653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

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

Bird Beckett open

Now open for business at the storefront six days a week!

We’re now open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

No browsing inside yet, but we can fill your requests for specific titles
and help you find the books you don’t know you need.

Walk down, take a bus or find a parking space — and visit our storefront!

Do us all a favor and keep your six feet of distance if there’s a line,
and wear a mask when you approach the door. 
It’s for the public good, and for you and our staff as well.
But chat away with your new friends in line and with us as well.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

To order ahead for take out, call us at 415-586-3733,

and then duplicate the contact with an email to us at [email protected]
(with “book order” in the subject line, please).
If we don’t get back to you in 24 hours, then try again.

We’re thinly staffed and busy with incredible customer demand,
for which we are supremely grateful.

Thanks for paying by check or cash when possible,
so we can keep the 3% we would otherwise pay out to the card companies.
And thanks to those of you declining some of our customary discounts.
That helps our bottom line a lot.

Thanks for keeping Bird & Beckett going, and for loving books,
creativity and the human spirit as much as we do!


photos by Scott Strezzante, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/18/20.



"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902


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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