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!

Books Noon to Six All Week
Jazz on Friday & Saturday!

Friday, 12/29 – 6-8pm: The Duncan James Quartet with Duncan on guitar, Larry Chinn on piano, Joe McKinley on bass and Bob Blankenship on drums, $20 suggested, pay what you can.

Friday, 12/29 – 8:30-10pm: The Isaiah Javier Quartet with Isaiah on saxophone, Simon Aks on guitar, Giulio Cetto on bass and Lewis Sweatt on drums, $20 cover charge (cash or venmo).

Saturday, 12/30 – 7:30-9:30pm: Cuarteto de la Luna Nueva with Gaea Schell on piano, Dan Neville on vibes, Saul Sierra on bass and Carlos Caro on percussion, $20 cover charge (cash or venmo).

In general at B&B, you’ll be good if  you byob and a twenty to help pay the musicians! Kids under twelve are free and welcome, and teens & music students can take in a show for five or ten bucks.

We’re open regular store hours this week and next — selling books noon to six pm every day but Monday, with jazz at 6pm Fridays and late shows most Fridays from 8:30-10, jazz every Saturday evening from 7:30-9:30pm and live music most Sundays at 5pm (no music New Year’s Eve this year).

Donations to the store’s nonprofit “Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project” help to close the gap between audience revenues and the musicians’ guarantees. Do donate if you appreciate having a steady diet of live music in Glen Park at Bird & Beckett, and appreciate having a little bookshop in the neighborhood. Our individual donors are the ones who make this all possible! Scroll up to the navigation bar to find a donate button, or stroll down to the shop with a check. We’ll be happy to see you.

Happy New Year!


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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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