“Blind Date With a Book”

How should you judge a book?

By its beginning (of course).

To encourage customers to do just that, Portland bookseller Elisa Saphier set out a table of great reads, wrapped in brown paper, with only the genre (“fiction, “mystery,” etc.) and a provocative sentence or two visible.

Cost to “go on a blind date with a book?”

Less than a Starbucks ($3).

Great idea!

P.S.: I briefly played tourist in Portland earlier this Summer. Elisa’s bookstore, “Another Read Through,” was next door to the restaurant where my wife and I ate dinner.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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