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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.

June 2019

6/1  We are delighted to welcome novelist Jessica Francis Kane on Saturday, 1 June 2019 at 9:30 AM to discuss her extremely fine new novel, Rules for Visiting. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

6/12 Longtime Rakestraw favorite Michael Chabon returns on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 7 PM to discuss his collection of essays, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces -- now in paperback! Tickets are available HERE.

6/14 Please join us on Friday, 14 June at 7 PM for a special evening with Shannon Watts to discuss her new book Fight Like A Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World. Tickets are available HERE. ***This event is SOLD OUT.

6/18 Historian Julia Flynn Siler visits on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 to 7 PM to discuss her powerful new book, The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

6/21 Bestselling novelist Jennifer Weiner visits Rakestraw Books on Friday, 21 June 2019 at 7 PM to discuss her new novel, Mrs. Everything. Tickets are available HERE. ***This event is SOLD OUT.

July 2019

7/11 Danville native Amy Mason Doan returns to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her eagerly anticipated second novel, Summer Hours. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

7/19  We are delighted to welcome bestselling author and artist Obi Kaufmann back to Rakestraw Books on Friday, 19 July 2019 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

7/22  Our old friend Erica Bauermeister returns to Rakestraw Books on Monday, 22 July 2019 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her marvelous new novel, The Scent Keeper. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

August 2019

8/8 We're helping kick-off this year's Eugene O'Neill Festival by presenting an evening with Festival director Eric Frashier Hayes and dramaturg Professor William Davies King on Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 7 PM. During their visit to Rakestraw Books the two will be discussing "The Story Behind O'Neill's Tao House and the Making of America's Greatest Play." Make your reservations by calling the shop at (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. Details to follow.

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. Details to follow.

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. Details to follow.

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?. Details to follow.

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. Details to follow.

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. Details to follow.