Brooklyn is showing off its bookstores with its annual Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl. A total of 25 stores are on the list for the crawl. Two Black-owned bookstores on the crawl list are Adanne (234 Water Street (DUMBO), Open 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Thu-Sat; https://adanne.co/) and Cafe con Libros, A Feminist Bookstore (724 Prospect Place (Prospect Lefferts Gardens) Open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat-Sun, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon, Wed-Fri (closed Tuesday), Phone: 929-327-9373; www.cafeconlibrosbk.com).
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To participate in the Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl you will need to collect signatures or stamps while visiting the stores along the route. The stores are listed at https://sites.google.com/view/bklyn-bookstore-crawl/participating-bookstores?authuser=0&pli=1. The Bookstore Crawl will hold an Afterparty on Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at The Center for Fiction (15 Lafayette Ave.). For admission to the Afterparty, bring your Bookstore Crawl passport and arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get free raffle tickets for every bookstore visited. If you visit at least 5 bookstores during the Bookstore Crawl you will receive a coupon for 25% off a book purchase at a store during the month of May.