West Hartford Event

POETRY ON PARK - West Hartford Poetry Walk

Join River Bend, the West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford Commission on the Arts, and all our fabulous neighbors on Park Road for our first ever Poetry on Park event in celebration of National Poetry Month!  Held on Saturday, April 20 from 11am-2pm, the Poetry Walk will run from Effie's Place to Playhouse on Park (91 - 244 Park Road).  This free, family-friendly event is open to all. 

W. HARTFORD: Bake-the-Book Club Batch 2

You know that moment when you’re flipping through a cookbook and you find yourself wishing that you could sample all the delicious goodies, but you know you just don’t have the time to do all that baking? If you just answered, “Yes!” we have the perfect book club for you!

Introducing our limited edition BAKE-THE-BOOK CLUB, where you can live out your baking and dessert tasting dreams!


Here’s how it works:

Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings: A Baking Book By Yossy Arefi Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593139660
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 27th, 2020

W. HARTFORD: Bake-the-Book Club

You know that moment when you’re flipping through a cookbook and you find yourself wishing that you could sample all the delicious goodies, but you know you just don’t have the time to do all that baking? If you just answered, “Yes!” we have the perfect book club for you!

Introducing our limited edition BAKE-THE-BOOK CLUB, where you can live out your baking and dessert tasting dreams!


Here’s how it works:

RIVER BEND AFTER DARK: Thrills & Chills

Start gearing up for Halloween with River Bend!

We're gathering some of our favorite local mystery, thriller, and fantasy writers for a night and would love for you to join us! Rande Goodwin, Mark Henry, Mary Karnes, and Emily McPherson will be here to share snippets from their newest books, answer your questions, and sign books!

PLUS! Poet Alycia D. Jenkins will be giving 15 minute tarot card readings for $5.00. We're also going to lure her away so she can share some of her poetry with us.

A "Seagarden" Party with Michelle Barry and Nancy Tandon in West Hartford

Come celebrate Seagarden, the highly-anticipated sequel to Moongarden, with author Michelle Barry. She will be joined by Nancy Tandon for a fun chat about the Plotting the Stars series and telling stories.

Preorder Seagarden now to get a fun temporary tattoo and bookmark!

This event will take place at our West Hartford book shop.

Plotting the Stars 2: Seagarden By Michelle A. Barry Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645951292
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Pixel+Ink - October 3rd, 2023

Plotting the Stars 1: Moongarden By Michelle A. Barry Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645951261
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Pixel+Ink - November 1st, 2022

Plotting the Stars 1: Moongarden By Michelle A. Barry Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781645951285
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Pixel+Ink - September 12th, 2023

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

Book Signing & Celebration with P. Djèlí Clark

Calling all fantasy-loving middle schoolers (and grown ups)!!

Join us on July 25 at 5:00 PM in RBB West Hartford to celebrate fantasy author, P. Djèlí Clark, and his new middle grade fantasy, Abeni’s Song! Whether you're already a fan of his captivating stories or want to discover his work for the first time, this will be a fun afternoon for book lovers! 

Not only will you meet one of Connecticut’s best fantasy writers but you can dream up your own magical house, filled with enchanted rooms – just like in Abeni’s Song - with the help of P. Djèlí himself!

Abeni's Song By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250825827
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Starscape - July 25th, 2023

A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250267665
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Tordotcom - July 19th, 2022

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (Dead Djinn Universe) By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250294807
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Tordotcom - February 19th, 2019

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The Dead Cat Tail Assassins By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250767042
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tordotcom - August 6th, 2024

A Comb of Wishes By Lisa Stringfellow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063043435
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 8th, 2022

Pre-publication party with Rachel Cantor

Join us on June 30 at 5:30, in our West Hartford location, to celebrate the upcoming publication of Rachel Cantor's newest book, Half-Life of a Stolen Sister. Rachel will be in conversation with River Bend bookseller, Veronica Brooks-Siegler

 

We'd love to know if you can make it. Kindly RSVP below.


 

 
Half-Life of a Stolen Sister By Rachel Cantor Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781641294645
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Soho Press - July 11th, 2023

Meet & Greet with Wednesdays at One author, Sandra Miller

Join us on July 12 at 5:30, in our West Hartford location, to celebrate Sandra Miller’s newest book, Wednesdays at One. Come hear a snippet from the book, ask Sandra a question or two, and get your copy signed!

Order your copy with River Bend and pick it up at the event.
RSVP now!


 

 
Wednesdays at One By Sandra A. Miller Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9798985282863
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Zibby Books - July 11th, 2023

Wednesdays at One By Sandra A. Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781958506035
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Zibby Books - July 11th, 2023

West Hartford: Poetry Open Mic featuring Julie Choffel & Anna Ross

River Bend West Hartford is celebrating National Poetry Month with an Open Mic Night on Friday, April 21 at 6:30pm.  The event will feature poets Julie Choffel & Anna Ross. 

Sign ups for the Open Mic will be taken at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.  Poets are asked to limit their time to 3 minutes or one page.  

 

The Inevitable Return of What We Do Not Love By Julie Choffel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9798888380376
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Finishing Line Press - November 11th, 2022

Flutter, Kick By Anna V. Q. Ross Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636280455
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Red Hen Press - November 8th, 2022

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