Blind Date With A Book

Stumped on what to read next? Looking for a book that totally fits your vibe? Let us be your literary match makers!

Stop by any Book Culture location to check out our 'Blind Date with a Book' displays. You just might meet your perfect match. Not sure what we're talking about? Read on for an FAQ.

What is 'Blind Date with a Book'?

We wrap a book in brown paper, and paste on a bullet-pointed "dating profile" indicating some key features you can match to your taste.

Can I buy a 'Blind Date' book online?

Yes! Browse our list below!!!!!

How do I know which book is inside?

You don't! That's the fun. You'll just have to read it and find out. ;-)

What if it turns out I already own the book... or just plain hate it?

Not a match?--No problem! So long as the book is in new condition and you have your receipt, we'll be happy to exchange the book for something else or issue a refund for store credit.

Ok, but seriously, what books are they?

:) :) :)


Read Me If You Like...
  • Cyborgs
  • Black Mirror
  • The slow deterioration of all your faith in humanity
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Whodunits
  • Familial melodrama
  • Navigations of gender and racial stereotyping
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Joan Didion,
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Hazy evocations of something between high glamour and deep ennui
$17.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • A Separate Peace
  • Never Let Me Go
  • That one really good notebook you can't get rid of
$15.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Star Trek
  • Afropolitanism
  • Edgy campus novels
$9.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • The Aeneid
  • Afrofuturism
  • Intergenerational sagas
$18.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Body positivity
  • Memoir as a means of processing trauma
  • Complete candor
$16.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • Gothic supernatural
  • Sensuous surrealism
  • Human-animal transformations
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • It
  • The original Grimm's Faitytales,
  • Reading by flashlight under your blankets
$16.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  • A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Westworld
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • The bittersweet existentialist rage of Keira Knightley in Never Let Me Go
$16.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • Revisionist history
  • Monster stories
  • Anglo-saxon beef cakes
$13.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Franz Kafka
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Book or Movie!)
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Making car sounds
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Night on Earth (1991)
$16.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Naked Lunch by Burroughs
  • The art of Francis Bacon
  • Body Horror
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Spy Missions
  • Eclectic Friend Groups
  • Stuart Gibbs
$8.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • Books by Sharon Creech
  • Books by Jerry Spinelli
  • Books by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
$8.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
$18.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • Clubbing until the sun comes up
$14.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Internet friends
  • Tender memoirs
  • Tales of reinvention
$15.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • New York lit
  • Diaspora lit
  • Meditations on art and philosophy
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • The Hunger Games
  • Black Mirror
  • Anything about revolution, making a change, and being rebellious
$10.99