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!


Sunday, September 13 – 2-4pm
In-Store Book Signing
Poet Neeli Cherkovski will be here
chatting one-on-one with individuals
about his career and his three latest books

Neeli Cherkovski will hang out on the bookshop’s stage to chat with you one-on-one, at a polite social distance, fully masked, for five minutes or so at a time, about his re-released Bukowski bio, his book of conversations with the legendary poet & drummer Clark Coolidge and his own latest poetry collection, Hang on to the Yangtze River (Lithic Press, 2020).

Neeli is an internationally respected poet, author of more that twenty books, who has traveled widely, having given readings in Mexico, Italy and a number of other countries. Translations of several of his books have been brought out by presses in several countries.  His papers are at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.  He is now completing a new edition of his essential collection of “memoir-esque” essays on twelve key poets, Whitman’s Wild ChildrenHe has a thousand stories from a storied life in poetry.

Third Mind Books of Ann Arbor, MI has noted that “As our recent research on Cherkovski has shown us, he was a key participant in the San Francisco poetry scene of the mid-1970s and with Thomas Rain Crowe and others revitalized the literary scene in San Francisco to create ‘The Second San Francisco Renaissance.’ ”

He also has an array of nice fountain pens and he knows how to wield them, so buy a book and beseech him for an inscription!












You can also stay home and take in the proceedings on
YouTube      or      Facebook

Call us at 415-586-3733 if you want to reserve a book for Neeli to inscribe

Donations welcome — use this link

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$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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