bookstore romance day

What is Bookstore Romance Day?

Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to celebrate Romance fiction - its books, readers, and writers - and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the Romance community. Learn more at!

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Check out these exciting FREE virtual events happening around Bookstore Romance Day! Click image to register.

Register now to reserve your spot for the kick off event for this year's Bookstore Romance Day. Hosted by Jen Prokop and Sarah MacLean of Fated mates with their very special guests Christina Lauren and Christopher Rice. Friday, August 19th at 8pm. Presented by Bookstore Romance Day and Love's Sweet Arrow.

Register now to join moderator Olivia Waite and authors Farah Heron, Preslaysa Williams, Uzma Jalaluddin, Stacey Agdern, and Rosie Danan for a discussion of the ways in which faith influences and shapes their plots and characters.

This panel will explore how TikTok has reinvigorated reader interest in super sexy, erotic works of romance, featuring authors Ana Huang, Scarlett St. Clair, Emily McIntire, and Sierra Simone.

Make sure to save your spot for this panel featuring authors Kosoko Jackson, Megan Bannen, Alisha Rai, Suzanne Park, and Ashley Herring Blake who will be talking to moderator Christine Bollow of Loyalty Books about the similarities and differences in writing Romance for adults and books for Middle Grade or Young Adult readers.

Beverly Jenkins, Vanessa Riley, Adriana Herrera, Diana Quincy, and Amalie Howard talking to moderator Kristian Beverly about the importance of Historical Romance by and about people of color. Space for this one is filling up fast, so make sure to register.

Is it Fantasy? Is it Romance? Why not both? Authors Travis Baldree, C.L. Polk, Alexandra Rowland, Rachel Gillig, and Ilona Andrews join moderator Candice Huber of Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop to talk books that cross genre boundaries.

Moderator Nicole Lintemuth of Bettie's Pages will be joined by authors Chencia C. Higgins, Timothy Janovsky, TJ Alexander, Meryl Wilsner, and Erica Ridley to talk books that celebrate romance all along the spectrum of gender and romantic and sexual attraction.

New epic fantasy is all about the hot romance. What makes romance hot these days? Representation, sex positivity, and inclusion. Bestselling authors Piper Drake, Claire LeGrande, Maxym Martineau, and Piper CJ are paving the way for a new generation of fantasy romance books that puts lead characters who know their minds and own their journeys at the center of the story.