40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

SUN - THU : 10a–10p
FRI - SAT : 10a–midnight

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Cold Engines ($5)
Fri. Mar. 24, 9pm

Cosy Sheridan ($12)
Sat. Mar. 25, 8pm

Ian Ethan Case ($5)
Fri. Mar. 31, 8pm

New England Bluegrass Group with special guest Joyce Anderson ($5)
Sat. Apr. 1, 9pm

The Rocky Sessions
Tue. Apr. 4, 8pm

Ben Baldwin and the Big Note, featuring Kent Allyn and Marty Ballou ($5)
Fri. Apr. 7, 9pm

People Like You ($5)
Sat. Apr. 8, 9pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. Apr. 11, 7pm

Steve Roy & David Surette ("Grateful Dead Duo") ($5)
Fri. Apr. 14, 9pm

Great Bay Sailor ($5)
Sat. Apr. 15, 8pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. Apr. 21, 9pm

Bolt Hill Bluegrass Band ($5)
Sat. Apr. 29, 9pm

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio ($8)
Fri. May 12, 8pm


our books


Books are here to stay. Gizmos and screens are fun and convenient; they have their place—up the road toward the malls. Here, down in the center of Portsmouth, we’re about browsing, about celebrating well written, well designed books on all subjects. Together we have over seventy-five years of experience buying and selling books. We buy books through the door from customers, travel to purchase significant private collections, and cherry-pick our way through warehouses all over the northeast. One of us specializes in academic titles, philosophy, and the social sciences; another, a poet and memoirist, specializes in the arts; and our third partner specializes in cookbooks and children’s. Our stock changes weekly as the three of us love to hunt down and purchase new stuff.

Our Book Buying Policy

We buy books daily but ask that you call for an appointment.
We offer cash and/or store credit for your books.
We are selective and only accept the books we purchase.
We do not accept donations.