653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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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!

Featured Publisher:
Laurence King Publishing

The visual arts are the domain of this British publisher, whose half dozen “100 Ideas” books are chock full of game-changing innovations that shifted paradigms in photography, fashion, graphic design, architecture, art, etc.  Surprising, the little things we take for granted!  (paperback, $29.95 ea.)

A terrific book on graphic designer Saul Bass (remember that credit sequence from Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”?) has been on our shelves for several months (hardcover $75), and a bunch of solid new titles on typography, architecture and more are here now.

Of particular appeal is Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators and Creatives, revealing the inner workings and private inspiration of “creatives” in advertising, design, graphic design, fashion design, art, street art and illustration, with pages from their notebooks as well as profiles and interviews.  Stunning & fascinating page after page.  (paperback, $19.95)

We also dig Jun Kaneko: The Magic Flute which takes you deep inside the creative process that led to the 2009 San Francisco Opera production designed by Kaneko, an esteemed Japanese artist and ceramicist.  The artist’s working sketches are a revelation, and the documentation of the sets and costumes includes stunning photographs and insightful, brief essays by Kaneko and others involved.  (hardcover, $50).


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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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