653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

While San Francisco remains in the purple tier, we will do business chiefly at the door to the shop, by email and by phone, six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.

Browsing will be limited to two or three shoppers at a time during open hours. Appointments for browsing are welcome and accommodated as best we can.

[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

Sunday, March 29th – 2:30pm
Walker Talks! 

April 3, 2020
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Sunday, March 29th – 4:30pm
Grant Levin Residency
last Sundays through June
which way west?
concert series

April 3, 2020

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Grant Levin Quartet: James Mahone, tenor saxophone…

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Wednesday, April 1st – 7:30pm
Sylvia Cuenca Quartet
feat. Roni Ben-Hur and
Anton Schwartz

April 3, 2020

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available

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Thursday, April 2nd – 7:30pm
Dave Meder Trio

April 3, 2020

Dave Meder $20 cover charge; sliding scale available

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Friday, April 3rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday after work

April 3, 2020
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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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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
_ _ _
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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