40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Ben Baldwin and the Big Note ($5)
Fri. May 18, 8pm

Summit Indie Fest ($TBD)
Sat. May 19, 6pm

Open mic
Wed. May 23, 7:30pm

Lova Soul ($5)
Thu. May 24, 9pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. May 25, 9pm

Dogs That Know They're Dogs ($5)
Sat. May 26, 9pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. May 29, 5:30pm

Open mic
Wed. May 30, 7:30pm

Soulation Station ($5)
Fri. June 1, 9pm

Muddy Ruckus ($5)
Sat. June 2, 9pm

Open mic
Wed. June 6, 7:30pm

Rock My Soul Five ($5)
Fri. June 8, 8pm

Jonny Trama & The B3 Kings ($5)
Sat. June 9, 9pm

Drink & Draw
Tue. June 12, 7pm

Open mic
Wed. June 13, 7:30pm

The Rushmores ($5)
Fri. June 15, 8pm

Noble Dust ($5)
Sat. June 16, 9pm

Rafa's One Man Band
Tue. June 19, 8pm

Open mic
Wed. June 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. June 21, 7pm

Cormac McCarthy and band ($10)
Fri. June 22, 8pm

Elroy ($5)
Sat. June 23, 9pm

Open mic
Wed. June 27, 7:30pm

Luke Del Roy
Thu. June 28, 9pm

GA-20 Blues ($5)
Fri. June 29, 9pm

Porch Party Mammas ($5)
Sat. June 30, 8pm

Spencer Albee ($8 advance; $10 door)
Sat. August 18, 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.