Today through Saturday the 7th, get 20% off your entire purchase and maybe win a prize!! Plus, come on Saturday night at 7pm and here an awesome performance by Skyler.
What have we accomplished in 10 years?? Let's take a look at how we measure up against Amazon:
Local employees-- RiverRun: 6 on average. Amazon: 0
Local Property taxes paid-- RiverRun: $85,000. Amazon: 0
Cash and Gift Card contributions to local schools and charities-- RiverRun: $70,000 Amazon: 0
Cultural Events Produced-- RiverRun--1000+ Amazon-- 0
Cheap Used Books-- RiverRun: yes Amazon: yes
Discounts-- RiverRun: discounts to schools and nonprofits, frequent buyer program, book group program Amazon: Lots
On Turning Ten by Billy Collins
The whole idea of it makes me feel
like I'm coming down with something,
something worse than any stomach ache
or the headaches I get from reading in bad light--read more
We are celebrating our tenth anniversary next week. Needless to say, things have been pretty exciting and hectic around here getting the new space going. This is a good time to step back and take a breather. A very short breather. We have scads of new things about to be launched, so stay tuned.
First up, I am thrilled to announce our new program Paperback to the Future!! We promise to make you happy and promote new and obscure authors and publishers at the same time. Our Veloci-reader Liberty will personal pick the perfect book for you. Find out more here.
Next week, we'll have a four day long Anniversary Sale, which will kick of with a booksigning by the great Alice Hoffman.
And much much more to come as we enter those all important tween years.
Many, many people worked to make our new store a reality. I just wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone. I could not be happier with the result. The store is beautiful!
We are still working to get everything unboxed and on the shelf, and lots of new books are coming in every day. It's soooo exciting.
Hope to see you here soon!
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 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.