How’s this for a birthday surprise? Exclusive Books in Johannesburg, South Africa helped fulfill the life-long dream of Mrs Carina Greyling. When her children asked the 60 year old grandmother what she wanted for her big birthday her request was a little unique. Ms. Greyling asked to be locked in an Exclusive Books shop for the evening, with a flask of coffee, a blanket and unlimited access to read as many books as possible. Never ones to stand in the way of a serious reader, the folks at Exclusive Books were more than happy to fulfill Ms. Greyling’s birthday wish.

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies.)