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April is National Poetry Month! We'll be celebrating all month long by sharing videos of us reading some of our favorite poems.

As Emily Dickinson says, "If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry." So stay tuned for videos of us reading poetry that blows our heads off!

You can watch all of our poetry videos on our Instagram (@dieselbookstore & @dieseldelmar) or on our DIESEL Video webpage.



John reads “Under a Soprano Sky” from Collected Poems by Sonia Sanchez.



Upcoming Online Events!

Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm, Loren Stephens, in conversation with Jonathan Kirsch, discusses All Sorrows Can Be Borne

Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30 pm, Maile Meloy, in conversation with Ann Patchett, discusses The Octopus Escapes

Thursday, May 13th at 6:30 pm, Ursula Pike, in conversation with Carolann Duro, discusses An Indian Among Los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir

Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm, Paul Rudnick, in conversation with Christopher Rice, discusses Playing the Palace

Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 pm, Los Angeles Times Virtual Community Book Club with Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown

View our Elevenses with the Reps catalog

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For Booksellers in L.A., a Partial Reopening Brings Hope and Anxiety

By Dorany Pineda via Los Angeles Times


On a recent Saturday afternoon, Hillary McMahon pulled up into a parking spot in Pasadena, where a sign attached to a traffic cone read: “Reserved for Vroman’s Curbside Pickup. Space 1.” She dialed the phone number listed below the sign and let the store know she was ready for her book.


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Our store hours in Brentwood are:

every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm

for recommendations, purchase and pickup.

There is no in-store browsing at this time.

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We are located at:

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Suite #33
Santa Monica CA 90402

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