653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

Now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
with limited browsing
curbside pickup and delivery also available

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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!


Friday, October 18th – 5:30-8pm
jazz in the bookshop 17th anniversary!
Electric Jazz!
The Scott Foster Power Trio

Scott Foster on electric guitar
Spencer Murray on electric bass
Ricky Carter on drums
          Scott Foster has been a keystone of Bird & Beckett’s Friday-after-work weekly jazz party ever since it started, way back in October of 2002!
          This time out, as we mark the 17th birthday of the series, Scott’s planning to take the opportunity and the  latitude he enjoys at Bird & Beckett to reunite with two old friends and explore an eclectic mix of styles and compositions on electric guitar, electric bass and drums.
          It’ll be a stretch from some of our more traditional programming, but will definitely fall under the Scott Foster umbrella of jazz and improvised music, and, says Scott, will include familiar melodies and elements for all listeners.
          Plus a whole new set of dynamics, and a couple of spectacularly talented sidemen!



"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."

-- Les Ferriss


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