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.

September 2017

Sebastian Barry, author of Days Without End9/15  On Friday, 15 September 2017 at 7 PM we are presenting a special evening event with Irish novelist (and Booker Prize-nominee) Sebastian Barry and his book, Days Without End. Details to follow.

9/27  We start Wednesday, 27 September 2017 with a special breakfast event with prize-winning novelist Nicole Krauss as we celebrate the publication of her new book, Forest Dark. The fun starts at 9 AM, please join us. Details to follow.

9/27  On Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 7 PM novelist Gabrielle Zevin returns to Rakestraw Books to share her new book, Young Jane Young. Details to follow.

October 2017

Nathan Englander, author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth10/1  On Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 4 PM we are thrilled to present a special reading and signing with acclaimed novelist Nathan Englander as we celebrate the publiction of his new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth. Details to follow.

10/17  On Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at 12:30 PM we are delighted to offer a special reading and signing with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan. During this visit to Rakestraw Books, Egan will share her long-anticipated new novel, Manhattan Beach. Details to follow.

 Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach10/19  On Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 7 PM we are excited to welcome you (and your children and grandchildren) to an evening with international bestselling mystery novelist Anthony Horowitz. We will be celebrating the publication of Never Say Die. The world's greatest teen spy is back in action in a thrilling new mission: destroy once and for all the terrorist organization SCORPIA. From Egypt to France to Wales, Alex traverses a minefield of dangers and cryptic clues in the latest installment of the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Details to follow.

 10/24  On Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 7 PM we welcome bestselling writer Dr. Victoria Sweet (God's Hotel) back to Rakestraw Books to share her powerful and thoughtful new book, Slow Mediciine: The Way to Healing. Details to follow.

November 2017

11/16  Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author David Lebovitz joins for a special (there will be pastries!) event to share his new memoir (with recipes), L'appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making Paris My Home. Details to follow.