COMING IN FEBRUARY:
A Whirlwind Romance Pop-Up Bookstore
Feb. 12-18, at Bow Market, in the heart of Union Square in Somerville
A couple of months ago, my friend and independent bookselling industry compatriot Clarissa Murphy posted on social media that she'd love to open up a pop-up store to sell just romance books. I thought this was a great idea, so we're doing it. We are having a ton of fun with A Whirlwind Romance, which is what we've named it. The location is great, the books are going to be great, and the timing is great, as we'll have it open over both Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend.
We'll have hundreds of romance titles, including contemporary, historical, LGBTQIA+, regency, fantasy, western, urban, paranormal, mystery, young adult, graphic novels, and romantic comedy, plus love-themed gifts and children's books. There are a lot of subgenres in romance, and we're aiming to stock books for as many of them as we can cram into the space. We've talked to a couple of writers about doing signings at the pop-up as well, we'll have formal announcements on that soon, hopefully.
Finally, we'll have a photo booth set up where people can use props to create their own romance novel cover. And we'll memorialize it for you with a Polaroid!
It's going to be a lot of fun, and we hope that if you have some free time, you'll find your way out to Bow Market
and visit us at the pop-up!!!