We’re doing an extended riff on the dating life here; roll along with us, okay? So, we’ve gone to the trouble of making some of these books more alluring and mysterious.
And no, we’re not just taking pictures of them in front of sweet yachts. Give us a little credit here. We think more highly of you than that.
What we’ve done is wrap these books in brown paper, making them all mysteriously uniform. On the front of each, we’ve taken the liberty of filling out a dating profile, giving you a sense of who this mysterious stranger might be. And we’ve knocked about half of the retail price off as well. Now, these BLIND DATE books aren’t books that have been living in Evelyn’s basement for the last ten years. Gosh, no. These books are all still fresh and new. They just weren’t quite sexy enough to get your attention the first dozen times or so that you saw them. But now? Wrapped in brown wrapping? Discounted? All Mysterious Stranger like? Oh, yes, now we’ve got your interest, don’t we?
Here are a few examples of actual dating profile responses that you’ll find on the BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK shelf.
MY FAVORITE PIECE OF CLOTHING
“You can tell a lot about a girl from her shoes. Are they sensible? Are they pretty? Can she run through a dark wood without losing one? These are important things to consider when you’re picking out shoes for a fancy party.”
I’M REALLY GOOD AT
“Hitting people. And fixing things. But I don’t hit things to fix them. I’m a smart guy. I’d rather solve problems without hitting things. But I will, if I need to.”
THE ONE THING I AM MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT
“Oh, my. The young nobleman who I saved from the arrow, I suppose. I mean, he has taken me under his wing and shown me much more of the world than I ever hoped to see, but I do wonder if he thinks of me at all . . .”
By the time send was hit on the newsletter, two of the above mystery books had already found love in the arms of a customer. Good thing they were just the tip of the display table
A Good Book Cafe is in Sumner, WA. To read the full Blind Date newsletter feature (including one sweet yacht), click here.