Portsmouth Book & Bar is a unique concept that caters to food-loving bibliophiles. Occupying the historic Custom House in downtown, this old-worldly charming place is part cafe and part book store. It curates a collection of used books that represent myriad genres like academics, arts and social sciences. The adjoining dining room is meticulously hand-furnished and serves coffee, beer as well as tapas and baked goods. This venue occasionally plays host to live music, readings, cultural and community events.