You know what’s really fun for me? Spending hours at the bookstore. You know what’s not really fun for my husband? Yep—also spending hours at the bookstore. However I decided that our next trip to Barnes and Nobles would be enjoyable for both of us! And it was–thanks to an idea I got from browsing Pinterest, a bookstore scavenger hunt date for two.
The way it works is both of you have four sets of challenges to complete. Some of the challenges are easy, like “Find a book about a place you’d like to visit together” and some can be a little harder, like “Find a book with the words Happily Ever After in the title”. You only have a certain amount of time to complete the set and return to your designated meeting place (this way all of us bookworms don’t lose track of time browsing).
After each set, you and your SO meet up and talk about your choices, tell each other memories that relate to what you picked, and browse a little more through the books you chose. The best part about this date is it’s very interactive so—pick a comfy spot to meet up after each challenge set and talk…..oh, and take pictures…because it didn’t happen if there aren’t photos right!?!?! Then set off in search of your new set of books!
The very last set of challenges are made to complete together so be sure to save a little time at the end to browse. And, most of all, have fun with your date!
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I loved that Zach picked out a book from one of my favorite authors for the “pick a book for each other” prompt. We even found a couples devotional that we’re planning on reading together for one of our next date nights. And since we were in the area, we capped off our date with dinner at PF Chang’s–delicious!!!
To be honest, when I first broached the idea of having a date in a bookstore to Zach, he wasn’t at all convinced he’d enjoy himself–but the scavenger hunt ended up being so much fun for both of us! Whether you and your honey are avid book readers are not, this bookstore scavenger hunt date is guaranteed to be a hit!