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November 23, 2013

Carl and I popped into Malaprop’s last weekend during our Asheville getaway and I spotted this fun display.  I didn’t buy one of the books but now I wish I had.  There’s always next time!

Blind Date with bookseller signblind date with bookseller books

Saturday Snapshot was started by Alyce of At Homes With Books and is hosted by Melinda of West Metro Mommy.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Melinda’s site.

36 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2013 5:22 am

    What a cute idea!

  2. November 23, 2013 6:47 am

    Very cute idea!

  3. gautami tripathy permalink
    November 23, 2013 8:24 am

    Love this!! 😀

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Here is my snapshot post.

  4. November 23, 2013 8:53 am

    Oh boy that looks like fun- what a great marketing idea.

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 23, 2013 10:12 am

    Love this! In fact, I might do something similar for a blog giveaway.

  6. November 23, 2013 10:35 am

    That is fun! A girl in our book club had mentioned something like this a few months ago. She had said it would be fun to do for February (Valentines month) as a blind date where we do the same thing – wrap up a book in plain paper and on the outside write some of the highlights…. I hope we do it! 🙂

  7. November 23, 2013 10:53 am

    What fun!!

  8. November 23, 2013 11:13 am

    Love it! Bookstores can always use clever marketing ideas. Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  9. November 23, 2013 11:44 am

    My library does this and i love it. I always walk away with something I’ve never read before. Although, i must say the commitment is a little less coming from a library.

  10. booketta permalink
    November 23, 2013 12:34 pm

    I love it 🙂

  11. November 23, 2013 1:22 pm

    great sign.

  12. joyweesemoll permalink
    November 23, 2013 1:53 pm

    What a fun idea. This could work well in libraries, too.

  13. Patty permalink
    November 23, 2013 3:07 pm

    This is awesome stuff!

  14. November 23, 2013 3:49 pm


  15. Brona permalink
    November 23, 2013 5:43 pm

    What a fun idea. I might have to suggest it to my boss…

  16. November 23, 2013 6:44 pm

    What a great idea. I just want to rip those covers off, and see what books are underneath.

  17. November 23, 2013 7:04 pm

    Very clever. Although I have a feeling if I go by the ‘description’ I might end up buying a book I already read!

  18. November 23, 2013 8:11 pm

    A perfect choice for this meme! Terrific display!

  19. November 23, 2013 8:12 pm

    I’ve heard of bookstores doing this and I love this idea! It seems like a great way to get people to pick up books that might not otherwise.

  20. November 23, 2013 8:44 pm

    That looks like great fun. I’ve seen pictures from libraries that do this before, but never a bookstore!

  21. November 24, 2013 7:57 am

    What a splendid idea!A lucky dip for a book. It would possibly make it even harder to chose a book though!

  22. November 24, 2013 8:50 am

    Very fun display.

  23. November 24, 2013 8:55 am

    That is fun!

  24. talesofwhimsy permalink
    November 24, 2013 10:44 am

    What funnnn!!! I would SO pick up anything Sarah Addison Allen recommends.

  25. November 24, 2013 11:27 am

    I always leave a bookstore with regrets that I didn’t get more books…

  26. November 24, 2013 12:07 pm

    I saw another bookstore that did something similar – this is such a cool way to pick a book.

  27. November 24, 2013 1:52 pm

    Such a great idea!

  28. November 24, 2013 2:31 pm

    I just love this! What a great idea! I’m going to have to think about something like this for my book club!

    Chick with Books

  29. November 24, 2013 3:23 pm

    That is so cool. I want to try one!

  30. booksnyc permalink
    November 25, 2013 9:12 am

    what a unique idea – I love it!

  31. November 25, 2013 11:07 am

    Fun idea! I think I spy Ready Player One from the description. Definitely go back and pick one up so we can see what you get 🙂

  32. November 25, 2013 8:30 pm

    How could you resist such a clever idea! What fun 🙂

  33. November 26, 2013 12:19 pm

    Awesome idea!

  34. November 26, 2013 3:42 pm

    Haha! This is the second instance of this I’ve seen today! So cool!

  35. bookingmama permalink
    December 2, 2013 6:57 pm

    What a fantastic marketing idea!!!

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