40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

SUN - TUE : 10am–10pm
WED & THU : 10am–midnight
FRI - SAT : 10am–1am

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The Western Den, Sam Moss ($10 advance; $15 at door)
Fri. February 15, 9pm

Sidewalk and Steelqueen ($5)
Sat. February 16, 8pm

Book & Bar(s) Hip Hop Night
Mon. February 18, 7pm

Melanie Brulée ($5 advance)
Tue. February 19, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. February 21, 7pm

Gretchen & The Pickpockets ($7 advance; $10 at door)
Fri. February 22, 9pm

Rebecca Loebe w/ Connor Garvey ($18 advance)
Sat. February 23, 8pm

Craft Beer Movie Night
Sun. February 24, 7pm

Allagash Beer Dinner (ticketed event)
Mon. February 25, 6pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. Febraruy 26, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 27, 7:30pm

Jason Anick Trio ($10 advance; $15 at door)
Thu. February 28, 8pm

Dominic Lavoie
Fri. March 1, 9pm ($5 advance; $7 at door)

Elizabeth & Ben Anderson ($5)
Sat. March 2, 8pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. March 4, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 6, 7:30pm

Dave Richardson ($5)
Fri. March 8, 9pm

Slack Tide ($5)
Sat. March 9, 9pm

Book & Bar(s) Hip Hop Night
Mon. March 11, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 13, 7:30pm

Greta DiGiorgio ($5)
Fr. March 15, 9pm

Jazzputin ($5)
Sat. March 16, 9pm

Irish Music
Sun. March 17, 1pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. March 21, 7pm

Andrew Polakow ($5)
Fri. March 22, 9pm

William Shatner Beat Night ($7)
Sat. March 23, 8pm

Mon. March 25, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. March 26, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 27, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. March 28, 7pm

Dan Walker ($5)
Sat. March 30, 9pm

UNH Craft Beer Job Fair
Sun. March 31, 6pm

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.