40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

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Hip Hop Night
Mon. September 10, 7pm

Bluegrass Night with Old Time Dave Talmage
Tue. September 11, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. September 12, 7:30pm

Ghost Wolves ($10)
Thu. September 13, 9pm

Great Bay Sailor ($10)
Fri. September 14, 7pm

David Huckfelt (of The Pines) ($10)
Sat. September 15, 9pm

Tom Pirozzole ($10)
Mon. September 17, 8pm

Emma Ruth Rundle w/ Jane Jayle ($12 advance; $14 door)
Wed. September 19, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. September 20, 7pm

Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies ($10)
Fri. September 21, 8pm

Hadacol Bouncers ($10)
Sat. September 22, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. September 25, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. September 26, 7:30pm

Peter Galloway ($5)
Thu. September 27, 8pm

Steamboats ($5)
Fri. September 28, 9pm

100 Thousand Poets for Change
Sat. September 29, 12pm

Sat. September 29, 3pm

Maritime Singers
Sun. September 30, 1pm

Illuminati Hotties ($8 advance; $10 door)
Tue. October 2, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 3, 7:30pm

Bitter Pill ($5)
Thu. October 4, 8pm

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya ($10 advance; $13 door)
Fri. October 5, 8pm

High Range ($10)
Sat. October 6, 8pm

Mountainview MFA Reading
Mon. October 8, 7pm

Man about a Horse ($5)
Tue. October 9, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 10, 7:30pm

Chris Klaxton ($5)
Fri. October 12, 9pm

River Sister ($10)
Sat. October 13, 8pm

Hip Hop Night
Mon. October 15, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 17, 7:30pm

Undead Beat Night
Thu. October 18, 7pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. October 19, 9pm

Jon Ross' Rockin' Rhythm Review ($5)
Sat. October 20, 8pm

Anna Burch x Fre Thomas x Common Holly ($10 advance; $13 door)
Sun. October 21, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 24, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. October 25, 7pm

Flynn Cohen ($5)
Fri. October 26, 9pm

Chris Trapper ($20 advance)
Sat. October 27, 8pm

Mon. October 29, 7pm

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

Special Halloween show to start directly after the parade ($5)
Wed. October 31

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.