INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with River Bend Bookshop on August 29 2020

Order Bookstore Day exclusives here starting August 29!

What's in store for you?

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.  

Independent Bookstore Day Merch Still Available at River Bend Bookshop

 

There are also tons of great virtual events featuring your favorite authors!


GOLDFISH GHOST DRAWING CLASS

Sat., Aug. 29 @ 10am (PT)

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Join us for a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown (Goldfish GhostMummy Cat).


MIDDLE GRADE FUN

Sat., Aug. 29 @ 11am (PT)

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Middle-Grade Fun with Rene Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine) and illustrator Nina Mata (I Promise) with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald (How to Be a Pirate).

WORLD-BUILDING IN
YA FEMINIST FANTASY FICTION

Sat., Aug. 29 @ 12pm (PT)

Feminist Fantasy Indie Bookstore Day River Bend Bookshop

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)

Amor Towles Indie Bookstore Day River Bend Bookshop

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)

Alone Together Indie Bookstore Day River Bend Bookshop

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)

Independent Bookstore Day Ambassadors River Bend Bookshop

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.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Ways to Make Sunshine Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547605798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 21st, 2020

 Dav Pilkey’s Reversible SUPA CAPE Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338677744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic - April 1st, 2020

Open a Book, Open Your Mind Socks Cover Image
By N/A N/A
$14.00
ISBN: 0752489570733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Out of Print Clothing - April 25th, 2020

Give Me Back My Book Baby Bodysuit Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 0752489570719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick & Out of Print Clothing - April 25th, 2020