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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.

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. Purchase event ticket here.

10/10 Bestselling cookbook author and food blogger Erin Gleeson on Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her new cookbook, The Forest Feast Mediterranean. Reservations are essential. Make yours by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

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. Purchase event ticket here.

10/18 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Timothy Egan returns to Rakestraw Books on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

10/20 Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visit Rakestraw Books on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 5 PM to discuss their book The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. Purchase event ticket here. *SOLD OUT!*

10/24 Debut author Lara Prescott visits Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 12 PM to discuss her novel The Secrets We Kept. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

10/24 Prize-winning journalist and historian Miriam Pawel visits Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 7 PM to discuss her book  The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation. She will be joined in conversation by the fabulous France Dinkelspiel. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

10/28 Bestselling author Bruce Cameron visits on Monday, 28 October 2019 at 7 PM to share his moving and charming new book, A Dog's Promise. Purchase event ticket here.

November 2019

11/14 Debut novelist Shannon Pufahl visits on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her marvelous first novel, On Swift Horses. Please join us. Make a reservation by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

December 2019

12/6 Eighty-eight years after Irma Rombauer self-published the first edition of The Joy of Cooking, we are delighted to present a special event on Friday, 6 December 2019 at 7 PM with John Becker (Irma's great grandson) and Megan Scott and the newly revised 2019 edition of The Joy of Cooking. Details to follow.