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, May 3rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam!
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since October 2002 

$10 per set donation is much appreciated… whatever you can manage! Flat broke? No problem, pay what you will…

Al Molina, trumpet
Jerry Logas, reeds, flute & vocals
Larry Chinn, piano
Dean Reilly, bass
Vince Lateano, drums


It’s loose, and it’s deep; at one and the same time. Come out and find out for yourself.

Oh, but bring your own bottle! We’ve got water, thanks to your tax dollars!
God helps the child…

Oh, and speaking of dollars? These are five professional musicians, four with six decades under their belt, one with three. We’re estimating here. But the point being, this is how they make their living– playing for you!

They call it playing, but it’s really a profession. Bring ten or twenty for the musicians.

Until socialism comes to America, it’s up to the rugged individual to pay the piper.

Love you madly. Thanks for being part of it!



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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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