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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2022

UPDATE: Our author visits now take many forms: live in-store; virtual; and hybrid. Virtual adult events -- Rakestraw Books "Live at Home" -- will be broadcast via CrowdCast.io  and virtual 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.

September 2022

09/13 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring award-winning and NYT best-selling author Kelly Yang to local schools for her newest book in the Front Desk series, Key Player. This event will be held on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. Details here.

09/14 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting An Evening of Poetry event in-store. Kate McCarroll Moore, Ivan Hobson, and James Morehead will be in conversation with one another, talking about poetry and their own individual works. This event will be held on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at 7PM (PDT). Details here.

09/16 - Friday, 16 September 2022 is the last day to submit your original designs for the Rakestraw Books Bookmark Contest 2022. Details here.

09/16 - Rakestraw Books is excited to present an in-person event with Javier Zamora to celebrate the publication of his newest book, Solito: A Memior. This event will be held on Friday, 16 September 2022 at 7PM (PDT) in partnership with The Athenian School. Zamora will be joined in conversation by prize-winning journalist and author Jose Antonio Vargas. Details here.

09/21 - Rakestraw Books is excited to bring award-winning author Mitali Perkins to San Ramon Valley Christian Academy for her newest picture book The Story of Us on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. Details here.

09/21 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring NYT best-selling author Samira Ahmed to local schools for the second book in the Amira & Hamza series, The Quest for the Ring of Power. This event will be held on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. Details here.

09/22 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring award-winning author Lisa Moore Ramée to local schools for her newest middle grade novel, MapMaker. This event will be held on Thursday, 22 September 2022. Details here.

09/23 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring writing duo Ben Costa and James Parks to local schools for their new series, Dungeoneer Adventures: Lost in the Mushroom Maze. This event will be held on Friday, 23 September 2022. Details here.

09/25 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting Mitali Perkins and launching her newest picture book, The Story of Us, on Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 3PM (PDT) in-store. Perkins will be signing copies of her newest book and past favorites as well. Details here.

09/29 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to debut author Monica Wesolowska to local schools for her picture book, Leo + Lea. This event will be held on Thursday, 29 September 2022. Details here.

October 2022

10/06 - Rakestraw Books is delighted to invite you to a special evening talk and book-signing with Andrew Sean Greer as we celebrate the publication of his new novel, Less Is Lost, on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 7PM (PDT) in-store. This event will take place at a private residence in Danville. Tickets are $10-- you will receive $10 off  your purchase of Less Is Lost. Details here.

10/20 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to invite you to join us for a special evening with Chelsea Clinton. She will be discussing her lively new book, Welcome to the Big Kids Club: What Every Older Sibling Need to Know!, with Olympic medalist (and mom!) Natalie Coughlin on Thursday, 20 October 2022 at 6PM  (PDT). This event will take place at the Danville Congregational Church. Tickets are $25 (each admits one and includes an autographed copy of Welcome to the Big Kids Club). Details here.

November 2022

11/15 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting local author Aida Salazar with her new children's book, A Seed in the Sun, on Tuesday, 15 November 2022 in-store. Salazar will be signing copies of her newest book and past favorites as well. Details to follow.