Who: Rakestraw's terrific crew of book-loving folks -- Amanda, Tyrinne, Anastasia, Cathy, and Michael -- joined by our terrific Random House sales, Wade Lucas. The evening's guest of honor is novelist Lisa Wingate.
What: The Rakestraw crew (and Wade!) will be presenting at least 40 books worthy of reading and, even more importantly, of discussing with your book group. Then, in the second hour, we are thrilled to present a very special event with novelist Lisa Wingate. She will be talking about her word-of-mouth Before We Were Yours -- new in paperback. She will be signing books at the end of the evening.
When: Thursday, 23 May 2018 at 7 PM. Doors will open at 6:15 PM. Plan on this event lasting until about 9 PM. We encourage you to arrive early if you're an individual looking for a book group or a book group in need of new members!
How much? $20/person. Each ticket admits one and includes three coupons (one for $10 and two for $5) to be used towards your first three book purchases during the festival. Please make your plans early, this event will sell out. Tickets should be purchased in advance by clicking HERE.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
Why you should care: This year's Book Group Festival -- a celebration of books, book groups, and writing -- is inspired by the powerful belief that sharing stories with each other is incredibly important. As we become more and more disconnected from each other -- our busy lives, the digital illusion -- coming together to discuss a great book, and our lives and values, is more important than ever. Every great book group needs great books to discuss and that's where we come in! During the course of this evening, our team of book nerds will present a terrific array -- some new and some not-so-new -- of books worth reading and worth discussing. We promise your group will go away fired up to read beyond the bestseller list, and way, way beyond your sister's hairdresser's friend's self-published novel!
And, as if that weren't enough to make a splendid evening, we are delighted to present novelist Lisa Wingate and her terrific novel, Before We Were Yours.
We are thrilled to invite you to this very special evening. Please invite your friends and come join the fun!