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London Bookshop Crawl 2021

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The London Bookshop Crawl will celebrate its 6th year in 2021! Join us for a week of celebration of the city's bookshops in February

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Despite the strangeness of the times we are currently living through, the London Bookshop Crawl will celebrate its sixth year of supporting the independent bookshops of the city and bringing book lovers together, although this year that togetherness may take a more virtual form than usual! 

Bookshops across central and greater London will be offering discounts, perks and special events for bookshop crawlers and you'll be able to download our free route maps to go bookshop crawling on your own or join in with virtual bookshop crawls, social events and panels online, from wherever in the world you are. We have various plans for varying levels of social distancing and lockdown rules this year, but rest assured that from February 10th - 17th 20201 we will be here, celebrating the amazing bookshops of the city and helping you discover them and revel in books. As always (and even more so this year given the online additions to the event) everyone is welcome, the only rules are be nice to people, have fun and share the bookish love!

This free ticket means we'll email you all of the resources we create directly once they are ready in January.

If tickets are off-sale you can head to www.bookshopcrawl.co.uk to get your free bookshop crawl ID card, the Big List of participating bookshops & all sorts of route planning resources. Join in the fun using #LondonBookshopCrawl on social media!

 

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What is a bookshop crawl? 

A bookshop crawl is a period of time spent going from bookshop to bookshop, browsing and buying books as the mood takes you and exploring new areas. To be a 'crawl' there is usually more than 1 bookshop involved, and you can use our free resources to plan a route between the participating bookshops, or join one of our groups and let us do the work for you! You can also do this route virtually in 2021, if distance or pandemic rules necessitate it.

Do I have to join a group, or can I do it on my own?

You can absolutely do it on your own if that's what you prefer. We'll be emailing everyone with this free ticket including all of our free resources and most recent guidance and updates on in person visits once they're available, all of which are aimed towards helping you plan your own day or weekend of bookshop wandering. We'll have route maps covering all areas of London as well as various tube lines and other fun things, and a big list of participating venues along with details of accessibility, opening hours and the perks they'll be offering to bookshop crawlers. Plus we're available on twitter & Facebook to answer all your bookshop crawl questions. During 2021 we are not able to run our usual guided groups, but we hope that they will be back for 2022.

 Where do I find the route maps? 

You can access the Big List (which is actually a map this year) of all of the participating bookshops at www.ninjabookbox.com/plan-your-crawl. There are also some downloadable pdf's available which actually give a pre-planned route and tell you how to get from A to B if that's more your jam. This page will be regularly updated between now and February 2021 so keep an eye on it and your inboxes.

Does the free ticket get me access to everything? 

This free ticket gets you access to all of our free resources - the Big List and other maps, downloadable pdf route maps and the bookshop crawl ID - emailed straight to you. You are then free to use them to organise your own weekend. We'd love to see what you get up to - just use #LondonBookshopCrawl to share your bookshop adventures! We are still working out what access for the online events will look like - it will very much dependent on associated costs of panels, hosting platforms etc as the bookshop crawl is a non profit and has a very limited operating budget so we may need to charge a small fee for some of the events, but we will do our best to keep it as accessible as possible.

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