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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.

November 2022

11/07 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting author Ben Costa & James Parks at local schools. The writing duo will be sharing the first book in their new series, Dungeoneer Adventures: Lost in the Mushroom Maze, on Monday, 7 November 2022. Details here.

11/15 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting author Aida Salazar at local schools. She will be sharing her new chapter book, A Seed in the Sun, on Tuesday, 15 November 2022. Details here.

11/26 - Shop local during Small Business Saturday, in-store and online!

December 2022

12/3 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting a signing with celebrated restaurateur and cookbook author Tanya Holland in-person at the bookstore on Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 3:30 PM. Details here.

12/11 - Rakestraw Books will be hosting a reading with students in the poetry program at The Athenian School on Sunday, 11 December 2022 at 4:30 PM.

January 2023

1/29 - Rakestraw Books will be supporting an event at Temple Beth Chaim with memoirist Debbie Weiss. She will be presenting her memoir, I'm Too Young to be a Widow, on Sunday, 29 January 2023 at 4:30 PM. Details to follow.

March 2023

3/1 - Rakestraw Books will be presenting a special in-person author visit with award-winning novelist Rebecca Makkai. During her visit at Wedneday, 1 March 2023 at 7 PM, Makkai will be sharing her new novel, I Have Some Questions for You. Details to follow.

3/29 - Rakestraw Books will be presenting a special in-person author visit with beloved mystery novelist Jacqueline Winspear. During her visit on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 at 7 PM, Winspear will be sharing her new novel, The White Lady. Details to follow.