Nineteenth century British novelist, George Eliot is often credited with the quote “never judge a book by its cover.” Born Mary Ann Evans, it is easy to imagine why she would have said it.
Participants in University Libraries’ recent Blind Date with a Book were literally unable to judge the books by their covers, as the books were disguised with brown paper. Brave and curious readers were “fixed up” on a blind date…with a book. What better (or safer) way to get acquainted with new friends and far-away places? Library staff members loved playing cupid, wrapping books and setting up an enticing display, promising fabulous prizes.