In the interest of romance – as well as horror/paranormal, suspense/thriller, nonfiction, science fiction/fantasy and graphic novels – Hunter Library is hosting “Blind Date with a Book,” a student-inspired exhibit on the main floor.
The display features books selected from genres in the library’s leisure reading collection, but they have been covered in brown wrapping paper to hide the titles, authors and contents. Only brief descriptions on the covers offer some clues to what’s inside.
The idea is that taking an unknown book home to spent time with is similar to an old-fashioned blind date, where two people meet for the first time for a date arranged by family or friends. There may be a happy ending; there may not. It’s the same story with the books on exhibit.
WCU senior Erica Wollin suggested the idea for the display after seeing similar ones from other libraries posted on the Pinterest website. Members of the library’s leisure reading committee selected the books to include and Wollin and other student workers set up the exhibit.
“There’s always a certain amount of excitement and anticipation in picking up a new book to read, and this certainly takes it to another level,” said Krista Schmidt, the committee’s chair.