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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.


November 2020

Saturday, 11/28 The Saturday following Thanksgiving, 28 November, is Small Business Saturday. Details to follow.

December 2020

Tuesday, 12/1 Join us for a special free event to celebrate the launch of The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 at 5 PM (PST). Game show, book talk, and audience Q&A. Guests who pre-order The Smartest Kid in the Universe from Rakestraw Books will receive a special bookplate signed by Chris Grabenstein. Details are HERE.

Thursday, 12/3  We are delghted to present a special event with renowned New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss in celebration of his new book, A Wealth of Pigeons (a collaboration with Steve Martin). Bliss will be joined in conversation by bestselling author Daniel Handler on Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 5 PM (PST). Details are HERE.

Saturday, 12/5 Katherine May has written the perfect book for this moment, Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. She will be joining us from her home in England for a special Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" event on Saturday, 5 December 2020 at 9:30 AM. Tickets are $5 (includes a coupon towards your purchase of Wintering from rakestrawbooks.com). Details are HERE.