Spring is here!

Spring is here!

March 22, 2022

Spring is in the air! The sun has been shining, birds have been singing and we are all out and about more. The River Bookshop is awaking from our winter slumber too with these UPCOMING EVENTS!

Senior Savings Day - Tuesday March 22 

Senior Savings Tuesday! Every Tuesday in March we’ll be offering 10% off in-store purchases for seniors (60+) so come on in, browse, have a seat by the fire. It's the perfect opportunity to try a new author, get that book you've been hearing so much about, branch out into a new interest. We look forward to hosting you!

Walk in the Woods Reading and Book Signing - Thursday March 24 - 7pm 

Windsor’s first Poet Laureate, University of Windsor professor, publisher of Black Moss Press, photographer and author Marty Gervais will be visiting us to speak on his newest endeavour - Walk in the Woods: Portrait of the Ojibway Prairie Complex. Gervais teamed up with Windsor's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, and the city's Youth Poet Laureate Alexei Ungurenasu to celebrate this rich environmental treasure in southwestern Ontario. Purchase of Walk in the Woods gains you access to the reading and book signing on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7pm followed by a walking tour of Ojibway on Saturday March 26th at 1:00pm. 

Reserve your spot by emailing info@riverbookshop.com. Zoom invites are also available for the Thursday night reading. 

If you are interested in some of Marty Gervais' other works we have the following selection: Rumrunners: A Prohibition Scrapbook, Ghost Road and Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor, Walk in the Woods: Portrait fo the Ojibway Prairie Complex and Five Days Walking Five Towns.

Easter Bunny visit - 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 at the River Bookshop. Bring your littles for some Easter fun!

And if you're looking for that special something to add to an Easter basket - from the softest of cuddly stuffed animals to games for kids and families alike to books to interest all ages - we've got you covered

Books pictured: I Spy Little Bunnies, The Runaway Bunny and Ten Easter Eggs

Don’t forget our book clubs 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 March and April. March 29th we will be discussing The Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe and on April 26th we will focus on Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez. Both books were Canada Reads contenders so be prepared for a great read each month. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the Zoom invite list by emailing info@riverbookshop.com

If you've been following us on social media you know that Tuesdays are usually new book release days. Here are a few books coming out on Tuesday March 22nd - great for an Easter basket gift:

For the littlest of littles - The Button Book - this silly and sweet board book introduces young children to colors through humor and clever interactive elements. Just Try One Bite - a whimsical role reversal in which picky eater parents are confronted by their three kids, with hilarious results. Revenge of the Beast - Lemony Snicket meets Roald Dahl in this riotously funny, deliciously macabre, and highly illustrated sequel to The Beast and the Bethany. Sort of Super - the first book in a funny, lighthearted new middle grade graphic novel series about a boy struggling with new superpowers—and middle school. Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe - quirky supernatural middle grade novel fromNew York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël about a boy on an unlikely quest to uncover an enchanted book to defeat an unearthly nemesis.

And here are a couple for the grown ups. The Recovery Agent -the latest Gabriella Rose novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Cheating Land - based on years of research and in-depth interviews with more than sixty men—this eye-opening and explosive study explores why men cheat, how they do it, and the repercussions that infidelity has on every aspect of life.

With all this spring weather be sure to stop in while you enjoy beautiful downtown Amherstburg - we have a lot of amazing events coming up, stay tuned for details on Open Air, Music in the Park, Yoga in the Park, Jane's Walk, the General Amherst 100th Anniversary and so much more!

It's going to be a great spring/summer season and we look forward to being a part of the fun.


See you soon,

The River Bookshop Team




River Bookshop Covid Protocol Update -

effective March 21, 2022

As of Monday March 21, 2022 the government mandates regarding masking will be lifted. Here at the River Bookshop we will be proceeding with the utmost caution. We encourage those who wish to be masked to please feel comfortable doing so - staff will also remain masked for the time being. However, it will not be a requirement for shopping or attending Hole in the Wall events. We do ask that everyone strive to maintain social distancing during your time with us.

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