The London Bookshop Crawl is and always will be free to access for bookshops and bookshop crawlers. We charge for ticketed events to cover costs incurred from running said events and we are currently raising money towards covering other costs. Currently we are unable to offer payment to panellists or interviewees and going forward we would like to be able to offer payment for people's valuable time. We need your help to be able to do this, and we hugely appreciate any and all support!
I run the annual non-profit London Bookshop Crawl to support independent bookshops and bring book lovers together. Bookshops across greater London take part and we want to keep it free for them to participate while also being able to pay ourselves for 8+ months of work.
We also run roaming events around the country through the spring and summer of each year, which we are planning to expand and bring the bookshop crawl to a city near you very soon!
During the pandemic we took our bookshop crawl online for the first ever Virtual Bookshop Crawl, including bookshops from around the world, and taking place across social media, and the London Bookshop Crawl Online was a big success in February 2021. We will be running more virtual events as well as producing content on Youtube throughout the year. We really appreciate your support!