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!

Friday, March 15th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Tonight, the Scott Foster Quintet
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since October 2002

Scott has a good band for you this month… Darren Johnston, David Boyce, Noah Schencker, Cairo McCockran… He does it for you the 3rd Friday of the month… each and every month… this is a man who does not heed the siren’s song… he stays the course! So, who’s he got? We’ll tell you again:

Darren Johnston on trumpet
David Boyce on saxophone
Noah Schenker on bass
Cairo McCockran on drums

C’mon people! This is a fantastic jazz town, a fantastic jazz scene. Join us!

Bring dough for the musicians, and donate to the venue! You’ll only regret it if you don’t do it and you come some day to find a yoga studio in our place.

We’ll stick as long as humanly possible, but we rely on the community’s support! That’s you, and you, and you! Damn if the community hasn’t made it possible this long…

20 years, come May!


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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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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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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