653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood
Due to the current intensity of the pandemic
we are now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Browsing is now limited to one to two patrons at a time.
Orders are gratefully accepted by email, phone or in person,
and pickup at the door is encouraged; delivery is also possible.
Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Wednesday, October 28 – 7:30pm
Walker Brents III, as the voting continues…
Democratic Vistas Revealed!
Walt Whitman saw it coming! The basic themes are nothing new, no less perplexing, no less calling for creative resolution.
Imagine him saying now what he has already said: “In politics–just as it is in religion–some people get an idea of the necessity of believing certain things, not so much from weight of evidence, out or in,–but from mere mental and emotional set-ness: they intend believing–and that is all there is about it!”
And yet we contain multitudes, each of us, individually. “To me there is something curious, indescribably divine, in the compound individuality that is in everyone. I suppose there are four hundred leaves of grass, one after another, contradictory, held together by that iron band–individuality, personality, identity.”
“I have great faith in the masses–beneath all the froth, illiteracy, worse, there is something latent–now and then to break forth–which cannot be defied, which saves us at last.”
An optimist? A pessimist? Both and neither. A beholder of eternal laws, inspired with the grace of hope. One who saw the worst and the best, the outcome of which is only more truth to tell.
Whitman and the Book of Revelation! Each to be consulted as we approach Election Day! At Bird and Beckett!
Tune in, ye poetic citizens, ye heroic listeners!
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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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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