#16 RiverRun Bookstore

RiverRun BookstoreRiverRun Bookstore
20 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-2100




Not sure how else to explain it except to say that this bookstore feels streamlined.  Clean lines.  Not sure if that’s even possible in a store, but that’s the impression I got.  Streamlined and spotless.

It’s a very handsome space.  Very well-lit.  Not at all stuffy, just clean.

RiverRun is in Portsmouth, NH, a thriving town a few minutes from Maine.  The city has about 20k citizens and a great art scene.  There are a lot of galleries and restaurants, so RiverRun benefits from a lot of the same business.

The store has been open for seven years.  They’ve worked closely with the community and host over 100 author events a year.  they also partner with Portsmouth Music Hall to host a special reading series — Writers on a New England Stage.     streamlined!!!

As far as the daily operations, RiverRun provides free shipping — to anywhere in the country — for orders made from their website.

They also have a special station called their 20/20 table — favorite books are offered at 20% discount.  

Portsmouth and RiverRun are definitely worth a look if you’re in the area.  





Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. What? No Maine stops? Portland has a wonderful indie store, Longfellow Books. Something to keep in mind for future tours.

    Great idea for the blog, and a nice way to highlight stores and owners that continue to fight an uphill battle, as independent entities are outnumbered in our 21st century, corporate state.

  2. […] RiverRun Bookstore posted a few videos from their visit by Alice Hoffman, where she answers some interesting questions […]

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