Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery St.
San Francisco CA 94131  
(415) 586-3733

A bookshop/performance venue in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood.

Besides operating as a new/used generalist's bookshop with a small but sweet selection of vintage jazz vinyl and recent cds by local artists, the shop's allied Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (BBCLP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization charged with the mission to present, document and archive the creative work of significant living writers and musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, for a neighborhood audience and future generations. Established in 2007 to take over responsibility for an ever expanding slate of cultural programming at the bookshop (est. 1999), the BBCLP presents four live concert series each week (Fridays through Sundays), a twice monthly poetry series on Mondays, and many other cultural programs. The BBCLP also publishes AMERARCANA, an annual literary review, now in its fifth issue.

Bird & Beckett Books & Records is located at 653 Chenery Street between Diamond and Castro in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood at the southern foot of Twin Peaks. 1-1/2 blocks from the Glen Park BART station (one stop past the 24th/Mission station) and is served by MUNI lines 23, 36, 44, 52 & J-Church.

By car, take the Monterey exit off I-280 South, or the Bosworth exit off I-280 North.

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, November 24 2018 11:00 AM
lease join us for these special SATURDAY WEEKLY performances spanning over three months.:

8/25/18 Andre Custodio
9/01/18 Andre Custodio
9/08/18 Andre Custodio
9/22/18 ED DAHL solo and in collaboration w/ A. CUSTODIO
9/29/18 Andre Custodio
10//6/18 Andre Custodio
10/20/18 PETER VIEK (giantQUIET)
10/27/18 Andre Custodio
11/03/18 Andre Custodio
11/10/18 Andre Custodio
11/17/18 LX RUDIS
11/24/18 Andre Custodio

Andre Custodio hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.

Established in 1997 in San Francisco, Audible Method featured the works of artists such as David Slusser, LX Rudis, Tom Nunn, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Phillip Greenlief, Aurora Josephson, and yours truly.

A word from our sponsor:

Should art be made for free? Bird & Beckett doesn't think so.
B&B pays the artists, but the money has to come from somewhere.

Please support the bookshop's three-month commitment to this weekly series of Saturday morning ambient music concerts with some of your hard-earned cash.

The money you put in the donation buckets makes up the base of what Bird & Beckett guarantees the artists -- $5 or $10 from you goes a long way. There's no minimum, though (and also no limit). Your support is appreciated and crucial.

Spreading the word helps, too.

Information on the shop can be found at Donations to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project are tax-deductible and are another crucial element in what it takes to keep the artists paid and the operation healthy. Buying the occasional book helps, too!

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