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Have you heard of Blind Date Books?

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dhester, morguefile.com

Elizabeth’s Bookshop in Newtown has taken out some of the hassle of choosing a book to buy.

By wrapping some of their books in plain brown paper and writing on them a short blurb, the bookshop eliminates the trouble of "judging a book by its cover".

Have you heard of these Blind Date Books?

What do you think of the idea and would you go for it?

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I'd never heard of it but I love the idea.
I heard about this just recently and loved the idea. I can be quite particular about the cover of a book. If the blurb sounds good, but the cover doesn't catch my eye, I am more likely to dismiss the book. Sounds silly, but it is what it is.
by Vee
Wow, I love the idea ! But what if we do not like it ? Exchange possible?
by BK
I don't know. That's a bit like returning an open DVD.
by Vee
What a wonderful idea!
Really quite exciting....
Never heard of it and probably wouldn't be my cup of tea as I always like to read the first page of a book I'm considering reading.
I cannot quite see the point of doing this as you always get a short "blurb' on the inside or back cover so why would you wrap it?

I always need to see the size of printing if I am buying a book as some is just so small that I cannot buy them as my eyesight is not good enough.

No, I would not go for this idea as I want to see what I am buying and particularly if you are buying a new book, as they are very expensive.
by Finy
My library does this. This year I am reading an autobiography of Carla Zambizi. Last year it was about some footballer. That didn't go down so well. Fun idea for a library. Not sure I would buy one though
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