40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Fri. July 28, 9pm

The Oshy Annas ($10)
Thu. August 3, 8pm

La Madeleine ($5)
Fri. August 4, 8pm

Gretchen and the Pickpockets, Liz Bills ($5)
Fri. August 11, 9pm

Pandafan, Abrielle Scharff CD release party ($5)
Thu. August 17, 8pm

Cold Engines ($5)
Fri. August 18, 9pm

Ben Baldwin and the Big Note ($5)
Sat. August 19, 9pm

Lucie Therrien and Carol Coronis ($5)
Fri. August 25, 8pm

People Like You ($5)
Sat. August 26, 9pm

Say Darling ($5)
Sat. September 2, 9pm

Nocturnal Adoration Society, with Jimmy Ryan ($5)
Fri. September 8, 9pm


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.