Author Inquiry

Due to the changes in our business brought on by COVID-19, we are not accepting consignment requests at this time.  Once our shop is open for browsing, and we feel that we can offer your books adequate exposure to our community of readers, we will be happy to reopen this service. 

Thank you.


River Bend Bookshop is proud to support local authors.  We are interested in hearing about your book! 

We have separate processes for self-published and traditionally published books.  Please review the submission process for your method of publication and reach out to the shop with any questions.




If your book is independently published we may consider stocking it through our consignment program, which allows us to carry and feature a wider variety of self-published and print-on-demand titles than we could through traditional purchasing.  A cooperative marketing fee is required in order to obtain shelf space.  

Due to an overwhelming response to our consignment program, you will only recieve a response from River Bend if your title is selected.  Books sent to the shop will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.  Books sent to the shop without return envelopes will be donated to the Glastonbury Wells-Turner Memorial Library book sale, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library.  

  1. Review the consignment program details
  2. If our program meets your needs, complete a Consignment Program Package - including a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check for the cooperative marketing fee
  3. Submit your completed package to the shop by mail or drop off with a bookseller
  4. River Bend staff will review your submission and respond or return your package within 3 weeks



Working with a publishing company, large or small.  

If your book has been published traditionally and is available to us through our normal purchasing channels, please complete the title information form.  We are happy to review titles submitted through this form and will consider for frontlist ordering during our seasonal purchasing windows.  Please include information on local connections, regional interest, or other information you feel would be helpful in our evaluation.