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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2020

5/19 -- Curbside Pickup Available!

UPDATE: Until further notice all of our author visits will be virtual. We are calling this new program Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" Events will be broadcast via CrowdCast. Thanks for your support of this vibrant and worthwhile literary conversation.

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.

May 2020

5/19 Our next virtual scheduled virtual event is with bestselling novelist Alex George. During a Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" event on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 7 PM he will discuss his wonderful new novel, The Paris Hours. Ticketed guests will be able to join this event via CrowdCast. Tickets are $5 (you will receive the event password and a $5 coupon for rakestrawbooks.com). Tickets are available HERE.

5/26 We welcome back novelist Jessica Francis Kane for a special cocktail hour book event as we celebrate the paperback publication of Rules for Visting on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 5PM via CrowdCast. Tickets are $5 (includes coupon). They are available HERE.

5/30 We welcome back our old friend Frances Mayes -- together with her co-author Ondine Cohane -- for a brunch event (make your favorite frittata!) for a lively conversation about their new book, Always Italy, on Saturday, 30 May 2020 at  9AM via CrowdCast. Tickets are $45 (includes book and donation to the Food Bank). They are available HERE.

June 2020

6/4 We are delighted to invite you to our 10th Annual Book Group Festival -- now "Live at Home!" During this special event guests will learn about great books that will make for terrific discussions from Rakestraw staff and a banner list of guest stars. Tickets are $15 (includes two coupons). They are available HERE.