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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Klaxton ($5)
Fri. June 21, 9pm

Great Bay Sailor ($10)
Sat. June 22, 8pm

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

Mike & Juliet ($5)
Tue. June 25, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. June 26, 7:30pm

Miss Maybell & The Jazz Age Artistes ($5)
Thu. June 27, 8pm

Ameranouche ($5)
Fri. June 28, 9pm

Lunch at The Dump ($5)
Sat. June 29, 9pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. July 1, 7pm

Buck Meek ($10 tickets here)
Tue. July 2, 8pm

Wed. July 3
No Open Mic tonight

Thu. July 4
Happy Independence Day! Open regular hours.

Barefoot Young ($5)
Fri. July 5, 9pm

Eric Paul & Miss Christine ($5)
Sat. July 6, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. July 10, 7:30pm

Savoir Faire ($5)
Thu. July 11, 8pm

Sidewalk & Steelqueen ($5)
Fri. July 12, 8pm

Datacet ($5)
Sat. July 13, 9pm

Weird Turn Pro
Mon. July 15, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. July 17, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. July 18, 7pm

Zac Dupont ($5)
Fri. July 19, 9pm

Jill McCracken ($5)
Sat. July 20, 9pm

Wattle & Daub ($5)
Sun. July 21, 7pm

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

Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute ($10 in advance)
Fri. August 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.