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Local bookstore owners present: The Lakeland Book Crawl

Finding our next read and supporting local independent book sellers? We’re in.

Little Bus Books mobile bookshop

Read up on where to get new reads during the Lakeland Book Crawl.

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Independent bookstore owners throughout Swan City are joining forces to host the third Lakeland Book Crawl in honor of National Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.

Follow along with the map to find deals at new stores each day. Pro tip: Scan the QR code at each shop to enter a giveaway for handcrafted bookends.

Can’t make it to each stop? Try out the new itineraries for Weekday Wanderers, Weekend Warriors, and Wandering Warriors to enjoy a shorter version of the crawl.

A red cinder block building with a coming soon sign

Inklings Book Shoppe has moved downtown as of 2024.

Photo by LALtoday

Monday, April 22

The Unbound Bookery, 1026 S. Florida Ave. | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Enjoy 20% off antique + vintage books.

Bookends Used Books, 5100 US Hwy. 98 N., Ste. 4 | 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Get 30% off your purchase, excluding classics.

Tuesday, April 23

Inklings Book Shoppe, 243 N. Florida Ave. | 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Enjoy 10% off and a free sticker with purchases, plus a signing with local authors Thad Diaz + Kayla Tirrell.

Interior of Pressed Books with books on shelves and tables

Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the “LKLD Local” section at Pressed.

Photo by LALtoday

Wednesday, April 24

Pressed, 213 E. Bay St. | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Every book purchase earns you a free drink — we recommend the strawberry honey latte.

Thursday, April 25

BookaReaderville, 2120 S. Combee Rd. | 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
This new store opens on Saturday, April 20. Visit for 10% off purchases + a free book for newsletter subscribers.

Crash Bookshop, 3125 Bartow Rd. | 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
All journals will be 10% off.

Friday, April 26

Little Bus Books, 1047 E. Main St. | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Get half off the price of a Passenger membership and join a free Lit Mic Night, 6-8 p.m.

New this year: Bring your Book Crawl receipt to The Emporium Lakeland for discounts on book tattoos + Krazy Kombucha for a free cup.

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