Author Event

REAL ART WAYS: Kelly Andrew, Your Blood, My Bones

Join us on April 6 at 6:00 PM at Real Art Ways to celebrate the release of YOUR BLOOD, MY BONES by local author and River Bend Friend KELLY ANDREW!

Set in the same sinister New England as The Whispering Dark, YOUR BLOOD, MY BONES is a New England gothic, perfect for anyone who loves the darkness that lurks in the woods and a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers.

IN PERSON AUTHOR EVENT: Josh Funk, Rajani LaRocca & Elly Swartz

We are over the moon about hosting this incredible lineup of award winning children's authors!  It is like having a lit fest on our own front lawn!  Join Josh Funk, Rajani LaRocca, and Elly Swartz at River Bend Bookshop on Sunday, October 16th at 10:30 am for this very special event.

Reserve your signed and personalized copies in advance!


About the Authors

Midsummer's Mayhem By Rajani LaRocca Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9781499810646
Published: Yellow Jacket - May 4th, 2021

Red, White, and Whole: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Rajani LaRocca Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063047426
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 2nd, 2021

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math By Rajani Larocca, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781885008978
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 27th, 2020

Where Three Oceans Meet: A Picture Book By Rajani LaRocca, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419741296
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

Dear Student By Elly Swartz Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780593374122
Published: Delacorte Press - February 15th, 2022

Give and Take By Elly Swartz Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250618894
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Published: Square Fish - October 13th, 2020

Finding Perfect By Elly Swartz Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250294135
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Published: Square Fish - October 15th, 2019

My Pet Feet By Josh Funk, Billy Yong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Billy Yong (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534486003
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Volume 1 By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454914044
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 1st, 2015

The Case of the Stinky Stench: Volume 2 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #2) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454919605
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Published: Union Square Kids - May 2nd, 2017

The Great Caper Caper: Volume 5 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454943631
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Published: Union Square Kids - November 15th, 2022

How to Code a Sandcastle By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780425291986
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Where Is Our Library?: A Story of Patience and Fortitude By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250241405
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 27th, 2020

An Evening with Author & Speaker Isaac Fitzgerald

Join us at Hops on the Hill for an author talk and Q&A with Dirtbag, Massachusetts author Isaac Fitzgerald. on September 16th at 6pm!  Isaac will be in conversation with essayist Jamie Green, and this is sure to be a discussion for the books!

 

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Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional By Isaac Fitzgerald Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635573978
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 19th, 2022

How to Be a Pirate By Isaac Fitzgerald, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197784
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) By Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton Cover Image
$24.00
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ISBN: 9781632861214
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 18th, 2016

Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them By Wendy MacNaughton, Isaac Fitzgerald Cover Image
$22.00
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ISBN: 9781620404904
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 7th, 2014

Author & Illustrator Story Time! Jonathan Stutzman & Heather Fox "Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos"

Come join us here at River Bend Book Shop for a story time with author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Heather Fox of their new book, Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos on July 19th at 11am! 

 

Can't join us?  Reserve your signed & personalized copies now!!

 

Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos (A Llama Book #3) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250776761
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 12th, 2022

Llama Destroys the World (A Llama Book #1) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250303172
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 7th, 2019

Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse (A Llama Book #2) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250222855
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

Butts Are Everywhere By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525514510
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Don't Feed the Coos! By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250303189
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 25th, 2020

Fitz and Cleo (A Fitz and Cleo Book #1) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250239440
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 25th, 2021

Fitz and Cleo Get Creative (A Fitz and Cleo Book #2) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250239457
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 8th, 2022

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Tiny T Rex) By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452170336
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 5th, 2019

Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark: (Read-Aloud Family Books, Dinosaurs Kids Book About Fear of Darkness) (Tiny T Rex) By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452170343
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2020

Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452184906
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 7th, 2021

Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine (Tiny T Rex) By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452184890
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Published: Chronicle Books - December 29th, 2020

Bear Is a Bear By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

AUTHOR STORY TIME AND BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Deborah Freedman presents Tiny Dino

River Bend Bookshop is delighted to once again welcome Deborah Freedman, in celebration of her newest picture book: Tiny Dino.  Join us on Saturday, May 7th at 11am for storytime, a snack and activities.  

Deborah Freedman launches Tiny Dino at River Bend Bookshop

About the Book

Did you know dinosaurs still roam the earth?

Tiny Dino By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593352649
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

Is Was By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534475106
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

Carl and the Meaning of Life By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451474988
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

Blue Chicken By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670012930
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2011

The Story of Fish and Snail By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780670784899
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2013

Shy By Deborah Freedman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451474964
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

This House, Once By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481442848
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

IN PERSON EVENT: Author Sarah Albee presents Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries

River Bend Bookshop is proud to welcome 2021 Connecticut Book Awards winner Sarah Albee at the shop on Saturday, April 23!

Sarah will be discussing Accidental Archaeologists, and signing copies.  This event is free and open to all.  Please order your copy of the book in advance to ensure signed copies are available.

Author Sarah Albee presents Accidental Archaeologists at River Bend Bookshop

Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries By Sarah Albee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338575781
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - November 10th, 2020

Troublemakers in Trousers: Women and What They Wore to Get Things Done By Sarah Albee, Kaja Kajfez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Kaja Kajfez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781623540951
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Published: Charlesbridge - October 25th, 2022

North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History By Sarah Albee, William Exley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, William Exley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781999967925
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Published: What on Earth Books - October 1st, 2019

Why'd They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History By Sarah Albee Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781426319198
Published: National Geographic Kids - February 10th, 2015

Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends By Sarah Albee Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781426329715
Published: National Geographic Kids - March 27th, 2018

Book Launch Party: Nancy Tandon presents The Way I Say It

Celebrate the debut of The Way I Say It with author Nancy Tandon! Join Nancy at the Glastonbury Community Center on Saturday, January 22 from 3-5pm. A book talk will take place at 3:15pm, with snacks, activities and book signing to follow.

Books are available for preorder at River Bend Bookshop, via Eventbrite, and will be available at the event. Please specify personalization requests in the order comments.

 

The Way I Say It By Nancy Tandon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781623541330
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 18th, 2022

Author Signing: Diane Ohanesian signs Snuggle Down Deep

Diane Ohanesian returns to River Bend for a signing of Snuggle Down Deep

One of River Bend's favorite local authors, Diane Ohanesian, will return to the Bookshop for a special signing of her lovely winter picture book Snuggle Down Deep.  Join Diane at the River Bend Holiday Market on Saturday, December 11 at 12pm to get your personalized copy of this beautiful book!

 

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Snuggle Down Deep By Diane Ohanesian, Emily Bornoff (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diane Ohanesian, Emily Bornoff (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781499806519
Published: little bee books - November 6th, 2018

Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with TAYARI JONES, LAUREN GROFF, and EMMA STRAUB

TAYARI JONES, LAUREN GROFF and EMMA STRAUB for Independent Bookstore Day!

Join three of BOOKSTORE DAY'S past Author Ambassadors for a lively discussion of books, bookstores, and the writing life.
Featuring TAYARI JONES, LAUREN GROFF, and EMMA STRAUB

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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Tayari Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Silver Sparrow By Tayari Jones Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616201425
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 8th, 2012

Florida By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

All Adults Here: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781594634697
Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

The Vacationers: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633881
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2015

Modern Lovers By Emma Straub Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781594634680
Published: Riverhead Books - May 30th, 2017

ALONE TOGETHER: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 a fundraiser for BINC

Alone Together Panel Discussion on Independent Bookstore Day

Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 By Jennifer Haupt (Editor), Garth Stein, Jenna Blum, Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771682282
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Published: Central Avenue Publishing - September 1st, 2020

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