If you miss any of the events on August 20, you can view most of them on our YouTube channel.  


All times listed are EDT  

 Friday, August 19th

Get ready for Bookstore Romance Day with a Friday night kick-off party with Jen Prokop and Sarah MacLean (Heartbreaker) from Fated Mates. Jen and Sarah will be joined by special guests Christina Lauren (Something Wilder) and Christopher Rice (Sapphire Sunset). Co-hosted by our friends at Love’s Sweet Arrow


8:00 pm – Love in the Dark with authors Claire Legrand (Furyborn), Piper CJ (The Night and Its Moon), Maxym M. Martineau (Kingdom of Exiles), Piper Drake (Wings Once Cursed and Broken), and Ann Aguirre (Boss Witch) Moderated by Emily Hall Schroen of Main Street Books.


Saturday, August 20th


1:00 pm-Gotta Have Faith with Uzma Jalaluddin (Hana Khan Carries On), Rosie Danan (The Intimacy Experiment), Preslaysa Williams (A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal), Farah Heron (Kamila Knows Best), and Stacey Agdern (History of Us) & moderated by Olivia Waite (The Hellion’s Waltz).  


2:00 pmTok Dirty to Me with authors Emily McIntire (Hooked), Ana Huang (Twisted Love), Scarlett St. Clair (King of Battle and Blood), and Amanda Bouchet (Promise of Fire). Moderated by Mary O’Malley of Skylark Bookshop and Kate LeBeau of Romantically Inclined Reviews.



 3:00 pm – Authors to Grow With with Kosoko Jackson (Survive the Dome), Megan Bannen (The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy), Alisha Rai (Partners in Crime), Suzanne Park (Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous), and Ashley Herring Blake (Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail). Moderated by Christine Bollow of Loyalty Books





4:00 pm History in Color with Beverly Jenkins (To Catch a Raven), Vanessa Riley (A Duke, the Spy, an Artist, and a Lie), Adriana Herrera (A Caribbean Heiress in Paris), Diana Quincy (The Marquess Makes His Move), and Amalie Howard (The Princess Stakes) and moderated by Kristian Beverly 



5:00 pm Is This a Kissing Book? with Travis Baldree (Legends & Lattes), C.L. Polk (Even Though I Knew the End), Alexandra Rowland (A Taste of Gold and Iron), Rachel Gillig (One Dark Window) and Ilona Andrews (Ruby Fever) and moderated by Candice Huber of Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop


6:00 pmLove Is Queer with authors Chencia C. Higgins (D’Vaughn & Kris Plan a Wedding), T.J.Alexander (Chef’s Kiss), Timothy Janovsky (Never Been Kissed), Erica Ridely (The Perks of Loving a Wallflower), and Meryl Wilsner (Mistakes Were Made) Moderated by Nicole Lintemuth of Bettie’s Pages. 




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You can purchase books from all of the participating authors through our Bookshop.org affiliate storefront. We thank Bookshop.org for giving us a purchasing option that benefits independent bookstores throughout the US.