The Field and Spoon dinners match a local organic farm with a professional seacoast chef. We ate in a beautiful field on the grounds of Tuckaway Farm, and everything we ate came from within 20 miles-- most of it from within 500 yards. I was lucky enough to have John Carroll at our table, the author of The Real Dirt and several other books about sustainable agriculture. This made the dinner not only incredibly tasty but also informative. There was live music and lots of wine included with the meal (but not made locally-- something to aspire to!)
I ate something called Hairy Vetch! Not sure I can even say that in polite company. I ate turnips. and chive flowers, and chicken cooked on an open fire. I also drank pea soup from a shot glass.
Well, I'm declaring Winter officially over, even though there's a chance of frost tonight. And what a strange winter it was. The death and rebirth of the store, the strange lack of snow, the final demise of Borders and the continued rise of eBooks. The list goes on and on.
But here we are finally in May. I always count Mother's Day as the start of our busy season, which lasts from now until Christmas. for those of you who have been coming in and checking out the new space during these quiet, quiet months, I say a hearty "Thank You!"
If you haven't been in, please do. We have an event every night of next week, starting Monday with Amy Antonucci talking about Honey Bees, and ending next weekend with two great kids events to help promote the Little Harbor Book Fair. Please click on our events tab to see what your missing.read more
Just wanted to share a link that gives a bit of insight into what's going on with e-books, Amazon, and the Justice Department. The comments section is particularly interesting.
Along with our Paperback to the Future program, we are also happy to introduce the RiverRun Gift Box.
It’s simple. Fill out our 5 item questionnaire, and we’ll put together a box of books to be delivered directly to the lucky recipient. It could be a child, a spouse, or even yourself! The selections will be gift-wrapped, and we’ll always throw in some kind of extra treat (no live animals). Tailored to your needs, we will send a nicely wrapped box of books to your loved one. You can do this once, or recurring throughout the year. Find out more here.read more
We are your friendly neighborhood bookstore, located in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Small but potent, we offer a fine selection of new books with an emphasis on fiction, history, poetry and mystery. We also have a great little kids section, and hold over 100 events a year.