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. August 8, 7:30pm

Aisha Burns ($7 advance; $10 door)
Thu. August 9, 9pm

Emma Cook & the Questionable Company ($7)
Fri. August 10, 9pm

The Joshua Incident ($5)
Sat. August 11, 9pm

Andrew Jalbert Brunch
Sun. August 12, 11am

Bluegrass Night with Old Time Dave Talmage
Tue. August 14, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 15, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. August 16, 7pm

Chris Klaxton ($5)
Fri. August 17, 9pm

Spencer Albee ($8 advance; $10 door)
Sat. August 18, 9pm

Vinylfest 2018 with Dogfish Head Brewery
Sun, August 19, all day

Hip Hop Night
Mon. August 20, 7pm

Bluegrass Night with Old Time Dave Talmage
Tue. August 21, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 22, 7:30pm

Sans Souci ($5)
Thu. August 23, 8pm

Kate Redgate ($5)
Fri. August 24, 9pm

Ray DeMarco ($5)
Sat. August 25, 7pm

Henna with Jess
Tue. August 28, 5:30pm

Bluegrass Night with Old Time Dave Talmage
Tue. August 28, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 29, 7:30pm

The Carol & Tom Project ($5)
Thu. August 30, 8pm

The Kenny Brothers ($5)
Fri. August 31, 9pm

When Particles Collide ($5)
Sat. September 1, 9pm

Lyle Brewer Brunch
Sun. September 2, 12pm

Bluegrass Night with Old Time Dave Talmage
Tue. September 4, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. September 5, 7:30pm

Holystone ($5)
Thu. September 6, 9pm

Jon Ross Trio ($5)
Fri. September 7, 8pm

Bobby Keyes ($7)
Sat. September 8, 8pm

Bluegrass Night with Old Time Dave Talmage
Tue. September 11, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. September 12, 7:30pm

Ghost Wolves ($10)
Thu. September 13, 9pm

Great Bay Sailor ($10)
Fri. September 14, 7pm

David Huckfelt (of The Pines) ($10)
Sat. September 15, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. September 19, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. September 20, 7pm

Danielle Miraglia ($5)
Fri. September 21, 8pm

Hadacol Bouncers ($10)
Sat. September 22, 7pm

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

Open Mic
Wed. September 26, 7:30pm

Steamboats ($5)
Fri. September 28, 9pm

100 Thousand Poets for Change
Sat. September 29, 12pm

Oktoberfest
Sat. September 29, 3pm

Maritime Singers
Sun. September 30, 1pm

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams ($20 advance; $25 door)
Fri. November 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.