Meet the River Bookshop TEam
Richard is past president & CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. He authored Dream Job and 21 Leadership Lessons and he has a new book set for release in September 2024. Richard published Heritage Buildings of Amherstburg and is the owner of River Bookshop, Evelyn’s Candy House, and White Woods Home.
Colleen is a partner and the CFO at Tadiem as well as one of the passionate owners of River Bookshop, Evelyn's Candy House, and White Woods Home.
While work can be all-consuming, Colleen has some favourite titles that take her away or that keep her informed.
- Fifth Business
- A Prayer for Owen Meany
- The Sad Little Fact
- Vegan, at Times
- Little Women
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
Taylor’s favourite thing to read is anything dark, strange, or whimsical — bonus points if it’s queer too! When he’s not reading, he can be found crying over the Leafs and the Jays. At the bookshop, you’ll likely find him hunched over his laptop working on behind the scenes things!
Meet bookseller Cindy! She loves to read books from all genres. Her all-time favourites are found in our classics section. She enjoys learning about other cultures by reading books from around the world. She wears her love of reading on her sleeves — literally! You can see her passion for books in her tattoos.
Grace’s favourite genres to read are romance, fantasy, biographies (specifically anything to do with classic rock/rock bands), and self help. In her spare time, she can be found working on drawings, painting with watercolours, playing video games, or writing. You can find some of the writing she does for the bookstore in the local newspaper, The River Town Times, as she writes and edits our book reviews.
Julienne’s favourite genres are poetry, history, historical fiction, and true crime. In addition to being a bookseller, she is part of the team at Black Moss Press, working with many local authors and specializing in local poetry. Julienne also enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and historical works. In the past she has spent countless hours reading to her children, making her one of the biggest Munsch fans on earth.