Archives for June 2013

Friday, August 16th, 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Scott Foster Brazilian Jazz

Jazz in the bookshop... every Friday without fail.¬† San Francisco's longest running neighborhood jazz party. Joining guitarist Scott Foster at Bird & Beckett this Friday are vibes player Jim Zimmerman, bassist Ken Lenga and drummer Curt Moore, … [Read more...]

Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 pm:
Poets Michael Koch & Gerald Nicosia
open mic follows
Jerry Ferraz hosts

Michael Koch, born in New York City of Slavic and Jamaican heritage. He is a painter, poet, translator, amateur percussionist and avid salsero. Gerald Nicosia is a biographer, historian, poet, playwright and novelist. His biography of Jack … [Read more...]

Wednesday, August 14th, 7:00 pm:
The Gardener’s Guide to Common-Sense Pest Control

Steven Ash (coauthor and editor) will present this new edition (Taunton Press, 2013) of the valuable book by William Olkowski, Sheila Daar and Helga Olkowski -- who pioneered the non-toxic alternative "Integrated Pest Management" approach. IPM … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 11th:
An Afghan Afternoon

Little Kabul comes to San Francisco! 2:00 pm - "Secrets of Little Kabul: The Inside Scoop on Afghans in America" A panel discussion with journalist¬†Fariba Nawa, memoirist Atta Arghandiwal and poet/fiction writer Nahid Fattahi. 4:30 pm - A … [Read more...]

Thursday, August 8th, 7 pm
The Righteous Mind by Haidt
Bird & Beckett Political Book Group

This week's subject of discussion is Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Anyone can come and join the discussion, and take part in choosing future books... Following are some thoughts on the … [Read more...]