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

[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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"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."

-- Les Ferriss


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