40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Open Mic
Wed. July 24, 7:30pm

Carlin Tripp ($5)
Thu. July 25, 8pm

Sierra Ferrell ($5 presale; $10 door)
Fri. July 26, 8pm

Rushmores ($7)
Sat. July 27, 8pm

Book & Bar[s] featuring Lejend + B.Marie ($5)
Mon. July 29, 8pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. July 30, 5:30pm

Snughouse ($5)
Tue. July 30, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. July 31, 7:30pm

Lucie Therrien & Carol Coronis Multicultural Concert ($5)
Thu. August 1, 8pm

Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute ($10 in advance)
Fri. August 2, 8pm

La Madeleine ($7)
Sat. August 3, 8pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. August 5, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 7, 7:30pm

Jittery Jack ($5)
Thu. August 8, 9pm

Jordan Tice ($10 presale; $15 at door)
Fri. August 9, 9pm

Champ Major & Emma Bowers ($5)
Sat. August 10, 8pm

Nihco Gallo (donations welcome)
Mon. August 12, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. August 15, 7pm

Kioea + Sifter ($5)
Fri. August 16, 8pm

Daemon Chili ($5)
Sat. August 17, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 21, 7:30pm

Ali McGuirk ($5)
Thu. August 22, 8pm

Soulation ($5)
Fri. August 23, 9pm

Trapper Schoepp ($10 presale; $15 at door)
Sat. August 24, 9pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. August 27, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 28, 7:30pm

Seth Yacovone Solo ($5)
Thu. August 29, 8pm

Lyle Brewer ($5)
Sat. August 31, 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 on an as needed basis. This varies throughout the year; please call or email and speak with a manager regarding possible sales.
We offer cash for your books.
We are selective and only accept the books we purchase based upon content, quality, and need.
Please do not drop books off without speaking to a manager.
We do not accept donations.