Ten Years that Shook San Francisco

Sunday, July 10th, 2:00 pm TEN YEARS THAT SHOOK THE CITY: SAN FRANCISCO, 1968-1978 A reading by editor Chris Carlsson and contributors Pam Peirce, Andrew Lam and Mary Jean Robertson Appropriate that ten days following our reading with poet Neeli … [Read more...]

ruth weiss

an original beat... ruth weiss w/trio at bird & beckett friday night may 6th at 8:30 pm poetry and jazz... a book release celebration! can't stop the beat: the life and words of a beat poet ruth weiss was born in germany as … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop

Jazz bookends the weekend The Chuck Peterson Quintet on Friday, 4/22, 5:30 to 8:00 pm Also known as the “230 Jones Street Local 6 Literary Jazz Band,” Chuck’s quintet plays a whole lot of beautiful straight-ahead jazz, in a classic West … [Read more...]

Living to spite the devil

here on the roof of hell... Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 pm Bird & Beckett Political Book Discussion Group This Month's subject of discussion: All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis Have a yen to hash out the … [Read more...]

Books for sale

The pleasures of the page Nothing is really like a book, though only a very few of them are really important as books... still, many would lay down their lives if it would  save the book from obliteration, for many fine and very important personal … [Read more...]