40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Open mic with Jenna Sarno
Wed. December 13, 7pm

Kris Ringman, book event
Thu. December 14, 8pm

The Joshua Incident ($5)
Fri. December 15, 9pm

The Stairwells ($5)
Sat. December 16, 8pm

PMAC Adult Jazz Combos (20% of sales donated to PMAC during event)
Mon. December 18, 7pm

Open mic with Jenna Sarno
Wed. December 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. December 21, 7:30pm

Great Bay Sailor Yuletide ($5)
Fri. December 22, 8pm

Abrielle Scharff Christmas Show ($5)
Sat. December 23, 8pm

Closing at 6pm for Christmas Eve
Sun. December 24

Closed for Christmas
Mon. December 25

Open mic with Jenna Sarno
Wed. December 27, 7pm

People Like You New Year's Eve party ($5)
Sun. December 31, 9pm

Open mic
Wed. January 3, 7pm

New England Bluegrass Band ($5)
Fri. January 5, 9pm

Nick Phaneuf & Jim Dozet ($5)
Sat. January 6, 9pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. January 9, 7pm

Open mic
Wed. January 10, 7pm

Tom Richter & Carol Coronis ($5)
Fri. January 12, 9pm

Bobby Keyes Trio ($5)
Sat. January 13, 9pm

Mon. January 15, 6:30pm

Open mic
Wed. January 17, 7pm

Beat Night
Thu. January 18, 7:30pm

Hadacol Bouncers ($5)
Fri. January 19, 8pm

Two Tined Fork ($5)
Sat. January 20, 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.