Second Annual Christmas Market

Second Annual Christmas Market

November 17, 2021

Last year our first Christmas Market got off to a roaring start ….  and then came Covid!   A year later, most are fully vaccinated and following safe protocols so we are thrilled to be kicking  off our holiday celebrations. 

Commencing Saturday November 20 and every Saturday & Sunday between then and Christmas we will open our beautiful second floor to show a curated range of special gifts for your family and friends. 

From the newest titles, puzzles for all ages and skill level (after all we do have the best selection in the county), toys and games, candles, Sloane Teas, Shinola journals and more! We believe you can fill out almost your entire gift list from our shop. Of course our fireplace, hot chocolate and Christmas music will help get you in the holiday mood. 

This year we will also be having two special guests. On December 5th between 1-3pm the Grinch will be visiting from Whoville. Now we know he has a cantankerous reputation and is rumoured to have “a heart two sizes too small” but we are convinced that meeting all the children at our shop will help him learn to love Christmas even more.

Over the years Santa has really cut back on his visits to the county. Sure he makes an appearance at a parade or two (Amherstburg is November 27th!) but catching him in person is pretty tough to do. Well Santa has committed himself to being at our bookshop between 1:30 and 3:30pm on December 11, 12, 18 and 19th. Surprised that we have him? You shouldn’t be - after all he's a huge bibliophile once he’s over the holidays and back at the North Pole.

And we haven’t stopped there. You will be hearing more about the two new shops beside the River Bookshop. Evelyn’s Candy House will be there so you can purchase some of her unique offerings.  And soon we unveil our fourth shop, White Woods Home. This one will not only be another unique retail shop for Amherstburg, but also unique in the entire county. More reasons to visit Amherstburg and one more reason to pop into our Christmas Marketplace for a sneak peek of the White Woods Home collection of beautiful products.

Watch our social media and our newsletters over the next few weeks where we will highlight some great gift giving ideas with our 12 Gifts of Christmas.  We will regularly send you photos of our gift ideas.

Our first gift of Christmas is ....the Jigsaw puzzle.

Enjoyment ∙ Restoration ∙ Togetherness

In addition to Eurographics and Crocodile Creek we recently added the iconic New York Puzzle Company to our collection. We are excited to add this brand to our selection of quality puzzles. With it comes their holiday masterpiece the New York Advent Calendar.

Start a new holiday tradition by doing a puzzle a day as you countdown to Christmas. The New Yorker Advent Calendar comes filled with 24 individually boxed 100-piece MINI Puzzles. It's the perfect gift for any puzzle lover who can't wait for Christmas!

Quantities are limited so shop early!

We can’t wait to see you see you at our beautiful bookshop in the heart of historic Amherstburg. 

River Bookshop Team 


And don't forget the last couple upcoming events for 2021.

We look forward to continuing to be your Third Place in 2022 with many engaging, educational, inspiring and entertaining events. Stay tuned!