2019 Independent Bookstore Day & SD Book Crawl!

The Book Catapult is proud to be a part of Independent Bookstore Day and the San Diego Book Crawl again this year! We will have a little literary trivia, some free book giveaways, and more. 

How to Crawl:

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 BooksRun For Cover, the Library Shop, or The Book Catapult, of course.

2. Collect passport stamps by making a purchase ($5 minimum) from each store on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday April 27th-29th. (The Catapult will be open on Monday, April 29 from 11am-5pm.)

Collect 5 Stamps & receive an exclusive San Diego Book Crawl tote bag designed by Susie Ghahremani! Susie is this year's official San Diego Book Crawl Ambassador! You may know her from her award-winning staff favorite kids books Stack the Cats and Balance the Birds, plus all the cute animal pins we keep at our counter. Susie has long been an ardent supporter of San Diego's independent bookstores, so we are thrilled to have her be our ambassador this year - keep your eyes peeled for her on the Crawl!

Collect 7 stamps and receive this totally exclusive San Diego Book Crawl enamel pin also designed by Susie Ghahremani!!

Collect 8 stamps and receive a silver raffle ticket for a curated gift basket from one of the nine 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.

Collect all 9 stamps gets you certified hardcore indie booklover status PLUS it enters you into the GOLD RAFFLE drawing for over $200 worth of gift certificates from all nine participating bookstores! 

Plus, on Sunday, April 28th, Susie Ghahremani - San Diego Book Crawl Ambassador and designer of all this swag - will be at the Catapult from 11am - 1pm as an illustrator-in-residence! She's working on her next book and will be painting and chatting for a few hours that day - and will be more than happy to sign your copies of Stack the Cats, Balance the Birds, or any of her other amazingly illustrated books. Or tote bags! 

Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for more announcements and secret reveals of prizes! 


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104