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, October 28 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Halloween Celebration

Please join us for our CELEBRATION of HALLOWEEN!

We will have crafts and games for children in the courtyard including face painting. Our annual Trick or Treat Parade begins at 11:30 am. Come in Costume!
See Mr. Winston, the Balloon Man, making his amazing balloon creations for you. We look forward to seeing you!!

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.


Saturday, November 25

Small Business Day

Petunia's celebrates Small Business Day with a Festival of Local Authors.
Join us as we welcome these writers who will autograph copies of their books for customers:

  • Steven Provost (Highway 99 and his novel: Memortality)
  • Michael Kunz (Muir's Temples: A Natural History of Sequoia Grove Plants)
  • Carole Love-Forbes (Books One and Two from The Saga of Bridget and Amanda)
  • Vicki Thomas (Relics: The Long Dark Cloak)
  • Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

    Recent author appearances

    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.