As it’s almost February, I thought I’d let you know about this year’s London Book Crawl event – it’s its fifth anniverary. This year the London Bookshop Crawl runs from Friday 21st February to Sunday 23rd February. So if you want to take part there’s still time to get yourself organised!
I’m really excited to take part in this year’s event. It’s a great excuse not only to get more books and find new bookstores to explore, but also to see new areas of London that you wouldn’t otherwise visit. Last year, as well as visiting some familiar places, I also visited bookshops in Notting Hill and Granary Square. In 2018 I visisted Clapham Common for the first time. Whilst in 2017 I discovered Tales on Moonlane in Herne Hill, another area of London I wouldn’t have explored without the Bookshop Crawl.
There’s also a Twitter Chat that has been organised for Sunday 16th February at 8pmGMT so that everyone who’s taking part can chat, ask any questions they’ve got, and also give any tips if they’ve got any. I think my biggest tip is to plan which bookshops you want to visit and how you’re going to get there before you get to London. Also be realistic about how many bookshops you can visit each day – it’s surprisingly tiring, but that might be because I just do the crawl over a single day!
If you decide to take part, then I hope you have a great time. You can find more information about the bookshop crawl by either clicking the poster above or by visiting www.bookshopcrawl.co.uk.