40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

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

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Open mic with Jenna Sarno
Wed. December 13, 7pm

Kris Ringman, book event
Thu. December 14, 8pm

The Joshua Incident ($5)
Fri. December 15, 9pm

The Stairwells ($5)
Sat. December 16, 8pm

PMAC Adult Jazz Combos (20% of sales donated to PMAC during event)
Mon. December 18, 7pm

Open mic with Jenna Sarno
Wed. December 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. December 21, 7:30pm

Great Bay Sailor Yuletide ($5)
Fri. December 22, 8pm

Abrielle Scharff Christmas Show ($5)
Sat. December 23, 8pm

Closing at 6pm for Christmas Eve
Sun. December 24

Closed for Christmas
Mon. December 25

Open mic with Jenna Sarno
Wed. December 27, 7pm

People Like You New Year's Eve party ($5)
Sun. December 31, 9pm

Open mic
Wed. January 3, 7pm

New England Bluegrass Band ($5)
Fri. January 5, 9pm

Nick Phaneuf & Jim Dozet ($5)
Sat. January 6, 9pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. January 9, 7pm

Open mic
Wed. January 10, 7pm

Tom Richter & Carol Coronis ($5)
Fri. January 12, 9pm

Bobby Keyes Trio ($5)
Sat. January 13, 9pm

ShakesBEERience
Mon. January 15, 6:30pm

Open mic
Wed. January 17, 7pm

Beat Night
Thu. January 18, 7:30pm

Hadacol Bouncers ($5)
Fri. January 19, 8pm

Two Tined Fork ($5)
Sat. January 20, 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.