There’s a bookstore here in Asheville, Malaprops, that has a shelf of books wrapped in brown paper. It’s billed as a “Blind Date with a Bookseller.”
Each book sports a short list of adjectives on its cover. There’s something thrilling about just knowing enough. I chose these two:
And opened the one on the left to bring with me on my trip. Looking forward to digging in!
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What a fantastic idea!!!
Right?!?! I’m so excited to get started reading!
Malapops is the best! Def keep an eye out for their special events & the cafe is pretty legit too 🙂
Oooh! I haven’t tried their cafe yet. Will be sure to check it out next time I’m there!
That book makes me think of this one; it’s sci-fi with time travel, but takes place in the same era:
I enjoyed it, so if you’re in the mood for more along the same vein, maybe you’ll like it too!
Oooh! Thanks for the recommendation, Richard! Looking forward to checking it out!
This is fantastically clever!
Thanks, Maika! Come visit Asheville and I’ll take you there!
I go to Malaprops whenever I’m in the neighborhood. I once did the blind date thing, and the book I picked… was one I had recently read. So I guess they had my number when writing the descriptions on the wrapping.
You know what you like! 🙂 I wondered about that, and at checkout they told me they’d give me a refund if it was a book I’d already read. I waited until I was home to open the wrappers, though, because I wanted the suspense to last a little longer.