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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2021

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.

September 2021

9/2 - We are presenting a special virtual event with Kira Jane Buxton, author of Hollow Kingdom, for her new novel Feral Creatures on Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 5 PM (PT). This is a FREE event. Details here.

9/8 - We are presenting a special virtual event with Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl On The Train and Into The Water, for her newest thriller A Slow Fire Burning on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 at 10 AM (PT). Tickets are $30.00 and include a copy of A Slow Fire Burning. Purchase your ticket here.

9/9 - Rakestraw proudly presents author Alan Gratz. He will be talking to local students about his newest book Ground Zero in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Thursday, 9 September 2021 at 10 AM (PT). This is a FREE event. Details here.

9/28 - We are presenting a special virtual event with Tyler Gordon, author and illustrator of We Can: Portriats of Power, on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 5 PM (PT). He will be in conversation with violinist Damien Escobar. This is a FREE event. Details here.

October 2021

10/7 - We are presenting a special virtual event with Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow, as we celebrate the publication of his new book, The Lincoln Highway on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 6 PM (PT). For this event Towles will be joined in conversation by none other than John Grisham! Your ticket includes a signed copy of The Lincoln Highway. Purchase your ticket here.

10/24 - We are presenting a special virtual event with Anthony Horowitz, author of The Word Is Murder, for his new novel A Line To Kill on Sunday, 24 October 2021 at TBD. He will be in coversation with Peter Swanson, author of Eight Perfect Murders. Details to follow.

10/28 - We are presenting a special virtual event with renowed cookbook author Dorie Greenspan. She will be presenting her new book Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty, & Simple on Thursday, 28 October 2021 at 5 PM (PT). Details to follow.