40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Drink & Draw
Tue. October 10, 7pm

Dr. Gasp Halloween Show ($5)
Thu. October 12, 8pm

Red Tail Hawk ($5)
Fri. October 13, 9pm

The Sidewalk Boys ($5)
Sat. October 14, 8pm

Mon. October 16, 6:30pm

Undead Poetry Beat Night
Thu. October 19, 7pm

Rock My Soul ($5)
Fri. October 20, 8pm

River Sister ($5)
Sat. October 21, 9pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. October 26, 7pm

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio ($10)
Fri. October 27, 8pm

Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Sat. October 28, 9pm

People Like You, Halloween Party, after the parade ($5)
Tue. October 31


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.