Open daily 11-7 and every Friday until 9

653 Chenery St in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Thursday, October 6th – 8-10pm
GG3 plays West Coast Blues

Thursday, October 6th, 8-10 pm. Parris Bertolucci on keys and Randy Lee Odell on drums join phenomenal guitarist, singer and blues composer, GG Amos for two sets of blues solidly in the West Coast tradition. West Coast blues was spawned in the … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 10th – 2 pm
A Celebration of Whitman McGowan!

Join Margery Snyder and friends of Whitman McGowan to celebrate his masterwork, UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE (Viridiana, 2015), collected performance texts 1985 - 2012, published one year ago, just a few months before he died in October 2015. As his CDs … [Read more...]

Thursday, May 26th – 7-9 pm
Book Release Celebration
A World Less Away, a collection of poems by José Luis Gutiérrez

Poet Tracey Knapp will join José Luis Gutiérrez in a reading to celebrate the release of Jose's new collection, A World Less Away.  Tracey's book, "Mouth," was published in 2015. Guitarist David McFarland contributes his music to the … [Read more...]

Tuesday, May 3rd – 7 pm
Nachoem Wijnberg reads
from his novel, The Jews

Dutch poet and novelist Nachoem M. Wijnberg, acclaimed as one of the foremost Dutch authors of the last decades, will visit San Francisco in May to read from his recent novel, The Jews (punctum books, 2016, tr. Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei) and Divan … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop! every Friday, 5:30-8 pm
March 25th: The Chuck Peterson Quintet w/Dorothy Lefkovits

and at the break (7 pm)— a book presentation by
Frank Hayde, author of Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight

Special guest tonight-- Frank Hayde, author of a new biography, Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight, about the seminal bebop drummer, will give a short presentation at the break (about 7 pm). From 5:30 to 8:00 pm, two sets of swinging bop and … [Read more...]