653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

While San Francisco remains in the purple tier, we will do business chiefly at the door to the shop, by email and by phone, six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.

Browsing will be limited to two or three shoppers at a time during open hours. Appointments for browsing are welcome and accommodated as best we can.

[email protected]

Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Eric Shifrin

jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002!
Friday, May 22nd – 5:30-8:00pm
Eric Shifrin plays jazz piano
live streamed to you!

Click here
to view and listen
on YouTube!

King of the San Francisco saloon and salon pianists, Eric Shifrin sings too, and rolls through material from Cole Porter to Hoagy Carmichael to Gene Autry.  

He’s been charming the swells, swindlers and stand-up guys in bars and bistros from the Barbary Coast to Nob Hill for decades and shows no signs of flagging.

Our live stream will keep you smiling this Friday evening… tune in!
And pay the cover charge (donate) if you’re able to help us pay this fine musician!

Reward Eric for a sterling talent and a distinguished career
and also help him meet the bills in this time of few gigs and short bread!

If you find $10 a stretch, then contribute $5. Consider it your cover charge, please.

There’s no audience in the house, so it’s up to you in your house!

Here’s where to donate:
leads you to our PayPal account via our website
On Venmo, send your cover charge/donation to @birdbeckett

Give $20 if you’re able, more if you’re flush!

The first $200 goes to Eric (that’s our guarantee to him),
the next $100 goes to the organization,
and any donations beyond that go to Eric.
If you love him, help him out!

If you just think musicians shouldn’t work for peanuts,
then have the courage of your convictions… and help him out!

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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