Portsmouth Book Store Closing Until February

Dec 28, 2011



A Portsmouth bookstore that was saved from closing by local investors will be shutting its doors for the month of January.

Tom Holbrook, one of the owners of RiverRun Books, had hoped that the store would only be closed for a week or so when it moved to a new space.

But renovations on the new store weren’t completed in time and the lease on the old one was up, so for the month of January RiverRun will only be selling books online.

Holbrook: January is a slow month and if it’s anything like last year where it snowed just about every day in January, it’ll be just as well.

Holbrook has put out the call for volunteers to form a bucket brigade style line that will pass books from the old store to a storage space.

The store is scheduled reopen in February on Fleet Street, just around the corner from its current location.