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

Friday to Wednesday at Bird & Beckett

Poets Monday night…
and, then, the night train to Lisbon…arriving Wednesday…


MONDAY (4/4) – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
POETS! Hosted by Jerry Ferraz
Jason Morris and Patrick James Dunagan

Patrick James Dunagan‘s new book is There Are People Who Say That Painters Shouldn’t Talk:  A GUSTONBOOK, just published by the Post-Apollo Press. His work has been published in many magazines, including AMERARCANA 2011: A Bird & Beckett Review. Next month he’ll be at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in NYC. This month, we’ve got him… as for Jason Morris?  He writes, he thinks, he tends bar.  Pours whiskey, takes money, pays the rent, writes poems. He is the editor of Push Press and author of Spirits and Anchors and the Golden West Notebook. An open mic follows; always erratic, always interesting, it’s worth your while.

WEDNESDAY (4/6) – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Book Club discusses Night Train to Lisbon by Patrick Mercier (next book: England, England by Julian Barnes)

FRIDAY (4/8) – 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop – a neighborhood party every week!
This week:  The Jimmy Ryan Quintet
with Henry Hung (tpt), Danny Grewen (tbn), Scott Foster (gtr), Bishu Chatterjee (bs), Jimmy Ryan (dms)

NEXT SUNDAY (4/10) – 4:30 & 5:30 (two sets)
which way west? Sunday concert series – all ages welcome!

The Saddle Cats

Western swing from a masterful group featuring pedal steel player Bobby Black (Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, Asleep at the Wheel), fiddler Richard Chon (Dan Hicks), rhythm guitarist Gordon Clegg and bassist Bing Nathan.




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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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