Grey is not our favourite colour.

Grey is not our favourite colour.

Dec 15, 2020

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:

Online Shopping & Curbside Pickup We are open for curbside pickup - you can browse our website at, order your items and then come pick them up between the hours of 12-2pm and 4-6pm daily. Just knock on the door and we'll bring your purchases to you.

Delivery We have two delivery options - Free local delivery to Amherstburg, Lasalle, Harrow and Essex on December 18th and 20th - just those two days. Flat rate delivery of $12.00 to other locations and on days other than the 18th and 20th.

Window shopping We've maximized our window space with every one of our windows made into display space. Stop by, window shop our selections and place an order. The windows will change periodically so be sure to check back often.

Virtual Social Media browsing Follow us on your social media platform of choice. We will be posting numerous times throughout the day about books that have caught our attention, just arrived or might be just what your are looking for for that special someone. We'll be highlighting our other products too - PuzzlescandlesteaShinola journals, T-shirts and more!

We also offer gift cards so that your gift recipient can choose their own books. Something for everyone!

And now without further ado....Some great book picks!

For the littles on your list...

The Sad Little Fact - It's a book with a message that rings true as much for adults as does for the kids.

Perfect for stocking stuffers are these mini-Munschs - full Robert Munsch stories that fit in the palm of your hand.

What's more fun than a book? Press Here is an interactive book that has fun to-do's on each page.

Middle Grade readers will love these...

Like a Golden Ticket, this boxed set is a sure winner, the Roald Dahl collection includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach and The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Two 5 minute story collections - Good Guys and Girls Rule are sure to make bedtime story time enjoyable for all.

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen which is inspired by childhood Agatha Christie is a story filled with mystery, adventure and unforgettable characters. It's sure to be a new favourite series for your young readers.

Grown up gift ideas!... Just in time for a second lockdown when we won't be entertaining why not get out the good glasses and treat yourself to some creative and yummy libations using Hollywood Cocktails, Tequila Mockingbird and Are you There God, It's me Margarita? How can you go wrong with those titles?

And be sure to employ some self care with meditations and stress release through mindfulness with How to Be More Tree, Nothing Much Happens and The Art of Stillness in the World.

We have these and many more titles available - again, we will be highlighting books and other goods each day on our social media so make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Place and pay for orders over the phone 226-906-8311

And until we can see you regularly in the shop - Stay safe, be kind, shop local and keep reading!


Richard, Colleen, Lori and the River Bookshop team.