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. July 24, 7:30pm

Carlin Tripp ($5)
Thu. July 25, 8pm

Sierra Ferrell ($5 presale; $10 door)
Fri. July 26, 8pm

Rushmores ($7)
Sat. July 27, 8pm

Book & Bar[s] featuring Lejend + B.Marie ($5)
Mon. July 29, 8pm

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

Snughouse ($5)
Tue. July 30, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. July 31, 7:30pm

Lucie Therrien & Carol Coronis Multicultural Concert ($5)
Thu. August 1, 8pm

Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute ($10 in advance)
Fri. August 2, 8pm

La Madeleine ($7)
Sat. August 3, 8pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. August 5, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 7, 7:30pm

Jittery Jack ($5)
Thu. August 8, 9pm

Jordan Tice ($10 presale; $15 at door)
Fri. August 9, 9pm

Champ Major & Emma Bowers ($5)
Sat. August 10, 8pm

Nihco Gallo (donations welcome)
Mon. August 12, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. August 15, 7pm

Kioea + Sifter ($5)
Fri. August 16, 8pm

Daemon Chili ($5)
Sat. August 17, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 21, 7:30pm

Ali McGuirk ($5)
Thu. August 22, 8pm

Soulation ($5)
Fri. August 23, 9pm

Trapper Schoepp ($10 presale; $15 at door)
Sat. August 24, 9pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. August 27, 5:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. August 28, 7:30pm

Seth Yacovone Solo ($5)
Thu. August 29, 8pm

Lyle Brewer ($5)
Sat. August 31, 8pm

 

 


John
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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.