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Top 100 (2019)

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. We are only as good as our customers. And boy, you have great taste! The following books are our top 100 bestselling books of 2019. 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.

THE OVERSTORY, by Richard PowersHOW TO DO NOTHING, by Jenny OdellTHERE THERE, by Tommy Orange

THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS, by Esme Weijun Wang

SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT, by Samin Nosrat

WHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin DiAngeloON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by Ocean VuongA GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens

EDUCTED, by Tana Westover

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT, by Derek B. MillerTHE STATE OF WATER, by Obi KaufmannMINDFUL LISTENING, by Harvard Business Review

THE WEDDING DATE, by Jasmine Guillory

THE PROPOSAL, by Jasmine Guillory

THE WEDDING PARTY, by Jasmine GulloryROYAL HOLIDAY, by Jasmine GuillorySAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari

A SEPARATION, by Katie Kitamura

THE FIFTH SEASON, by N. K. Jemisin

BAD BLOOD, by John CarreyouBECOMING, by Michelle ObamaWHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE, by Carolyn Forche

NORMAL PEOPLE, by Sally Rooney

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS, by Sally Rooney

THE NICKEL BOYS, by Colson WhiteheadTHE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, by Katherine ArdenIF THESE WALLS COULD TALK, by Ken Korach & Susan Slusser

BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah

WASHINGTON BLACK, by Esi Edugyan

EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN, by Chris CleaveALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, by Charlie Jane AndersTHE IMMORTALISTS, by Chloe Benjamin

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

TRICK MIRROR, by Jia Tolentino

MY ABSOLUTE DARLING, by Gabriel TallentCRIBSHEET,by Emily OsterOUTLINE, by Rachel Cusk

Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday

THE PEREGRINE, by J. A. Baker

THE YELLOW HOUSE, by Sarah M. BroomSTATION ELEVEN, by Emily St. John MandelOTTOLENGHI SIMPLE, by Yotam Ottolengthi

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng

PLEASURE ACTIVISM, by adrienne maree brown

EMERGENT STRATEGY, by adrienne maree brownHOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, by Ibram X. KendiMY SUNSHINE AWAY, by M. O. Walsh

AUNTIE POLDI AND THE SICILIAN LIONS, by Mario Giordano

THE POWER, by Naomi Alderman

THE MUELLER REPORT, ed. by the Washington PostTHE WATER DANCER, by Ta-Nehisi CoatesTHE SIXTH MAN, by Andre Iguodala

THREE WOMEN, by Lisa Taddeo

DREYER's ENGLISH, by Benjamin Dreyer

GO AHEAD IN THE RAIN, by Hanif AbdurraquibPEOPLE'S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES, ed. by Victor LaValleTHE BURIED, by Kazuo Ishiguor

THE TESTAMENTS, by Margaret Atwood

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES, by Carmen Maria Machado

THE DUTCH HOUSE, by Ann PatchettCALYPSO, by David SedarisWOMEN ROWING NORTH, by Mary Pipher

THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH, by David Wallace-Wells

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael Pollan

THE NEWLYWED TABLE, by Maria ZizkaPACHINKO, by Min Jin LeeMILKMAN, by Anna Burn

WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO, by David Joy

WHY WE SLEEP, by Matthew Walker

THE CALIFORNIA FIELD ATLAS, by Obi KaufmannBELOVED, by Toni MorrisonUNDERLAND, by Robert MacFarlane

Extratransmission, by Andrea Abi-Karam

SING, UNBURIED, SING, by Jesmyn Ward

LESS, by Andrew Sean GreerA QUICK AND EASY GUY TO THEY/THEM PRONOUNS, by  Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan JimersonCIRCE, by Madeline Miller

TRANSCRIPTION, by Kate Atkinson

THE WITCH ELM, by Tana French

WARLIGHT, by Michael OndaatjeLOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE, by Valeria LuiselliMAMA'S LAST HUG, by Frans De Waal

LILITH'S BROOD, by Octavia E. Butler

AXIOMATIC, by Maria Tumarkin

TALKING TO STRANGERS, by Malcolm GladwellAN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, by Tayari JonesIF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, by James Baldwin

BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF, by Marlon James

WAYS TO DISAPPEAR, by Idra Novey

NATALIE TAN'S BOOK OF LUCK & GOOD FORTUNE, by Roselle LimAMERICAN BY DAY, by Derek B. MillerFATHER'S DAY, by Matthew Zapruder

PRIESTDADDY, by Patricia Lockwood

CARCERAL CAPITALISM, by Jackie Wang

THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK, by Ami McKayTHE WITCH'S BOOK OF SELF-CARE, by Arin Murphy-HiscockTHEY CALLED US ENEMY, by George Takei

AGAINST PURITY, by Alexis Shotwell

MAXIMUM SUNLIGHT, by Meagan Day