Rockridge's independent bookstore for live events and more

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Before Rockridge was even fashionable, Oakland’s biggest independent bookstore was “keepin’ it real.” For almost 30 years, Diesel has been a community hub for multicultural author readings, political discussions, poetry events, and book clubs. Wondering what to read next? Peruse the staff picks, which are a mix of New York Times bestsellers, more thought-provoking titles, and new releases by local writers. Parents have a whole section of kids’ books, too. Check the bookstore’s website for upcoming events happening this week.

Diesel has another bookstore in the East Bay (in Brentwood) and also in Marin County (Larkspur).

Directions: It’s three blocks south of the Rockridge BART station. For more Transportation details see Oakland and Around (in the yellow bar).

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5433 College Avenue
Oakland 94618

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