But what if you couldn't see the cover at all? Would you try a book based on nothing more than a vague description? A few years ago, I heard of a trend started by an Australian book store called "blind date with a book." The books are wrapped in plain brown paper with only a few phrases describing them scrawled on the cover. Elizabeth's Bookshop says the reader response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Today, many other booksellers, blogs, and libraries also participate.
|From the Ontarian Librarian (which is one of the best blog names I've ever heard)|