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

Sidewalk and Steelqueen ($5)
Sat. February 16, 8pm

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

Melanie Brulée ($5 advance)
Tue. February 19, 8pm

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

Craft Beer Movie Night
Sun. February 24, 7pm

Allagash Beer Dinner (ticketed event)
Mon. February 25, 6pm

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)

Elizabeth & Ben Anderson ($5)
Sat. March 2, 8pm

Writers' Night Out
Mon. March 4, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 6, 7:30pm

Dave Richardson ($5)
Fri. March 8, 9pm

Slack Tide ($5)
Sat. March 9, 9pm

Book & Bar(s) Hip Hop Night
Mon. March 11, 8pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 13, 7:30pm

Greta DiGiorgio ($5)
Fr. March 15, 9pm

Jazzputin ($5)
Sat. March 16, 9pm

Irish Music
Sun. March 17, 1pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. March 21, 7pm

Andrew Polakow ($5)
Fri. March 22, 9pm

William Shatner Beat Night ($7)
Sat. March 23, 8pm

Klaxton
Mon. March 25, 7pm

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

Open Mic
Wed. March 27, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. March 28, 7pm

Dan Walker ($5)
Sat. March 30, 9pm

UNH Craft Beer Job Fair
Sun. March 31, 6pm


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.