40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Bolt Hill Bluegrass Band ($5)
Sat. Apr. 29, 9pm

The Rocky Sessions
Tue. May 2, 8pm

Chris Klaxton Band ($5)
Fri. May 5, 9pm

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

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio ($10)
Fri. May 12, 8pm

Jerry Tillett
Thu. May 18, 8pm

Careless Love: Songs of Town and Country with Jon Ross ($5)
Fri. May 19, 9pm

Dennis Brennan trio, featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry ($5)
Sat. May 27, 9pm

Bobby Keyes Trio ($5)
Fri. June 2, 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.