We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sheafe Street Books

Closes in 22 min: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
A magical bookstore

As I was walking through beautiful Portsmouth, I decided to go down some side streets. I turned... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Mina C
via mobile
Book Lovers Bookstore

Nice selections curated by a book lover, this store is worth finding. My favorite The section on... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2016
East Haven
Read all 10 reviews
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
20 Aug 2018
“A magical bookstore”
30 Jun 2016
“Book Lovers Bookstore”
Closes in 22 min
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
29 Sheafe St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3817
+1 603-498-4696
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Portsmouth
from US$22.99
More Info
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

As I was walking through beautiful Portsmouth, I decided to go down some side streets. I turned down Sheafe Street only to come upon the most quaint and beautiful bookstore I have been in in a long time. There were books squeezed from floor to...More

1  Thank Mina C
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Nice selections curated by a book lover, this store is worth finding. My favorite The section on local history was extensive. Sheafe Street is only a block long, and didn't even appear on the map I had. Parking can be an adventure. Petunia, the shop...More

1  Thank OwnedByCatsInConn
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Cozy and crammed with books, this rambling collection of fact and fiction is compact, but broadly and smartly sampled. Stewarded by a well-rounded, friendly lit-lover and a fluffy feline (and some canaries), the shelves are whimsically classified and relaxed to reward the casual browser. Situated...More

Thank greenmtb0y
Reviewed April 11, 2016

My boyfriend and I love this little bookstore. It's a small shop with bookshelves to the ceiling, and the finds range from popular best-sellers to lesser known titles. It's definitely worth a visit while in Portsmouth, and the shop is just a short walk from...More

1  Thank Lauren P
Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The shop is on a side street so parking can be difficult. The selection is really good. Shelves are a bit disorganized but appropriately sectioned off.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you are in the area and are looking for a great selection of books from today or from the days of yore you will not be disappointed! If you are looking for something specific like I was (old, antique books) look to the top...More

Thank megs021081
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Book lovers bookstore run by a knowledgable and helpful gentlemen, this shop nevers fails to charm the kids, teens and adults in our group. Best shopping of the trip as the kid who doesn't read much finds a few books that he really wants, and...More

Thank NewPoster
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We happened upon this shop and were reluctant to leave! Lots of books: old, new, eclectic. Jazz music playing softly in the background, nice chat with Ken, the owner, and comfy chairs to curl up in with a good book. Don't forget to say hi...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Ken and his furry companion, Petunia, have created a delightful, warm, cozy, and relaxed bookstore. A place that has something for everyone and is hidden from the main drag. It is truly one of Portsmouth's best kept secrets. t's not very big, I've walked past...More

Thank Tamara J
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Sheafe Street Books makes for a great after-lunch stop, or pre-lunch, or no-lunch stop while strolling the scenic streets off Market Square. There's not a lot of square footage, but whatever space is available has been organized by owner Ken Kozick to provide maximum exposure...More

1  Thank BRHopewell
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 nearby hotels
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
1,418 reviews
.33 km away
Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
566 reviews
.45 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown
1,093 reviews
.48 km away
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
1,427 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 216 nearby restaurants
Ristorante Massimo
583 reviews
.06 km away
Durbar Square Restaurant
273 reviews
.15 km away
193 reviews
.07 km away
Colby's Breakfast & Lunch
365 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 105 nearby attractions
Market Square
661 reviews
.17 km away
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
72 reviews
.19 km away
Portsmouth Harbor Trail
39 reviews
.17 km away
Portsmouth Athenaeum
27 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sheafe Street Books staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines