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 your local bookshop
& cultural center!

Bird & Beckett is proud to have served the Glen Park neighborhood since 1999 in at least two significant ways — as a bookshop bursting at the seams with a broad and interesting selection of the best new and used books we know how to find, and as a cultural community center where we can bring audiences together with writers and musicians in an ambitious schedule of 15 to 20 events each month.

You can help us in our primary mission by buying books — for yourself, for your loved ones, for your friends, or to donate to schools and other institutions that would benefit from your largesse.

And you can aid our success as a cultural center by joining the many folks who generously make tax-deductible contributions to the “Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project” — a 501(c)3 organization we’ve established in order to underwrite our efforts in that regard.  We’re very proud of our ability to give talented writers and artists a venue in which to connect with you in a comfortable and congenial environment that brings out the best in all of us.  And we’re very appreciative of the response of audiences and donors who see the value in keeping this human connection vital.

Bookshops and music venues (and certainly poetry venues!) are not among the most profitable enterprises going in this day and age.  Your efforts to keep us financially healthy do not go unnoticed and are very, very much appreciated.  We think we all benefit from having this sort of family-run enterprise in the heart of one of the sweetest little neighborhoods of one of the world’s truly great cities!  Thanks one and all!



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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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