Archives for September 2012

8 day forecast

Literature with a chance of pulp fiction coming up, a little stormy political commentary, some gentle philosophical breezes out of the west.  Between now and Thursday, we're selling books.  Open 11 a.m. every day, closing at 7 p.m... except when … [Read more...]

Books at Bird & Beckett!

Pity the Billionaire, Thomas Frank's latest salvo in the struggle to scrape away the scales from the eyes of Americans conned by the rhetoric of wealth and righteousness, arrives in stock Tuesday (paperback, $16).  Also in that shipment, Good Girls … [Read more...]

Bird & Beckett Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 6th at 7 pm: The Bird & Beckett Book Club discusses Chad Harbach's debut novel, The Art of Fielding.  Harbach's novel has been acclaimed for its rich, character-laden narrative, and likened to the best work of John Irving, … [Read more...]

Every Day is an Act of Resistance:
The Poetry of Carol Tarlen

Sunday, Sept. 9th at  2 pm: Work by the late poet/activist Tarlen will be read by Jack Hirschman (SF Poet Laureate, 2003-2006) and David Joseph, as well as Nellie Wong, Sarah Menefee, Agneta Falk and Louise Nayer. Carol Tarlen, who passed away in … [Read more...]

Upcoming Which Way West?
Sundary afternoon concerts

Sunday concerts coming up (4:30 to 6:30 pm): Sept 9     Sukhawat Ali Khan Ensemble - sufi two vocalists, harmonium, flute, tabla Sept 16     David Solbach Trio - jazz David Solbach (clarinet), Jason Martineau (piano and vocals), Dan … [Read more...]