Library books offer great pick up lines

Library books offer great pick up lines

Sooke library features special romance novels and love stories for Valentine's Day

In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Vancouver Island Regional Library in Sooke is offering book lovers something new: specially presented romance novels and love stories that do their best to “pick up” people.

“Customers can expect to be courted as these mysterious books compete for their library cards. There may even be chocolate,” said branch manager  Adrienne Wass.

Each book features a description that is meant to attract and intrigue – without ever revealing the author or title:

• “Like its hero, this book is as rugged as the Rocky Mountains. If hikes, slow dances and sizzling kisses don’t keep her there, he will unleash something she cannot resist, his devastating smile. Look out!”

• “Hi! I feature a free-spirited girl, a workaholic, responsible man, a whacky road trip and a lot of wine.  If this whets your palate, you should check me out.”

• “I am a book that has seen a lot of loving. I may be a well-read romance novel but that just means people have checked me out and loved me. I have a stubborn heroine and a handsome police chief … If you think I am the right kind of trouble, check me out.”

“If customers want to know what’s inside, they need to borrow that special item. They may find it hard to choose from the large display of attractive, single titles that are all promising readers passion and adventure. Whatever book they ultimately select, however, they can rest assured that it’s the start of a beautiful relationship,” Wass said.

For more information, please call 250-642-3022 or email

The library is located at 2065 Anna Marie Rd.