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San Diego Book Crawl and Independent Bookstore Day

9 AM, ongoing daily from April 30, 2022 until May 2, 2022.
Multiple locations
Hours vary by bookstore

From KPBS:
It's Book Crawl time again! All your favorite independent bookstores in San Diego will join forces for the weekend, beginning on Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022, lasting all weekend and into Monday, May 2. The Susie Ghahremani/boygirlparty commemorative pin this year is, as usual, cute — a raccoon snuggling a stack of books — and is available while supplies last by spending a minimum of $5 at eight of the participating bookstores.

A new addition this year: If you haven't stopped by the new Libélula Books in Barrio Logan, make sure to include it on your crawl

Check this handy PDF map for details about each bookstore's hours and location.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
11 San Diego Independent Bookstores, 3 days, 1 passport, and you!

The San Diego Book Crawl is back... in person! We cannot thank you enough for all of your amazing your support over these last few, super-weird pandemic years. This year, we decided to return to a three day (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) in-person traditional Crawl! Keep in mind that each bookstore has its own unique hours, mask restrictions and capacity levels. We invite you to visit our store websites or social media channels to see what we’re up to! And don't forget to follow @sdbookcrawl on Instagram for updates.

Participating Independent Bookstores:
Bay Books:
Bluestocking Books:
La Playa Books:
Libélula Books & Co: IG @libelula_books_co
Library Shop:
Mysterious Galaxy:
The Book Catapult:
UC San Diego Bookstore:
Verbatim Books:

Spend $5 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 2022 Book Crawl Merch as you add stamps to your passport during the weekend.

Merch Prizes:1st store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2022 Participant Pin5th store stamp: SD Book Crawl 2022 Tote Bag8th store stamp: Exclusive Enamel Pin designed by Susie Ghahremani. ( (last!) store stamp: SD Book Crawler Champion 3D Printed Trophy!

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

Related links:
San Diego Book Crawl on Instagram
Book Crawl map (PDF)

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.