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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 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 (next to Starbucks!) in downtown Danville. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

July 2015

We are excited to present "7 x 7 x 7: Rakestraw's Local Author Festival" on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 at 7 PM. Please contact the shop at (925) 837-7337 if you are interested in taking part. Details to follow.

We're celebrating the publication of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee with a very special party on Friday, 17 July 2015 at 7 PM. Details to follow.

Novelist and short story writer Karen Joy Fowler returns to Rakestaw Books on Tuesday, 21 July at 7 PM to share her new reissued book, Black Glass: Short Fictions. Details to follow.

We're presenting "Summer Camp for Grown-Ups" on Thursday, 30 July 2015. This event will feature a full day of unique programming including special events with Ellen Sussman and Annie Barrows. Watch for details.

August 2015

We're supporting an event with historian Mary Alinder at the Walnut Creek Library on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 at 7 PM. She will be discussing her brilliant history of California photography, Group f.64.

On Thursday, 20 August 2015 at 7 PM, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson visits to discuss his new book, Fortune Smiles: Stories. He will be joined in conversation by John McMurtrie, book editor for the San Francisico Chronicle. Details to follow.

September 2015

Beloved author and illustrator Don and Audrey Wood join us on Thursday, 10 September 2015 as we celebrate the publication of Full Moon at the Napping House. Details to follow.

Our great friend Jonathan Evison returns on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of his new novel, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! Details to follow.

Acclaimed writer Bill Clegg visits on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of his powerful debut novel, Did You Ever Have a Family. Details to follow.

Acclaimed children's writer Linda Urban visits on Tuesday, 30 September 2015 to share her funny new book, Milo Speck: Accidental Agent with an audience of children. Details to follow.

October 2015

We are thrilled to welcome Amy Stewart back to Rakestraw Books on Friday, 2 October 2015 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her debut novel, Girl Waits with Gun. Details to follow.

On Friday, 9 October 2015 at Noon we welcome acclaimed food writer and memoirist Ruth Reichl to a special lunchtime event. During her visit she will be discussing her brilliant new cookbook, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. Details to follow.

Legendary travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux visits Rakestraw Books on Friday, 16 October 2015 at 7 PM. During his visit he will discuss his new book, Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads. Details to follow.

Human rights activist Yeonmi Park, author of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom, discusses her book in a special event at The Athenian School on Thursday, 22 October 2015. Details to follow.