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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Hip Hop Night
Mon. September 10, 7pm

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

Tom Pirozzole ($10)
Mon. September 17, 8pm

Emma Ruth Rundle w/ Jane Jayle ($12 advance; $14 door)
Wed. September 19, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. September 20, 7pm

Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies ($10)
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

Peter Galloway ($5)
Thu. September 27, 8pm

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

Illuminati Hotties ($8 advance; $10 door)
Tue. October 2, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 3, 7:30pm

Bitter Pill ($5)
Thu. October 4, 8pm

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya ($10 advance; $13 door)
Fri. October 5, 8pm

High Range ($10)
Sat. October 6, 8pm

Mountainview MFA Reading
Mon. October 8, 7pm

Man about a Horse ($5)
Tue. October 9, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 10, 7:30pm

Chris Klaxton ($5)
Fri. October 12, 9pm

River Sister ($10)
Sat. October 13, 8pm

Hip Hop Night
Mon. October 15, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 17, 7:30pm

Undead Beat Night
Thu. October 18, 7pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. October 19, 9pm

Jon Ross' Rockin' Rhythm Review ($5)
Sat. October 20, 8pm

Anna Burch x Fre Thomas x Common Holly ($10 advance; $13 door)
Sun. October 21, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. October 24, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. October 25, 7pm

Flynn Cohen ($5)
Fri. October 26, 9pm

Chris Trapper ($20 advance)
Sat. October 27, 8pm

Snughouse
Mon. October 29, 7pm

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

Special Halloween show to start directly after the parade ($5)
Wed. October 31

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.