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 Amanda Dane and Jenna Sarno
Wed. November 15, 8pm

Beat Night
Thu. November 16, 7pm

The Scharff Brothers ($5)
Fri. November 17, 8pm

Ameranouche ($5)
Sat. November 18, 8pm

ShakesBEERience
Mon. November 20, 6:30pm

Open mic with Andrew Polikow
Wed. November 22, 8pm

closed for Thanksgiving
Thu. November 23

Elroy ($5)
Fri. November 24, 9pm

David Drouin (of Cold Engines) solo debut ($5)
Sat. November 25, 9pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. November 30, 7pm

Sojoy ($5)
Fri. December 1, 9pm

The Mystix unplugged ($5)
Sat. December 2, 9pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. December 4, 7pm

Open mic with Andrea Belaidi
Wed. December 6, 7:30pm

The Lookbacks ($5)
Fri. December 8, 9pm

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

Open mic
Wed. December 13, 7pm

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

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