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The short answer is the most boring: we used to be DIESEL, A Bookstore. It gets to the point, without really being the point at all.

For over twenty-seven years, this space of ours has been a vital part of the literary and cultural fabric of the East Bay.

This place that we call home, it’s always changing. Industries rise and fall. People come and go. And the ground itself moves under our feet. This bowling alley turned bookstore, has been a community sounding board about these changes. A safe place in their midst. A discovery zone in their wake. In short, one of the best damn neighborhood bookstores you’re likely to find. Are we proud of this fact? You bet. But it’s not and has never been about us.

Who are we? We’re glad you asked.

We are East Bay Booksellers, and we are your neighborhood bookstore.