Del Mar

Store Update as of May 21st

Dear Reader,

Hope you are well!

We are exceptional at recommending; offer a wondrous selection of books; have both print and digital gift certificates; wrap, ship, and special order.  Please make use of this community resource so that we can help you for years to come.

Humor, music, and entertainment have helped to sustain us through all of this, as they have humans since time immemorial!  Art too, let's please not forget art – in all of its forms. 

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Upcoming Online Events!

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Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm - The First Tuesdays Book Group discusses "Elephant Company" by Vicki Croke

Wednesday, June 3rd at 11:00 am - Jim Newton discusses "Man of Tomorrow"

Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00 am - Elevenses with the Reps

Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 pm - Sandra Tsing Loh in conversation with Aimee Liu discusses and signs "The Madwoman and the Roomba"

Monday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm - Julie Clark discusses "The Last Flight"

Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm - Michael Elias in conversation with April Smith discusses "You Can Go Home Now"



A Symbolic Move? Friday's Retail Reopen Changes Little for San Diego Businesses

By Jennifer Van Grove, Brittany Meiling, and Karen Pearlman via San Diego Union-Tribune


The latest step in reopening California puts caution ahead of capitalism. Per Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders some “low-risk” retail businesses can reopen, but only for curbside pickup. And there is a long list of rules they must follow to keep customers and employees safe. Although low-risk retail hasn’t been clearly defined by the state, the governor has used bookstores, music stores, toy shops and florists as examples.

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Now Open in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center! 

Diesel employees with their first customer!


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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Del Mar Highlands Town Center

12843 El Camino Real, Suite 104

San Diego, CA 92130

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