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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2020

UPDATE: Until further notice all of our author visits will be virtual. Adult events -- Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" -- will be broadcast via CrowdCast.io  and children's events -- Zoom for Kids -- will be presented via Zoom.us. Thanks for your support of these vibrant and worthwhile literary conversations. 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. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

October 2020

10/1 We are delighted to present two virtual school visits with bestselling novelist Lev Grossman and his debut children's novel, The Silver Arrow. "Grossman's gorgeous middle-grade debut is vivid and amusing... it's a world all its own."—Booklist, starred review. Please contact the shop ASAP, if your school is interested in hosting an event with Lev Grossman.

10/6 We are thrilled to be presenting bestselling novelist Elin Hilderbrand's publication party for her new book, Troubles in Paradise, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 5 PM. Hilderbrand will be joined in conversation by novelist Jamie Brenner. Tickets include a signed copy of Troubles in Paradise. Purchase your ticket HERE.

10/8 Lev Grossman joins us at a time the whole family can enjoy to share his new middle grade novel, The Silver Arrow, on Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 5 PM. Novelist Ann Patchett says "I loved every page. This is middle grade fiction at its best." Your purchase of The Silver Arrow from Rakestraw Books gets you the link for this special event. Purchase your ticket (includes book) HERE.

10/13 We are excited to present a full day of virtual school visits with beloved bestselling novelist Stuart Gibbs and his new book, Spy School Revolution. Please contact the shop for further details.

10/17 Matt Haig's last visit to Rakestraw Books in 2018 was one of our favorite events of recent years, so we pushed hard to be one of the very few US virtual events he is doing for his marvelous new novel, The Midnight Library. This event will take place on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 9:30 AM. Your ticket will include a signed book. Purchase your ticket HERE.

10/22 In association with The Athenian School we presenting a special event with Marc Brackett, PhD and his book Permission to Feel, on Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 5 PM. Tickets are $5 (includes a coupon at rakestrawbooks.com). Tickets should be purchased HERE.

November 2020

11/14 We are over the moon to welcome our friend and bestselling mystery novelist Anthony Horowitz back to Rakestraw Books on Saturday, 14 November 2020 at 9:30 AM in a special virtual event in support of his new book, Moonflower Murders. Tickets will be required for this event.