“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).
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.