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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.

July 2014

Novelist Jean Kwok visits Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her second novel, Mambo in Chinatown. This is a free event. Reservations are encouraged.

We are thrilled to welcome Josh Weil to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of his long-anticipated first novel, The Great Glass Sea. This is a free event. Reservations are encouraged.

***RE-SCHEDULED! This is Oakland Tour with Melissa Davis will take place on Saturday, 12 July 2014 at 11 AM. We will be touring the lively and rapidly changing Old Oakland neighborhood. Tickets are $40/person or $50/couple. Both ticket levels include a copy of This Is Oakland. Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested.

We are excited to welcome Jacqueline Winspear back to Rakestraw Books (can you believe it's been 10 years!) on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at 7 PM as she shares her new book, The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War. This is a free event. Reservations are encouraged.

 August 2014

Novelist Lev Grossman returns to Rakestraw Books on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of his new novel, The Magician's Land. Details to follow.

September 2014

Beloved novelist Annie Barrows returns to Rakestraw Books on Friday, 26 September 2014 as we celebrate the publication of her new novel, Magic in the Mix, with a full day of special programs. Details to follow.

October 2014

Linquist and bestselling writer Steven Pinker visits Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 7 October 2014 at 7 PM to present his important new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Details to follow.

Bestselling novelist Garth Stein returns to Rakestraw Books as we celebrate the publication of his new novel, A Sudden Light, on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 7 PM. Details to follow.

Beloved cookbook author Dorie Greenspan visits Rakestraw Books on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her extraordinary new book, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere. Details to follow.

November 2014

Barrow & RogersBestselling novelist Bill Roorbach (Life Among Giants) visits on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 7 PM to share his marvelous new novel, The Remedy for Love.

James Oselund, editor-in-chief of Saveur, America's most critically acclaimed cooking magazine, will visit Rakestraw Books on Friday, 7 November 2014 at 7 PM. Details to follow.

Food preservation guru Cathy Barrow joins us for dinner on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving. Details to follow.

December 2014

Major league soccer player Robbie Rogers visits on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 at 11 AM to share his new book, Coming Out to Play. 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: Cathy Barrow & Robbie Rogers]