Author Event

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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593352649
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

Is Was 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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451474988
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

Blue Chicken Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780670012930
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2011

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

Shy Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780451474964
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

This House, Once Cover Image
$19.79
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 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338575781
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - November 10th, 2020

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

North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, William Exley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781999967925
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: What on Earth Books - October 1st, 2019

Why'd They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Timothy Gunn (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781426319198
Published: National Geographic Kids - February 10th, 2015

Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781426329715
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 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 Cover Image
By Diane Ohanesian, Emily Bornoff (Illustrator)
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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 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Silver Sparrow Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616201425
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 8th, 2012

Florida Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

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

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

Modern Lovers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634680
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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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771682282
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Central Avenue Publishing - September 1st, 2020

World-building in YA feminist fantasy fiction

YA World Building with River Bend Bookshop on Independent Bookstore Day!

Join bestselling YA fantasy authors KAT CHO (WICKED FOX and VICIOUS SPIRITS), RENA BARRON (KINGDOM OF SOULS and REAPER OF SOULS), and REBECCA KIM WELLS (SHATTER THE SKY). Moderator: Abby Rauscher from Books Are Magic!

Wicked Fox Cover Image
By Kat Cho
$10.99
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ISBN: 9781984812360
Published: Penguin Books - July 21st, 2020

Kingdom of Souls Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780062870964
Published: HarperTeen - August 11th, 2020

Shatter the Sky (The Shatter the Sky Duology) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534437913
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Middle Grade Fun with RENEE WATSON and illustrator NINA MATA with moderator ISAAC FITZGERALD

Middle Grade Fun with River Bend Bookshop on Independent Bookstore Day!

Middle-Grade Fun with RENEE WATSON (WAYS TO MAKE SUNSHINE) and illustrator NINA MATA (I PROMISE) with moderator ISAAC FITZGERALD (HOW TO BE A PIRATE)

How to Be a Pirate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197784
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

GOLDFISH GHOST drawing class with LISA BROWN

Goldfish Ghost Drawing Class with River Bend Bookshop

Join us for a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown. Her books include GOLDFISH GHOST, THE AIRPORT BOOK, THE PHANTOM TWIN, MUMMY CAT, LONG STORY SHORT and others.

Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Mummy Cat Cover Image
By Marcus Ewert, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544340824
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Clarion Books - July 21st, 2015

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