FAQ

Is the Bookstore Crawl happening again this year? 
Yes! The Bookstore Crawl is back in 2018 and better than ever. We’re also working on getting non-profit status to keep this event going for many years to come. Mark your calendars for April 28, 2018 and join us again (or for the first time)!

Do I have to live in Austin to participate?
No! But you do have to be in Austin on April 29th and able to visit stores in person in order to enter the prize drawings. If you can’t be here, we highly encourage remote participation just for fun: go to a local bookstore and post pictures from there!

Do I have to buy anything?
No! But of course we encourage you to do so if you find something you like. Also, it’s a great way to support your local bookstores!

How old do I have to be?
Since we have to collect your personal information to validate your entries and (potentially) send you prizes, you must be 18 to formally participate in the crawl. Parents are welcome to enter on behalf of their under-18 children.

Do I have to enter the drawings?
No! If you only have time to visit 1 or 2 stores — or aren’t interested in winning prizes — we still wholeheartedly welcome you to the Crawl.

How do I enter to win the Grand Prize if I don’t use social media?
If you don’t use social media and therefore can’t send us links to your posts, that’s fine! Instead, we ask that you email your scavenger hunt pictures to atxbookstorecrawl@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your full name and email address and/or phone number — we’ll need a good way to contact you if you win the Grand Prize!