Rakestraw Books

★★★★☆
Mon - Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM; Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday: Noon - 5 PM
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925-837-7337

522 Hartz Avenue

Danville, CA

94526

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The store looks beautiful, but I went for a book reading. Not being one of the Danville cognoscenti, didn't realize that one needed to make a reservation for a dinner- the notice on the author's page on Amazon mentioned a reading. When an employee came to unlock the door (there was a notice closing early due to event) he told me about the dinner making clear it it was for the invited. I mentioned the notice on Amazon and he said we don't have any control over Amazon and shut the door. i'd traveled an hour and a half to get there, am from Port Angeles (the fictional Port Bonita) and am buying the book elsewhere-the idiot didn't offer to sell me a book after all that!

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★★★☆☆

The store looks beautiful, but I went for a book reading. Not being one of the Danville cognoscenti, didn't realize that one needed to make a reservation for a dinner- the notice on the author's page on Amazon mentioned a reading. When an employee came to unlock the door (there was a notice closing early due to event) he told me about the dinner making clear it it was for the invited. I mentioned the notice on Amazon and he said we don't have any control over Amazon and shut the door. i'd traveled an hour and a half to get there, am from Port Angeles (the fictional Port Bonita) and am buying the book elsewhere-the idiot didn't offer to sell me a book after all that!

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I have been shopping at Rakestraw Books since I was a kid and I am always impressed by the authors they bring in to speak. It's a small store but the writers are the best around. Over the past couple years, I have heard Michael Chabon, Richard Russo, Richard Ford, and many others. I just read today that they are bringing Barbara Walters to the bookstore. And, best of all, the bookstore is an intimate space, so you really get a chance to interact both with the authors and other members of the audience.

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★★★★★

I have been shopping at Rakestraw Books since I was a kid and I am always impressed by the authors they bring in to speak. It's a small store but the writers are the best around. Over the past couple years, I have heard Michael Chabon, Richard Russo, Richard Ford, and many others. I just read today that they are bringing Barbara Walters to the bookstore. And, best of all, the bookstore is an intimate space, so you really get a chance to interact both with the authors and other members of the audience.

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This is the bookstore that I grew up with! I have many good memories of coming here when I was younger. They have a good selection of books for a smaller store. Prices are decent, not cheap, but not expensive either.

PROS: Friendly
CONS: Not as much selection as B&N

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★★★★☆

This is the bookstore that I grew up with! I have many good memories of coming here when I was younger. They have a good selection of books for a smaller store. Prices are decent, not cheap, but not expensive either.

PROS: Friendly
CONS: Not as much selection as B&N

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Welcome to Rakestraw Books (est. April 1973), a beautiful, well-stocked independent bookshop located in Danville, California; well-known for our selection, our book-loving staff, and our great events. Danville Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2005.

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