FAQ - Blind Date with a Book
What is a Blind Date with a Book ?
A Blind Date with a Book is a hand wrapped book, carefully curated from a wide range of popular genres that is tagged with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside.
Who chooses the books ?
The books are hand selected by staff from Blind Date with a Book and Elizabeth's Bookshop.
Do we ship internationally ?
Yes we do.
What type of books are they ?
The books are hand selected great reads and are chosen from all genres including classics, thrillers, mysteries, romances, science fiction, adventure, and literary fiction.
The books we currently have on offer are for mature readers and if you are wondering if content of a book is suitable for the intended reader, let us know your concerns from the contact page and we will help you out.
I'm ordering this as a present for somebody, can I include a message with my Blind Date with a Book ?
Of course! Messages are printed onto a A7 Blind Date with a Book message card. You can add one per book to your cart by clicking on Message Card in the menu or clicking here.
Do you sell gift cards ?
Yes we do. Click here to find out more about our digital gift cards.
If you would like to send your gift card in its physical form to someone you can also add this to your cart by clicking on this link. This includes the card, envelope, printing a message and postage to anywhere in the world.
Why can't I buy more than one of a particular book ?
Some of the Blind Date books are unique so there is actually only one copy.
To be alerted when new Blind Date books are released, sign up to our Instagram @ablinddatewithabook or the alert mail at the bottom of the page
What if I have already read the Blind Date ?
We try really hard to send books that we think people might not have read. In addition to this we also put clues on the front of the book that we think if you have read the book, then you will probably guess what it is.
However, it does happen sometimes that a Blind Date comes knocking on your door and to your surprise you have read it before. But not to worry we can help set you up with a new Blind Date.
All you have to do is email us your order number, tell us what has happened and return the book to one of return centres which are located in Australia, England, America and Austria. As soon as we get notification of it arriving at one of our centres we will pop a new one into the mail for you.
If you live outside of one of these countries, just let us know in your email and we will get back to you about how to return it.
My book is a gift please don't put a receipt inside!
Because people love to send a Blind Date with a Book as a present we do not put an invoice in any of our packages as standard practice. All receipts are sent by email to the address of the person who purchased the gift. If you require a copy of the receipt contact us as at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily send you a new one.
Where is the website based ?
Our website and warehouse is based in the UK. We used to be based in Fremantle, Australia but the shipping times are slow and the charges kept on rising with Australia Post.
What payment method can I use ?
No. That would spoil the surprise !