Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday

653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Bird & Beckett is now closed on Mondays.
We’re open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
for ordering and picking up books only.

We’re transacting business by phone and email during the shelter-in-place period. We have plenty of stock and are happy to place orders for you. One person at a time can come into the vestibule and speak to us through the open top half of the Dutch door. Please give a wide berth to anyone who…

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Tuesday, April 7, 6pm and 8pm:
Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, live streamed from Bird & Beckett

Tongo Eisen-Martin, a child of the Bay Area, seemed to emerge full blown on the Bay Area poetry front in 2015 with his debut Someone’s Dead Already from Bootstrap Press and a cascade of uncanny readings, hands in pockets, gaze fixed in the middle distance of his mind. But by that point he had already…

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Not everyone can afford a book, much less books, though they’re an essential need (as you’ll agree should you think about it for a New York minute!)

If you need books and can’t afford them, let us know. We have more than we need. The clearance cart will be outside the shop every day, and the books there are now free for those who can’t afford them, despite any markings. Please help yourself if you have scant resources that you need for…

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coronavirus considerations – open six days a week, for take out only, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows will be live streamed without an in-store audience

3/24 update: more of same! and more still!  The proprietor has been in the shop 11am to 7pm every day, taking phone and email orders, passing books over the locked gate, now through the dutch door, to patrons, and working to get the shop ready for the day we’re able to reopen to the public.…

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The Live Music Just Won’t Stop!

Miss your evenings in the bookshop listening to live music?

Live Streaming Friday, Saturday & Sunday

right in your living room, but more than six feet away!

The live streams from Bird & Beckett all started with Friday the 13th, when the towering saxophonist Michael Zilber brought his trio (Jason Lewis on drums and Tyler Harlow on bass) into the shop in the face of the exploding novel coronavirus crisis. Angela Bennett pioneered our broadcasting foray with these two tunes that ended…

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postponed: Saturday, April 11th – 7:30–10pm
Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Quintet

jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night at Bird & Beckett 

We’ll reschedule when the smoke has cleared… sorry to say, it’s necessary… With a hit CD, “No Boundaries” under their belt, Dave Bass’s Afro-Cuban Quintet had been selling out shows and wowing audiences up and down the coast until, well, you know… Dave Bass, piano Jeff Sanford, reeds and flute Kerry Kashiwagi, bass Mario Salomon,…

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Check out past live streamed shows on the Bird & Beckett facebook page.

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March 22nd, 4:30pm – tuned in to their interweb!
Potrero Hillbillies Live Streamed from Bird & Beckett!

2 out of 3 ain’t bad! Joshua Raoul Brody & Joe “the Quilter” Cunningham ~~Potrero Hillbillies~~ regale you with song today at 4:30pm in a facebook live stream from Bird & Beckett! you don’t have to “belong” to facebook, or even like it to view the live stream! if you’re hooked on the fb, well…

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Jazz guitarist Kai Lyons live streamed
from Bird & Beckett’s jazz club! when lights were low… March 21st, 7:30 pm

Well, that was something special! Go to our facebook page (facebook/ and check out the saved video of the whole two hours. Revelatory. Delightful. Essential! You won’t be sorry! Tonight, 3/21, Kai’s doing a solo set, and then is joined by pianist Javier Santiago and bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto for the rest of the…

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Gaea Schell + John Wiitala Duo played Jazz in the Bookshop, Friday, March 20, 2020 – making for about 910 consecutive Fridays since October 2002!

 Glen Park has never been without live jazz on a Friday night since the Chuck Peterson Trio got the ball rolling! This time, we had no live audience, but we streamed it out to the world via facebook. You can see and hear the evidence at this link: Folks tuned in from the neighborhood,…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 4:30-6:00pm
Rebecca Kleinmann / Julio Lemos Duo

Rebecca Kleinmann is an acclaimed flutist, singer, and composer with a twenty year professional career marked by diversity and improvisation.  In the words of Latin Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Jovino Santos Neto, “Rebecca plays flute with the passion of a flamenco dancer.” An explorer at heart, she rockets and flows between genres, one day leading The Rebecca…

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Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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