40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Jonathan Blakeslee & The Fronds, Tiger Saw ($5)
Thu. October 11, 8pm

Chris Klaxton ($5)
Fri. October 12, 9pm

River Sister ($10)
Sat. October 13, 8pm

Hip Hop Night
Mon. October 15, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 17, 7:30pm

Undead Beat Night
Thu. October 18, 7pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. October 19, 9pm

Jon Ross' Rockin' Rhythm Review ($5)
Sat. October 20, 8pm

Anna Burch x Fred Thomas x Common Holly ($10 advance; $13 door)
Sun. October 21, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 24, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. October 25, 7pm

Flynn Cohen ($5)
Fri. October 26, 9pm

Chris Trapper ($20 advance)
Sat. October 27, 8pm

Mon. October 29, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. October 30, 5:30pm

Special Halloween show to start directly after the parade ($5)
Wed. October 31

Plywood Cowboy
Thu. November 1, 8pm

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams ($20 advance; $25 door)
Fri. November 2, 8pm

Sans Souci Grateful Dead Cover Band ($5)
Sat. November 3, 9pm

Ray Brunelle Celebration of life party
Sun. November 4

Writers Night Out
Mon. November 5, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. November 7, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. November 8, 7pm

Burke & Surette ($10)
Fri. November 9, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. November 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. November 15, 7pm

Rushmores ($5)
Fri. November 16, 8pm

Troll 2 ($7)
Sat. November 17, 9pm

Weird Turn Pro
Mon. November 19, 8pm

New Fame food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger ($5)
Wed. November 21, 9pm

Closed for Thanksgiving
Thu. November 22

Sugarbush ($5)
Sat. November 24, 8pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. November 27, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. November 28, 7:30pm

Katie Matzell ($5)
Thu. November 29, 8pm

Old Hat ($5)
Fri. November 30, 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.