Finally, a don’t-judge-the-book-by-its-cover bookshop in Australia!

(Photo by James Rollins)

Quite literally, the Elizabeth’s Bookshop in Australia got a simple, but brilliant idea, selling secondhand books wrapped up in brown paper like gifts, and writing in clues which will certainly tickle one’s curiosity!

A Blind Date with a Book is how they call it. It’s a promo which started in 2014, basically for those who wanted to save time choosing a book, by not judging on how they look like.

(Photo Tag the Bird)

The bookshop’s website describes the idea:

A Blind Date with a Book is basically a MYSTERY title alluded to by clues on the plain brown paper wrapper.

One of the wrapped up books would read like this:

  • First novel by top 19th c English Lit / 20th c  cult author
  • “And what are you reading, Miss ———- ?” “Oh! Its only a novel” replies the young lady.
  • Gothic heroine, Romantic mystery, Creepy old building

Someone bold enough and take the challenge guessing what book is this?