Book Club Selections

River Bend is proud to host two book clubs in the shop, one focused on fantasy and the other a mix of fiction and non-fiction.  All are welcome to join, and we ask that you RSVP in advance.

 

Fantasy Book Club

Escape reality with this club, led by River Bend regular and fantasy super-fan, Kara.  Meets one Friday each month, 6:00-7:30pm.  Check the calendar for dates.  RSVP on Facebook or by calling the shop at 860.430.6608.

 

General Interest Book Club

Jane Gordon-Julien moderates this book club, which will read a mix of fiction and non-fiction.  The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month, and the following Saturday, discussing the same book at each session.  Tuesday Evenings: 6:30-8:00pm, Saturday Mornings: 8:30-10:00am  New participants may RSVP by calling the shop at 860.430.6608. Continuing participants should RSVP to Jane.

 

All participants in our book clubs, and at all shop events, must adhere to the River Bend Bookshop Code of Conduct.  Contact a staff member with any questions.

 

 

The Poppy War: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662583
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

2020 August Fantasy Book Club Pick


The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 6th, 2018

2020 July Fantasy Book Club Pick


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

2020 July General Interest Book Club Pick


The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316489775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - March 10th, 2020

2020 June Fantasy Book Club Pick


The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

2020 June General Interest Book Club Pick


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

2020 May General Interest Book Club Pick


Steel Crow Saga Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984800893
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - May 5th, 2020

2020 May Fantasy Book Club Pick


Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020

2020 April General Interest Book Club Pick


Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250229793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor.com - June 18th, 2019

2020 April Fantasy Book Club Pick (1 of 3 Novellas)


This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

2020 April Fantasy Book Club Pick (1 of 3 Novellas)


The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250294807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor.com - February 19th, 2019

2020 April Fantasy Book Club Pick (1 of 3 Novellas)


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

2020 March Fantasy Book Club Pick


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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

2020 March General Interest Book Club Pick


Under the Pendulum Sun Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780857667274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Angry Robot - October 3rd, 2017

2020 February Fantasy Book Club Pick


Virgil Wander Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802147127
Availability: Due to Systemic Delays, Currently Shipping in 3-8 Days
Published: Grove Press - August 20th, 2019

2020 February General Interest Book Club Pick


Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316454933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - November 12th, 2019

2020 January Fantasy Book Club Pick


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316478526
Availability: Due to Systemic Delays, Currently Shipping in 3-8 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

2020 January General Interest Book Club Pick


The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

2019 December Fantasy Book Club Pick