Valentine Blind Date Book Exchange

Our Blind Date Book Exchange is now closed. Check back next year!


How to participate:

  • Order a paperback book on this website that says "Usually available in 1-5 days" (please do not choose a "backordered" book)
  • Select a book that you adore — please choose a hidden gem rather than a bestseller, so that it is less likely that other readers have discovered it. It can be fiction or nonfiction of any genre. (It does not have to be about love!)
  • At checkout: 
    • Choose "Blind Date Book Exchange" as your shipping method.
    • Enter your own shipping/delivery information, though we'll be sending your book to someone else.
    • In the Comments section, type your love note. Start with "I love this book because . . ." Try for about 2-4 sentences.
  • We will set up your book with another Book Exchange participant and ship it to them with your love note. Books will be sent anonymously, so your full name and contact information will stay with The Snail. Only your message and first name will be sent with the book. 

Deadline to participate is Wednesday, January 31. You'll receive your Blind Date with a Book during the month of February.

NOTE: We can't guarantee that you will receive a book you haven't read. If you do, please pass it on to a friend.