40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

OPEN 7 DAYS
SUN - TUE : 10am–10pm
WED & THU : 10am–midnight
FRI - SAT : 10am–1am

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Aubrey Haddard album release party
Thu. July 12, 8pm

Carol Coronis & Lucy Therian ($5)
Fri. July 13, 8pm

Jon King ($5)
Sat. July 14, 9pm

Pop up Barre on the Patio
Sun. July 15, 10am

Rap Night featuring New Fame ($5)
Mon. July 16, 9pm

Open Mic w/Jenna
Wed. July 18, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. July 19, 7pm

Klaxton ($5)
Fri. July 20, 9pm

Sam Robbins ($5)
Sat. July 21, 8pm

Harry & The Potters ($10)
Sun. July 22, 8pm

Open Mic w/Jenna
Wed. July 25, 7:30pm

Elizabeth Rush & Katherine Towler book reading
Thu. July 26, 4pm

Rain and Left ($5)
Thu. July 26, 9pm

Beers & Cameras
Fri. July 27, 5pm

Dozet & Phaneuf ($5)
Fri. July 27, 9pm

Henry Acker ($5)
Sat. July 28, 8pm

Gretchen Klempa Quartet
Sun. July 29, 11am

Moon
Mon. July 30, 9pm

Henna Night w/Jess
Tue. July 31, 5:30pm

Open mic
Wed. August 1, 7:30pm

Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute ($10)
Thu. August 2, 8pm

Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Fri. August 3, 9pm

La Madeleine ($5)
Sat. August 4, 7:30pm

Handmade Moments ($7)
Sat. August 4, 10:15pm

House of Waters ($10)
Sun. August 5, 7pm

Writers Night Out
Mon. August 6, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 8, 7:30pm

Aisha Burns ($7 advance; $10 door)
Thu. August 9, 9pm

Emma Cook & the Questionable Company ($7)
Fri. August 10, 9pm

The Joshua Incident ($5)
Sat. August 11, 9pm

Drink & Draw
Tue. August 14, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 15, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. August 16, 7pm

Chris Klaxton ($5)
Fri. August 17, 9pm

Spencer Albee ($8 advance; $10 door)
Sat. August 18, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 22, 7:30pm

Kate Redgate ($5)
Fri. August 24, 9pm

Ray DeMarco ($5)
Sat. August 25, 7pm

Henna with Jess
Tue. August 28, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 29, 7:30pm

The Carol & Tom Project ($5)
Thu. August 30, 8pm

The Kenny Brothers ($5)
Fri. August 31, 9pm

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams ($20 advance; $25 door)
Fri. November 2, 8pm

 

 

 


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.