Upcoming Events

The River Bookshop's goal is to be a THIRD place that educates, inspires, engages and entertains the community. Our events are one way we deliver on our values. Check out and sign-up for these events. Not all of them will appeal to you but we are confident that some of them definitely will.

April 2 @ 1pm: Our Story Time reader is the Lavender Librarian, Kate Reynolds! Kate is the Executive Director of Storytime Solidarity, which she has been doing since 2021.

April 12 @ 6:30pm: We're hosting a presentation on severe weather in Windsor-Essex, upstairs in the HITW. Come join us to learn more about a subject that fascinates so many!

April 15 & 16: Dog Man is coming to visit! Make sure you come out to meet him, get your picture taken, try some fun activities, and pick up the new Dog Man 11. Bring your finished colouring or drawing pages and enter to win a prize! Also, at 1pm, our Story Time this week is all about Dog Man #11!

April 16 @ 2-4pm: We're hosting a poetry reading with tea and scones, to celebrate the release of In the Middle Space! Marty Gervais hosts the launch for this new Black Moss Press book, produced by the University of Windsor's publishing practicum. Special guest readers are Peter Hrastovec, Mary Ann Mulhern, Rawand Mustafa, and Andre Narbonne. Tickets are available here.

April 19 @ 6:30pm: River Bookshop and the U of W Alumni Meet-Ups present Cathy Miller, Mayor of Pelee Island, to give a talk called "Pelee Island—far away. Right here!" To register, please click here.

April 23 @ 1pm: Our Story Time reader this week is Taras Natyshak, former MPP for the riding of Essex, Ontario, Canada.

April 25 @ 7pm: For our April book club we're talking about The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

April 30 @ 1pm: Our Story Time reader this week comes to us from Richmond Popcorn Co., and our stories this week are popcorn themed! Prepare yourself for some fun treats.


The last Tuesday of every month.

Register at info@riverbookshop.com to join us in a lively and interesting discussion of a different book each month! Didn't get to finish the book? No worries - we'll also discuss all the other great books we've read or loved lately.

Art from the Amherstburg Freedom Museum collection was showcased in February. The artwork featured a mix of styles, techniques, and subject matter related to the Black experience. To view the exhibit online, please click here.

Event Accessibility Notice:

The River Bookshop is a heritage building that was built in 1887. The main floor was restored to be completely accessible. Our second floor, the Hole in the Wall event space (where our audio-visual technology is located), is not accessible. To make accommodations, we offer Zoom broadcasts of all our events, making them virtually accessible. If you would like to have access to any of these broadcasts, simply email us at info@riverbookshop.com any time before the event and we will send you the link to view it.