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.

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

Kaylah Marin 2

Sunday, April 12th – 4:30 pm
live streamed performance:
Kaylah Marin and Deirdre Washington
Silent Revolution in Prose and Song

No in-store audiences are allowed during this pandemic, but click through to the full post (or scroll down if you’re already in it) for a live stream link, and to contribute to the musicians’ much needed payday.
          Kaylah wrote and performed as a child with her father, jazz saxophonist Philip Marin. He instilled in her a love of music and dance rich within her Central American Garifuna roots. A powerful songwriter and vocalist, she has worked with Narada Michael Walden, and her single “Oh Baby Please” debuted at number 3 on the dance Billboard chart, maintaining a top ten spot for over a month. Kaylah performed for human rights activist Dolores Huerta’s  “Weaving Moments Together” benefit concert celebrating Huerta’s 80th birthday at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She scored music for the award winning documentary “Texas Gold” and did the voice-over and score for “Just Children,” winner of four international film festival awards. She has been awarded the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival’s Ambassador of Music Award.

          Deidre Washington, Poet and Healer, who could not be here for the performance due to the continuing tragedy that is the coronavirus pandemic, and that has claimed five souls from her family alone, is a poet, Kaylah’s partner in life and in performance, and DSW Industries / Organic Skin Care’s founder and owner. Our sympathies go out to Deirdre and her loved ones.

$20 suggested donation tonight.
Any amount, whether smaller or larger,
is very much appreciated.

Click here to donate through our website at this link.

View the live stream at this link.


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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Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site