Our first event at the new Music Hall space is a roaring success! Andre Dubus wowed the crowd, then stayed to chat with each and every person that wanted their book signed. He was truly inspiring and a heap of fun at the same time. Don't miss our next Loft event with Jennifer Egan.
So it's been just about a month since we revamped/reopened....what do y'all think?
The feedback we've been getting has so far been positive, but if you haven't weighed in, we'd love to hear from you!
Personally, I'm relieved it is going well. It was very hard to leave SecondRun, as it had become a very special place to me on many levels.
But now I have the best of both worlds, I get to work with not just ONE other fabulous employee, but FIVE more!!!! And the fact that I'm trundling home bundles of books EVERY night is completely reasonable, seeing as it's imperative that I be a well-informed, well-read bookseller of not just the older books... and spring is going to spring soon, so I won't need oil much longer....
Anyway... hope you all will be dropping by soon and regularly... new/used books are arriving daily!read more
It's almost time for that stupid holiday again - Valentine's Day. In the past, I have always thought it was silly that a specific day was designated to show someone that you love them. Love is mushy - I think all the best books are the ones where people get their hearts stomped on, not where they happily ride off into the sunset.
This year, well, all I can say is "le sigh." Yep, how the mighty have fallen. HOWEVER, even with my new conversion to the Cult of Cupid, I am still going to come to RiverRun on Valentine's Day, to learn about really smart people who did poorly in the romance department. Our good friend Andrew Shaffer will be here to talk about his new book, Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.
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.