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Independent Bookstore Day & The Third Annual San Diego Bookstore Crawl

Independent Bookstore Day 

April 27th 9:30am - 6pm

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place in indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April & you know we don't throw a shop party without a prize wheel, so the infamous Library Shop Prize Wheel is back for another spin!  Spend $20 and try your luck at winning shop gift cards, discounts and other swag.  We'll also be giving away Advance Readers Copies with any purchase & a free spin of the prize wheel for anyone spending $20 or more.  We're also finalizing plans for some library-centric fun throughout the day so stay tuned and check our event page for late breaking details. . . And once you've made it down to the shop, why not keep on crawling?  

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3rd Annual San Diego Book Crawl

9 Stores, 3 Days, 1 Mission | April 27th - 29th

The Book Crawl is back!  This year we are thrilled to announce that beloved local author(with a national following), illustrator and entrepreneur Susie Ghahremani will be the official San Diego Book Crawl Ambassador!  You might know Susie from her award-winning children's book Stack the Cats, or her amazing line of adorable products at, but we know Susie as a loyal supporter of independent bookstores and local businesses across San Diego.  In addition to the usual ambassadorship duties (cutting ribbons, waving at parades), Susie has also designed this year's exclusive San Diego Book Crawl Tote, plus, a top secret limited edition book crawl enamel pin!  If you didn't just drop your phone and fall off the treadmill keep reading to learn how to get your hands on these exclusives:

1. Pick up an official San Diego Bookstore Crawl Passport at any participating store: UC San Diego Bookstore, Warwick's Books, Mysterious Galaxy, La Playa Books, Bluestocking Books, Verbatim Books, The Book Catapult, Run For Cover, or right here at the Library Shop.

2. Collect passport stamps by making a purchase ($5 minimum) from each store Saturday, Sunday, or Monday April 27th-29th for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

  • 5 STAMPS Gets you a limited edition SD Book Crawl tote bag (while supplies last).

  • 7 STAMPS Gets you the amazing top secret SD Book Crawl enamel pin (while supplies last).

  • 8 STAMPS Earns you a silver raffle ticket for a curated gift basket from one of the nine rad bookstores($50 retail value) and an official San Diego Festival of Books swag bag, including 2 VIP Passes to this year's Festival of Books author panels, compliments of our friends at the San Diego Union Tribune.

  • ALL 9 STAMPS Means you are officially a book-loving champ!!! Complete your passport to be entered into the Gold Raffle which includes the aforementioned Festival of Books swag bag and over $200 worth of gift certificates from all nine shops!

Last year's book crawl was amazing and we are working hard to top it this year so please stay up to date by visiting the San Diego Book Crawl's official Facebook Event Page and let us know you plan on crawling!  #iCrawl4Books #SDbookcrawl

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