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Upcoming Events

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.

 

A Day in Deep Freeze by Lisa Shapter

APR

29

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Lisa Shapter: A Day in Deep Freeze

1963, Riverport, NH: Emran Greene is a successful corporate accountant, hopeful soon-to-be-father, and an unremarkable husband. Except for the side effects of an experimental wartime truth serum, his ex-boyfriend, and the impossibility of being a father--and all of the other secrets he keeps from his wife and his employer.

Especially the secret of the lonely grave he visits regularly in Castleview Cemetery.  It holds a tragedy that won't stay gone.

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APR

30

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Flash Typewriter Poetry Contest

Introducing the Flash Typewriter Poetry Contest

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MAY

4

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Reinventing Fire Book Group

Join us for a six week bookgroup to discuss Reinventing Fire by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute. We will be meeting every Monday night from May 4th to May 8th at 7pm at the bookstore.

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The Yoyo and the Piggy Bank by Susan Werner Thoresen

MAY

5

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Susan Werner Thoresen: The Yoyo and the Piggy Bank

A young girl learns about financial goal-setting as she does chores and saves coins in a piggy bank to buy her first yoyo.

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The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco

MAY

8

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Richard Blanco at Berwick Academy

Poet Richard Blanco will give a reading of his poetry and prose at Berwick Academy’s Jackson Library on Friday evening, May 8th, at 7pm.  Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, becoming the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant, and first gay writer to hold this honor.  In 2013, he took his place in history along with the esteemed first two inaugural poets, Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

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All Eyes Are Upon Us by Jason Sokol

MAY

15

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Jason Sokol at South Church

Jason Sokol, Assistant Professor of
History at the University of New Hampshire, will speak about racism and the
“conflicted soul of the Northeast” at South Church on Friday evening, May 15,
at 8pm. Prof. Sokol will discuss and read from his newly released book, All
Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn
. The book talk
will be followed by a Q & A and book signing.

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Of Sea and Cloud by Jon Keller

MAY

21

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Jon Keller: Of Sea and Cloud

Jon Keller reads from his debut novel, Of Sea and Cloud.

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Make Me One with Everything by Lama Surya Das

MAY

27

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Lama Surya Das: Make Me One with Eveything

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

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My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

JUN

9

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Joanna Rakoff: My Salinger Year

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistible: a memoir about literary New York in the late ’90s, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself swept into one of the last great stories and entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.

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Tin Men by Christopher Golden

JUN

23

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Christopher Golden: Tin Men

Join us to celebrate the release of the newest book by Christopher Golden, Tin Men.

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