40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Beat Night
Thu. September 21, 7pm

UNH MFA Program reading
Fri. September 22, 7pm

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
September 22-24

Chris Klaxton & Shaman Denominator ($5)
Fri. September 29, 9pm

Writers Night Out
Mon. October 2, 7pm

Django by the Sea Party
Thu. October 5, 7pm

Careless Love – acoustic Town & Country music with Jon Ross ($5)
Fri. October 6, 9pm

Young Frontier ($5)
Sat. October 7, 9pm

Drink & Draw
Tue. October 10, 7pm

Dr. Gasp Halloween Show ($5)
Thu. October 12, 8pm

Red Tailed Hawk ($5)
Fri. October 13, 9pm

The Sidewalk Boys ($5)
Sat. October 14, 9pm

Mon. October 16, 6:30pm

Undead Poetry Beat Night
Thu. October 19, 7pm

Rock My Soul ($5)
Fri. October 20, 8pm

River Sister ($5)
Sat. October 21, 9pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. October 26, 7pm

Jordan Tirrell & the Wysocki Trio ($5)
Fri. October 27, 8pm

Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Sat. October 28, 9pm

Tue. October 31


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.