Glastonbury Event

GLASTONBURY: Waldo Search Party!

You've completed the search, and now it is time to celebrate!  Join the Search Party at River Bend Bookshop on Saturday, August 3rd.  

We'll be celebrating in both shops!

  • West Hartford Party: 11am-12pm

  • Glastonbury Party: 2pm-3pm

 

Where’s Waldo?: The Great Speed Search (Where's Waldo?) By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536228618
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 7th, 2023

Where's Waldo? By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536210651
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - November 12th, 2019

Where's Waldo Now? (Where's Waldo?) By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536210668
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - December 24th, 2019

Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536210972
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - November 25th, 2019

Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213089
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2020

Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536224399
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 1st, 2022

Where's Waldo? Exciting Expeditions: Play! Search! Create Your Own Stories! By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536206708
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2019

Where's Waldo? Games on the Go!: Puzzles, Activities, and Searches By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536201550
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Spotlight Search By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536201765
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Where's Waldo? The Magnificent Mini Boxed Set By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763648732
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2013

Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763645250
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Candlewick - August 14th, 2012

Glawackus Hunt

A neighborhood scavenger hunt! Can you find the glawackus in Glastonury?

Join River Bend’s inaugural Glawackus Hunt!

Did you know that Glastonbury has its very own cryptid, the glawackus? Back in 1939, the Hartford Courant reported that a hunting party near Glastonbury had failed to catch an unknown animal that “looked like a dog, yet resembled a cat somewhat.” Thus began the (short) era of Glawackus Hunts in Hartford Country.

GB: Midnight Release Party! House of Flame and Shadow

Our Midnight Release Party is SOLD OUT!
If you would like to be added to the waitlist, click here.


*please note that you must respond to any invitation within 24 hours, or we will move on to the next person on the waitlist


House of Flame and Shadow (Crescent City #3) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781635574104
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 30th, 2024

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781635574043
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781635574074
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 15th, 2022

GLASTONBURY: The Cardboard Kingdom #3 Launch Party with Chad Sell

The best way to celebrate book birthdays is with the author!

Come to River Bend Glastonbury on Nov 7 at 4:30 to get the third Cardboard Kingdom book and meet the author! Chad Sell will be with us AND he'll be doing a drawing lesson. So aspiring artists, sharpen your pencils!

Cardboard Kingdom is an action-packed graphic novel series perfect for creative kiddos. Kindly RSVP below!

 

The Cardboard Kingdom: (A Graphic Novel) By Chad Sell Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781524719388
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast: (A Graphic Novel) By Chad Sell Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593125557
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

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The Cardboard Kingdom #3: Snow and Sorcery: (A Graphic Novel) By Chad Sell Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780593481622
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2023

GLASTONBURY: Iron Flame Midnight Release Party!

Grab your dragon and come party with River Bend after dark on November 6 at 11:00 PM to celebrate the release of Iron Flame! Books go on sale at midnight, so be one of the first to have it in your hands.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED due to limited capacity.

Scroll down to RSVP and PRE-ORDER! We have a lot of books, but there are a lot of Fourth Wing fans. Pre-order to make sure you snag a copy of Iron Flame!

*Note that an RSVP alone does not guarantee a copy of the book. Only a pre-order does.

Iron Flame (The Empyrean #2) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374172
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - November 7th, 2023

Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374042
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - May 2nd, 2023

Fourth Wing (Special Edition) (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$32.99
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781649376169
Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - November 7th, 2023

The Ghost of Spruce Point Glastonbury Lawn Party with Nancy Tandon

Come kick-off spooky season with us!

Nancy Tandon will join us on the Glastonbury lawn to celebrate the paperback release of her latest book, The Ghost of Spruce Point. Ghost mad libs, sea shanties, and other spooky season fun!

Nancy will also be signing copies of her book.

Can't make the event but still want a signed book? Reserve your copy now!

The Ghost of Spruce Point By Nancy Tandon Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534486126
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Aladdin - August 1st, 2023

The Way I Say It By Nancy Tandon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781623541330
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Charlesbridge - January 18th, 2022

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The Ghost of Spruce Point By Nancy Tandon Cover Image
$18.99
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781534486119
Published: Aladdin - August 2nd, 2022

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