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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Open Mic
Wed. March 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. March 21, 7pm

People Like You strike back! ($5)
Fri. March 22, 9pm

William Shatner Beat Night ($7)
Sat. March 23, 8pm

Klaxton Quartet w/ Les Harris, Rob Gerry, and Effenberger
Mon. March 25, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. March 26, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 27, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. March 28, 7pm

Datacet (pj & ob) ($5)
Fri. March 29, 9pm

Dan Walker & Northern Lights ($5)
Sat. March 30, 9pm

UNH Craft Beer Job Fair
Sun. March 31, 6pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. April 1, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. April 3, 7:30pm

Dan Blakeslee w/Tommy Alexander ($5)
Thu. April 4, 8pm

Klaxton ($5)
Fri. April 5, 9pm

New England Bluegrass Band ($10)
Sat. April 6, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. April 10, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. April 11, 7pm

Emma Cook & Questionable Company ($5)
Fri. April 12, 9pm

VinylFest 2 in collaboration with Dogfish Head and Record Store Day
Sat. April 13, all-day event

HayBaby ($5)
Tue. April 16, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. April 17, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. April 18, 7pm

Book & Bar[s] featuring New Fame / RAYEL / Rah Zen ($10)
Fri. April 19, 9pm

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, 9pm

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

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

Open Mic
Wed. May 1, 7:30pm

Story Collider
Thu. May 2, 8pm

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

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

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


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.