Our 12 Gifts of Christmas - Part 2

Our 12 Gifts of Christmas - Part 2

December 20, 2021

The 12 Gifts of Christmas

It’s hustle and bustle time. That time of year when we rush here and there making magic happen

To make your Christmas gift giving (and getting) a little easier the River Bookshop team has come up with our 12 Gifts of Christmas - a curated list of our best gifts for everyone on your list - from the littlest of littles to the greatest of grandparents. We started a week or so ago with gifts 1 through 6 and now we bring you the second half, gifts 7 to 12. So, grab a hot chocolate or a cup of coffee and shop in comfort, then pop by to pick up your choices! We'd be happy to serve you!

Gift #7 is CookbooksFor the foodie on your list - cookbooks of every size and style! From appetizers to full meals, entertaining a crowd or cooking for two, cocktails and mock-tails - we've got everything for the chefs and chef wannabes.

Shown: Mexican Food, Rachael Ray's This Must be the PlaceA Bake for All Seasons and Antoni's Let's Do Dinner.

Gift #8 is our Bestsellers. Whether it's the hot title everyone is looking for or the hot topic of the day - it's easy to fill a wishlist with books! Our booksellers can help you find the perfect book for you or for that special someone on your list.

Shown: The Beatles Illustrated LyricsThe Midnight Library, The Song of Achilles

Gift #9 is Local Flavour. Windsor/Essex County is home to some great local authors. Shop local, support local this holiday season! Your fave local bookstore has a wide selection of titles by local authors - for kids, adults and everyone in between!

Gift #10 is For the KidsLIttle kids and big kids alike will enjoy our wide variety of books that entertain, inspire, educate & engage! Everything from sharks to Lego and inventions and how they work! Whether it's fantasy or reality, classic or new - books open up new worlds to children. Start them on a new series, introduce them to a classic - share the magic this Christmas.

Gift #11 Stocking Stuffers! Good things come in small packages! Check out our stocking stuffers! Assorted bookmarks & small books that fit in the palm of your hand. Opening a stocking has never been so fun

Gift #12 is our River Bookshop gift card. The perfect gift - always the right size, never the wrong colour - our gift cards are exactly right for stocking stuffers, gift toppers or on their own as a surprise for the readers in your life. Available in all denominations, online and in-store! Pick some up today!

Be sure to stop in this week, our knowledgable and helpful staff can assist in crossing all things off your gift list leaving you stress free and relaxed.

See below for our holiday hours

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season,


The River Bookshop Team


River Bookshop Covid Protocol Update -

effective December 19, 2021

As always we require masks to shop in store and as of December 19, 2021 we will have a capacity limit of 15 people in store at a time. We thank you all for your patience and willingness to keep each other safe.


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