October 13, 2021

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.
And this event will have an interesting twist.

We will meet at the bookshop for a talk at 6:30. Right now the migration of the Saw-whet owl is in full migration. They are very cute little owls - about 7 inches tall and weigh less than 5 ounces. Phil will not only walk you through an interesting slide show, he may have a Saw-whet to do a bird banding demonstration.

Afterwards we will leave the shop to do an “owl prowl”. Phil will release our little banded owl and whistle to attract others
Dress warmly and come out to this special event!

Like all our events this one will be educational, engaging and entertaining.

Email info@riverbookshop.com or call 226-906-8311 to reserve your spot!

And in the meantime here are a few books on owls to get you started...

Owls in the Wild: A visual essay - Snowy Owl, a visual natural history - and the wonderful children's book, Owl Moon

Today is a big release day! New books everywhere!

In the book biz, September and October are big new book release months and Tuesdays are the days it pays off to visit River Bookshop. Our windows will be full of new releases and there is sure to be something for you and everyone on your list. Here are a few of the titles that are out today, October 12th.

You can search the entire selection of October 12 releases by clicking HERE

Don't forget our upcoming events.....

Please note, the Marty Gervais event is "sold out" for in person seating but Zoom invites are still available. Email info@riverbookshop.com to register to get the link.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Max art event - we hope to reschedule it when it is safer for Max and his audience. We apologize for any inconvenience.


River Bookshop Covid Protocol Update -

effective 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. Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of you our readers, our event presenters and our staff we will be requiring these proofs for attendance to our events. And as always, masks are required in store and at our Hole in the Wall events.

You can download your vaccine receipts here.

If you have not gotten your vaccinations we are happy to set you up to take part virtually in any and all of our events. We can also accommodate shopping in the bookshop for readers who cannot mask - please call or email to make those arrangements.

Thank you for assisting us in providing safe and secure experience for everyone.


The River Bookshop Team