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, September 15 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

PJoin us at Petunia's Place for a Special Story Time with California author Jennifer Torres who will share her books Stef Soto, Taco Queen and Flor and Miranda Steal the Show.

Art and craft activities will follow the presentation. The author will sign copies of her books. Children 6-12 are invited to participate.

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

Saturday, October 13 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Book Launch

Join local author Joan Schoettler for a Special Story Time as she shares her newest book Ruth Aswa: A Sculpting Life and invites children to participate in an art adventure.

Materials will be provided. Children 5-12 are invited to participate. The author will sign copies of her book.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information and to reserve your copy of Joan's book.

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.