BLIND DATE BOOKS

When stores have “Grab bags”, are you ever so curious about what is inside the bag, that you buy one?

My blogging friend, Annika, found the coolest book shop that has a similar idea, except it is done with books. I LOVE that! It’s sort of like that singing show on tv, called “The Voice”.

Only instead of choosing singers by voice alone, books can be chosen by a few words alone. Now THAT is an amazing concept!

Thank you for letting me share, Annika. 

This has given me ideas for other things as well. Like, wouldn’t it be neat to buy a few of those books for Christmas or birthday gifts and let family or friends pick the one that sparks their interest?

How fun!

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I’m always on the look-out for bookshops with a difference. There are the cafe bookshops. More recently the one-book bookshop in Tokyo. However, these still have books and their covers clearly visible on a shelf.

Elizabeth’s Bookshop in Australia is turning the way we often choose our books on its head by wrapping up the books. Instead of ‘judging books by their cover’ the bookshop feels its policy allows the book to be bought for its contents and also encourages a diversity of reading genres by hiding the book covers. Neatly wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string, the book parcels line shelf upon shelf in one section of the second-hand bookshop. Upon each book is written a few key words about the book – its genre, main plot line. That is all. The rest is pot luck.

An employee originally had the idea to have a ‘blind…

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