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Blind Date with a Free eBook

This weekend, why not take a blind date with a free eBook?

For years, libraries around the country have offered patrons a “blind date with a book.” They wrapped a book in brown paper to hide its true identity, offering a coy description of its contents. Like any good blind date, you have to give the mystery book a try.

We’ve adapted the concept for our digital reading audience, creating blind date descriptions for five free and classic digital books below.

If you click on the links, you can download a copy for your eReader or read online from Project Gutenberg. Give a new book a try!

Blind Date with a Free eBook

1. Somebody recently tried to give me a book cover makeover, but I think you will like me just the way I am–a lovely book without any cosmetic changes.

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2. I was self-published 158 years ago, but I still influence writers around the world.

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3. You loved me when you were a kid, but you probably forgot I ever existed. My lovely illustrations will transport you back to childhood.

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4. Abandoned by readers, I was out-of-print for many years. Finally I was rediscovered, inspiring generations of fearless authors.

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5. I confronted readers with the undead and mad scientists years before they were cool.

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