Oakland Events, Bestsellers, Staff Recs, and More!


Oakland Events

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

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

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

05.02.15 - 2nd Annual California Bookstore Day!

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

05.08.15 @ 9:00pm - An evening of music with Avram Siegel and Kathy Kallick!

05.11.15 @ 7pm - The Diesel Readers discuss Thrown by Kerry Howley

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

05.19.15 @ 7:15pm - The Seated Diesels discuss The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

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

06.08.15 @ 7pm - The Diesel Readers discuss Old Filth by Jane Gardam

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

06.11.15 @ 6:30pm - Chris Leslie-Hynan discusses and signs Ride Around Shining

06.14.15 @ 3pm - Poetry Flash with Chana Bloch, Andrea Hollander, and Danusha Lameris.

06.23.15 @ 6:30pm - Alex Dolan discusses and signs The Euthanist

06.30.15 @ 6:30pm - Liz Prato in conversation with Ellen Sussman as she discusses and signs Baby's on Fire


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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