Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk

April 28, 2022

Amherstburg’s Very Own Jane’s Walk 

Amherstburg will be host to not one, but two walks that will take place in beautiful downtown Amherstburg. One begins across the street from River Bookshop at 80 Richmond St.on May 7, 2022 at 2:00pm and the second on May 8, 2022 at the corner of Dalhousie and Rankin streets at 2:00pm.

Still today Jane Jacobs (passed in 2006), Canadian-American journalist, author and activist, is viewed as one of the most influential urbanists in the world. Years ago her hard and passionate work prevented  NYC  and Toronto from making major mistakes that would have dramatically and negatively changed the fabric of both cities.  Today her books are a primer for anyone who studies or cares about making their community a better place to live. And her spirit is celebrated every May across the world with “Jane’s Walk”.

Obviously Jane can’t be with us on May 7 & 8 but her spirit will be with the help of two excellent tour guides: Meg Reiner and Robert Honor  

Amherstburg has some very special heritage and built form. Those heritage buildings are one of the major reasons why Amherstburg is special. We are delighted that the town, under the direction of Heritage Planner Clint Robertson, is working on creating a Heritage Conservation District in Amherstburg. This concept is long overdue as many communities across Ontario have had them in place for years.  Protecting, and restoring our important heritage properties is critical and we hope that Council approves the concept before their term is up in October. 

Please come down to enjoy learning about old Amherstburg from two residents who really know the history of the town: 

   May 7  Meg Reiner   2 pm 

   May 8  Robert Honor   2 pm 

Another reason to visit Amherstburg.

The River Bookshop team 



Upcoming things to watch for...

Book Launch - in partnership with Black Moss Press - TONIGHT!

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 info@riverbookshop.com or phone 226-906-8311 or reserve your spot for this live, in-store event.



Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

Be sure to pop in on April 30th to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day - we'll be highlighting our local authors and will have surprises with every purchase (while supplies last). Join us in celebrating and supporting everything Indie!


Eddie is back!

Eddie the dog is back with his second book! A favourite personality around Amherstburg - he's usually seen on his walks down my the river, Eddie and his mom & dad will be here on May 7th for the launch of Socks Means Walks. All proceeds of Edventures books on May 7th will go to Second Chance Animal Rescue!