They say it's March that comes in like a lion...

They say it's March that comes in like a lion...

April 21, 2021


In 2021 though, it's April that comes in making a ruckus.

We were very excited to be open (albeit with reduced capacity) only to have the emergency brake thrown in the beginning of April. But we at River Bookshop are nothing if not resilient.

We once again have our windows set up chock full of books and puzzles and games, our website is refreshed and ready for online shopping and our curbside hours are 12-5 daily! Be sure to follow us on our social media for additional highlighted items every day!

While we may not be able to welcome you into the store we can most definitely help you with your book-buying needs whether it's for you or a loved one.


Earth Day is April 22

River Bookshop prides itself on bringing in fact based, scientifically proven climate change books. We believe in staying educated and these books fit that bill perfectly - whether you're looking for facts and stats or stories of the climate crisis from around the world.

Shown here:

Minimal - A stylish and inspiring guide for living a happier life in balance with the natural world.

The Outdoor Scientist - From world-renowned scientist and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin, a book about exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see--with 40 fun outdoor activities that promote independent thinking, which kids can enjoy all year round!

Gardening Hacks¬†- 300 easy and inexpensive gardening hacks to help your plants blossom‚ÄĒperfect for any green thumbs, first-time horticulturalists, or reluctant gardeners!

Greta's Story - The inspiring true story of a Greta Thunberg, a young eco-activist whose persistence sparked a global movement.

This Book is Not Garbage & This Books Will (Help) Cool the Climate - two offerings by Isabel Thomas with practical tips and projects for young people who want to make a difference!

The Loneliest Polar Bear - The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own

How Beautiful We Were - A fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company in this sweeping, inspiring novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers.



Be sure to visit us or another independent bookstore on this day - buy a book, get a giftcard - something to keep independent bookstores alive and take part in the #AnonymouseChallenge. Find or make some outdoor art, take pictures and share them online. Tag the River Bookshop and you will be entered to win a prize pack. And be sure to grab a copy of Anonymouse - a cute picture book about how art can lift the spirits of just about any creature - human or animal.




Treat Mom to some books for, about and by strong women. HIstorical fiction, contemporary fiction, memoir, self help and social justice - something for every kind of mom out there.


Harper Collins Indie Bookfest with Linwood Barclay is May 13th!

Purchase of Linwood Barclay's newest book, Find You First, gets you exclusive access to this virtual event with interviewer, Brent Butt. You can pre-order this title on our website now.


May 25 is Virtual Book Club Day!

Starting in May we will have a virtual (until we can do in-person) book club. Every month on the last Tuesday of the month we will discuss a book choice, what we've been reading lately and what we are patiently waiting to read! Be sure to register to take part!

May's book choice - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


We hope to see you soon!

Keep reading,

Lori and the River Bookshop Team