Speed dating book talks
why not make up a table of graphic novels & popular non fiction selections for our informational readers?Have some of your media helper or frequent flyer kiddos pick their faves and pile them loosely on your tables. Grab twins wherever possible, multiple copies of the same book, that way you have backups or friends can read the same book Laminate some butcher paper book covers with cuts out on the back for bar codes! Choose a few books, write short provocative blurbs on oversized post-it notes and rubber band em up!The dimly-lit, sparsely furnished basement was low key and welcoming, and strangers comfortably mingled before the official proceedings had even begun.With five minutes to pair up and chat, conversations just managed to extend beyond the repetitive "is this your first time? "; questions that invariably lead one to invent increasingly creative responses in an effort to stay alert by date number 10.If you are considering publication in the coming year, come along to an evening of speed dating with Oxford Writers' House!This event will allow you to meet and pitch to a range of people in the publishing industry and receive feedback on your project in an informal setting.During his two book world decades he has worked in retail, at Waterstones, and at several publishers, including a lengthy spell at Harper Collins.
He is also the co-founder of Abandoned Bookshop, a digital imprint that reissues out-of-print titles as ebooks.
The Book Club's "Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life" may not have radically transformed this lovelorn Londonista's world - there were a few sparks but no earth-shattering moments of romantic revelation - but it successfully Changed My Attitude to speed dating.