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.  Share your email to receive a link to the secure Zoom meeting.


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.  NOTE: Virtual book clubs are held 4x month, each group discussing the same book.  Contact Jane for Zoom meeting details.


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
The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) Cover Image
The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
Steel Crow Saga Cover Image
Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology #1) Cover Image
This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Cover Image
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
Under the Pendulum Sun Cover Image
Virgil Wander Cover Image
Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm #1) Cover Image
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image