This post is all about bookstore date ideas.
If you and your sweetie are looking for a new fun date night idea, you’ll love this bookstore scavenger hunt date.
In this post, we are sharing our top 3 bookstore date ideas as well as the bookstore scavenger hunt date night you and your partner won’t want to miss.
Bookstore Date Ideas
My hubby and I were thinking about different date night ideas that we could do to add some variety to our date nights.
As we made our way through the list of date ideas, we thought – let’s check out a bookstore!
We both love books and figured we could spend a relaxing evening grabbing a cup of coffee, getting a new book, and reading.
When we got to the bookstore we were walking down the aisles through the various genres of books flipping the pages.
The thought then came to mind – it would be fun to hunt for different things in the bookstore instead of grabbing one book and reading it for the evening.
Thus – the bookstore scavenger hunt date became a new date night idea for us.
A bookstore scavenger hunt date is a fun and creative way to spice up your date night.
What To Do In A Bookstore
Whether you are newly dating and getting to know your crush or you’ve been with your sweetie for years, a bookstore date is a great date night idea.
There are several things to do in a bookstore and not all of them include reading.
Bookstore date ideas are perfect especially if you are just getting to know someone or are looking for something unique to do with your partner.
Going to a bookstore doesn’t have to mean an evening of quiet reading unless you want it to be. We’ve found our bookstore date nights to be quite the opposite.
What Do You Do On A Bookstore Date?
Bookstores typically have items for people of all ages offering many opportunities to take a walk down memory lane and dream about the future.
The variety of books, magazines, and games available at bookstores lend themselves to fun and exciting conversations.
Plus, you get to learn fun facts and discover more about your special someone as you browse the aisles of the bookstore.
Games To Play In A Bookstore
Playing games in a bookstore is a great way to add some extra excitement to your bookstore date night and learn more about your significant other.
Best Games To Play In A Bookstore
#1 – I SPY
This game is perfect for date night and a creative way to get the conversation between you and your sweetie going.
You can play this game while sitting at a cafe in the bookstore or while strolling down the aisles of books.
One of you begins this game by saying “I spy…” and gives a vague clue as to what it is you are referencing. It can be like “I spy something with purple on it”.
The other person then has to ask yes or no questions until they can figure out what item it is.
#2 – NAME THAT BOOK
If you and your sweetie know books or magazines – this is a fun game to play in a bookstore.
One of you begins by sharing tidbits about the story of the book or a character in it.
The goal is to give clues to your partner as to what book or magazine you are referencing without giving away the title.
Your partner then has to ask yes or no questions until they can guess what book or magazine you’re referring to.
#3 – BOOKSTORE SCAVENGER HUNT DATE
Out of these bookstore date ideas this bookstore scavenger hunt is our all-time favorite!
My hubby and I have done this bookstore scavenger hunt date several times because it’s so much fun!
One of the best parts of this bookstore scavenger hunt date is that each time you do it – it’s always different.
Bookstore Scavenger Hunt Date.
Spend the evening hunting for each of the items on this bookstore scavenger hunt date list.
You can set a timer and race against your partner as you both find each of the items on the list. Or, you can take your time and do this scavenger hunt together – chatting about each item as you check them off of the list.
After you’ve completed the scavenger hunt it’s nice to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea as you share everything with your partner about what you found on the scavenger hunt.
Bookstore Scavenger Hunt Questions
#1 – Can You Find Your Favorite Childhood Book?
Find your favorite childhood book. Think Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, etc.
#2 – Can You Find A Scary Book?
Find a book that you’ve read or have heard is a terrifying one.
#3 – Can You Find A Travel Book?
Find a travel book that has pictures and information about somewhere you have never traveled to before but is one of your bucket list items.
#4 – Can You Find A How-To Book?
Find a how-to book on a new skill that you would like to learn.
#5 – Can You Find Waldo?
Finding Waldo is always fun! Find the section of Where’s Waldo Books and find Waldo.
#6 – Can You Find A Romantic Poem?
Find a romantic poem that reminds you of your sweetie.
#7 – Can You Find A History Book?
Find a history book and learn a new fact.
#8 – Can You Find A Cooking Book?
Find a cooking book and discover a new recipe that you would like to make with your sweetie for a future date night.
#9 – Can You Find A Descriptive Book Title?
Find a book title that expresses how you feel about your partner. This can be funny, romantic, serious, etc – get creative!
Bookstore Scavenger Hunt Date Night Ideas
#10 – Can You Find A Relationship Quiz?
Find a relationship quiz that you can take with your sweetie. Hint – hint…these are often found in the magazine section of the bookstore!
#11 – Can You Find A Bookmark?
Find a bookmark that has an inspirational quote on it that you like and would like to share.
#12 – Can You Find A Stuffed Animal?
Find a stuffed animal. If you’re feeling extra creative come up with a name for it! Then when you and your date return to the bookstore for another date night, you can stop by and see “George” or whomever 😉
#13 – Can You Find A Home Decor Book?
Find a home decor book with decorating ideas that you love.
#14 – Can You Find A Coloring Book?
Find a coloring book. If you can find one that comes with crayons or markers even better!
#15 – Can You Find A Joke?
Find a joke in a book or magazine that you know will make your sweetie laugh.
#16 – Can You Find An Autobiography?
Find an autobiography and learn a new fact about someone that you don’t know much about.
#17 – Can You Find A DIY Book?
Find a DIY book and discover a new DIY project that you would like to do with your sweetie.
#18 – Can You Find A Year You Were Born Book?
Find a book with facts from the year you were born. Learn a new fact about that year to share with your date.
Book Store Date
We hope that you and your date have as much fun on this bookstore scavenger hunt date as we have!
It’s fun to repeat this date night idea time and time again because there is always something new to discover and learn.
Bookstore Scavenger Hunt
Things To Hunt For:
- Favorite Childhood Book
- Scary Book
- Travel Book
- How-To Book
- Romantic Poem
- History Book
- Cooking Book
- Descriptive Title
- Relationship Quiz
- Stuffed Animal
- Home Decor Book
- Coloring Book
- DIY Book
- Year You Were Born Book
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