Open daily 11-7 & every Friday until 9

653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

1-415-586-3733
[email protected]

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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!

Friday, August 23rd – 5:30-8pm
The 230 Jones Street,
Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

$20 suggested/sliding scale available. Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — in direct line of descent from the Chuck Peterson Trio, which started the whole “jazz in the bookshop” thing 17…

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Saturday, August 24th – 7:30-10pm
Hardly Strictly Family Band
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night 

$20 cover/sliding scale available. Featuring the renowned country blues singer, Uncle Joe “Lucky” Beckett, and backed by the most dangerous backing band west of the Sacramento River, the Hardly Strictly Family Band plays a mix of your favorite country blues, folk, and Americana music. The Hardly Strictly Family Band features: Uncle Joe “Lucky” Beckett: Vocals…

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Sunday, August 25th – 2:30-4pm
Walker Talks! 

$10 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Kabir, 12th century mystic poet.  Rural visionary, satirist, improviser, weaver, lyricist, heretic before there was even a word for it.  Encompasser, dramatizer, transcender of all known religious dichotomies.  Electrifying, re-vivifying, calming, startling.  Egalitarian.  Inspiring. Walker Brents III addresses topics philosophical, poetic, and never pedantic on the last Sunday afternoon…

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Sunday, August 25th – 4:30-6:30pm
Friends of Old Puppy
which way west? Sunday concert series

$20 suggested/sliding scale available. Among the most delightful dates we host at the bookshop are the occasional appearances of Friends of Old Puppy, playing from their eclectic bag of tunes. By popular demand, here they come again! Just the thing for a Sunday afternoon in the late summer. Steven Strauss, ukulele Greg Pratt, guitar Ed…

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Monday, August 26th – 7-9pm
Kiah Abendroth:
trumpet looper

$20 cover charge/sliding scale available. “Kiah is a master on the looper and multi-instrumentalist who takes things to new heights as a sound scientist! You’d have to come to a show to fully grasp what wonders she is capable of. Her ability to switch from one instrument to the next (ahem..like 12 of them), write…

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Friday, August 30th – 5:30-8pm
Brian Andres Trio Latino
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

$20 cover charge/sliding scale available. Christian Tumalan, piano Aaron Germain, bass Brian Andres, drums Brian notes that a trio is a much more intimate, yet demanding musical setting for musicians to explore. There is no place to hide, no weak link allowed. In such a small setting, the dynamics must become more acute, the musical…

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Saturday, August 31st – 7:30-10pm
Tim Lin Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

$20 cover charge/sliding scale available. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim Lin is a Taiwanese American jazz talent whose progressive sound comes from his appreciation of the bebop jazz tradition. During his junior year in high school, Tim was mentored by bay area saxophonist and educator Dann Zinn. Guided by Zinn’s…

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Sunday, September 1st – 4:30-6:30pm
Social Stutter
which way west? Sunday concert series

$20 cover charge/sliding scale available. Join us in the velvet lounge… for Social Stutter Beth Schenck – alto sax, compositions Kasey Knudsen – alto sax Phillip Greenlief – tenor sax Cory Wright – tenor and baritone saxes Social Stutter, comprised of some of the Bay Area’s most unique voices — Beth Schenck, Kasey Knudsen, Phillip…

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, September 2nd – 7-9 pm
Jeanne Powell + Jeff Kaliss
open mic follows

No charge; but if you can spare a few bucks to help us reward the featured poets, that would be great. Jeanne Powell’s latest collection, TWO SEASONS: STORY-POEMS, has just been brought out by Taurean Horn Books. Along the way, her poems have appeared in several print and online journals, including Essence Magazine, Haight Ashbury…

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Wednesday, September 4th – 7:30-10pm
PRACTITIONER
Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman
explore the music of Steve Lacy

$20 cover charge/sliding scale available. Practitioner explores the music of Steve Lacy, and the cd comes complete with a set of jazzball cards! What’s not to like? We’ll fill you in a bit more in a minute, but for now, check this link: //www.freejazzblog.org/2018/07/michael-coleman-and-ben-goldberg.html

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In Memoriam for Ronald F. Sauer (1950-2019)
–a tribute by Jerry Ferraz

On Sunday, July 28th, San Francisco lost one of its greats, an artist, poet & translator and also promoter of the arts, especially in North Beach where the Beat legacy hangs by a thread, but a golden thread.  And Ron was a great part of that work to keep bohemia alive sans politics, sans “career,”…

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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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