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Rakestraw Books

"The Bookstore in Danville" 

3 Railroad Avenue (next to Starbucks)

Danville, California 94526

(925) 837-7337

We are open seven days a week.

Mon - Fri 9 AM - 6 PM

Sat 9 AM - 5 PM

Sun Noon - 5 PM

We are routinely open later during events.



Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for Early 2015

Although we make every effort to ensure that the information below is accurate, occasionally dates and times may change. We always recommend calling ahead to confirm. Please note that all events, unless otherwise noted, take place at 3 Railroad Avenue in downtown Danville. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

February 2015 
Joyce Carol Oats

Celebrated baker and chocolatier Alice Medrich visits on Sunday, 1 February 2015 at 3:30 PM to share her new cookbook, Flavor Flours. We will be offering samples from the book. Reservations are strongly suggested. 

Historian Peter Stark visits on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 7 PM as we celebrate the paperback publication of Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival. Please join us for a lively evening.

Children's novelist Michael Northrop visits on Friday, 13 February 2015 as we celebrate the kick-off of his new series, TombQuest. This special event takes place immediately after school at 3:45 PM.

Renowned novelist Joyce Carol Oates returns to Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her new novel, The Sacrifice. Details to follow.

Our old friend, bestselling novelist Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) returns to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 26 February 2015 at 7 PM to share his new novel, We Are Pirates. This is a free event, but Mr. Handler will only sign books purchased at Rakestraw Books. 

Celebrated children's novelist Pam Munoz Ryan visits on Friday, 27 February 2015 at 10 AM to share her new book, Echo. Details to follow. 

Bestselling travel writer Patricia Schulz joins on Friday, 27 February 2015 at noon to share her fabulous 1000 Places to See Before You Die series of books. Please call us at (925) 837-7337 to make reservations for this event. 

March 2015

We welcome renowned Irish novelist John Boyne on Tuesday, 5 March 2015 at 7 PM to discuss his extraordinary new novel, A History of Loneliness. Details to follow. 

Bestselling mystery novelist J. A. Jance visits on Monday, 23 March 2015 at 7 PM to share her new novel, Cold Betrayal. Details to follow. 

That's all for now (still, it's all really pretty cool. REALLY cool), but no doubt we will be adding more. Check back for details or give us a call at (925) 837-7337.

[Pictured from top: Robbie Rogers and Joyce Carol Oates.]