Check Out Your Local Bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day – Sat., April 27

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Book Crawl – April 27-April 29

Run for Cover Bookstore and La Playa Books will celebrate America’s Independent Bookstore Day, April 27-April 29 as part of a book crawl collection of local bookstores. The annual event, now in its third year, includes nine San Diego bookstores that will showcase the unique niche of the indie bookstore. Prizes, swag bags, stickers, pins, buttons, arts and crafts, author presentations, book signings, contests, and of course the best in books, will be offered to those who relish aimlessly perusing between aisles of books. “It’s time for passports to get stamped, collect cool totes and meet amazing authors,” said Amy Hesselink, manager of La Playa Books at 1026 Rosecrans St. “We meet people who are totally crazy about books from San Diego and beyond. Last year we had visitors all the way from Arizona. We even had bikers bike the entire crawl.”

Run for Cover Bookstore, at 4912 Voltaire St., the newbie in the ensemble, is delighted to be a part of a community that has embraced their recent opening. According to its owner, Marianne Reiner, Ocean Beach was ready for a bookstore. Rooted in Ocean Beach as residents, Reiner is determined to be more than just a place filled with books. “We’ve established relationships to offer everyone more than just a bookstore,’ she said. “We’re making Run for Cover a community hub for inviting authors and hosting events; crafts for children, story time, poetry night, book clubs and of course a great selection of brand-new books. Crawlers will experience the magic behind the art of hand-selling books along with excellent customer service.

(hat tip to Laura Dennison)

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Avatar micporte April 29, 2019 at 4:30 am

WELCOME and hallelujah for independent bookstores!!!! Reading is one of the hardest things we invented for ourselves to do, (with math) and one of things that makes us so smart and creative, as well as a source of brain orgasms, adventures and soul solace from our earliest reading years… Thanks to you.

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