INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!!
Order Bookstore Day exclusives here starting August 29!
Independent Bookstore Day is proud to announce a selection of exclusive books and art pieces for Bookstore Day 2020. These limited edition, unique items will be available at River Bend Bookshop on August 29th. And when they’re gone, they’re gone. See below for details.
Normally celebrated on the last Saturday of April, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that affected most in our industry, Independent Bookstore Day is happening on the last Saturday in August. In order to keep our beloved community members safe, we will be hosting a plethora of online events, as well as making our Independent Bookstore Day merchandise available through our online store.
There are also tons of great virtual events featuring your favorite authors!
GOLDFISH GHOST DRAWING CLASS
Sat., Aug. 29 @ 10am (PT)
MIDDLE GRADE FUN
Sat., Aug. 29 @ 11am (PT)
YA FEMINIST FANTASY FICTION
Sat., Aug. 29 @ 12pm (PT)
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 of Books Are Magic!.
YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION WITH AMOR TOWLES
Sat., Aug. 29 @ 1pm (PT)
Explore the very near future with Amor Towles as he reads from the exclusive, SIGNED Bookstore Day edition of his story “You Have Arrived at Your Destination.”
ALONE TOGETHER: STORIES OF
LOVE, GRIEF, AND COMFORT
IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Sat., Aug. 29 @ 3pm (PT)
Join co-hosts Jennifer Haupt, editor of Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, and Garth Stein, Author Leadership Circle Campaign Chair for Binc, for readings and conversations with Alone Together contributing authors Faith Adiele, Gayle Brandeis, W. Ralph Eubanks, Jamie Ford, Major Jackson, Sonora Jha, Scott James, Jessica Keener, Jean Kwok, Roberto Lovato, Ada Limón, Claudia Castro Luna, Kevin Sampsell, and Luis Alberto Urrea.
BOOKSTORE DAY AMABSSADOR SHOWCASE WITH TAYARI JONES, LAUREN GROFF & EMMA STRAUB
Sat., Aug. 29 @ 5pm (PT)
Join three of Bookstore Day’s past Author Ambassadors for a lively discussion of books, bookstores, and the writing life. Featuring Tayari Jones (An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow), Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies and Florida), and Emma Straub (All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, The Vacationeers and owner of Books Are Magic! in Brooklyn).
Please consider joining our River Bend Membership Program on this Independent Bookstore Day. Becoming a Member is an investment in the future of our shop, and is incredibly meaningful to our success.