653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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Bird & Beckett Book Club

Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 7 pm

Book Club

1st Thursday of each month
all welcome!

Falconer, by John Cheever, will be the book discussed this week.
Next up:  Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom

This group has been meeting monthly since long before there was a Bird & Beckett!  Formed when our predecessor “Glen Park Books” was first established on Diamond Street back in 1995 and continued without missing a beat when Bird & Beckett took up the reins in 1999, this book group is still going strong, with several of the original members and many new recruits picked up along the way.

Anyone can come, so if you’re looking for a book group feel free to check this one out.  At the end of the each session, the group usually picks the book for the session two months down the line, so you’ll have ample time to get in the loop…

Be sure to ask at the register for a 10% discount on the book club selection if you plan to come to the group.

There are two other book groups meeting on Thursdays during the month as well.

The “Political Book Discussion Group” focuses on current issues, politics and the like, and meets on the third Thursday of each month (this month, they’re reading Lords of the Land: The War Over Israel’s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007 by Idith Zertal).

The other group gathers on the fourth Thursday of each month at the “Eminent Authors’ Birthdays Open Reading” to read aloud to each other from the work of writers they particularly like — the organizing principle being that the writer’s birthday fall in the month at hand.  It’s a great way to discover new writers and rediscover old favorites. To choose an author to read, do your own research or come to the bookshop to view a list of candidates for any given month.


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