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:
Tara Books
of Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)

Beautiful books… children’s books, but are they?

If it takes the eyes of children to take us into these rich and gorgeous artifacts, so be it.

Tara Books is:

Gita Wolf, a former academic rash enough to start a publishing house
V. Geetha, an historian and political activist with a soft spot for popular culture
C. Arumugam, a fine bookmaker with the motto ‘Nothing is Impossible’
Jennifer Abel, a former Tara intern who now represents Tara in North America
Lavanya K, our bubbly book advocacy coordinator
Nia Murphy, our resident designer from the UK.
Shamim Hameed, lifesaving and very professional accounts manager
Nancy Prabha, handles office administration and is utterly indispensable
Ramya, ever reliable, assisting in the accounts department
Ranjith, packs books, makes deliveries and is generally indispensable
Senthil Kumar, a great help with both administrative and marketing needs


Rathna Ramanathan, London – has steered Tara’s design philosophy
Natasha Chandani, New York  and Avinash Veeraraghavan, Bangalore has taken Tara’s innovations further.


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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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