653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

Due to the current intensity of the pandemic
we are now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Browsing is now limited to one to two patrons at a time.
Orders are gratefully accepted by email, phone or in person,
and pickup at the door is encouraged; delivery is also possible.

1-415-586-3733
[email protected]

Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Bird & Beckett Archived Events

Miss your evenings in the bookshop?

Live streaming from Bird& Beckett Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30pm
right in your living room, but more than six feet away!

October 1, 2020

The live streams from Bird & Beckett all started in mid-March on Friday…

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Hey, it’s not June any more!!

June 10, 2020

Whither goeth jazz?! We haven’t resigned ourselves to live without live audiences We’re…

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Now open for business at the storefront six days a week!

May 19, 2020

We’re now open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. We can…

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coronavirus considerations – the proprietor is in and out, taking orders and making deliveries, seven days a week.

Live music on the bookshop’s stage every Friday and occasional Saturdays & Sundays, live streamed to the world, without an in-store audience

April 27, 2020

5/5 update: Slow down, people! Just kidding, but really, the onslaught of orders…

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Wednesday, July 15 – 5:30 pm
Emily L. Quint Freeman, with her memoir
Failure to Appear: Resistance, Rebellion and Identity
a live stream

April 26, 2020

The New York Times, June 6, 1970   10 Foes of Draft Guilty in…

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EXTINCT ANIMALS OF THE ICE AGE!
Sunday, May 17th at 2pm
The Tar Pits Cantos Author Greg Harmon reads for the kids & their parents

April 26, 2020

Join us online at Bird & Beckett this afternoon, Sunday, May 17 at…

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Saturday, April 4th – 2pm
Two Way Mirror
book release with
music by A Angel Aarchet

April 10, 2020
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Saturday, April 4th – 7:30–10pm
Bye Bye Bartok
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night
at Bird & Beckett 

April 10, 2020

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available Darren Johnston, trumpet aka (also known endearingly…

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Sunday, April 5th – 4:30-6:30pm
Clint Baker’s Hot 4
which way west?
Sunday concert series

April 10, 2020

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Don Neely, clarinet & vocals Jeff Hamilton,…

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, April 6th – 7pm
James Siegel + 1,
followed by an open mic

April 10, 2020
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Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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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.

https://www.independentmusiciansalliance.org/

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