Wally Lamb is the next featured author for Writers on a New England Stage at The Music Hall. He'll be there on December 18th at 7:30pm. In celebration and anticipation of his appearance in Portsmouth, I chatted with Wally via a phone interview earlier today. He's warm, funny, and very personable. No surprises there! Keep reading to learn what Wally had to say; including what it's like to write a novel after being selected by Oprah twice for her tremendously popular book club.
I was there for a friends wedding a couple of years ago. She got married on a ship and we cruised around. It was a very rainy day but it was a very fun wedding.
Last night over fifty people came to our Holiday Book Recommendations event. Lesley Vasilio and Ron Koltnow of Random House, Anne DeCourcey of HarperCollins, and Katie McGarry of Simon & Schuster spoke about some of their favorite books of the year that make the perfect gift. Tom Holbrook, owner & manager of RiverRun, spoke about some of the great autographed books we have, like Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hackett Fischer's Champlain's Dream and Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief.
For those of you who couldn't make it, I highly suggest you check out the list below. There are more than just bestsellers on here. Be sure to check out Anne's recommendation of State by State and Lesley's fun pick of Doomed Queens to see examples of the eclectic variety of this list!read more
Join us this coming Sunday, December 7th from 9 am to 8pm for our Annual Customer Appreciation Sale, and get 20 percent off your purchases all day long!
A portion of all purchases made in November and December go to United Way of the Greater Seacoast as part of the Business Building Community Program. Over the past year RiverRun has donated 2 percent of gross sales to different local nonprofits focusing on housing issues.
So come in to the store and browse our well-stocked shelves. We've got something for everyone on your list, and you'll be happy to be done with your shopping early.
We've got plenty; ranging from Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief to Augusten Burroughs' A Wolf at the Table.read more
It's that time of year we love and hate.
Bookstores rely on the Holiday season to eke out a profit, so we love it. It's also satisfying to see the titles you've so carefully chosen fly off the shelves.
Oh, but we hate it too. For one, what if nobody comes in and buys books?? It's scary every year and has never been as tenuous as now. Additionally, we don't have as much time to really connect with customers and have longer conversations. And of course, the more we work the less time to read!
So I hope you'll keep us in mind for gift giving, and forgive us if it's a little hectic when you come in the store. Truth is, December nuttiness allows us to be in business the other eleven months of the year. Keep that in mind when you've got the store to yourself on a cold February evening.
Wally Lamb is a terrific novelist, and he's coming to Portsmouth the week before Christmas (December 18th at 7:30pm at The Music Hall) to talk about his latest novel, called The Hour I First Believed. It's his first novel in nearly a decade, and an ambitious book. His new book focuses on a couple who move to Connecticut after the wife survives the Columbine tragedy.
Lamb's latest book is getting great reviews. USA Today says "Lamb remains a storyteller at the top of his game".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.