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


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

Big Weekend in Glen Park, April 22-24!

Here’s what we’ve got for you!
• Dorothy Lefkovits with the Chuck Peterson Quintet

• Grant Levin/Pepe Jacobo Duo
• Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet 
• Poets of a Different Beat
• Bill Phillippe Trio – rural blues cd release
• Misisipi Mike’s “The Cold Hard Facts of Mike”
• Glen Park Fest
All in a weekend’s pleasure in Glen Park.

Take a hike in the canyon when you’re out here, too!

Chuck's band with dorothy

Dorothy Lefkovits sings with the Chuck Peterson Quintet Friday after work, 5:30-8pm, in our weekly “jazz in the bookshop” series, San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party – 13 years-plus with never a missed Friday!


Grant with Mark

Grant Levin Duo Saturday afternoon, 4-6 pm in his twice-monthly series of performances. Drummer Pepe Jacobo shares the honors with Grant this week. A fabulous conversation between two great musicians. 

Vinnie leads a quintet at Bird & Beckett with Larry Chinn on piano

Drummer Vinnie Rodriguez leads a quartet Saturday night, 7:30-10pm, as he does the fourth Saturday of each month in our weekly “jazz club” series, when lights are low… where you’ll hear more exquisite jazz week after week than you can really imagine!









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Poets of a Different Beat! A reading with B&B's own Jenna Littlejohn, with six amazing poets spanning the generations.

Poets of a Different Beat, Sunday from 2-4 pm in the bookshop while the Glen Park Festival rollicks along down on Diamond Street! A reading with B&B’s own Jenna Littlejohn, joining six other amazing poets spanning the generations.


Bill Phillippe cd - parade

Release party for Bill Phillippe’s Mississippi delta blues cd. Sunday, 4:30-6:30pm in our weekly “which way west?” Sunday afternoon concert series.












Cold Hard Facts

Misisipi Mike invites some terrific colleagues from the San Francisco americana music scene to the stage on the last Sunday night of each month, 7:30-10pm, in our “canyon moonlight” weekly concert series. And this month the occasion is to reprise, live, Mike’s debut cd — a happy collaboration of songwriter and producer that spawned a veritable hit factory.


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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.

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

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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