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.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM
A slightly different time and date for this month's event so that we can accomodate our special guests, students from Portsmouth High School!
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Red Clay Girl is the heartbreaking, hilarious, and tenacious story of a middle child’s journey from small town Georgia to New York City and beyond. When she reaches her unplanned destination, self-acceptance, you’ll shout hallelujah!
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Kathy Gunst is the author of 15 cookbooks. She won a James Beard award in Journalism in the 2015 Home Cooking category and won the IACP award for Best Audio Series 2015 for her radio work as the 'Resident Chef' for NPR's award-winning public radio show Here and Now, heard on over 500 public radio stations. She writes for many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Eating Well, Yankee, Modern Farmer, Better Homes and Gardens, O Magazine, andDown East. She is part of Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' initiative and teaches cooking and gardening with elementary school children in her small town in southern Maine.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:30 PM
The music and poetry are as much a celebration of what birds evokes in us, as it is a celebration of their beauty and song. This concert takes place at South Church in Portsmouth on Saturday evening, October 15, at 7:30pm, and all proceeds benefit the South Church capital campaign which is funding improvements to the historic property in downtown Portsmouth.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Motherlines: Love, Longing and Liberation is a candid and compelling story of sex with men and with women, of celibacy, illegal abortions, making vows and breaking them, dreams, body wisdom, creative ambition, and inspiring relationships with memorable characters.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:30 PM
“This is an important and, unfortunately, timely novel . . . This isn’t just a book that all young men and women should read; it’s gripping and human enough that many will want to. Shelve and display alongside Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak and Courtney Summers’s All the Rage.”
—School Library Journal
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
We have been waiting for this book for SO LONG!! Local culinary hero Evan Mallett will be at the store to celebrate the release of his new book, Black Trumpet. Chef and owner of the Black Trumpet restaurant right here in Portsmouth, Evan will talk about his philosophy of food, from foraging in the forest to presenting on the plate. We can't wait.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Micah, a teen with a talent for magic, befriends a Palestinian girl preparing for a terror attack but her change of heart changes everything. Now Micah must use every trick up his sleeve to stay ahead of a vengeful brother and his murderous gang—not only to save his friend’s life but to thwart a deadly plot to engulf the West in the explosive cauldron that is today’s Middle East.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Taking a year off from the rat race is an idle dream for many, but the McManamy family, including their three teenagers, decided to make it happen. "The Big Trip: A Family Gap Year" tells how they put high school, college and work on hold while they learned Spanish in Spain and volunteered in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Kenya.