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St. Jordi's Day & SD Book Crawl 2024

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St. Jordi's Day & SD Book Crawl 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9:00am PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Come celebrate St. Jordi's Day in honor of Independent Bookstore Day, and take part in the Seventh Annual San Diego Book Crawl April 27th-29th!

Visit us on Saturday, April 27th to enjoy a long-time Warwick's tradition: a celebration of St. Jordi's Day, in conjunction with the national observance of Independent Bookstore Day!

Activities include:
11am: Bilingual Storytime with Esther Riera (and a knight and a dragon!)
12pm-1pm: Meet-and-Greet with the 2024 San Diego Book Crawl Author Ambassador, Susan Lee!
12pm-3pm: Live Music by Annela Flores
Paella Lifestyle will be on hand with delicious food for purchase.

Saint Jordi's Day is a day of books, roses, and romance and Warwick's brings it to La Jolla all the way from Barcelona. Saint Jordi is the Catalan name for Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia. As legend has it, Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess and then plucked a red rose for the princess from a rose bush which sprouted from the exact spot that the dragon's blood had spilled. To commemorate Saint Jordi's day, men and women in Barcelona take to the streets to buy and exchange books and roses for their sweethearts. More books are sold on this day in Barcelona than the entire rest of the year combined. Join Warwick's in celebration of this unique cultural tradition! 

Also kicking off on Saturday, April 27th is The San Diego Book Crawl, back for its seventh year with more prizes for crawlers than ever before! The San Diego Book Crawl is an annual event, since 2018, that encourages San Diegans to visit as many participating local independent bookstores as possible over three days. Book Crawlers receive a Book Crawl ‘Passport’ at their first bookstore stop and receive stamps as they shop at any of the participating bookstores. The more stamps you collect, the more prizes you win (while supplies last). Prizes will include the SD Book Crawl 2024 Limited Edition Tote Bag and SD Book Crawl 2024 Exclusive Enamel Pin designed by Susie Ghahremani! Follow us on Instagram at @sdbookcrawl for updates.

Particiating Stores:

Bay Books: baybookscoronado.com
Bluestocking Books: bluestockingbooks.com
DIESEL: dieselbookstore.com
Joyride Bookshop: joyridebookshop.indielite.org
La Playa Books: laplayabooks.com
Libélula Books & Co: IG @libelula_books_co
The Library Shop: libraryshopsd.org
Meet Cute: meetcutebookshop.com
Mysterious Galaxy: mystgalaxy.com
The Book Catapult: thebookcatapult.com
UC San Diego Bookstore: ucsandiegobookstore.com
Verbatim Books: verbatim-books.com