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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2019

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. Please note that all events, unless otherwise noted, take place at 3 Railroad Avenue (next to Starbucks!) in downtown Danville. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

September 2019

9/6 Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) visits Rakestraw Books on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 7 PM to discuss her new memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Purchase event ticket here.

9/18 Novelist Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) visits Rakestraw Books on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 7 PM to discuss her new novel, A Single Thread. Purchase event ticket here.

9/26 Our old friend Daniel Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket) visits Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 7 PM to share his amazing new novel, Bottle Grove. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

9/30 Bestselling novelist Candace Bushnell visits on Monday, 30 September 2019 at 7 PM to share new novel, Is There Still Sex in the City?. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

October 2019

10/2 Alice Hoffman might be my mother's favorite novelist, so it's a special treat to bring her to Rakestraw Books on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at noon as we celebrate the publication of her new novel, The World That We Knew. Purchase event ticket here.

10/17 Our friend -- bestselling novelist and fellow bookseller -- Ann Patchett returns to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her novel, The Dutch House. Purchase event ticket here.

10/18 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Timothy Egan returns to Rakestraw Books on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

10/28 Bestselling author Bruce Cameron visits on Monday, 28 October 2019 at 7 PM to share his moving and charming new book, A Dog's Promise. Purchase event ticket here.