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.

May 2017

5/1 - 5/7   Children's Book Week 2017.

5/13  We are thrilled to announce that Rakestraw Books together with our friends at Orinda Books -- in cooperation with Bentley School -- are presenting a special evening with bestselling author Paula Hawkins (raise your hand if you read Girl on the Train) in celebration of the publication of Into the Water on Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 7 PM. This event takes place at Bentley School, 1000 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette. Tickets are $40 (admits one and includes a signed first edition of Into the Water). Purchase tickets HERE.

5/15  ***Just Added! We are delighted to present an evening with award-winning writer Michael Ruhlman on Monday, 15 May 2017 at 7 PM. During this special evening, Ruhlman will be discussing his new book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

5/16  Newbery Honor Award-winning children's novelist Megan Whalen Turner returns to Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 4 PM to share her new book (it publishes that day!!) Thick as Thieves. Please join us for this special after school event.

June 2017

6/6  On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 at 7 PM we welcome memoirist Thad Carhart back to Rakestraw Books as we celebrate the paperback publication of his childhood memoir, Finding Fontainebleu: An American Boy in France. Please call us at (925) 837-7337 to make reservations.

6/22  On Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 7 PM we are presenting a special evening event with bestselling author (and longtime Rakestraw favorite!) Colm Toibin in celebration of his new book, House of Names. We are delighted, too, to invite you to special wine-and-cheese reception with Colm at 6:15 PM.

6/30  On Friday, 30 June 2017 at 7 PM we are presenting a special evening dinner event with bestselling author Nina George in celebration of her new book, Little French Bistro. Details to follow.

August 2017

8/3  On Thursday, 3 August 2017 at 7 PM we are presenting a special evening event with debut author Forrest Leo. The Gentleman -- one of our biggest hits of 2016 -- will be newly published in paperback. Details to follow.

8/10  On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 7 PM we are presenting a special evening event with bestselling author (and longtime Rakestraw favorite!) Andrew Sean Greer in celebration of his new book, Less. Details to follow.