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!
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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Sunday, August 11th, 11a.m. to 10p.m.
20% off used books all day,
plus four events!

11-1pm: Jerry Ferraz plays guitar for browsing the books
2-4 pm: The Affinities: An online literary journal
4:30-6:30pm: The Jim Peterson Quartet
7:30-10pm: The Seducers!

Come browse the books! 20% off used books today only!

Jerry Ferraz, majordomo of our regular twice-monthly open mic poetry series, plays guitar and sings a few songs while you browse, like he does every Sunday morning until about 1.  

Co-Editoria founders Anna Sears and Eric Fain

After Jerry wraps it up, we’ll set out the chairs for a reading by contributors to CoEditoria’s online San Francisco literary journal, “The Affinities” hosted by editors Anna Sears and Leslie Fiddler. Readers will include James Warner, Judy Viertel, Sam Gong and others. Aspiring writers, take note! Visit The Affinities website at this link. Learn more about CoEditoria at this link. 

Then, grab a sandwich from the Cheese Boutique across the street and settle in for a fantastic jazz quartet led by saxophonist Jim Peterson, a long-time ace on the local scene and a favorite at Bird & Beckett as well as at Blue Bear School of Music, where he’s been teaching for 25 years.

After that? You may want to run to La Corneta for a burrito, or to Le P’tit Laurent for a plate of mussels, or to Takka House for sushi, Gialina for pizza, Manzoni for Northern Italian, Win Garden for Chinese, One Waan for Thai… all just footsteps from Bird & Beckett. The Glen Park choices are choice indeed! But do get something to eat, get them to make it to go! Then grab a bottle of wine or a beer at the city’s best corner store, Buddies Market, or it’s best high-end grocery store, Canyon Market, to bring back to the store for the evening show… It’s always BYOB at Bird & Beckett. Makes it cheap for you, so you can spare a $20 for the band! Always save some money for the musicians! They’re playing for you!

The evening show!? It’s the season finale for The Seducers! A honky tonk band that’ll have you whoopin’, hollerin’, cryin’ in your beer and dancin’ in the aisles! Joe Goldmark, slide guitar legend, leads the band! They won’t be back ’til January, so hear ’em while here while you can… 



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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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