Saturday, August 29th -- Online Events for Independent Bookstore Day

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, August 29th, a celebration of local, independent bookstores and their communities.

This year, bookstores are celebrating with online events. These online events range from discussions with authors, to drawing classes, to readings. See below for how to attend.

What is DIESEL doing for Independent Bookstore Day? We'll be giving out prizes with purchases and selling event-exclusive items! (While supplies last.) At our Del Mar location, we'll be giving out limited edition pins designed by San Diego artist Susie Ghahremani.

 

 

Online Events for Independent Bookstore Day

 

An Evening with Two Brilliant Friends: Independent Bookstore Day Kick-off Event

Moderated by Michael Reynolds, Editor in Chief of Europa Editions.

Join long-time friends, former New Yorker copy department colleagues, and literary icons in their own right, Mary Norris and Ann Goldstein, for an exclusive event in celebration of the forthcoming release of Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults.

Friday, August 28th at 4:30 pm PST. Click here at time of the event to attend.

Goldfish Ghost Drawing Class with Lisa Brown

Moderated by Samantha Schoech

Join a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown. Her books include Goldfish Ghost, The Airport Book, The Phantom Twin, Mummy Cat, Long Story Short, and others.

Saturday, August 29th at 10:00 am PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

Graphic Novel Discussion and Drawing Class with Gene Luen Yang, author of Dragon Hoops

Moderated by Samantha Schoech

Saturday, August 29th at 10:00 am PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

 

Middle Grade Fun

Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald, author of How to Be a Pirate

with author Renée Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine) and illustrator Nina Mata (I Promise)

Saturday, August 29th at 11:00 am PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

World-Building in YA Feminist, Fantasy Fiction

Moderated by Abby Rauscher from Books Are Magic!

Featuring bestselling YA fantasy authors:

Kat Cho (Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls and Reaper of Souls), and Rebecca Kim Wells (Shatter the Sky).

Saturday, August 29th at 12:00 pm PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

 

"You Have Arrived at Your Destination" with Amor Towles

Moderated by Samantha Schoech

Explore the very near future with Amor Towles as he reads from the exclusive, signed Bookstore Day edition of his story “You Have Arrived at Your Destination.”

Saturday, August 29th at 1:00 pm PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

Writing the West with Reyna Grande, Rishi Reddi, and Lauren Francis-Sharma

Moderated by Samantha Schoech

Join authors Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us), Rishi Reddi, (Passge West: A Novel), and Lauren Francis-Sharma (Book of the Little Axe) as they discuss reexamining the history, culture, and myths of the West through their fiction.

Saturday, August 29th at 2:00 pm PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

 

ALONE TOGETHER: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, a Fundraiser for BINC

Moderated by Jen Haupt and Garth Stein

Join co-hosts Jennifer Haupt, editor of ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, and Garth Stein, Author Leadership Circle Campaign Chair for Binc, for readings and conversations with ALONE TOGETHER contributing authors Faith Adiele, Gayle Brandeis, W. Ralph Eubanks, Jamie Ford, Major Jackson, Sonora Jha, Scott James, Jessica Keener, Jean Kwok, Roberto Lovato, Ada Limón, Claudia Castro Luna, Kevin Sampsell, and Luis Alberto Urrea.

Saturday, August 29th at 3:00 pm PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

 

Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Tayari Jones, Lauren Groff, and Emma Straub

Moderator to be announced.

Join three of Independent Bookstore Day's past Author Ambassadors for a lively discussion of books, bookstores, and the writing life, featuring Tayari Jones (An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow), Lauren Groff (Fates & Furies and Florida), Emma Straub (All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, and The Vacationers, and owner of Books Are Magic! in Brooklyn).

Saturday August 29th at 5:00 pm PST. Click here at time of event to attend.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
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