653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

bon anniversaire!

c’est franÏ‚ais! pretty fancy, non?

Pardon our French, but do we have some shows for you!

From pianist Tammy Lynne Hall on the 10th to poet Nicholas James Whittington on the 20th, and stops along the way that include Jerry Ferraz’s backyard party on the 11th and Scott Foster’s All-Star Septet on the 17th, we’ll have more than enough on offer to show that Bird & Beckett has tapped a rich cultural vein in the San Francisco cultural bedrock…

And books! We’ve got books!

There’s always plenty more of both at Bird & Beckett… & we’re in it for the long haul, with 20 more years to come here on Chenery Street in charming little ol’ Glen Park.

You’ll want to pick up a schedule at the store, keep an eye on our events calendar at the link in the navigation bar above, and poke through the posts that follow to pick the shows you just won’t want to miss.

Support what we do with your book purchases and with your monetary donations to the nonprofit (there’s a link on this site or you can just bring a check down to the shop, a preferable approach, but both work fine–recurring donations through the site work the best)! You won’t regret doing your part to keep Bird & Beckett healthy and thriving. Thanks!

ps, if you do choose to use the “donate” button above, please, please consider donating in monthly increments– it’s both a tricky way to get you to donate a bit more money than you might otherwise (a monthly $10 adds up to $120, simple arithmetic, and we’re always delighted when someone writes as much as a $100 check– so that $10 a month is amazing…  You can do less, and you can do more. So, again, do what you can and accept our very sincere thanks for helping us sustain this enterprise, which can’t do it simply on sales at the cash register and money in the buckets at the shows… that economic activity is crucial, but only takes us two-thirds of the way to the bottom line before the red tide starts to roll in…)

Keep swingin’

/s/ Eric, prop., since 1999


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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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.


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

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