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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2020

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.

February 2020

2/20 Sportswriter and novelist Scott Ostler visits local schools to discuss his first children's book, Bouncing Back, on Thursday, 20 February 2020. Please contact the shop at (925) 837-7337 if you would like copies signed for you or your kids.

2/21 Celebrated children's writer Mac Barnett visits local schools to discuss his new series of beginner readers, "Hi Jack!,"  on Friday, 21 February 2020. Please contact the shop at (925) 837-7337 if you would like copies signed for you or your kids.

2/21 Bestselling novelist Meg Waite Clayton visits on Friday, 21 February 2020 at 7 PM to discuss her phenomenal new novel, The Last Train to London. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

2/24 Beloved local columnist Kevin Fisher-Paulson visits on Monday, 24 February 2020 at 7 PM to discuss his book, How We Keep Spinning . . . .!. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

March 2020

3/11 We are excited to celebrate Jennifer Blaise Kramer and her first book, Small Garden Style: A Design Guide for Outdoor Rooms and Containers, on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at 7 PM. This event includes a demonstration. Details to follow. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

3/12 We are thrilled to welcome back New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson. Please join us Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 7 PM to celebrate the paperback release of her memoir Shout. Tickets are $15 (includes signed copy of SHOUT and a donation to RAINN). *** Please be advised that this event will include discussion of mature topics. Therefore, this event is recommended for ages 13+. *** Tickets should be purchased HERE.

3/19 One of our favorite books of 2019 was The Honey Bus by Meredith May so we are particularly pleased that she is visiting on Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 7 PM as we celebrate the book's paperback release. Details to follow. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

April 2020

4/1 We are presenting a day with children's writer Danielle Svetcov at local schools. She will be discussing her debut novel, Parked,  on Wednesday, 1 April 2020. Please contact the shop at (925) 837-7337 if you would like copies signed for you or your kids. orese

4/15 We are super excited to welcome our friend Terry McMillan back to Rakestraw Books to celebrate her new novel, It's Not All Downhill from Here, on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 at 7 PM. Details to follow. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

4/21 Our great friend Erica Bauermeister returns to Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 21 April 2020 at 7 PM to share her new memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life. Details to follow. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

May 2020

5/6 We are thrilled to welcome bestselling novelist T.J. Klune on Wednesday, 6 May 2020 at 7 PM to share his new novel for teens, The Extraordinaries. Details to follow. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.