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.

Click here to see photos from our recent events

In order for everyone to be safe during this time, we will not be holding any storytimes or special events originally scheduled for March and April.

We will reschedule as soon as it is safe to do so.

Ongoing Event

2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month

Story Time and Art Activity with Ms. Porter

Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to join Ms. Porter for stories, songs, and crafts!

Upcoming dates: May 9, May 23

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

**POSTPONED** Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 18 @ 11 am

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to bring their teddy bear, enjoy bear stories, and meet Mother Bruce.
He will be here to greet you. Plan to take a picture of you with Mother Bruce!

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Saturday, April 25 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate the Independent Bookstore Day with us! Meet authors, browse special merchandise, join us for various activities, and drawing for gift certificate.
Storytime with Ms. Porter at 11:00 and at 12:00 Bubble Play in the courtyard with Wild Water Adventures

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

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

Teresa Adamo

author of Indy, oh Indy.

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.