Our Story

The Book Matchmaker is a company selling mystery or blind date books 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 thick off white paper and colourful string or ribbon, each one completely different. There is a label and a wooden peg and 4 words attached to the front which are printed by a handheld Retro Dymo Embosser. You can choose your Book Date by either the four words, or by its genre (the four words are then attached at the time of wrapping).

We are Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winners (SBS) 

We have received many reviews from people who, after receiving their Book Date, have read books by authors or a genre that they would never have picked up off the shelf themselves. They have now not only discovered a whole new world to escape to, they have opened themselves up for all sorts of new ideas.

We also sell Gift Boxes which make fantastic gifts for any book lover and include:-

  • A New Book Date
  • A Mug
  • A Hand stamped Teaspoon Bookmark
  • A Treat Option - which includes Galaxy Chocolate or Local Handmade Shrewsbury Biscuits
  • A Hot Drink Option

We are currently working on different 'theme' gift boxes which will be announced as soon as they are for sale. Please subscribe to our mailing list for information about any new products.

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