RiverRun Bookstore, Portsmouth NH Independent New Hampshire Bookstore

RiverRun Bookstore, Portsmouth NH Independent New Hampshire Bookstore

All hail the survival of the independent bookstore and the push for going local. The RiverRun Bookstore is a prime example of how a community sticking together and quality effort come together to benefit all, including out-of-towners like me. I was in the phenomenal town of Portsmouth, NH, a five hour drive out of my way, to hear Stephen King speak about his latest work. To make a long story short, I was able to get my name on a wait list at RiverRun after the event to get a coveted autographed copy of the novel, without much hope of being able to secure an extra copy to give as a special gift to my father. Well, Lo, I got the great news that I would not only be getting an autographed copy shipped to me, it would only cost me $35 plus shipping -- I had been dubiously eyeing eBay auctions, which were ending at over $250 for the same item. Of course, RiverRun has far more to offer than one-off special deals like this one, like personalized recommendations and carefully curated inventory. Plus the staff was friendly without being cloying. I wish my town had a bookstore like RiverRun. I'll have to be satisfied with knowing I will be back in Portsmouth in the Spring, with RiverRun on my ToDo list.