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“Used Books, Coffee, Snacks & a cool space!”

Portsmouth Book and Bar
Ranked #28 of 216 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: A bookstore/cafe/bar
Reviewed 31 December 2015

First, they have great coffee that I enjoyed. The atmosphere is open and friendly. They have a good selection of books, both those you'll be familiar with and ones that you won't. Small but good selection of books with decent prices. Tables and comfortable chairs. Wifi is available at certain times.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

this is a cool place you can have a quiet drink (alcohol) or coffee / tea and read a book. They have an extensive range of books and the space is comfortable and spacious. Liked a Book and Bar. Nice staff, friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

I have never heard of such a venue before! New and used books available to browse. Nice spaces for performances and a simply great cafe (with a license so wine and beer available!!). The flat white was the best coffee I have ever had in the USA.

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I was performing music here, and the only thing I tasted was a decent glass of Cabernet. That being said, the vibe is fantastic, and the staff is properly bookish, square, and awesome. The owner, John, is totally committed to the concept of a bookstore where you can order up a drink. There are plenty of tables and seats, and when I decided to drop by a few hours before my concert there, it was packed.

Thank God for bookstores, and let's hope the ones that are still operating keep going !

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1  Thank Phil M
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Got to Portsmouth a little early and had to kill time. Spent over an hour reading a book and sipping on my tea. The space itself is very open and inviting. The owners very nice and seemed to know a lot of the regular customers. Their book selection is fairly limited, was hoping for more books on medicine than I discovered. They have a bar inside the book store, hence the name. The bar offers bottle beer, draft beers, and the typical coffee shop stuff. If they had a larger selection of books I could definitely see myself spending hours at a time here. Overall a really cool little bookstore.

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