Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2016-2017

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.

December 2016

12/8  Chez Panisse chef Cal Peternell returns to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 8 Deceber 2016 at 7 PM to discuss his fine new cookbook, A Recipe for Cooking. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets HERE.

12/9  Food writer and cookbook author Elaine Khosrova joins us for a special breakfast (think baked goods!) event on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 9 AM to share her new book, Butter: A Rich History. This is a free event. Please make reservations HERE.

12/11  Beloved author-illustrator Jan Brett returns (she was last here in 1997!) to Rakestraw Books on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 10 AM to share her marvelous new picture book, Gingerbread Christmas. Tickets are $30. Each ticket admits two people and includes one copy of Gingerbread Christmas. Purchase tickets HERE.

12/16  Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (and longtime Rakestraw favorite) Michael Chabon returns to Rakestraw Books on Friday, 16 December 2016 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, Moonglow. Tickets are $31.45. Each ticket admits one person and includes a signed first edition of Moonglow. Purchase tickets HERE.

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. Please watch for details.

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. Details to follow.

1/23  On Monday, 23 January 2017 at 7 PM, essayist Will Schwalbe will visit to discuss his wonderful new book, Books for Living. Details to follow.

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. Details to follow.

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.