Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2018

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 (next to Starbucks!) in downtown Danville. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

April 2018

Charles Frazier4/3 Longtime Rakestraw favorite and award-winning mystery writer Elizabeth George visits on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 at 7 PM to share her 19th Inspector Lynley novel, The Punishment She Deserves. Details to follow.

4/5 Bestselling novelist and award-winning essayist Anna Quindlen visits on Thursday, 5 April 2018 at 7 PM to discuss her excellent new novel, Alternate Side. Tickets are $11 (admits one. $10 will be applied to your purchase of Alternate Side.). Tickets can be purchased HERE.

4/12 National Book Award-winning novelist Charles Frazier (you will remember his magnificent Cold Mountain!) visits on Thursday, 12 April 2018 at 7 PM to share his brilliant and moving new novel, Varina. Details to follow.

4/22 Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire, Rescue and Jessica is one of the most moving picturebooks we have read in a long time. It's an honor to host authors Jessica Krensky and Patrick Downes (and service dog Rescue, the ASPCA Dog of the Year!) on Sunday, 22 April 2018 at 7 PM. Details to follow.

4/28 Independent Bookstore Day. As part of our celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, we are thrilled to be present a special evening event with bestselling writer, A. J. Finn. His The Woman in the Window is one of the year's most wildly successful debuts. Watch for details.




May 2018

Paula McLain [photo credit: Nina Subin]5/11 Bestselling novelist Paula McLain visits Rakestraw Books on Friday, 11 May 2018 at 7 PM to share her finest novel yet, Love and Ruin, a historical fiction inspired by the real-life story of Martha Gelhorn and Ernest Hemingway. Details to follow.