Blind Date with a Book

We are so excited to announce our 2021 Blind Date with a Book program!

Because of our curbside services, our program looks a little different this year. We have chosen 22 bachelors/bachelorettes (books) for you and given you the first line of each title in the list below. See a first line that intrigues you? Call, message, or email us with the number of the book (or books) you want to get to know better.

While you are getting ready to meet your date, we’ll help the book get ready as well-- we’ll check the book out to you and give you a beautiful bookmark that you can fill out to let us know how your date went! Then you can just come to the door and pick up the book.

When you’re done with your date (whether it took 5 minutes or 5 hours), just fill out the bookmark, stick it in the front of the book, and put the book in our bookdrop. If you don’t like the book, no hard feelings! If you loved it, be sure to let us know so we can help you find more books like it.

Some books may already be on their dates! Let us know if you would like us to reserve the book for you for later.

1. Well, the sun was shining. They felt that boded well-- people turn any old thing into an omen.

2. A girl is running for her life.

3. When the snow falls at midnight, blanketing the empty cobbled streets, sugaring the gothic bell tower of Storkyrkan Cathedral, it becomes easy to imagine.

4. We were on our way back from skiing in Megève.

5. I know where I’m going. And I know who I want to be.

6. Imagine a landscape. Bathed in sunshine, sweet-smelling from the gentle shower that fell overnight then stopped as dawn broke.

7. My last year of high school, when Kaycee Mitchell and her friends got sick, my father had a bunch of theories.

8. “I can’t believe you ordered that.”

9. I almost went back for her.

10. Despite the early hour and the chilly weather, the yard of the White Horse Inn in Fetter Lane, London, was crowded and noisy.

11. My dearest Ellen, Please excuse this too-long-delayed response.

12. I know what they say about secrets.

13. If I’d known how the week was going to turn out I would have sent it back first thing Monday and asked for a refund.

14. Books ran when they grew restless, when they grew unruly, or when they grew real.

15. Vern did not trust humans was the long and short of it.

16. The procession stretched down the cobblestone road, a serpent made of men in red and gold, the Emperor’s colors.

17. The day I came squealing and squalling into the world was the first time someone tried to kill me.

18. It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.

19. The new fool captain arrives in two hours, so I sort my belongings and pack them into a small bag.

20. They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.

21. Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday.

22. How lucky were they? A heat wave in the middle of the school holidays, exactly where it belonged.