Open daily 11-7 & every Friday until 9

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!

Sunday, September 15th – 2pm
Chuck Poling: Growing Up Bernal

Chuck Poling, country & bluegrass raconteur incomparable, delivers a personal history of a Precita Park childhood in the 1960s and ‘70s through spoken word and song, with an able assist from his wife, Jeanie. In a journey that took him from Catholic school and kickball to rock stars and revolution, Chuck was just a kid…

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Sunday, September 15th – 4:30-6:30pm
This Side Up
which way west? Sunday concert series

Todd Swenson, guitar Derek Evans, vocals Ian Ratzer, pianoPaul Olguin, bass Justin Berthiaume, drums The best time you could imagine on this Sunday afternoon! ’tis true!

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, September 16th – 7-9 pm
Lenore Weiss & Sharon Doubiago:
featured readers followed by an open mic

Lenore Weiss reads poems from Barcelona and Prague, and flash fiction from her chapbook, “Holding on to Fringes of Love.” Sharon Doubiago reads from her recent works, Naked to the Earth and The Visit. Lenore Weiss’ poetry collections are a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal: Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island…

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Friday, September 20th – 5:30-8pm
Monk’s Works: Scott Foster invites the Lost Trio
to play jazz in the bookshop!

It’s the Lost Trio plus One! The One is venerated leader, guitarist Scott Foster! And the Trio, lost and once again found? None other than Philip Greenlief on reeds, Dan Seamans on bass and Tom Hassett on drums! Together, they reprise a July 2015 encounter on the bookshop stage that was nothin’ but thrilling! and…

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We heard it on the party line: lots to hear
from Scott to eternity…
local culture from Bernal Hill
to Buena Vista Heights

While we finalize another fistful of posts on upcoming events, here’s a little round up of the next two weekends. You can always click on the “Events Calendar” link in the navigation bar above to see what’s on tap going forward. Full posts on the next eight or ten events coming soon where you can…

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Moby Dick!
Sunday, September 29 – 2:00pm
Celebrating Melville’s
200th Anniversary Year

Herman Melville was born in 1819, making 2019 his 200th Anniversary Year. Celebrate his genius with us at Bird & Beckett! Come at 2pm to Bird & Beckett to hear readings by the Melville Society from Moby Dick, Melville’s masterpiece about Captain Ahab and his obsessive quest for the great white whale, Moby Dick. Sign…

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Stuff about books!
Imagine that!

Click on the picture or the link below it
and read about what we have in mind, then send us your suggestions.

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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