What is Bookstore Romance Day?

Bookstore Romance Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15, is a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers—and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the Romance community. It is celebrated annually, and 2020 is the second annual celebration.

Learn more about Bookstore Romance Day here.

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Saturday, August 15

*All Times Listed are CST. Please note that some events require registration, although all events are free.

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8:00AM

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6:00PM

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Coffee Break with Mona Shroff (Then, Now, Always), Delores Fossen (Settling an Old Score) and Cara Bastone (Just a Heartbeat Away)

An exclusive video from author JR Ward (The Jackal

Kensington Romance Books & Brunch with Priscilla Oliveras (Island Affair) and Tash Skilton (Ghosting: A Love Story

Avon Spotlight Panel with Ambassador Meg Cabot (No Offense), Talia Hibbert (Take a Hint, Dani Brown), and Alexis Daria (You Had Me at Hola). Moderated by Maureen Lee Lenker of Entertainment Weekly.

Bold Strokes Books Queer Romance Panel with Mary P. Burns (Forging a Desire Line), Anne Shade (Femme Tales), and Ali Vali (One More Chance)

Tea Time with Harlequin authors RaeAnne Thayne (Summer at Lake Haven), Maisey Yates (The Hero of Hope Springs), and Melissa Senate (The Cowboy’s Comeback) *Upload a proof of purchase & receive a free e-book!

I read YA panel with authors Mason Deaver (I Wish You All the Best), Debbie Rigaud (Truly, Madly, Royally), Lucas Rocha (Where We Go From Here), and Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown)

Virtual Cocktail Hour with Local Romance Authors featuring Dawn Chartier (Bewitching the Enemy), Alys Murray (The Magnolia Sisters), and Tina DeSalvo (Second Chance series)

Saturday, August 15

*All Times Listed are CST. Please note that some events require registration, although all events are free.

Time

6:00PM

Event

Watch party for The Princess Diaries, with guest appearance by Meg Cabot