Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2017

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.

January 2017

1/5  We are delighted to present a special evening with Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, on Thursday, 5 January 2017 at 7 PM. For this event, we are delighted to co-presenting with the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society. Accordingly, this event will take place at the Garden Center at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek.

1/17  On Tuesday, 17 January 2017 at 7 PM, we will be presenting two special school events with illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos and his new book, I Am Jim Henson.

1/23  On Monday, 23 January 2017 at 7 PM, essayist Will Schwalbe will visit to discuss his wonderful new book, Books for Living. Please join us for this special evening.

February 2017

2/16  Novelist Amy Ephron visits the bookstore on Thursday, 16 February 2017 to share her debut novel for young readers, The Castle in the Mist. Details to follow.

2/21  One of our favorite novelists, Elinor Lipman, returns to Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 7 PM to present his marvelous new novel, On Turpentine Lane. Join us at 6:30 PM for a glass of wine. Reservations requested.

2/24  Alex George, author of Rakestraw favorite The Good American, visits on Friday, 24 February 2017 at 7 PM to present his terrific new novel, Setting Free the Kites. Book groups are especially welcome for this evening event.

March 2017

3/1  Memoirist Bill Hayes visits Rakestraw Books for the first time on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 7 PM. During his visit, he will be discussing his new book, Insomniac City. Details to follow.

April 2017

4/20  We are presenting a special luncheon with Sally Bedell Smith on Thursday, 20 April 2017 at Noon, in celebration of her new biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbably Life. Details to follow.