Petunia's Place is pleased to invite you to join us for special events. Most are offered at no charge.

Check below to see if reservations are required.

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Interested in a book club for teachers?

In conjunction with the California Reading and Literature Project, Petunia's Place is co-sponsoring a book club for teachers who are interested in reading and discussing literature for young people.
Call the store at (559) 438-1561, for more information about how you can join.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 10 @ 11 - 1

Authors Visit

We are delighted to host two local authors!

Larissa Mercado Lopez will be signing copies of her bilingual picture book Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! This charming picture book depicts a young boy who is compassionate and kind. A wonderful book for ages 4-8.

Hoang Chi Smith (Troung) will be signing copies of her book for young adults TigerFish: A Memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel's Daughter and her Coming of Age in America. This book is a gripping and suspenseful memoir which richly chronicles Truong's childhood in Vietnam, and her coming of age story as she and her family grapple with the loss of their national identity and acculturation as refugees in America

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information and to reserve your copy!


Thursday, June 29 @ 4 - 6

Author Visit

Come meet Bill Matson, author of Crazy Horse: Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information and to reserve your copy!


Recent author appearances

Jan Brett

author of the book Mossy and many more.

Gary Soto

author of the book Lucky Luis and many more.

Joan Schoettler

author of the book 'Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth'

Doug Hansen

author of the book 'Mother Goose in California'

Margarita Engle

author of the book 'The Surrender Tree'

Jean Chaffee

author of the book 'Nosey's Big Move'

Dorina Lazo Gilmore

author of the book 'Cora Cooks Pancit'

Linda Garduno and Laura DeWitt

author and illustrator of the book 'Witchy Poo'

Karen Moore

author of the book 'Pen the Tale, Oogie'

Kathy Howell

author of the book 'The Perfectly Purple Sneakers'

Karlene Kay Ryan and Valerie Hill

author of the book 'Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life'

Mary Jane Giradi

author of the book 'Lazarus, the Rescued Bug'