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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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 18 @ 11 am

Illustrator Workshop

Petunia's Place invites you to join us to make amazing works of art in our first-ever Illustrator Workshop!

Join author-illustrator David Miles in a fun-filled, color-packed reading of Color Blocked. Then, become an illustrator yourself and create explosive watercolor scenes to take home using the very same techniques from his book.

Materials are all provided. Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Saturday, September 15 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month

Petunia's Place will have a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. California author Jennifer Torres will be signing copies of her books: Stef Soto, Taco Queen and Flor and Miranda Steal the Show.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information and to reserve your copies of Jennifer's books.

Interested in a book club for teachers?


Petunia's Place is 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.

Recent author appearances

Danielle Bellwood, Anne Biggs , Danielle Shipley , and William Stevens

featured authors from the 2018 Independent Bookstore Day.

Jan Brett

author of the book Mossy and many more.

Jean Chaffee

author of the book Nosey's Big Move.

Chris Colfer

author of the The Land of Stories series.

Margarita Engle

author of the book The Surrender Tree and many more.

Linda Garduno and Laura DeWitt

author and illustrator of the book 'Witchy Poo'

Dorina Lazo Gilmore

author of the book Cora Cooks Pancit.

Doug Hansen

author of the book Mother Goose in California.

Kathy Howell

author of the book The Perfectly Purple Sneakers

Karen Moore

author of the book Pen the Tale, Oogie.

Karlene Kay Ryan and Valerie Hill

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

Joan Schoettler

author of the book Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth.

Gary Soto

author of the book Lucky Luis and many more.