be impressing our audience with her vast knowledge of Canadian and local history on Sunday, March 26th, at 1pm. If your child LOVES learning about our country’s vast history, they’ll definitely enjoy this story time.

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Book Club, March
March 23, 2023

Book Club, March

We wanted to remind you that this coming Tuesday, March 28th, we're getting together for March's Book Club. This month's book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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Easter Bunnies & More
March 19, 2023

Easter Bunnies & More

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! We're ready for the warmer weather and are already looking ahead to Easter (April 9). That's why we wanted to let you know about some of our picks to help with your shopping. 

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March Break Fun @ River Bookshop
March 11, 2023

March Break Fun @ River Bookshop

March Break is almost upon us! Looking for something fun to do in town during next week? We're excited to be offering two events at River Bookshop.

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Story Time Newsletter: Upcoming Readers Tammy Affleck, Lisa Poultney
March 10, 2023

Story Time Newsletter: Upcoming Readers Tammy Affleck, Lisa Poultney

For this week’s story time, on Sunday, March 12th, we will have Tammy Affleck as our splendid reader. Tammy is the manager of the Libro Credit Union branch in Amherstburg. She has picked a few fun storybooks to share with our audience and is so excited to meet you all! 

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Alumni Meet-Ups: The Lemon Apron Cookbook
February 24, 2023

Alumni Meet-Ups: The Lemon Apron Cookbook

March's Alumni Meet-up is all about good food! On March 23 at 6:30 p.m. we'll be joined by Jennifer Emilson—recipe developer, cook, baker, creator of the popular and Taste Canada award–winning blog The Lemon Apron, and author of The Lemon Apron Cookbook.

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Story Time Newsletter: Local Author Fair
February 24, 2023

Story Time Newsletter: Local Author Fair

Don't forget that this weekend is our first Local Author Fair at River Bookshop! On Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, we're hosting ten local authors each day. This also means that we're excited to bring local talent to our Sunday Story Time at 1pm!

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Family Concert by the WSO: Green Eggs & Ham
February 21, 2023

Family Concert by the WSO: Green Eggs & Ham

Looking for some family fun in Amherstburg? Join us and the WSO on Saturday, March 4th, for the entertaining Dr. Seuss story of Sam, who is quite sure he doesn’t like Green Eggs and Ham! Tickets are only $5.

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First Local Author Fair — Feb. 25/26 Weekend
February 18, 2023

First Local Author Fair — Feb. 25/26 Weekend

We are happy to announce that we are holding our first Local Author Fair. On the weekend of February 25th and 26th, we are bringing in 20 of our local authors for a free admission event. You will be able to meet some local talent, talk to them about their writing, buy their books, and even have your new book signed.

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Denise Bertrand returns to hometown of Amherstburg for reading
February 16, 2023

Denise Bertrand returns to hometown of Amherstburg for reading

Author Denise Bertrand aka feather returns to her hometown of Amherstburg for a reading at River Bookshop, featuring her new book Once Upon A Solar Time, great for fans of fantasy, the metaphysical, magic realism, and looking toward the future with hope.

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Support Black History Month: Art Exhibit, Curated Books and More Upcoming
February 14, 2023

Support Black History Month: Art Exhibit, Curated Books and More Upcoming

WOW—what a busy start to the month! First, a very entertaining concert in the historic Nazrey A.M.E. Church with Maestro Robert Franz and the Windsor Symphony orchestra. Then, a riveting discussion with bestselling author and activist Desmond Cole the next day. Learning about the sad history of the McDougall Street Corridor from Willow Key, followed the next night by a presentation about the history of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum. 

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Story Time Newsletter: Valentine's Day Crafts, Family Day
February 09, 2023

Story Time Newsletter: Valentine's Day Crafts, Family Day

At the River Bookshop, we LOVE love! That is why we planned an extra special story time for this Sunday, February 12th to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2023. Jennifer Matotek, Executive Director of Art Windsor-Essex, will be not only reading, but making crafts with our amazing audience. You won’t want to miss this artsy and lovey-dovey event!

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Pictured: art by Philip Crosby, "Fugitive Slaves Fleeing to Canada, 1986"
February 01, 2023

Support Black History Month—with Desmond Cole, WSO, & more

On Saturday is a presentation by bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and activist Desmond Cole. Desmond is not shy about “puncturing the naive assumptions of Canadians who believe we live in a post racial world.” You definitely don’t want to miss this powerful conversation. Given its history of protecting Freedom Seekers, the Nazrey A.M.E. Church is a perfect setting for Desmond’s 1 pm talk. 

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TRUE Festival in Amherstburg 🌈
January 24, 2023

TRUE Festival in Amherstburg 🌈

On Saturday, January 28th, Evelyn’s Candy House is proud to host the "unofficial HQ" of the TRUE Festival in our event space "Hole in the Wall," at 67 Richmond above the River Bookshop. You won’t have any trouble finding the HQ—just look for the large 🌈 rainbow in front.

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Two Local Authors This Week: Douglas P. Pflug & David Garlick
January 23, 2023

Two Local Authors This Week: Douglas P. Pflug & David Garlick

We have two local authors visiting us this week! Douglas P. Pflug & David Garlick.

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NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY: SALE 🧩
January 23, 2023

NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY: SALE 🧩

To thank all you puzzlers out there, we are celebrating “National Puzzle Day” (January 29) with a week-long (January 24-29) sale where all in-store puzzles are 15% off.  

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Story Time Is Back!
January 20, 2023

Story Time Is Back!

Happy new year River Bookshop readers! Welcome to the 2023 season of Sunday Story Time. Our first story time reader of the year will be local musician Kara Kaufmann. On Sunday, January 22nd, Kara will enchant the audience with a live performance of original songs from her new album, “Dino Lullabies” and a few storybooks, of course!

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TEAMING UP WITH OUR ALMA MATER
January 18, 2023

TEAMING UP WITH OUR ALMA MATER

As University of Windsor alumni, Lead Bookseller Meghan Desjardins and Richard Peddie are very pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the University of Windsor Alumni Association to host a second monthly “book club” entitled “Alumni Meet-Ups” that will usually be held the third Wednesday of every month. Alumni Meet-Ups will be a series of monthly chats on a variety of relevant and interesting topics. 

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Celebration of Black History - Upcoming Events
January 17, 2023

Celebration of Black History - Upcoming Events

We are quickly approaching February, and we have a special announcement about Black History Month. The River Bookshop and Amherstburg Freedom Museum are partnering to present a full week of programming, which we call, A Celebration of Black History Month: Looking Forward From the Past. 

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Boblo Boats Film - January 20-22
January 03, 2023

Boblo Boats Film - January 20-22

Today we are thrilled to announce that our event space The Hole in the Wall will be converted into an intimate movie theatre for three days in January.

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Boxing Week Sale at River Bookshop
December 26, 2022

Boxing Week Sale at River Bookshop

Although Christmas may be over, we know that many of you are still be looking for a new book, puzzle, or journal to start the new year with. Was there something you were holding off on, in case someone bought it for you? Anything on your wish list that you didn't receive? Luckily, we have a boxing week deal at River Bookshop. 

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas from River Bookshop
December 23, 2022

Last-Minute Gift Ideas from River Bookshop

Still looking for a few last gifts? We're open today until 6pm, and Christmas Eve from 10-3pm. Our staff is ready to help you find what you need. Here are some gifts we recommend. 

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Author Signings This Weekend: Meg Reiner & Danielle Campo McLeod
December 15, 2022

Author Signings This Weekend: Meg Reiner & Danielle Campo McLeod

This weekend, we have two authors coming by to sign autographs of their books. If you're looking for a gift that goes the extra mile, a personalized copy of a book is a great option. It's also a great opportunity to talk to the authors about their books. 

Saturday, December 17th @1-3pm: Meg Reiner

Sunday, December 18th @1-3pm: Danielle Campo McLeod

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Richmond Street Is Open For Your Holiday Shopping
December 12, 2022

Richmond Street Is Open For Your Holiday Shopping

To help you accomplish your holiday shopping, these Richmond Street shops have extended their hours until Christmas.  

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