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Closing the Chapter on Malibu's Indie Bookstore, Diesel

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Yesterday, LA Observed's Here in Malibu eulogized the city's indie bookstore Diesel, who will be closing soon, following "a protracted legal skirmish" mixed with recession-era low sales.The store, which has been open for seven years, is in a retail center that became a "ghost town" after new ownership took over the property. Owners John Evan and Alison Reid have been independent booksellers since 1989, and operate two other Diesel locations, Brentwood and Oakland, both of which will remain open.

Diesel on Diesel:

Known for our fascinating selection of titles, stunning author events, enthusiastically diverse staff, and urban California aesthetic, DIESEL is the cutting-edge, high octane, community-radiating, independent neighborhood bookstore we all dream of hanging out in, getting imaginally turned on in, and literarily inspired by.

Not afraid to invent words, the booksellers simply can't invent patrons in Malibu in order to keep paying the bills. Here in Malibu says Evans and Reid "haven't given up hope of finding a new spot," in the area.