40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

OPEN 7 DAYS
SUN - THU : 10a–10p
FRI - SAT : 10a–midnight

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ShakesBEERience
Mon. January 15, 6:30pm

Open mic
Wed. January 17, 7pm

Beat Night
Thu. January 18, 7:30pm

Hadacol Bouncers ($8)
Fri. January 19, 8pm

Two Tined Fork, Damasa ($5)
Sat. January 20, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. January 24, 7pm

Kate Redgate, Tristan Omand & Courtney Brocks ($5)
Fri. January 26, 9pm

Honest Millie ($5)
Sat. January 27, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. January 31, 7pm

Jon Ross' Rockin' Rhythm Revue ($5)
Fri. February 2, 9pm

Young Frontier ($5)
Sat. February 3, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 7, 7pm

Ellis Paul ($20)
Fri. February 9, 8pm

Cormac McCarthy, legendary NH singer-songwriter ($5)
Sat. February 10, 8pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. February 13, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. February 15, 7pm

The Trichomes, Dogs That Know They're Dogs ($10)
Fri. February 16, 8pm

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio ($10)
Sat. February 17, 8pm

ShakesBEERience
Mon. February 19, 6:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 21, 7:30pm

 


 


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.