40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Mon. February 19, 6:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 21, 7:30pm

Amanda Dane, full band show ($5)
Thu. February 22, 8pm

Soulation Station ($5)
Fri. February 23, 9pm

Dave & Steve Play the Dead ($5)
Sat. February 24, 8pm

Movie night: "Strange Brew" & Rising Tide tap takeover
Sunday, February 25, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess & Best of the West Coast beer release
Tue. February 27, 5pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 28, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. March 1, 7pm

Class of '95 tap takeover with Allagash & Dogfish Head
Friday, March 2, 6pm

Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Fri. March 2, 9pm

Dan Blakeslee & the Calabash Club ($5)
Sat. March 3, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 7, 7:30pm

Cold Engines ($5)
Fri. March 9, 9pm

New England Bluegrass Band ($5)
Sat. March 10, 8pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. March 13, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. March 15, 7pm

Golden Oak ($5)
Fri. March 16, 9pm

Penhallow ($5)
Sat. March 17, 8pm

William Shatner Beat Night
Sun. March 18, 5:30pm

Mon. March 19, 6:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 21, 7:30pm

Ray DeMarco & Friends ($5)
Fri. March 23, 8pm

Susie Burke & David Surette ($10)
Sat. March 24, 8pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. March 27, 5pm

Open mic
Wed. March 28, 7:30pm

Elroy ($5)
Fri. March 30, 9pm

Cosy Sheridan ($10)
Sat. March 31, 8pm

Open mic
Wed. April 4, 7:30pm

Read Free
Thu. April 5, 7pm

Clyde Bisbee & the Wheelhouse Revelers ($5)
Fri. April 6, 9pm

Danielle Miraglia & the Glory Junkies ($5)
Sat. April 7, 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.