Come Scheme With Us

For the last few months, our friends at Google have been working on a little project to help people find fun stuff to do. Today, they released Schemer to the public, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the launch.

Here’s what Schemer is all about: Whether it’s exploring a new city, checking out a friend’s movie recommendation, or just finding new activities for your weekends, Schemer lets you discover new things to do, share schemes with friends, and make the most of your day.

While I was originally smitten with their adorable paper-cut style illustrations, I quickly got hooked browsing through all of the schemes and creating a mega-wishlist of things to do. Full disclosure: I’m one of those people who add things that I’ve already done to my to-do’s, just to enjoy the satisfaction of crossing them off the list. So I’ll admit to getting a little rush from adding things like “Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge” to my schemes, and then immediately checking them off. (Try it, you’ll like it.)

But I really started having fun when we created the Chronicle Books account and began brainstorming all of the things that our books could inspire people to do. From cooking to crafting to kid-friendly quests, the schemes jumping out of the pages were endless. And we’ve only just begun. Starting today, anyone with a Google+ account can join Schemer, so come and check us out at

We’d love to hear your ideas for fun adventures to try, or books you’d like to see schemes from. Leave us a comment below with your thoughts, or circle up with us on Google+ to follow along.

Guinevere de la Mare
Senior Community Manager

Guinevere de la Mare

Guinevere de la Mare is a writer, book lover, and the founder of Silent Book Club. She lives in San Francisco. She also was the senior community manager at Chronicle Books from 2009-2014.

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