RiverRun announces tentative reopening date of February 10th!! I cannot wait!!
If you have a strong back and are available on Saturday, February 4th, at 10am we need your help moving book cases out of storage and into the new space at 142 Fleet St. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. The project should take about two hours.
The new store will be ridiculously beautiful. The folks at The Ben Franklin Block are pulling out the stops to give the space a stylish, historic feel. Yes, the store will be smaller, but it will be cozy, and filled to the brim with the best books we can find.
Please stay tuned for more announcements about spring events, new projects and programs, an updated website, and our Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza.
We were hoping to extend our lease through January, but nope! Gotta be out on December 31st. That's, ohhh, four days from now!! We will be holding our Book Brigade on Thursday, December 29th at 1:45. Please let us know if you can help out.
We also need STRONG people on Friday morning at 10am to help move bookcases into storage.
RiverRun will be closed from December 30th through January 31st, and then we will open in our new location at 142 Fleet St right here in beautiful downtown Portsmouth. Meanwhile, we hope you will order books from our website. Just click on the Buy Books Online button and go to it.
See you soon,
RiverRun Bookstore will move to a new location in January: Right around the corner to 142 Fleet St!! Additionally, I am proud to announce that RiverRun is now owned by a collection of 15 seacoast residents who came together to make sure that the bookstore would not close, and could return to financial viability.
In the meantime, we will be open through the holidays for all your gift giving needs. Hand-picked staff recommendations, free gift wrapping, gift cards-- all the usual things that make shopping in downtown Portsmouth a great experience.
Thank you for your support!
Hello all! Tonight about 150 people crammed into RiverRun to discuss its future, if it has one. I spent the first part of the meeting explaining why I thought the store deserved saving, and why I thought I had a plan that would make it sustainable going forward, including the good news that we have a tentative line on a new location that would save us over $50,000 a year in expenses.
Next up was a Q&A session, mostly questioning the current state of affairs concerning ebooks etc. I did my best to answer those questions.
RiverRun plans to move at the end of the year and needs to raise more than $100,000 to ensure its future for the next several years. We believe that if we get a handle on the debt we've accrued over the past three grueling years, and move to a slightly smaller, much much cheaper location, we can once again be the outstanding member of our community, both physical and virtual, that you have come to expect, and for many years to come.
If you are interested in helping, we will be meeting at RiverRun on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00pm. Right now we are looking for people to make donations of any amount to help the store along. This can be done via PayPal on our homepage.
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.