We believe reading books makes everyone more attractive, and books are great icebreakers when you’re longing to strike up a conversation with someone who’s caught your eye. Plus, readers tend to be really smart, empathetic people; who wouldn’t want to meet more of us? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a list of fourteen pick-up lines designed expressly for literature lovers: some are silly, some are saucy, others are lifted straight from the pages of beloved books. We hope all will make you smile. (And if you see someone browsing through the Bas Bleu catalog on the subway, in the library, or in a coffee shop? You definitely want to meet that person; walk over and say hi!)

“If reading was an Olympic sport, you’d be the gold medalist of my heart.”

“Wanna go back to my place and read together in silence?”

“How’s about we get as ‘close as two pages/in a book/that read each other/in the dark?” (Our apologies to Elizabeth Bishop.)

“Just give me one chance. I promise never to disappoint your great expectations.”

“I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.” —Jane Austen

You must be reading Fahrenheit 451, because you’re smokin’!

Are we at the library? Cause I’m feeling fine about checking you out too long.”

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” —Sylvia Plath

“Godot on over here, girl. I’ve been waiting for you my entire life.”

“Are you Emily Dickinson?
Because I think you’re —
Quite Dashing —”

“To be or not to be my date Saturday night; that is the question.”

“You are adorable, mademoiselle. I study your feet with the microscope and your soul with the telescope.” —Victor Hugo

Did I just step into an E. M. Forster novel? Because any room with you in it is A Room with a View.

“You had me at the proper usage of its.”


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