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News  •  10 February 2019


Blind date with a book

This Valentine’s Day Blind Date with a Book is back… but this time it’s bigger than ever before.

This Thursday 14 February, more than 500 Penguin books will be dropped across various locations around Australia.

Keep your eyes peeled for some specially wrapped book bundles in street libraries and on public transport across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra, Launceston, Hobart and Perth.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day, Blind Date with a Book aims to help readers discover some modern classics, in-house favourites and new releases. It’s all about challenging pre-conceived notions about authors, genres and covers, and letting people discover great stories.  

It is also a great opportunity to raise awareness for local street libraries and to spruik reading as the best way to stay entertained on public transport. Street Libraries Australia Founder Nic Lowe says, ‘The Blind Date with a Book idea is awesome! There is nothing worth sharing more than the love of a good book.’

Books on the Rail have also joined in the fun. ‘For us Book Ninjas there is no greater romance than finding the perfect read. We are thrilled to be partnering with Penguin Australia to spread the love this Valentine’s Day, adding more books to our 5000+ novels already in circulation on Australian public transport.’

Find your nearest street library here and make sure you’re following Penguin Books Australia on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see where you can pick up a Blind Date with a Book. 

And if you find one, don't forget to tag #prhblinddatewithabook

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