Archives for February 2011

Community trumps Amazon

You can help us beat Amazon to kindling! Our sales were 22% lower this February than last... and this, despite a supposedly recovering economy. Thank goodness for the strong community that's grown up around the bookshop; we've got a lot of faith … [Read more...]

Previously perused & priced right

Previously perused & priced right ALL USED BOOKS 20% OFF THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27th AT BIRD & BECKETT! 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 … [Read more...]

www? Caton/Winne – SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival

Don't let the old-time pass you by! Alex Caton & Pete Winne fly in from Virginia to play Bird & Beckett Sunday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 pm on the final day of this year's Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival. Fiddle, banjo, guitar & … [Read more...]

books, ideas, insights: North Africa

Thinking about North Africa Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author of dozens of important and compulsively readable books and Nobel prize winner in 1988, is known for his masterwork, the three-volume Cairo Trilogy, completed in the 1950s; however, … [Read more...]

POETS! Robert Anthony & Larry Maykel hosted by tru-bop master Jerry Ferraz

POETS! hosted by tru-bop master Jerry Ferraz Jerry Ferraz, a native of this soil - Eureka Valley born - a wandering bard of the San Francisco back lanes - painter of the zen comedy, has kept Glen Park and Bird & Beckett on his peripatetic route … [Read more...]