Oakland Events, Bestsellers, Staff Recs, and More!


Oakland Events

03.27.15 @ 9pm - ♫ DIESEL Presents Avram Siegel, Mike Witcher, and Sharon Gilchrist ♫

03.30.15 @ 7pm - The Diesel Readers discuss The Street by Ann Petry

03.31.15 @ 6:30pm - Peter Heller discusses and signs The Painter

04.02.15 @ 6:30pm - Kimber Simpkins discusses and signs Full

04.06.15 @ 8:00pm - Jeff Chang & Daniel Levin Becker Discuss Kendrick Lamar's new album

04.07.15 @ 6:00pm - Publication Party for Gabrielle Blair for her new book Design Mom

04.14.15 @ 6:30pm - Ryan Gattis discusses and signs All Involved

04.17.15 @ 7:30pm - "Friday Nights" conversation with Scott Saul & Waldo Martin

04.20.15 @ 7pm - The Diesel Readers discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

04.21.15 @ 12pm - Luncheon with Thor Hanson for The Triumph of Seeds *Please call the store to purchase a ticket

04.21.15 @ 7pm - Celebration of the Spring Issue of ZYZZYVA

04.26.15 @ 3pm - Poetry Flash with John Shoptaw and Daniel Wolff

04.28.15 @ 7:15pm - The Seated Diesels discuss Generations of Winter by Vassily Aksyonov

04.30.15 @ 6:30pm - Marian Lindberg discusses and signs The End of the Rainy Season

05.03.15 @ 3pm - Chris Scofield discusses and signs The Shark Curtain

05.12.15 @ 6:30pm - Patrice Vecchione discusses and signs Step Into Nature

05.14.15 @ 6:30pm - Reid Mitenbuler discusses and signs Bourbon Empire- Free Bourbon Tasting with advance purchase of book!

05.17.15 @ 3pm - 580 Split Publication Party!

05.18.15 @ 6:30pm - John Waters discusses and signs Carsick

05.21.15 @ 6:30pm - Stacy Wakefield and Ash Thayer discuss and sign The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory and Kill City

05.24.15 @ 3pm - Poetry Flash with Richard Newmark and Lee Rossi

06.04.15 @ 6:30pm - Ellen Meeropol discusses and signs On Hurricane Island

06.09.15 @ 6:30pm - Publication Party for Robert Roper for his new book Nabokov in America




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Our store hours in Oakland are Monday through Wednesday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and on Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Contact us:

By phone: (510) 653-9965
By email: oakland [at] dieselbookstore [dot] com

We are located at:

5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila)
Oakland, CA 94618