Dear Friends of Riverwalk Books,
As many of you know Libby has been battling cancer and on January 7th, Libby passed away at home peacefully surrounded by family. We know that Libby has impacted many lives in the Lake Chelan Valley, and she felt so supported by the community during her health struggles. She passed feeling very loved by all.
As a family, we too are thankful for the love we have felt from our community. It has helped us through this hard time. We are planning a celebration of Libby’s life in the Spring. We will announce those details when the time comes if you would like to celebrate with us.
Riverwalk Books will continue being run by our family with the support of our great employees. In the future, we hope to pass it into good hands.
Our family welcomes donations to First Book as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers. If you would like to share your memories or thoughts with us, cards can be dropped off at or sent to Riverwalk Books, 116 E. Woodin Ave. – P.O. Box 686 Chelan, WA 98816.
The Manthey Family
Bob, Kate, Seth, Elle, and Stacy
2 responses to “Honoring a Bookselling Legend,
Libby Manthey of Riverwalk Books”
Wit and wisdom in equal measure. I will miss her.
I’m sad to hear this. Libby was always so kind and thoughtful. She was a wonderful person and a pleasure to know. I will miss her.