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!

Andrew Stephens

Saturday, April 18th – 7:30-10pm
Live streamed jazz from Bird & Beckett
Andrew Stephens (trumpet) and Dexter Williams (bass)
trad to swing to bop

Co-housed musicians Stephens & Williams presented three sets of trad, swing & bop jazz your listening pleasure — straight from your living room away from home, Bird & Beckett, down on Chenery Street in San Francisco’s lovely Glen Park neighborhood.  

No audiences are allowed in the shop these days, just the musicians and the proprietor, but thousands of you can listen & watch from home. If you do, and you’re not squeezing every dime, donate so that we can pay these musicians in a time when paying gigs are hard to come by!

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If you’re “on facebook” you can stream the performance live from our Bird & Beckett facebook page (click  on the “videos” tab, and when the time comes there will be a little red rectangle that says “live” — always good advice!)

If you’re facebook-adverse, you can still visit the same spot and watch it after it’s been recorded and posted… we anticipate the 1st set will be posted by 9pm Friday and that the 2nd set will be up shortly after the evening’s 10pm finish.  Perfect for you hip night owls!

We’ve passed the 1,000 subscribers mark for our youtube channel that allows us to do our live streaming from there — either instead of or in addition to facebook, but we’re still waiting for the go-ahead from youtube to do that. While waiting, we’ll still stream from facebook.

We’ll be working on gussying up the videos on youtube over time, ’til it’s a neat and growing little catalog of wonderful performances. Subscribe now to our youtube channel to help us get this music out, and pardon our construction dust!

Thanks for your support in these trying times, and for enjoying the cultural riches that Bird & Beckett is lucky enough to channel to you. whether by hook or by crook!

Need a book? Send us an email at [email protected] We’ll fix you up!

Here’s the first set, for your pleasure (you can find sets 2 and 3 on our facebook page):

Andrew Stephens / Dexter Williams Duo live at Bird & Beckett, San Francisco – April 18, 2020

Posted by Bird & Beckett Books on Saturday, April 18, 2020

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$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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