ROMANCE is in the air on Valentine’s Day – and Cupid’s arrow will be pointing to an unlikely place for people to find love.
Sparks will be flying at a speed dating event with a twist, inspiring romance through a mutual love of literature.
Booklovers Speed Dating will take place at Wallasey Village Library on Thursday, February 14 between 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
But instead of talking about yourself for two minutes, participants can get passionate with potential suitors by discussing literature.
Library manager Carl Loughlin-Ravenscroft came up with the idea from his parents, who met at the now-demolished Unilever Library in Port Sunlight.
He said: “My parents met about 35 years ago at the library. Mum worked there, Dad came in and asked for a fancy dress book and whisked her off her feet.
“Nowadays supermarkets seem to be the place where people meet the love of their life, so I thought why not use the library for romance – it is a great chance for book lovers to meet.
“The idea of the event is for people to talk about either their most hated or loved book for two minutes and then change around to the next person.
“The aim is to walk away with the love of your life – or find a book that you love.”
Cllr Chris Meaden, cabinet member for culture and leisure, added: “A library might seem an unlikely place to find love, but finding someone that you have something in common with is often the most difficult first step.
“This is a fun and light-hearted event and I wish everyone who attends the best of luck.”
Tickets cost £3 including refreshments.
They are available from the library in St George’s Road or by calling 0151-638 1024.