Learning about the closing of another independent bookstore is one of the most heartbreaking things to hear as a book lover. So it’s with heavy heart that we watch the River Reader, Guerneville’s only independent bookstore, shut its doors at the end of October. “Despite my best efforts and your support, I am going to have to close,” says Susan Ryan, the store’s proprietor. Fortunately, October events will go as planned, including a reading by Daniel Coshnear, award-winning Guerneville writer whose latest collection, Occupy and Other Stories
, is out this month on Kelly’s Cove Press. Coshnear reads Thursday, Oct. 25, at the River Reader. 16355 Main St., Guerneville. 7pm. Free. 707.869.2240.