Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bookstore Romance Day by @SatinRussell #RomanceGems

Have you heard? There’s a new holiday for romance readers to celebrate. This August 17th will be the first annual Bookstore Romance Day.

What is Bookstore Romance Day, you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you!

According to their official website, Bookstore Romance Day is “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.”

Isn’t that a worthy cause? As a self-published author, I have to say I’ve always been surprised by how many indie bookstores don’t even keep a romance section in their stores.

There are so many romance authors who are either hybrid or independently published that it seems like a natural relationship, especially since it provides opportunities for community outreach in the form of author signings and book release parties.

Apparently, quite a few others feel the same way. In fact, there are bookstores all across the country who are hosting official events. You can find an interactive map of locations here:

What’s even better is that there are quite a few Romance Gems authors who will be participating this year. If you’re in the area, I encourage you to check out any of these events.

1. Satin Russell at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA.
2. Peggy Jaeger at Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, NH
3. Kari Lemor at Bookery Bookstore in Manchester, NH
4. Elsa Kurt at That Book Store in Wethersfield, CT.
5. Lucinda Race at The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA.

While you're here, don't forget to enter the Romance Gems August Rafflecopter Contest. The theme this month is the Dog Days of Summer.

Grand Prize: Winner's Choice—Pet-Themed Tee Shirt or $15.00 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Prize: Winner's Choice
Pet-Themed Gift or $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Prize: Winner's Choice
3rd Prize Option
Pet-Themed Gift or $5.00 Amazon Gift Card

4th Prize:
Bundle of 4 Ebooks

5th Prize:
Bundle of 3 Ebooks

6th Prize:
Bundle of 3 Ebooks

Be sure to visit our Monthly Giveaway Page for all the details!


  1. I’m so pleased so many Gems are involved in this fantastic day. Congratulations to all of you. I don’t think this holiday extends into Canada so I won’t be able to support you in person. Maybe next year!

  2. Thanks for the shout out! Looking forward to connecting to new readers today!!

  3. Satin - you're a doll for posting this!!!! Happy Bookstore Romance day to us all!

  4. Yay, have fun and show the world your talented writing.

  5. Thanks for posting this, Satin. Hope everyone had fun and bought lots of books.

  6. I hope it was a fun and successful day!


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