Brooklyn Book Crawl is a self-guided tour through Brooklyn’s many, eclectic, and wonderful independent bookstores. We’re in our fourth year and our mission is to simply connect Brooklynites with some of the great indie bookstores in their own backyards. There’s no wrong way to crawl: all we ask is that you visit an indie bookstore on Independent Bookstore Day and there’s no shortage in options. Brooklyn is home to over 30 indie bookstores alone!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Map your crawl route before April 27th. View the list of participating bookstores.

  2. On Independent Bookstore Day, pick up a Brooklyn Book Crawl punch card (locations to come) and start crawling. At each stop, participating bookstores will mark the card and each “punch” will count as an entry for the raffle.

  3. Share the love and be sure to post on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BKBOOKCRAWL and don’t forget to tag the respective store.

  4. With at least one punch on your card, gain entry to Brooklyn Book Crawl’s exclusive afterparty at 6 PM after the crawl officially ends.

Happy crawling! If you have any questions, head here.