40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

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

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Cold Engines ($5)
Fri. Mar. 24, 9pm

Cosy Sheridan ($12)
Sat. Mar. 25, 8pm

Ian Ethan Case ($5)
Fri. Mar. 31, 8pm

New England Bluegrass Group with special guest Joyce Anderson ($5)
Sat. Apr. 1, 9pm

The Rocky Sessions
Tue. Apr. 4, 8pm

Ben Baldwin and the Big Note, featuring Kent Allyn and Marty Ballou ($5)
Fri. Apr. 7, 9pm

People Like You ($5)
Sat. Apr. 8, 9pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. Apr. 11, 7pm

Steve Roy & David Surette ("Grateful Dead Duo") ($5)
Fri. Apr. 14, 9pm

Great Bay Sailor ($5)
Sat. Apr. 15, 8pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. Apr. 21, 9pm

Bolt Hill Bluegrass Band ($5)
Sat. Apr. 29, 9pm

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio ($8)
Fri. May 12, 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.