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Booking for Love: A Literary Speed Dating Event


Thursday, 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT June 16, 2022

The Center for Fiction*

Capacity is limited. Please note that if your desired group is not listed, it is sold out. Please email Celeste Kaufman at to join the waitlist.

LGBTQIA singles can join us on June 1st!

If your dream meet-cute is reaching for the same book on the shelves of a bookstore that happens to have flattering natural light and a convenient café that serves coffee and cocktails to chat over with your new love interest, join us for Booking for Love! You’ll meet several bookish babes at this literary speed dating event, and if both people are interested in continuing the conversation you’ll each receive information about how to get back in touch. Bring a book you can’t wait to talk about, enjoy happy hour specials from our Café & Bar, and arrive ready for romance.

For those more interested in meeting fellow prized first editions, we’re introducing a group for singles ages 50 and up! You are welcome to register for whichever age group you prefer.

Doors open at 6pm ET. Early arrival is encouraged!

*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

  • CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
  • A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

Anyone 5 and older is required to show proof of two vaccine doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18 and older must also present a government issued photo ID.

If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact us at for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.