The first annual Bookstore Romance Day is 8/17/19. “As independent bookstores continue to work to deepen their ties with romance readers, a group of enthusiast booksellers has announced the first Bookstore Romance Day to be held on August 17, 2019. Organizers have billed the event as a “soft launch” for what they intend to be an annual celebration of romance books by independent bookstores nationwide” (Publishers Weekly). PW also reports that the popularity of recent rom-com screen adaptations suggests a desire for funny, sweet stories that end in a happily ever after. With 61% of Romance books still being purchased in the physical format (according to Nielsen’s US Romance Landscape report), Romance is a great category for booksellers to be focusing on. This list features our best in category titles, from genre series titles to fiction with romance at its heart.
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