653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

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!

Support jazz in the bookshop…

…and much more!

Whether it’s to help us present live jazz, poetry or whatever– or just to show your love and solidarity — make a contribution to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project.  You’ll be glad of it.

Click here or the “support” button in the navigation bar above to visit the webpage where we spell out some of the details of Bird & Beckett’s 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Cultural Legacy Project, and link you up with paypal.

Or come down to the bookshop with your checkbook! A check is the way to make sure 100% of your donation goes to us, but please do whatever is convenient.

We have also started a gofundme campaign, which has quickly begun generating needed revenues!
You can donate through them at https://www.gofundme.com/5juvy22c

Without the community’s donations to the nonprofit, we wouldn’t begin to have the resources to mount the terrific events you’ve come to expect from us. 

Thanks for your tireless and unstinting support!  13 years presenting live music every week, and 16 years in business! All thanks to you!

want to see how we do it? click below!!!

bookshop to jazz club, it’s a snap!


To take our SURVEY, click here, and help the BBCLP get to know you better! As Duke Ellington always said, we love you madly...

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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