Our Story

The Book Matchmaker is a company selling 'mystery' or 'blind date books' from Shrewsbury, Shropshire in the UK.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers something a little different and unique. Each book is wrapped with care and a lot of attention to detail.

We refer to our wrapped books as 'Book Dates' as we feel that, just like a normal date you may not have an attraction at first sight, but after spending some time getting to know your date you may even fall in love.

We wrap our books using our own designed wrapping paper which is printed locally, they are then tied up with red bakers twine. Each Book Date has four words attached to the front which are printed by a handheld Retro Dymo Embosser.

You can choose your Book Date by either just the four words, or by its genre (the four words are then added at the time of wrapping). Each Book Date comes with a postcard explaining the concept and a hot drink option. 

We are Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winners (SBS) 

In 2018 I decided to organise and host a Luxury Reading Retreat event. It took me a while to find the right property, but once I did there was no turning back - for more information please head to the tab at the top of the page.

The Book Matchmaker has evolved so much over the last 6 years, we also sell our Never judge a book by its cover merchandise. The sweatshirts and hoodies have been extremely popular and I especially enjoy coming up with different colours combinations each season to mix it up.


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    The Book Matchmaker was originally established in 2016 as The Blind Date Book Company and rebranded in 2017.