Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2013 (& 2014 so far!)
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 550 Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.
Celebrated cookbook author Patricia Wells returns to Rakestraw Books as we celebrate the publication of The French Kitchen Cookbook with a gala dinner on Friday, 1 November 2013 at 7 PM. Tickets are $75/single and $110/couple. Both ticket levels include a signed copy of The French Kitchen Cookbook and dinner with Patricia Wells. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Award-winning author-illustrator Elisha Cooper visits Rakestraw Books on Monday, 4 November 2013 at 10 AM as we celebrate the publication of his beautiful new picture book, Train. Details to follow.
For more than twenty-five years, Edward Behr's magazine, The Art of Eating, has been "America’s most erudite and prestigious food publication” (Wall Street Journal). On Sunday, 10 November 2013 at 4 PM, he will be visiting Rakestraw Books as we celebrate the publication of his new book, 50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste. This is a free event. Call the shop at (925) 837-7337 to make reservations.
Best-selling children's author-illustrator Jeff Kinney visits on Thursday, 14 November 2013 at 11 AM for a special event to celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck. Tickets are $15/person. Each ticket includes a signed copy of the book. Limit of three tickets per purchaser. Tickets go on sale on Monday, 14 October 2013 at 10 AM. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Award-winning historian Thomas Cahill visits Rakestraw Books on Friday, 15 November 2013 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of his new book, Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World. This is a free event. Call the shop at (925) 837-7337 to make reservations.
Ann Patchett is one the most beloved writers working today. We are thrilled to welcome her back to Rakestraw Books on Monday, 18 November 2013 at Noon. During this visit she will be discuss her beautiful and very personal collection of essays, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Details are here. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
We are delighted to be working with the Danville Library at a special event with bestselling science writer Mary Roach on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 at 7:30 PM. This event will take place at Doherty Valley High School. Reservations will be essential. Details are here.
Chef David Kinch visits on Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 7 PM to celebrate the publication of his new cookbok, Manresa: An Edible Reflection. Details are here.
Bay Area chef and food historian Joyce Goldstein joins us for a specail evening on Friday, 22 November 2013 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of Inside the California Food Revolution. Details are here.
And, already, a couple great (really great!) visitors for January:
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning novelist Laurie Halse Anderson back to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 9 January 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her new novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory.
On Friday, 10 January 2014 at 7 PM, celebrated and beloved novelist Amy Tan is visiting Rakestraw Books to share her new novel The Valley of Amazement. Priority reservations will be available to customers who purchase the book from Rakestraw Books starting in November. Please watch for details.
On Monday, 20 January 2014 at 7 PM, we are thrilled beyond words to welcome Armistead Maupin back to Rakestraw Books as we celebrate the publication of The Days of Anna Madrigal. Details to follow.
That's all for now (still, it's all really pretty cool. REALLY cool), but no doubt we will be adding more. Check back for details or give us a call at (925) 837-7337.
[Pictured Ann Patchett.]