It's that time of year....

It's that time of year....

April 05, 2022

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 - new books, new events, community partnerships, neighbourhood developments - we’ve got it all!

Amherstburg will be the place to be this summer and we hope to be a big part of that starting NOW!

So pay attention, stay tuned and be sure to join us for all the activities and events that catch your fancy!



What better time to step out of your reading comfort zone and try some poetry? We have world famous poets, local poets, young poets, older poets - something for every taste. Highlighted here are a few but be sure to search our website and ask our booksellers for even more. 

Shown: Tukhone by Daniel Lockhart, Call us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, Dearly by Margaret Atwood and Look at Her by Vanessa Shields.

Titanic Experience - April 10-15th, all day 

110 years ago the majestic Titanic set sail. Even to this day the great ship captures the imagination of people across the world and our readers are no different. We've brought in a number of Titanic related books and puzzles and as a special experience from April 10 - 15th when you come into the store you can get your own boarding pass in the name of an actual passenger, you can try on a replica life vest and you can learn fascinating trivia about the ship and its voyage. Be sure to check our passenger list as you leave to find out how your passenger fared.


Some BUNNY important is coming to visit River Bookshop & White Woods Home

Saturday April 16 from 1-3pm

The Easter Bunny will be hippity hopping into River Bookshop this Easter. Saturday April 16 from 1-3pm the Easter Bunny will be available for free photos downstairs at the River Bookshop and upstairs at the White Woods Home pop up. Bring your littles for some Easter fun!

** Note - we will be closed on Easter Sunday **


River Bookshop Book Club

Don’t forget our book club - the last Tuesday of every month. Because we are still popping up White Woods Home in our Hole in the Wall space our bookclubs will be virtual in April. On April 26th we will focus on Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez. Scarborough was a Canada Reads runner up so be prepared for a great read. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the Zoom invite list by emailing


#IndieEventsWith from Penguin Random House

Once again Penguin Random House is partnering with Indie Bookstores across Canada to offer their #IndieEventsWith conversations with entertaining and engaging authors like Douglas Stuart, author of the acclaimed Shuggie Bain and the newly released Young Mungo. Purchase of the book gets you exclusive access to this virtual event on April 28th.


Book Launch - in partnership with Black Moss Press - April 28, 7pm

Come and enjoy an evening complete with readings and a Q & A with the authors of three different works. All authors have connections to our area so the evening will truly be in support of local talent from a local publishing house, Black Moss Press.

There Will Be Fish by Peter Hrastovec

Lucien & Olivia by André Narbonne (novel)

The Marshwood Songs by Nick Hildenbrand and Jovan Stefanov

Email or phone 226-906-8311 or reserve your spot for this live, in-store event.


Senior Savings Day Tuesdays - EXTENDED!

Our senior readers have expressed so much appreciation for our Senior Savings Tuesdays that we've decided to extend the special outside of the month of March. So every Tuesday seniors (60+) can enjoy a 10% discount storewide! More book for your buck!


Well that's it for April - a busy month for sure!

Stay tuned for all that's coming up in the next month in and around downtown Amherstburg, here's just a sneak peek...

All month long in May - Munsch Mayhem - watch for this fun family activity taking place all around downtown businesses.

May 2 - We'll be open on Mondays again! 10-5 each week.

May 6 & 7 - Jane's Walk - an annual festival of free, community-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.

May 14 - General Amherst High School 100th year celebration.

May 20 - Art Pop Up in the Hole in the Wall

May 20 - Open Air Amherstburg 2022 starts!

May 21 & 22 - Queen's Platinum Jubilee

May 29 - Storytime with the Maestro, Robert Franz from WSO

May 31 - River Bookshop Book Club



See you soon,

The River Bookshop Team