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!

Friday, August 13 – 7:30pm
Dan Neville Quartet
live jazz in the bookshop
and in the stream,
every Friday night

Homeboy Dan Neville stops in town from Cali, Colombia to present an evening of Latin Jazz.

Dan Neville, vibes
Óskar Ly, piano
Ayla Davila, bass
Omar Ledezma Jr., percussion

Dan has a ton of offer! This quartet, for instance. He himself is a nascent Bay Area treasure, and he know where to find fantastic collaborators. Let him be your guide. Do come!

Live in the shop and viewable as a live stream on YouTube or Facebook!

Attending in person? $20 cover charge; cash please. BYOB. Proof of vaccination required for shows. We love that you’re coming. You’re the lifeblood of this thing!

The fine print: For the time being, regardless of vaccination status, masks are required inside the store, except for performers, who may use their own discretion. If you’re sipping something, fine; just put your mask back up between sips. A drink in your hand doesn’t give you license to have your mask down or off. Please protect each other. Leave your ideological positions home tonight!

Viewing in the live stream? You’ll find it on our YouTube channel or Facebook page (links above). Call the shop if you need help navigating there. You can use Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app, or bring/send cash or a check to the shop at 653 Chenery. Please donate $10 or what suits you to reward the musicians for their efforts and to defray the streaming costs. Bird & Beckett pays a guaranteed “fair wage” of $150/performance to each musician and goes to considerable effort and expense to bring you the stream.

That said!, if you’re not among the winners in this disaster capitalism economy, and there are many of you, please pay only what doesn’t hurt. Take it in for free if you are in financial stress; the music is for you. Major donors to our nonprofit BBCLP don’t need to donate for an individual show…thank you for your consistent financial backing and for making the music and poetry available to all. Some scoff at the idea that we’re all in this thing together, but on the other hand, aren’t we?

It’s groovy, so enjoy it! And stay healthy!



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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.

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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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