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Take a listen to a great podcast called Books Are My People with Jennifer Caloyeras, featuring John Evans, co-owner of Diesel Bookstore, as he talks about selling his independent bookstore, what he'll miss most and how books help us deal with difficult subjects such as war.  
Looking for a new book to read or an event to attend? The San Diego Union Tribune has listed their top 10 books and events for Spring 2024


The local novelist behind bestsellers such as “Secret Daughter” and “The Golden Son” will appear at Diesel, Del Mar on Sunday March 24th at 3:00 pm. Join us! “A Great Country,” is a story about an Indian-American family coming together after a violent encounter with the police.
National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann channels Diane Foley's voice as she tells her story, as the mother of American journalist Jim Foley - in search of answers, beyond justice, found through dogged, empathetic, spiritual enquiry.


The world will burn in the final installment of Scarlett St. Clair's bestselling Hades X Persephone saga.




An electrifying debut novel from an “unusually gifted writer” (Lorrie Moore) about the radical intimacy of physical competition




City in Ruins: A Novel (The Danny Ryan Trilogy #3) By Don Winslow Cover ImageDon Winslow: ‘City in Ruins’


Following City on Fire and City of DreamsCity in Ruins is the explosive, impossible to put down conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow’s epic, genre-defining crime trilogy and the final book of Winslow's extraordinary career.

Table for Two: Fictions By Amor Towles Cover ImageMillions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood.



Michelle Gable: ‘The Beautiful People’

The Beautiful People By Michelle Gable Cover ImageSet against the glamorous 1960s Jet Set, a novel about a failed debutante whose new job as assistant to society photographer Slim Aarons takes her into Palm Beach's inner circle, and into a beguiling friendship with the star at its center, fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer




A tender and engrossing historical novel about the unlikely love affair between two great 19th-century poets, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett.




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Upcoming Events!

First Monday Book Group!

Monday April 1st at 11 am 

Monthly Tuesday Book Group!

Tuesday April 2nd at 6 pm

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By KAREN BILLING via Del Mar Times


Readers rejoice: A book store is returning to Del Mar Highlands Town Center with DIESEL, A Bookstore.

It’s been five years since Barnes & Noble closed after 21 years when the center renovations began, a heartbreaker for both the community and the center owner. Donahue Schriber Realty Group pledged to bring back a book store when the expansion was complete and they are delivering on that promise with DIESEL, a longtime California indie book store that also has a location in Brentwood.

“A bookstore has been the number one request from our customers for a number of years. We are thrilled to have a long-established independent bookstore join the center”, said Patrick Donahue, chairman and CEO of Donahue Schriber Realty Group. “Diesel’s new Del Mar Highlands location will be a great addition to the community.”







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Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

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