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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.

 

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

APR

22

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Leslie Jamison: The Empathy Exams

From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, and a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014.

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The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond by Michael Sims

APR

28

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Michael Sims - The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond

Henry David Thoreau has long been an intellectual icon and folk hero. In this strikingly original profile, Michael Sims reveals how the bookish, quirky young man who kept quitting jobs evolved into the patron saint of environmentalism and nonviolent activism.

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The Art of Floating by Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

APR

30

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe: The Art of Floating

When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn’t the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way.

Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson’s disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He’s mute, unresponsive, and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone.

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The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi

MAY

2

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Matt Taibbi - The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

RiverRun Bookstore is incredibly excited to announce a reading and signing with former Rolling Stone contributing editor and best-selling author Matt Taibbi, co-sponsored by Seacoast Local as part of the "Making the Connection" speaker series.

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Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick

MAY

5

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Marie Bostwick: Apart at the Seams

New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes listeners back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut—a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living…

 

Attend the event and become eligible to win a sewing machine, or one of many other prizes! 

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman

MAY

6

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Adelle Waldman: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

A debut novel by a brilliant young woman about the romantic life of a brilliant young man.

Writer Nate Piven’s star is rising. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice,” who holds her own in conversation with his friends. When one relationship grows more serious, Nate is forced to consider what it is he really wants.

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What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson

MAY

7

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Jan Elizabeth Watson: What Has Become of You

What if a teacher’s most promising pupil is also her most dangerous? A tautly plotted psychological thriller, as intelligent as it is mesmerizing

What Has Become of You follows Vera Lundy, an aspiring crime writer and master of self-deprecation who, like many adults, has survived adolescence but hasn’t entirely overcome it. When she agrees to fill in for a private school English teacher on maternity leave, teaching The Catcher in the Rye to privileged girls, Vera feels in over her head. The students are on edge, too, due to the recent murder of a local girl close to their age.

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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman

MAY

8

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Alan Weisman - Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature.

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

JUN

8

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 4:00 PM

David Sedaris: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris is coming to RiverRun! The event is sold out, but don't fret. You can still meet him!

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