653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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to catch a show in progress!
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YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Sunday, April 23
The Amoranalysis of
Benjamin Bac Sierra at 2pm
The rockabilly twang of
Jinx Jones & the KingTones at 5pm

Amoranalysis is literary deconstruction for the purpose of interpreting and emanating Amor.

So says Ben Bac Sierra… novelist, CCSF writing teacher, lowrider, San Francisco native…

He continues,

We do not know what life is or where or when it begins or ends, nor do we know what death is or where or when it begins or ends.

We have no idea of time.

All we know are moments upon moments, and we do not even know that. We fantasize about words and meaning, while it is all vanishing in front of us.



I don’t understand those things, and, ultimately, I don’t care about those things.

I know Now, even though I don’t know Now. I am here, and the best of all of this right Now is in Amor.

A state of being, a miracle, that puts you in the moment forever, which is only the specific moment.

It doesn’t matter where you are or when anything began or ended.

If you want to call it eternal life, go ahead, but I think Amor is enough.

Come hear Ben take it from there… 2pm Sunday at the bookshop.


And at 5pm… Jinx Jones & the KingTones rock it out of the park,
right here in Glen Park, right here in the bookshop.

You’ll have a high time!

Join us! Bring a twenty for the band and byob…


This weekend April 21-23 at Bird & Beckett, Glen Park’s cozy little literary den & jazz joint, has already included:

— Two shows on Friday: Guitarist Scott Foster’s Third Fridays 2-1/2-Hour Happy Hour from 5:30-8pm, this time out a Mini Mutant Audio Duo with saxophonist David Boyce; followed at 9pm by a 90-minute set by New York-based guitarist Noah Gershwin’s quartet featuring saxophonist Nora Stanley, bassist Eytan Schillinger and drummer Eliza Salem.

— On Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30pm: Bassist (and music publisher) Chuck Sher’s quartet with Randy Vincent, guitar; Larry Dunlap, piano; and David Rokeach, drums.



Get your sweetie on board and buy your airline tix to SFO,
or charge up your car battery for the drive up I-5!

Or just grab your Clipper card, put on your walking shoes, whatever it takes…
and plan your weekend getaway to Glen Park!

Books & live music await!

Byob and a twenty!

That’ll get it for the bands
or for one of Ben’s books!



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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


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