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Previously perused & priced right

Previously perused & priced right


It may soon be a bookworld without borders, but let’s do keep it a bookworld, shall we?  Throw your kindle on the fire and pull up a comfy chair… adjust your reading light just so… pour a cup of tea.  You can paddle up the Amazon another day…

Through the end of the month, sneak off to Bird & Beckett to shop for a real live used book and we’ll knock 20% off the tab…

Join us Friday evening for jazz in the bookshop with Chuck Peterson’s 230 Jones Street Local 6 Literary Jazz Band… Sunday afternoon, come for Walker’s retelling of Dostoevski’s “The Idiot”… and later that day, hear Pakistani vocalist Riffat Sultana with Ferhan Qureshi on tabla and Shiraz Ali Khan on guitar.

Ah bliss!

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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