February brings to mind Valentine's Day. A day we celebrate the ones we love. But what about celebrating the things we love, like books? Our valentine to YOU is a month that is chock-full of live author readings. See what's in store for the first half of the month below.
Join us on Valentine's Day from 10:00 am to noon for our kids Valentine festival with live children's music, face painting, story readings by authors and illustrators, valentine's snacks both healthy and not, signed books and conversation. This is a new festival being held by indie bookstores all across New England as a way to support the love of reading in our youth and also to support the authors and illustrators who reach kids at a young age and stir in them a life long passion for books. Experiences like this are known to stick with children and set alight a journey of curiousity and engagement with the world. Plus, the authors are funny.read more
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After an exciting and busy holiday season, RiverRun bookstore will be starting up its events and programs for children again starting with, of course, our weekend story time. This is an exciting story time for us because, for the most part, it will be hosted by the actual authors or illustrators near and far who have published books for children. These events will be listed weekly at our website with information about the author and their work. Before the holidays, we started up the kids story time and featured the popular David Elliott, whose book Knitty Kitty was featured in the Portsmouth Herald. The turn out to the reading was wonderful and David answered many questions, entertained parents and children with his reading and stayed after to sign books and chat. Sarah Thomson also ran a charming story time with her books Imagine A Place and Amazing Animals series along with first time self-published author Kirsten Merinda with her book dedicatread more
Everywhere you look on the internet, you'll find best of 2008 lists. Here are some of our favorite reads of the year. All of these are available for purchase through our website or at our store. If you want even more suggestions, browse our Staff Picks! What were some of your top books this year?
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
In the Woods by Tana French
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hillread 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.