653 Chenery Street
Bird and Beckett Books is a neighborhood go-to for new and used titles and vinyls, plus poetry readings and live bands on weekends.
Besides operating as a new/used generalist’s bookshop with a small but sweet selection of vintage jazz vinyl and recent cds by local artists, the shop’s allied Bird and Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (BBCLP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization charged with the mission to present, document and archive the creative work of significant living writers and musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, for a neighborhood audience and future generations. Established in 2007 to take over responsibility for an ever expanding slate of cultural programming at the bookshop (est. 1999), the BBCLP presents four live concert series each week (Fridays through Sundays), a twice monthly poetry series on Mondays, and many other cultural programs. The BBCLP also publishes AMERARCANA, an annual literary review, now in its fifth issue.