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

1-415-586-3733
[email protected]

Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Decameron

Sunday, May 31 – 2:30pm
Walker Talks! on Boccaccio’s Decameron
Walker Brents III in a live stream from Bird & Beckett


Boccaccio’s Muthologos

Boccaccio (whose name means “mouth”) offers to us his purpose in composing The Decameron:  “to tell a hundred tales, or fables or parables or histories, call them what you will, told in ten days by a worthy group of seven ladies and three young men formed in the recent season of deadly pestilence, along with certain songs…”

          And prose-fiction, relative to all we see, hear, and speak, has never been the same. 

          Why?  Because of all Boccaccio says, as words upon the page.  Even as they arise from a specific location, there are further worlds in these words, composed in times as interesting, dare we say it, as our own.

 

No in-store audience is allowed due to the pandemic,
but you can find the facebook live stream link by clicking here.
Scroll down to find the video screen with the red “live” rectangle.
Refresh your screen if you don’t see it–you might just be a little early to the party!

If you prefer, look for the stream on the Bird & Beckett YouTube channel.

You can, and we hope will,
reward Walker for his prodigious intellectual investigations by sending $5 or $10 or $20 his way via PayPal at this link.
or by Venmo @birdandbecket

Books

Books

"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902

 

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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