Portsmouth Book & Bar

Bookstore
40 Pleasant St (State Street), Portsmouth, NH 03801, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
8.7/10

Based on 99 votes

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    Jason B.
    "Very friendly, great chai, many cheap and interesting books, too!"(3 Tips)
    Tom W.
    "Good books, good food, good coffee, good beer"(4 Tips)
    Ellen K.
    "Books, beers and live bluegrass."(10 Tips)
    Alexandra L.
    "charcuterie plate and chocolate"(2 Tips)
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  • chai
  • beer
  • coffee
  • live music
  • espresso
  • spinach dip
  • music
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  • red wine
  • friendly staff
  • tortillas
  • chocolate
  • Adrian H.

    There's something to be said about drinking a beer and reading a book.

    Adrian Hannah · April 2
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  • Ben B.

    Could not restrain ourselves; delicious andwiches and beer and coffee and used book purchasing ensued.

    Ben Bearnot · March 28
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  • Ellen K.

    Books, beers and live bluegrass. Can't go wrong.

    Ellen Kelly · March 6
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  • Tom W.

    Good books, good food, good coffee, good beer

    Tom Williams · August 3, 2014
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  • David L.

    They shut off wireless on the weekends. Really? Ok, thanks. Have a nice day.

    David Long · June 24, 2014
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  • Rue R.

    One of their four wi-fi networks doesn't work, but if you ask they'll give you the pass code to a different one..

    Rue Roberts · May 15, 2014
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  • ღAnnettღ S.

    Very good Book shop

    ღAnnettღ Schwarzღ · April 18, 2014
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  • Bud G.

    Great espresso.

    Bud Green · November 17, 2013
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  • Kathy S.

    Great place! Terrific books, music, and ambience!

    Kathy Sands-Boehmer · August 18, 2013
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  • Cyndi N.

    Phenomenal! Great place to socialize & relax. Beer & books?! Awesome. Live music every night!

    Cyndi Nicole · August 10, 2013
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  • Sarah S.

    If you want a seat for a show get there super early.

    Sarah S. · June 29, 2013
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  • Alexandra L.

    The Spanish tortilla, charcuterie plate and chocolate red wine cake are all very good. I will definitely be back to try more on the menu!

    Alexandra Lockwood · April 20, 2013
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  • Estefania C.

    PLATE OF PORK (Charcuterie)

    Estefania Casablanca · April 12, 2013
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  • Danny K.

    Wireless password is PortsmouthBookandBar

    Danny Kirk · February 28, 2013
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  • Ian A.

    Great beers! List changes regularly. Ask for a sample. Stone IPA is pretty good.

    Ian A · January 31, 2013
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  • Mark G.

    Grab a beer. Read a book.

    Mark Gelaides · January 13, 2013
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  • Kristy M.

    They now have a (tiny at the moment) graphic design section. Love this place.

    Kristy Martino · January 4, 2013
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  • Crystal P.

    Goat cheese spread is AMAZEBALLS. Artichoke hearts, spinach and tomatoes... Yu-uhmmm!

    Crystal Paradis · December 31, 2012
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  • Tara S.

    The chai here is stupendous, and definitely get the spinach dip. Mmmmmmmm.

    Tara Sullivan · December 22, 2012
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  • Monte B.

    Wow! Great food. Great beers. Great staff. Great books.

    Monte Bohanan · December 20, 2012
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  • Ted P.

    Excellent book selection. Most books are well below cover price. Good beer list and not bad espresso, too

    Ted Pennings · December 12, 2012
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  • Jason B.

    Very friendly, great chai, many cheap and interesting books, too!

    Jason Boucher · December 11, 2012
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  • Johanna V.

    Really friendly staff. Great selection. Good chai tea.

    Johanna Voss · December 1, 2012
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