Open daily 11-7 and every Friday until 9

653 Chenery St in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Saturday, February 25th – 4-6 pm
Grant Levin Duo
with Ricardo Diaz on bass

Grant Levin Duo, with Ricardo Diaz on bass. … [Read more...]

Saturday, February 25th – 7:30-10 pm
Ian Carey’s Takoyaki 4
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

Ian Carey's Takoyaki 4 is Ian Carey on trumpet, James Mahone on sax, Adam Shulman on the organ, and Hamir Atwal on drums $10 cover charge … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 26th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Talks!

  The last Sunday of each month, Walker Brents III explores fresh intellectual and imaginative territory … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west?
Bill Belasco Trio

In 2010, three San Francisco Bay Area musicians decided to create a rhythm section devoted to their own compositions and standards. After recording its studio demo in 2010, the trio -- dubbed 3BE for its members Belasco, Bennett and Berthiaume -- … [Read more...]

Monday, March 6th – 2-4 pm
A Reading for Al-Mutanabbi Street: Beau Beausoleil, Judith Ayn Bernhard, Neeli Cherkovski, Agneta Falk, Jack Hirschman, Michael Koch, Jessica Loos, Dorothy Payne, Kim Shuck, plus Steve Arnston, piano

"The only war is the war on the imagination" - Diane di Prima. Poets read to commemorate the March 5, 2007 destruction by car bomb of Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad's bookseller's street named for the 10th century Iraqi poet. This tragedy, … [Read more...]

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Sunday, March 19th – 2pm
Late 20th Century Poems & Other Writings
of Papasquiaro, Panero & Ferrer Lerín
–Arturo Mantecón, poet and translator, joined by poet Gilberto Rodríguez, with musicians Dylan Morgan and Arturo Balderrama

Poet Arturo Mantecón presents a reading from the work of three late 20th century Spanish language poets and writers -- Francisco Ferrer Lerín, Leopoldo María Panero and Mario Santiago Papasquiaro.  Mantecón is joined on the program by Gilberto … [Read more...]

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Sunday, March 19th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west?
Jami Cassady reads from the Joan Anderson letter

70 years on... Having met Neal Cassady in December 1946 in NYC, Jack Kerouac says so long to Neal on March 4, 1947, and Neal returns in a tear to Denver. By March 7, Neal has written a letter to Jack from Denver, the "Great Sex Letter," … [Read more...]

“Letter Love” — CCSF calligraphy students exhibit in Gallery Ex Libris

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“Go Small” – The Scott Foster Trio recorded live at Bird & Beckett

Just $10, and exquisite! … [Read more...]

Because I Said So – Bad Mommies
recorded live at Bird & Beckett!

  19 exquisite tracks of ennui, despair and defiance, recorded live before a packed house at your neighborhood bookshop August 30, 2016, obliterating the summertime blues for one giddy night!   The kids are back in school now, and they … [Read more...]

Onward! David Meltzer, 1937-2016, R.I.P.

From Julie Rogers, David's wife, we received the following message this morning, December 31st:   Dear One,   Our Beloved David passed at 3:37 this morning very peacefully with us in our bed holding hands. He was calm after the terrible … [Read more...]