40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

SUN - TUE : 10am–10pm
WED & THU : 10am–midnight
FRI - SAT : 10am–1am

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Beat Night
Thu. January 17, 7pm

B3 Kings ($5)
Fri. January 18, 9pm

Phaneuf & Dozet ($5)
Sat. January 19, 9pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. January 21, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. January 23, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. January 24, 7pm

Teeba ($5)
Thu. January 24, 10pm

Chris Klaxton Quartet ($5)
Fri. January 25, 9pm

GA 20 Blues ($5)
Sat. January 26, 9pm

Book & Bar(s) Hip Hop Night
Mon. January 28, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. January 29, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. January 30, 7:30pm

Katie Dobbins ($5)
Fri. February 1, 9pm

Young Frontier ($5)
Sat. February 2, 9pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. February 4, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 6, 7:30pm

Allysen Callery ($5)
Thu. February 7, 8pm

Dan Blakeslee & The Calabash Club ($7 advance)
Fri. February 8, 9pm

Hickory Horned Devils ($5)
Sat. February 9, 9pm

Chris Klaxton Quartet ($5)
Mon. February 11, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 13, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. February 14, 7pm

The Western Den, Sam Moss ($10 advance; $15 at door)
Fri. February 15, 9pm

Carol Coronis & Tom Richter ($5)
Sat. February 16, 8pm

Book & Bar(s) Hip Hop Night
Mon. February 18, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. February 21, 7pm

Gretchen & The Pickpockets ($7 advance; $10 at door)
Fri. February 22, 9pm

Rebecca Loebe w/ Connor Garvey ($18 advance)
Sat. February 23, 8pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. Febraruy 26, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 27, 7:30pm

Jason Anick Trio ($10 advance; $15 at door)
Thu. February 28, 8pm

Dominic Lavoie
Fri. March 1, 9pm ($5 advance; $7 at door)



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.