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Top 100 of 2018

For over twenty-seven years, DIESEL, a Bookstore was 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 the midst of it all. A discovery zone in the wake. In short, one of the best damn neighborhood bookstores you're likely to find! Are we proud of this fact. You better believe it. But it's not and has never been just about us. Weare only as good as our customers. And boy, you have great taste! The following books are our top 100 bestselling books of 2018. Click the covers to learn more about each -- and if you'd like, purchase it online!

Who are we now? We're glad you asked. We're East Bay Booksellers, and we're still your neighborhood bookstore.

THERE THERE, by Tommy OrangeSING, UNBURIED, SING, by Jesmyn WardLESS, by Andrew Sean Greer

PACHINKO, by Min Jin Lee

A SEPARATION, by Katie Kitamura

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT, by Derek B. MillerTHE WEDDING DATE, by Jasmine GuilloryFEAR, by Bob Woodward

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, by George Saunders

THE POWER, by Naomi AldermanHOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael PollanEDUCATED, by Tara Westover

CRAZY RICH ASIANS, by Kevin Kwan

SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari

THE CALIFORNIA FIELD ATLAS, by Obi KaufmanIMPROVEMENT, by Joan SilberMY SUNSHINE AWAY, by M.O. Walsh

CALYPSO, by David Sedaris

STATION ELEVEN, by Emily St. John Mandel

THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, by Katherine ArdenHOMEGOING, by Yaa GyasiHER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES, by Carmen Maria Machado

NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman

MAGPIE MURDERS, by Anthony Horowitz

THE PEREGRINE, by J. A. BakerBOY, SNOW, BIRD, by Helen OyeyemiWARLIGHT, by Michael Ondaatje

WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO, by David Joy

EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN, by Chris Cleave

WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS, by Helen OyeyemiCALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES, by Rebecca SolnitOLD IN ART SCHOOL, by Nell Painter

EXIT WEST, by MOHSIN HAMID

THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, by Ursula K. Le Guin

FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE, by Ingrid Rojas ContrerasTHE INCENDIARIES, by R. O. KwonMY ABSOLUTE DARLING, by Gariel Tallen

OUTLINE, by Rachel Cusk

THE BERKELEY BOWL COOKBOOK,by Laura McLively

THE IMMORTALISTS, by Chloe BenjaminYOU ARE A BADASS, by Jen SinceroSALT, FAT, ACID, Heat, by Samin Nosrat

POND, by Claire-Louise Bennett

THE FIFTH SEASON, by N. K. Jemisin

THE OVERSTORY, by Richard PowersMANHATTAN BEACH, by Jennifer EganIN THE DISTANCE, by Hernan Diaz

PAPER IS WHITE, by Hilary Zaid

HAWKER FARE, by James Syhabout

THE BOOK OF JOAN, by Lidia YuknavitchWHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin DiAngeloSURVIVOR CAFE, by Elizabeth Rosner

BLACK SWANS, by Eve Babitz

A QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY/THEM Pronouns, by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

A LUCKY MAN, by Jamel BrinkleyTHE REAL & THE UNREAL, by Ursula K. Le GuinEVICTED, by Matthew Desmond

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng

AS BLACK AS RESISTANCE, by Zoe Samudzi & William C. Anderson

THE MONK OF MOKHA, by Dave EggersBARRACOON, by Zora Neale HurstonTHE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead

REST, by Kim Soojung-Kim Pang

THE MARGINALIZED MAJORITY, by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

THE FEMALE PERSUASION, by Meg WolitzerTHE END OF POLICING, by Alex VitaleWE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE, by Samantha Irby

PRIESTDADDY, by Patricia Lockwood

LILITH'S BROOD, by Octavia E. Butler

BAD FEMINIST, by Roxane GayTHE SYMPATHIZER, by Viet Thanh NguyenWHITE SANDS, by Geoff Dyer

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS, by Sy Montgomery

MOTHERHOOD, by Sheila Heti

COACH WOODEN & ME, by Kareem Abdul-JabbarALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, by Charlie Jane AndersTHE MAN WHO ATE EVERYTHING, by Jeffrey Steingarten

THE BURIED GIANT, by Kazuo Ishiguro

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS, by Arundhati Roy

AFTER THE FIRE, by Henning MankellKILLING COMMENDATORE, by Haruki MurakamiCOMPASS, by Mathias Enard

BETWEEN THE WORLD & ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

SIX SEASON, by Joshua McFadden

BIRDS OF BERKELEY, by Oliver JamesTHE COLOR OF LAW, by Richard RothsteinHOPE NEVER DIES, by Andrew Shaffer

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, by Joan Didion

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, by Elizabeth Strout

REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS, by Carlo RovelliKILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by Davud GrannTRANSCRIPTION, by Kate Atkinson

THE PERFECT NANNY, by Leila Slimani

FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL, by Sarah Wilson

BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah HawleyBAD BLOOD, by John CarreyrouMEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME, by Rebecca Solnit

THE MARS ROOM, by Rachel Kushner

MAXIMUM SUNLIGHT, by Meagan Day