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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Jonathan Blakeslee & The Fronds, Tiger Saw ($5)
Thu. October 11, 8pm

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 Fred 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

Plywood Cowboy
Thu. November 1, 8pm

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams ($20 advance; $25 door)
Fri. November 2, 8pm

Sans Souci Grateful Dead Cover Band ($5)
Sat. November 3, 9pm

Ray Brunelle Celebration of life party
Sun. November 4

Writers Night Out
Mon. November 5, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. November 7, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. November 8, 7pm

Burke & Surette ($10)
Fri. November 9, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. November 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. November 15, 7pm

Rushmores ($5)
Fri. November 16, 8pm

Troll 2 ($7)
Sat. November 17, 9pm

Weird Turn Pro
Mon. November 19, 8pm

New Fame food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger ($5)
Wed. November 21, 9pm

Closed for Thanksgiving
Thu. November 22

Sugarbush ($5)
Sat. November 24, 8pm

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

Open Mic
Wed. November 28, 7:30pm

Katie Matzell ($5)
Thu. November 29, 8pm

Old Hat ($5)
Fri. November 30, 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.