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...
  • The time at which rocks move
  • Writers who do the legwork
  • Describing the indescribable
$17.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Hard-boiled fiction
  • Nebulous encounters with dead birds
  • Eastern European family-run pensions
$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...
  • Novellas that could be painted
  • The tensions of a gilded cage
  • Clairce Lispector's novels
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Manifestos but hate politics
  • Braiding Sweetgrass and Walden
  • Gardening as a way of life
$16.00
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...
  • New York lit
  • Diaspora lit
  • Meditations on art and philosophy
$17.00
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...
  • Indigenous writers and themes
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Motherhood, murder, and mayhem!
$16.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • Books about relationships that are also about ART and LIFE
  • David Lynch movies
  • Admitting that Sally Rooney is a little dull
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Think you've read every campus novel already
  • Vibe to Paul Simon's music
  • Wish you were sailing right now
$24.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • Performing arts high schools
  • Complex studies of consent
  • Being blindsided
$15.99
Read Me If You Like...
  • Coming of age stories
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Crying on the subway
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Adrenaline rushes
  • Mother-daughter bonds
  • The weird nightmares you have when you're sick
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Mostly enjoyed Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs
  • Enjoy staring into the void
  • Love your grandfather
$14.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Being afraid of climate change
  • Tales of the American South
  • Wartime narratives
$16.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Agatha Christie
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Plucky reporters with a nose for a good scoop
$16.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • "Opposites attract" friendships riddled with unspoken secrets
  • Road trips guided by only an old map and a handful of psychedelics
  • Never-say-no policies
$15.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Magical barbers and clandestine barber shops
  • Lyrical prose
  • Mysticism, melancholy, and magical realism
$12.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Glitz and grit
  • Sultry nihilism and violent emotion
  • Intergenerational female friendships
$16.95
Read Me If You Like...
  • Rags to riches tales
  • Allegories about chickens
  • The use of dark humor to expose injustices
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Debuts from established phenoms
  • Globe-trotting narrative divergences
  • Authors who definitely chuckled to themselves as they twisted the puppet strings of their regular characters' regular lives
$17.00
Read Me If You Like...
  • Call Me By Your Name (minus the icky Armie Hammer stuff)
  • Romanticizing Europe
  • Star-crossed lovers stories
$16.00