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!

The Shows: November 30th to December 3rd
Thurs. 11/30 at 7pm Muni Is My Ride
Friday 12/1 at 6pm Noel Jewkes Quartet
Friday 12/1 at 8:30pm REOTREO PLUS ONE
Saturday 12/2 at 7:30pm John Calloway’s Fall to Winter Musings
Sunday 12/3 at 5pm SFCM’s RJAM Program Holiday Party

Thursday, Nov. 30, hop the J-Church or a bus (the 23, 35, 36, 44 or 52) to Glen Park in time for the 7pm start of the event for “Muni is My Ride.” You can find the bus/streetcar schedules at sfmta.org. If you pay cash for the book, show your Clipper Card for a 10% discount! But CASH only to get the discount (unlike Muni)! This one is a free event; and refreshments are provided, and no reservations needed! That said, if you need a seat because of mobility and such issues, do please call ahead!

More fun than you can shake a stick at!

Grab a plane to SFO and hop BART to the shop. Or better yet, check in at your hotel first, and ride a Muni bus or streetcar out to the bookshop. The J-Church, running from the Embarcadero out to Balboa Park, near City College, is a lovely ride, and the Muni operator can surely let you know when you’ve reached your destination in Glen Park.

Muni is always the thing when you’re bopping around Frisco!

Adults! For our concerts, if you bring a twenty and something to sip, you’ll generally be fine! You can call to inquire about a reservation – 415-586-3733. Feel free to do so! Sometimes necessary, often not. It all depends. We stream most of our shows, complete or in parts, so check out the video screen at the top of this web page and you’ll have a leg up on that. Believe music should be free? Don’t! These are top-flight professional musicians who expect to be paid when they appear at Bird & Beckett, and pay them we do. With YOUR help!

Come browse the books six days a week noon to 6pm. Some browsing might happen during the shows, but that’s not the best time for that lovely activity. Optimize!

Happy Holidays!


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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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