Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2014
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.
We are going to kick-off our new Teen Advisory Group -- Pg-14 -- with a special pizza party on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 at 7 PM. High school students are invited to join this new group. Participants will get to share their love of books and reading with like-minded peers. Call (925) 837-7337 for more information.
We will be celebrating Read Across America -- Dr. Seuss's Birthday! -- on both Wednesday, 5 March 2014 at 10 AM and Thursday, 6 March 2014 at 1:30 PM. At each party, we will be sharing some favorite Dr. Seuss stories, playing a game or two, and enjoying some refreshments. These special parties are geared for ages 3 to 5. Make a reservation by calling (925) 837-7337.
JUST ADDED! We are excited to host a luncheon with acclaimed British novelist Helen Oyeyemi as we celebrate the publiciation of her new novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, on Friday, 14 March 2014 at Noon. Make your reservations by calling (925) 837-7337.
We are delighted to welcome Walter Kirn to Rakestraw on Friday, 14 March 2014 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.
Bay Area writer Anne Leonard visits Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 7 PM to share debut novel, Moth and Spark.
Celebrated novelist Ridley Pearson visits on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 for the day to share the final volume in his bestselling series "The Kingdom Keepers." Watch for more details.
We are thrilled to present an evening with Gabrielle Zevin and her great new novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 at 7 PM. Watch for details.
Novelist Maggie Shipstead returns on Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 7 PM to celebrate the publication of her fabulous second book, Astonish Me. Details to follow.
Renowned artist and birder David Sibley visits on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 7 PM to present his The Sibley Guide to Birds. Now in its second edition, this volume has become a standard for birders everywhere. Details to follow.
We are excited to present a special brunch with Erin Gleeson (you will know her blog "The Forest Feast") as we celebrate her new cookbook, The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods. This special event will take place on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at Noon. Details to follow.
We are thrilled to welcome our great friend Julia Glass back to Rakestraw Books on Sunday, 11 May 2014 at 3 PM as we celebrate the publication of her beautiful new novel, And the Dark Sacred Night. Details to follow.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham returns to Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of his eagerly anticpated new novel, The Snow Queen. 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: Novelist Maggie Shipstead and (lower right) a party created by Erin Gleeson and "The Forest Feast." It was this image -- from a party for cookbook author Yvette Van Boven -- that first brought Erin Gleeson to my attention. We are so excited to give a party for her here at Rakestraw Books! Watch for details.]