San Diego Book Crawl 2023 April 29th to May 1st

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Join Us For the San Diego Book Crawl and Independent Bookstore Day Celebration! 
The San Diego Book Crawl is back for another fantastic event
with more prizes and more independent bookstores to visit and support!
This year’s Crawl lasts 3 days and stretches from Coronado to Del Mar, starting Saturday April 29th,
in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day. 
The San Diego Book Crawl is an annual event coinciding with the national celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, encouraging San Diegans to visit as many of the 13 participating local independent bookstores as possible over 3 days.

Book Crawlers receive a Book Crawl ‘Passport’ at their first bookstore stop and receive a stamp in that passport when they spend at least $10 at participating stores. The more stamps you collect, the more prizes you win (while supplies last)!

We are excited to once again have an in person craw so we have expanded to 13 San Diego indie bookstores! This is a 3 day event (Saturday, Sunday, Monday). Keep in mind that each bookstore has its own unique hours. We invite you to visit our store websites or social media channels to see what we’re up to!

• Bay Books:
• Bluestocking Books:
• The Book Catapult:
• Joyride:
• La Playa Books:
• Libélula Books & Co:
• Library Shop:
• Meet Cute Romance:
• Mysterious Galaxy:
• UC San Diego Bookstore:
• Verbatim Books:
• Warwick's:


Spend $10 or more at any one of the participating indie bookstores to receive a Book Crawl Passport Stamp. Pick up your passport at the first store on your crawl. Earn your EXCLUSIVE 2023 Book Crawl Merch as you add stamps to your passport during the weekend.


Merch Prizes are as follows:
• 1st store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2023 Passport
• 3rd store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2023 Sticker
• 6th store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2023 Tote
• 9th store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2023 Exclusive Enamel Pin
• 13th (last!) store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2023 Mug

(All merch are while supplies last.)


Good luck Book Crawlers! We look forward to serving you on the best weekend of the year!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 10:00am to Monday, May 1, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
At 13 Great San Diego Bookstores (see above) for Location
Event Location: