Book Group News

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Book groups currently meet via Zoom and in-person. Please contact the shop at rakestraw_books@yahoo.com for details.

2nd Saturday Afternoon -- Stand-Alone Saturdays
Meets on Saturday, March 9, at 3:30 PM to discuss Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant. We'll meet monthly to discuss a great stand-alone (not part of a series!) science fiction or fantasy book. Staff facilitator: Valentina.

3rd Monday Evening -- Murder Mystery Monday Book Group
Meets on Monday, March 11, at 5:30 PM to discuss Blaze Me a Sun by Christoffer Carlsson. Staff facilitators: Susan and/or Ellen.

3rd Tuesday Morning -- Loucy's Book Group
Meets on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30 AM to discuss Horse by Geraldine Brooks. Staff facilitator: Loucy.

3rd Wednesday Evening -- But "First" Wine Book Group
Meets on Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 PM to discuss The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan. Staff facilitator: Lisa
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3rd Friday Morning -- Walking Book Group

Meets on Friday, March 15, at 10 AM to discuss Someone Else's Shoes by Jojo Moyes. This group will meet at the bookshop at 10 AM, then head over to the Iron Horse Trail for a 45 minute-long walk. Wear your walking shoes and come join us! Facilitator: Amanda.

3rd Saturday Morning -- Transatlantic Book Club
This international group -- we have partnered with a great bookshop in England! -- meets virtually on Saturday, March 16 at 9:00 AM to discuss Metronome by Tom Watson. Staff facilitator: Michael.

3rd Saturday Morning -- Sunrise Book Club
Meets in-person at Sunrise Living at 1027 Diablo Road (Danville) on Saturday, March 16, at 9:15 AM to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This group is open to the public. Staff facilitator: Susan.

4th Thursday Evening -- We Love a Good Yarn

Meets on Thursday, February 22nd, at 5.30pm to discuss Sheep's Clothing by Celia Dale. Bring current needlework (crochet, knitting etc) projects to work on while we chat (craft project are optional). Staff facilitator: Bel

These groups are free of charge and open to the whole community. Just read the book and come along to be part of these lively discussions.

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501173219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

Into the Drowning Deep By Mira Grant Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316379373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - May 29th, 2018

The Decent Proposal: A Novel By Kemper Donovan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062391599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 4th, 2017

Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780399562976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 16th, 2024

Blaze Me a Sun: A Novel About a Crime By Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593449370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth - November 28th, 2023

Someone Else's Shoes: A Novel By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781984879318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2024