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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Sans Souci ($5)
Sat. April 20, 9pm

Closed for Easter
Sun. April 21

Open Mic
Wed. April 24, 7:30pm

Weird Turn Pro ($5)
Thu. April 25, 8pm

Sarah Blacker ($10)
Fri. April 26, 9pm

Jim Dozet Band ($5)
Sat. April 27, 8pm

Closing at 5:30pm for private event
Sun. April 28

Ray DeMarco & Friends ($5)
Mon. April 29, 7pm

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

Open Mic
Wed. May 1, 7:30pm

Story Collider ($15: tickets here)
Thu. May 2, 8pm

Pam Pryor ($5)
Fri. May 3, 8pm

Jazzputin and The Jug Skunks ($10)
Sat. May 4, 9pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. May 6, 7pm

Hadley Kennedy (details coming)
Tue., May 7

Open Mic
Wed. May 8, 7:30pm

Holystone ($5)
Thu. May 9, 8pm

Porch Party Mamas ($5)
Fri. May 10, 8pm

Summit Indie Fest ($22; ticketed guests only)
Sat. May 11, 2pm

Snughouse ($5)
Mon. May 13, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. May 15, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. May 16, 7:30pm

River Sister ($5)
Fri. May 17, 9pm

Cormac McCarthy ($5)
Sat. May 18, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. May 22, 7:30pm

The Missouri Pacific ($5)
Fri. May 24, 9pm

Liz Frame + The Kickers ($5)
Sat. May 25, 9pm

Origami Ghosts ($5)
Sun. May 26, 8pm

Book + Bar[s] featuring Ape the Grim ($5)
Mon. May 27, 8pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. May 28, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. May 29, 7:30pm

Bitter Pill w/ Eli Elkus Nonsemble ($5)
Thu. May 30, 8pm

Liz Bills & The Change / Paul Jarvis ($5)
Fri. May 31, 8pm

The Wolff Sisters w/ Charlie Marie ($5)
Sat. June 1, 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.