Edit ModuleShow Tags

San Diego Book Crawl: What Indie Stores to Book To

How nine bookstores are celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day—and you can, too


Published:

Caitlin Rother, author of true crime books like Hunting Charles Manson and Naked Addiction

April 27 is National Independent Bookstore Day, but locals are celebrating all weekend long during the fifth annual San Diego Book Crawl, April 27–29.

Organized by Scott Ehrig-Burgess, manager of the Library Shop (a nonprofit for all city libraries), the crawl features nine indie bookstores. Crawlers pick up a passport at any of them and earn a stamp with every purchase. That enters you to win raffle prizes. Visit five stores to earn a tote bag designed by local artist, author, and illustrator Susie Ghahremani; seven stores gets you a “top secret” enamel pin also designed by Ghahremani.

Mysterious Galaxy, Warwick’s, La Playa Books, Run for Cover, Verbatim Books, and UC San Diego Bookstore are all participating. So is South Park’s Book Catapult, the favorite of Caitlin Rother, author of true crime books like Hunting Charles Manson and Naked Addiction. “I just love this place,” she says. “The owners are doing such a great job making life fun for writers and book aficionados.” Take a page from Rother’s book and crawl to an indie near you.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

7 Free Things to Do This Weekend: May 24-26

Art & Amps, Balboa Park butterfly release, Motherhood Color Walk and more admission-free events this weekend

7 Free Things to Do In San Diego This Weekend: May 18-20

Fiesta del Sol, Communal Coffee anniversary party, Space Day, how to do stuff and more admission-free events this weekend

San Diego Summer Concert Preview 2019

A guide to the best bets for live music in San Diego this summer, including Beck, The B-52s, Kacey Musgraves and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019
    From pho to fries, you can choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 99 categories
  2. San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019
    Nearly 7,500 of our hungriest readers voted in our annual poll—and the results are served
  3. First Look: Il Dandy
    Michelin-starred Italian chefs open a stunner in Bankers Hill
  4. Restaurants Are Dying; Here’s the Solution
    It’s simple math, but the state of California refuses to allow it
  5. 21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego
    These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
  6. Best of North County 2019
    Our annual roundup of what's up-and-coming and full-on buzzy above the 56
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Enter San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine

Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Plan a San Diego Staycation with Hilton

Avoid the airport and enjoy local activities from kayaking to visiting Balboa Park

Athena’s Pinnacle Awards Showcases Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion

Here are the winners from the event on May 7
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags