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BLIND DATE BOOKS

July 7, 2016

This is certainly different. I kinda like the idea and would probably buy 1-2 books to try it. Who knows, I might get hooked on them. ~ Connie

Annika Perry's Writing Blog

brownbooks

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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3 Comments
  1. Cool!

    chris

  2. Connie, so glad you enjoyed the post and many thanks for the reblog. Let me know if you ever come across this!

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