Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Diesel Readers back to the store to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh on Monday, October 20th at 7pm.After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with...
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes the Los Angeles chapter of the Women's National Book Association and authors Cynthia Bond, Michelle Huneven, Gina B. Nahai, and Gabrielle Zevin to celebrate National Reading Group Month at the store with a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30pm. Author Diane Leslie will moderate.Every October, the ten chapters of the Women's National Book...
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes ZYZZYVA editor Oscar Villalon and contributor Peter Orner to the store to celebrate the blossoming literary journal, Monkey Business, with editors Ted Goosen and Roland Kelts, and contributors Tomoka Shibasaki and Hiromi Ito on Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm. ZYZZYVA,
the San Francisco literary journal, started in 1985, has received
acclaim over the...
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes author Mandy Aftel to the store to discuss and sign her new book, Fragrant, on Thursday, October 23rd at 7pm.Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power...
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland Presents AVRAM SIEGEL & MIKE WILHOYTEFriday, October 24th at 9pm Every month, banjo
and guitar impresario, Avram Siegel, brings his legendary
musical chops to DIESEL in a series of musical performances with local and
traveling musicians. This month he is joined by the creative traditional guitarist, Mike Wilhoyte. Please note:...
We celebrated our ten years in Malibu with Garrison Keillor and Tom
Robbins events at our store one month before we closed. It was a
beautiful way to end a decade as Malibu's booksellers. Out-of-sight real
estate costs and local frustration over increasingly inappropriate
high-end retail leasing conspired to make maintaining a bookstore in
Malibu impossible. It was a sad, poignant, and telling conclusion to a
much-loved but overwhelmed community bookstore.