Glastonbury Event

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: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 30th, 2024

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) 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) 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: Available at One of Our Locations
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
ISBN: 9781649376169
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
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
ISBN: 9781534486119
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Aladdin - August 2nd, 2022

Pre-launch Book Party with Beth Vrabel

Join us on June 3, on the lawn in Glastonbury at 11:00 AM, to celebrate middle grade author Beth Vrabel’s newest book, When Giants Burn. It comes out on June 13, so we’re getting together for an early book party! We’ll be doing some rock painting inspired by When Giants Burn. Beth will also be there to meet readers and sign books.

Rain date: June 4

Click the book covers to reserve copies of Beth’s books now


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When Giants Burn By Beth Vrabel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665918626
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2023

Lies I Tell Myself By Beth Vrabel Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781665900881
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

To Tell You the Truth By Beth Vrabel Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781534478596
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

Lies I Tell Myself By Beth Vrabel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665900898
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2023

To Tell You the Truth By Beth Vrabel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534478602
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

Gideon Welles School - Read & Donate

Welcome Navigators!!

Students and families of Gideon Welles School can Read & Donate on Thursday 12-6pm.  10% of sales will be donated to the PTO!  Shop in store or online (just mention Gideon Welles in the comments section).

As a special treat for this early dismissal day, free donuts will be available to the first 100 shoppers starting at 2:30pm, courtesy of the PTO.  We look forward to seeing you in the shop!