653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

Now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
with limited browsing
curbside pickup and delivery also available

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

Bird & Beckett is now closed on Mondays.
We’re open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
for ordering and picking up books only.

March 30, 2020

We’re transacting business by phone and email during the shelter-in-place period. We have…

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Sunday, March 29 – 2:30pm
Walker Talks. Walker Brents III speaks of Hafez and of storytelling

March 29, 2020

      “As Hafiz said: ‘Seek life and patience, for the great…

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Breaking ground and minding & mining the tradition–
live streaming from Bird & Beckett!
it’s been beautiful and necessary, but we’re going to hit the pause button on it now.

March 28, 2020

Saturday evening, March 28th, jazz flautist Gerald Beckett led a trio to celebrate…

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Not everyone can afford a book, much less books, though they’re an essential need (as you’ll agree should you think about it for a New York minute!)

March 22, 2020

If you need books and can’t afford them, let us know. We have…

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postponed: Saturday, April 11th – 7:30–10pm
Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Quintet

jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night at Bird & Beckett 

March 21, 2020

We’ll reschedule when the smoke has cleared… sorry to say, it’s necessary… With…

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Duo Violao cancelled
Duo Violão + Trio Falsa Baiano
double bill!
which way west?
Sunday concert series 

March 15, 2020

CANCELLED – 3/15/20 Duo Violao + Trio Falsa Baiano concert Duo Violão Brasil…

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Sunday, April 5th – 2pm
Les Gottesman memorial reading

March 15, 2020

Memorial Poetry Reading for Les Gottesman and Omerta Publications Please join Omerta authors…

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TONIGHT’S SHOWS CANCELLED…Saturday, March 14th
two sets – 7:30pm and 9pm
separate $15 cover charge for each set

Otonowa

jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night  

March 14, 2020

Sorry for so little notice! The band has decided it’s too risky to…

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Sunday, March 8th – 4:30-6:30pm
Grant Levin Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

March 8, 2020

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Jazz Messenger Chris Amberger joins Grant and…

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Sunday, March 8th – 7:30-10:00 pm
The Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk
Country Music

March 8, 2020

$20 suggested donation. $5 for students/musicians/fixed income. The Seducers have had a monthly…

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Books

Books

"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902

 

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