40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Susie Burke and David Surette ($5)
Sat. Feb. 18, 8pm

Coronis, Greek music ($5)
Thu. Feb. 23, 8pm

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio ($5)
Fri. Feb. 24, 7:30pm

The Dupont Brothers ($5)
Fri. Feb. 24, 9:30pm

Chris Klaxton Band ($5)
Sat. Feb. 25, 9pm

Nihco Gallo ($5)
Thu. Mar. 2, 8pm

Scott Kiefner Band ($5)
Fri. Mar. 3, 9pm

High Range ($5)
Sat. Mar. 4, 9pm

The Rocky Sessions ($5)
Tue. Mar. 7, 8pm

Hickory Horned Devils ($5)
Fri. Mar. 17, 9pm

Jennifer Kimball ($5)
Tue. Mar. 21, 8pm

Cosy Sheridan ($12)
Sat. Mar. 25, 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.