RiverRun is only an hour north of Boston, which means that we've become a literary hotspot for author tours. We host over 100 events a year, and feature authors at our store and in bigger off-site venues around town. We're proud to partner with The Music Hall, South Church, the Portsmouth Public Library, and other community leaders to bring interesting and important authors to seacoast New Hampshire.
If you can't make it to one of our many readings, order a signed copy! We can even get it personalized for you if you want. And check out our Gallery page for photos from past events.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Join author Quincy Whitney, and fiddler Ellen Carson for music and discussion! American Luthier is the engaging story of Carleen Hutchins (1911-2009), a most unusual woman who broke all barriers, against all odds.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Please join us for a book group discussion with Doctor Lindsay DeHaas from North Coast Family Health here in Portsmouth. She will lead us through an in depth review of Infectious Madness, by Harriet Washington. We hope to make the Health and Medical Book group a regular feature here at RiverRun, so please help us kick it off right! Copies of the book are available at RiverRun for 20% off the retail price, but you do not have to purchase the book from us to attend.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Seacoast Outright will bring it's Friday Night Coffee House to RiverRun. This event will feature a chance for youth to share their poetry and thoughts together, as well as eat snacks and drink coffee!.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:30 PM
“IMAGINE ME GONE is a beautiful, elegant, harrowing story concerning the dissonant music of family. Adam Haslett stamps his world with a poignant literary seal. His insight is as lively and as inventive as his language. In his hands the old stories become new. Haslett makes me eager, once again, for the complications of the world.”—Colum McCann, National Book Award winner for Let the Great World Spin
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:30 PM
"The day Savannah was killed she was fifteen minutes late to meet me." So begins bookseller favorite Susan Strecker's second novel of twin sisters and the murder that left one twin behind. Savannah was the popular bad girl skipping school and moving quickly from one boyfriend to the next, so when she didn't meet Cady as promised, Cady wasn't surprised and the truth was Cady was already a bit mad at her. When Cady suddenly becomes short of breath she realizes Savannah is in trouble, but within minutes Savannah is gone.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Poet Shelley Girdner will read from her newly released collection of poems, You Were That White Bird.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Two featured readers, followed by open mic! Bring your friends and your best poem!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:30 PM
When a 67 year old man finds himself dumped in the northern Maine woods like discarded trash, but otherwise not hurt, he has no idea how he got there, who he is or what was done to him. Not knowing his name he calls himself Jonathan. Mindful that whoever did this to him may return, he begins a cautious journey to discover himself.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM
A black female forensic anthropologist in a Louisiana parish is dragged into an investigation and not-so-local intrigue after fingers mysteriously surface around town. The novel explores the lonely plight of the female intellectual in a country obsessed with Hollywood. The characters will remain in your memory long after you have finished reading.