Summer Camp for Grown-Ups Returns on August 11

What: Summer Camp for Grown-ups is a full day of fun and books and programs you will love. Grab your friends and build your perfect summer day with writers Sara Henry, Ramona Ausubel, and Janis Cooke Newman and lots of the other book lovers. Check out the confirmed roster of activities for the day HERE. […]

Diane Muldrow Visits Rakestraw Books

  Writer and children’s book historian Diane Muldrow discussing and signing her marvelous new book,  Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book. Sunday, 28 September 2014 at 3 PM.   The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise […]

Gail Sheehy with the Hon. Ellen Tauscher

Iconic journalist Gail Sheehy, author of Passages, named by the Library of Congress one of the ten most influential books of our times, in conversation with the Hon. Ellen Tauscher, former member of the US House of Representatives and under Secretary of State. The author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives, now lays […]

Annie Barrows Visits Rakestraw Books

Children’s writer Annie Barrows — one of our all-time favorite visitors sharing her new book, Magic in the Mix, the sequel to The Magic Half. Molly and Miri Gill are twins. They look the same, act the same, sometimes even think the same. But they weren’t always twins. . . . Molly used to live in 1935, […]

Megan Shull Visits Rakestraw Books

Novelist for teens Megan Shull, discussing her funny and thought-provoking new novel, The Swap. “In this savvy twist on Freaky Friday, a tween girl with mean-girl issues swaps lives — and bodies — with the most popular boy in school. The internal lives of both boy and girl come across as both authentic and heartwarming . […]

Rick Yancy Visits Rakestraw Books

Award-winning novelist for teens Rick Yancy  discussing and signing his fast-paced and brilliant new novel, The Infinite Sea. Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 7 PM.

 How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in […]