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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to catch a show in progress!
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YouTube channel!

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

Jerry’s Backyard Bash!
Help us celebrate Jerry’s birthday
and Bird & Beckett’s 20th year!
Saturday, May 11th – 1pm ’til late

Ask at the store for details, directions & the inside dope!

Your host Jerry Ferraz turns 69 today… born May 11, 1950 in San Francisco. He was on the first poetry reading Bird & Beckett ever hosted, back in 1999, on a bill with Dan Richman and Justin Demangles. And he’s been the impresario of our twice-monthly poetry series for 18 years.

Stop in the shop and we’ll give  you the address and directions to his place nearby, just across the Bernal Cut — on Mission Street near Highland. The party starts at 1pm, and goes ’til it’s done… but if you’ve got a little energy left in the early evening, you may well want to float back to the bookshop for our 7:30 “jazz club” date with the Scott Amendola/Phillip Greenlief Duo.

At the party, the food and wine are on Jerry; we’ll spring for the beer and soda water. Not a “rent party” for the shop this year, just a celebration of good times. See you there? We hope so!

No charge! You’re our guest!

If you’d like to use the occasion to support the bookshop and its cultural programming, drop by the store anytime & we’ll remind you how it’s done!




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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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