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2ND GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A READING MARATHON OFF TO A GREAT START: Independent bookstores across the country to participate in the event!
Portsmouth, NH- The second Great Expectations: A Reading Marathon (GERM), founded by RiverRun Bookstore and SecondRun Bookstore in early 2008, will take place again this fall at SecondRun Bookstore from 6pm on Friday, October 10th to 6pm, Saturday October 11th.
The 24-hour Read-A-Thon is meant to bring attention to reading and independent bookstores, while raising money for a local nonprofit. The proceeds of RiverRun & SecondRun’s second Read-A-Thon will go toward The Birchtree Center, a local non-profit organization that provides specialized educational services for children and youth with autism.
GERM has gained national attention, and this year, during the month of October, independent bookstores around the country will be hosting their own.
Participants are invited to spend 24 hours in a bookstore; reading, playing literary games, listening to local authors read from their work—all while raising money for an organization in the community.
Participants are encouraged to sign up soon. Registration is required by September 30th. A minimum of $25 dollars in sponsorship money is required to participate.
To RSVP, e-mail email@example.com. For more information on the event, visit www.riverrunbookstore.com or call (603) 431-2100. SecondRun Bookstore is located at 7 Commercial Alley in downtown Portsmouth. RiverRun Bookstore is located at 20 Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth.