40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

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

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Pandafan, Abrielle Scharff CD release party ($5)
Thu. August 17, 7pm

Cold Engines ($5)
Fri. August 18, 9pm

Ben Baldwin and the Big Note ($5)
Sat. August 19, 8pm

Beat Night
Thu. August 24, 7pm

Lucie Therrien and Carol Coronis ($5)
Fri. August 25, 8pm

People Like You ($5)
Sat. August 26, 9pm

Say Darling ($5)
Sat. September 2, 9pm

Nocturnal Adoration Society, with Jimmy Ryan ($5)
Fri. September 8, 9pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. September 12, 7pm

Bobby Keyes Trio ($5)
Fri. September 15, 9pm

Great Bay Sailor ($5)
Sat. September 16, 8pm

The Scharff Brothers ($5)
Thu. September 21, 8pm

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
September 22-24

Chris Klaxton & Shaman Denominator ($5)
Fri. September 29, 9pm


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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.