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!
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!

Rent Party! Bop for the Bookshop!
Saturday, October 26th
Open to Close, 11am to 9pm

Ok!  Push comes to shove… we gotta raise the rent!

Fortunately we know legions of tremendous jazz musicians & they’re not hesitant to lend a hand…  From the time the doors open at 11 a.m. ’til we push ’em shut at 9 p.m., the bop will not stop.  That’s not just a rhyme scheme, friends, it’s what we live for!  Well, that & a good book.

browsingSo if you want your little bookshop to keep going, help us get over the hump.  We just need to catch up with the rent that’s due & all those other bills that keep coming in the mail!  Once in awhile, it takes an extra infusion, is all.

So fall by & push some cash into the donation buckets if you can.  $20 or whatever you can do.  You’ll be getting good value for your money… the musicians are playing for free, and the proprietor’s not takin’ no salary… and the music & camaraderie will be a joyous thing!

Call some friends & tell ’em your neighborhood bookshop needs their help too!  Alert the press!  Tell the mayor!  Maybe he’s your next door neighbor, come to think of it!

This one’s for the bookshop.  You’ll have a chance to donate to the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project soon (actually now or any time).  But right now, it’s about paying the payroll tax, the publishers & distributors, and the landlord!  All good causes, and they must be paid!

Got nothin’ to do between now & then?  Come in and browse & buy a book!

Coming to the party?  Buy some cheese at the Cheese Boutique across the street.  I bet Rick & Nada could use the business!  Paul at Buddies could stand to sell a bottle of wine too!

And don’t forget, y’all are great!  You’ve kept us going for 14 years & I have no doubt there’ll be another 14 years ahead!  Thanks!

PS.  Lest there be confusion, the rent hasn’t been raised– our landlord’s saintly that way– it’s just that we’ve got to raise the dough for the rent that’s due and a few past-due bills.  Clear?


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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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