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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.

August 2022

08/22 - Rakestraw Books is excited to present an in-person event with Susan Branch to celebrate the publication of her newest book, Distilled Genius: A Collection of Life-Changing Quotations. This event will be held on Monday, 22 August 2022 at 5PM. Details here.

08/27 - Rakestraw Books will be presenting a "Live at Home" virtual event with Frances Mayes to celebrate the publication of her newest book, A Place in the World. This event will be held on Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 9:30AM (PDT) and will be recorded. She will be in conversation with Kim Sunée, author of Trail of Crumbs, A Mouthful of Stars, and Everyday Korean. Details here.

September 2022

08/16 - Rakestraw Books is excited to present an in-person event with Javier Zamora to celebrate the publication of his newest book, Solito: A Memior. This event will be held on Friday, 16 September 2022 at 7PM (PDT) in partnership with The Athenian School. Details here.

08/22 - Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring award-winning author Lisa Moore Ramée to local schools for her newest middle grade novel, MapMaker. This event will be held on Thursday, 22 September 2022. Details here.