Imagine receiving a hand wrapped book, carefully curated from a wide range of popular genres that is tagged with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside! It can offer a quick adrenaline rush to any book-lover prior to unwrapping the cover. The concept is popular across the globe and is quite popular at Backyard Chennai in Adyar.
Known for hosting amazing gigs and great activities, Backyard Chennai has come up with Blind book date concept in Chennai. They offer books wrapped in brown paper and handwritten hints on to the covers, to give people clues as to what the book might be. Most avid readers are thrilled by the idea and it piques their curiosity instantly. But the bigger plan is to get people to read more, and help them establish some kind of connect with the book, even as they pick it up.
The founders of the place, Akshaya Chitty Babu and Nithya Fernandez, personally curate and wrap the books and keep replenishing the stock as and when it gets over, which by the way is quite frequently. The books are available for Rs 100 and are mostly second-hand. You can even give these out as gifts to friends who love to read.
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