40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Aubrey Haddard album release party
Thu. July 12, 8pm

Carol Coronis & Lucy Therian ($5)
Fri. July 13, 8pm

Jon King ($5)
Sat. July 14, 9pm

Pop up Barre on the Patio
Sun. July 15, 10am

Rap Night featuring New Fame ($5)
Mon. July 16, 9pm

Open Mic w/Jenna
Wed. July 18, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. July 19, 7pm

Klaxton ($5)
Fri. July 20, 9pm

Sam Robbins ($5)
Sat. July 21, 8pm

Harry & The Potters ($10)
Sun. July 22, 8pm

Open Mic w/Jenna
Wed. July 25, 7:30pm

Elizabeth Rush & Katherine Towler book reading
Thu. July 26, 4pm

Rain and Left ($5)
Thu. July 26, 9pm

Beers & Cameras
Fri. July 27, 5pm

Dozet & Phaneuf ($5)
Fri. July 27, 9pm

Henry Acker ($5)
Sat. July 28, 8pm

Gretchen Klempa Quartet
Sun. July 29, 11am

Mon. July 30, 9pm

Henna Night w/Jess
Tue. July 31, 5:30pm

Open mic
Wed. August 1, 7:30pm

Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute ($10)
Thu. August 2, 8pm

Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Fri. August 3, 9pm

La Madeleine ($5)
Sat. August 4, 7:30pm

Handmade Moments ($7)
Sat. August 4, 10:15pm

House of Waters ($10)
Sun. August 5, 7pm

Writers Night Out
Mon. August 6, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 8, 7:30pm

Aisha Burns ($7 advance; $10 door)
Thu. August 9, 9pm

Emma Cook & the Questionable Company ($7)
Fri. August 10, 9pm

The Joshua Incident ($5)
Sat. August 11, 9pm

Drink & Draw
Tue. August 14, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 15, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. August 16, 7pm

Chris Klaxton ($5)
Fri. August 17, 9pm

Spencer Albee ($8 advance; $10 door)
Sat. August 18, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 22, 7:30pm

Kate Redgate ($5)
Fri. August 24, 9pm

Ray DeMarco ($5)
Sat. August 25, 7pm

Henna with Jess
Tue. August 28, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 29, 7:30pm

The Carol & Tom Project ($5)
Thu. August 30, 8pm

The Kenny Brothers ($5)
Fri. August 31, 9pm

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