Author event with
Glen Park writer Beth Winegarner
The Columbine Effect
Monday, January 13th at 7 pm

Subtitled "How Five Teen Pastimes Got Caught in the Crossfire, and Why Teens are Taking Them Back", Beth Winegarner shows why we can "stop blaming teen violence on the wrong things--and...understand how Slayer, Satanism and Grand Theft Auto can be a … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 16th, 7 pm
Book Release Party!
Jason Friedman’s debut
short story collection, Fire Year
from Sarabande Books

  Dazzling writing & great company Saturday night, November 16th, 7pm, at Bird & Beckett Books to celebrate the release of Jason Friedman's short story collection! From a recent review: In a collection of seven pieces of … [Read more...]

Rent Party! Bop for the Bookshop!
Saturday, October 26th
Open to Close, 11am to 9pm

Ok!  Push comes to shove... we gotta raise the rent! Fortunately we know legions of tremendous jazz musicians & they're not hesitant to lend a hand...  From the time the doors open at 11 a.m. 'til we push 'em shut at 9 p.m., the bop will not … [Read more...]

Emil DeAndreis Book Release Party!
Wednesday, Stepember 25th, 7 pm
Beyond Folly: Misadventures in Substitute Teaching

Welcome to the wonderful world of public education, as seen through the eyes of seasoned substitute teacher, Horton Hagardy. It's a time you might recall with great fondness if you were a student a day to escape the oppressive existence of your … [Read more...]

Wednesday, September 18th, 7:00 pm:
¡ Viva Lamantia !
Publication Party for the
Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

OUT-there poetry & OUT-there jazz: Poets Clark Coolidge, Garrett Caples, and Andrew Joron (Caples and Joron are also the editors of the book), with bibliographer Steven Fama, plus music from OUROBOROS (Sheldon Brown & Joseph Noble, reeds; … [Read more...]