40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

OPEN 7 DAYS
SUN - THU : 10a–10p
FRI - SAT : 10a–midnight

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (SOLD OUT)
Fri. April 20, 8pm

Lyle Brewer ($5)
Sat. April 21, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. April 24, 5pm

Tom & Carol Project (Tom Richter & Carol Coronis) ($5)
Thu. April 26, 8pm

Kenny White, Sifter ($10 tickets)
Fri. April 27, 8pm

Jon Ross's Rockin' Rhythm Review ($5)
Sat. April 28, 9pm

Jazzputin CD release party
Sun. April 29, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. May 2, 7:30pm

Read Free
Thu. May 3, 7pm

The Sidewalk Boys ($5)
Fri. May 4, 8pm

River Sister ($5)
Sat. May 5, 9pm

Writers Night Out
Mon. May 7, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. May 9, 7:30pm

Great Bay Sailor ($5)
Fri. May 11, 8pm

The Mystix ($5)
Sat. May 12, 8pm

Stu Dias, The Ghost Wolves (Gutbucket set) ($10)
Mon. May 14, 8pm

Pint of Science
Tue. May 15, 7pm

Open mic
Wed. May 16, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. May 17, 7pm

Ben Baldwin and the Big Note ($5)
Fri. May 18, 8pm

Summit Indie Fest ($TBD)
Sat. May 19, 6pm

Open mic
Wed. May 23, 7:30pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. May 25, 9pm

Dogs That Know They're Dogs ($5)
Sat. May 26, 9pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. May 29, 5:30pm

Open mic
Wed. May 30, 7:30pm

Soulation Station ($5)
Fri. June 1, 9pm

Muddy Ruckus ($5)
Sat. June 2, 9pm

 

 

 

 

 


John
Jon
David

MEET THE PRINCIPALS

John Petrovato, Jon Strymish and David Lovelace have designed, built and operated bookstores together and separately since 1992. John currently owns Raven Books (www.ravencambridge.com) in Harvard Square and on Newbury Street in Boston. His Boston location won The Boston Globe’s Best of The New in 2010. The Raven won the Boston Phoenix’s Readers’ Poll as "Best Used Bookstore in Boston."

Jon Strymish’s family founded New England Mobile Bookfair (www.nebookfair.com), a Boston institution for over fifty years, which he managed and had the role of book buyer. Beyond books Jon has been involved in the Boston-area music scene and was a board member of Cambridge’s Club Passim for many years.

Starting in 1992, David co-owned and managed the Montague Bookmill (www.montaguebookmill.com), a legendary bookstore, café and performance space near Amherst, MA. The Bookmill has been featured in The New York Times and Yankee Magazine. The LA Times lost all perspective when it called the Mill, “Quite possibly the finest bookstore café in the world.” David sold the Mill in 2007 to write the memoir, Scattershot (Penguin Books, 2008). He’s at work on his second book, Gutenberg’s Revenge.