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!

jazz in the bookshop 17th anniversary!
Friday, October 25th – 5:30-8pm
The 230 Jones Street
Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — a combo in direct line of descent from The Chuck Peterson Trio, which started our regular jazz programming 17 years ago. Comprising five musicians…

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Friday, October 25th – 9pm
doors at 8:30pm
Richie Cole Quartet
with Gaea Schell,
Eric Markowitz, Pepe Merolla

$20 donation requested; any amount appreciated, not to worry! The legendary Richie Cole returns to the Bay Area! Doors open at 8:30pm Richie Cole, alto sax Gaea Schell, piano Eric Markowitz, bass Pepe Merolla, drums If you don’t know, and just have a hunch, you’d do well to research Mr. Richie Cole! Come out! You…

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Saturday, October 26th – 7:30-10pm
Erik Jekabson Quintet
jazz club!
when lights are low…
every Saturday night

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available Erik Jekabson is one of the most respected trumpet players on the local scene, known for his prolific and varied work as a composer and bandleader as well as for his nimble and creative work on the horn. His quintet for the occasion comprises top local players Sam Priven,…

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Sunday, October 27th – 2:30pm
Walker Talks! on the
philosopher and cultural theorist Walter Benjamin 

The threads out of which so much has been woven come from sources first charted by Walter Benjamin. A classic “vates,” in the old Roman sense — a wielder of insight amidst a plethora of forms and hidden values. A chronicler of his immediate age, which strangely resembles ours, as well as a perspicacious navigator…

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Sunday, October 27th – 4:30pm
Zinger Phillips Quartet
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Zinger Phillips is the brainchild of Grammy-nominated bassist Paul Knight who in the spirit of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac named the band after two band members other than himself!   Among their recent shows the band backed up Peter Rowan at the 2019 annual Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival in the California High Sierra Mountains.  …

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Wednesday, October 30th – 7pm
From Italy:
Valentina Ranalli Trio
Gaea Schell & Peter Barshay

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available Italian jazz vocalist Valentina Ranalli, from Naples, is noted for her purity of tone, phrasing, intonation, and improvisational ability. Valentina sings in English, Italian, Neapolitan, French, and Portuguese. She studied singing, piano, and music theory, going though opera singing, gospel music, and jazz music since she was a child.…

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Friday, November 1st – 5:30-8pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam!
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

$20 per set donation is much appreciated… whatever you can manage! Flat broke? No problem, pay what you will… Al Molina, trumpet Jerry Logas, reeds, flute & vocals Larry Chinn, piano Dean Reilly, bass Vince Lateano, drums   It’s loose, and it’s deep; at one and the same time. Come out and find out for…

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Saturday, November 2nd – 7:30-10pm
Jinx Jones Trio
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

  Guitar god Jinx Jones– twang & rockabilly monster, cover guy for numerous guitar mags, darling of North Beach, oft-featured star of music festivals throughout the western United States as well as the annual Glen Park Festival– has jazz chops to burn, and brings them to                   jazz…

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Sunday, November 3rd – 2pm
El Rondin
A Narrative of
the 1912 Orozco Uprising
Jonathan Van Coops

Here are the wrappers. Send me more tamales. — Esteban Lujan to Porfirio Díaz, January 2, 1911 Esteban Lujan’s EL RONDIN is a first person account of General Pasqual Orozco, Jr.’s 1912 uprising in Chihuahua, Mexico and one of the earliest written documents about this important period of the Mexican Revolution. Translated into English by Esteban Lujan’s…

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Sunday, November 3rd – 4:30pm
Albatross Clarinet Quartet
which way west?
Sunday concert series

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Dave Tidball (clarinet, bass clarinet) Jim Dukey (clarinet, bass clarinet) Dick Mathias (clarinet, bass clarinet) Charlie Keagle (clarinet) With this concert, the Albatross Clarinet Quartet will present an array of new music, much of it recently conceived and arranged. Bebop to polytonal funk, musical commentary on classical pieces from the late 19th century …

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, November 4th – 7pm
Jessica Loos + Cara Vida
followed by an open mic

Jerry Ferraz and Kim Shuck host and egg them on!

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Tuesday, November 5th – 7pm
Great Weather for MEDIA
Book Party & Poetry Reading

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea and meet a friendly indie press looking for new voices. Featuring Neeli Cherkovski, Joan Gelfand, Matthew Hupert, Deborah Kennedy, Mira Martin-Parker, and SB Stokes. Hosted by Jane Ormerod and Richard Loranger. “Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea” is…

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Friday, November 8th – 5:30-8pm
The Grant Levin Trio
featuring Denise Perrierjazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

$20 suggested donation / pay what you can Denise Perrier, the voice with a heart, sings with pianist Grant Levin’s fine trio, featuring veteran bassist Dean Reilly and the young drummer Wesley Genius in a program that’s guaranteed to delight. Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund will provide a subsidy for this date,…

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Saturday, November 9th – 7:30-10pm
Adam Gay Quartet
jazz club!
when lights are low…
every Saturday night

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available

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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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