Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Ripped Bodice Bookstore

This one is for all you readers out there who can't resist a good romance novel!  The Ripped Bodice is a book store in Los Angeles that is the only one of it's kind in North America.  They carry nothing but romance novels!

The Ripped Bodice is owned by sisters, Bea and Leah Koch.  They raised over $90,000 on Kickstarter to develop their dream of owning a bookstore completely devoted to the romance genre into a reality.

I admit that it's pretty rare that I intentionally pick up a romance novel but I know how very, very popular it is.  What I didn't know was just how many sub-genres there are!  On their website, the list 48 different types of romance books you can find in their store.  From classics to contemporary, regency to ghosts and vampires, and of course, the ever popular's all there in one place.

Watch the video to get an up close peek inside their store~

There's a similar type of bookstore in Australia, but other than that, this romance bookstore seems to be pretty unique.  Click HERE for a great (short) interview with the owners on BBC.

Like any other bookstore, they have book signings, author readings, book clubs, gifts, an online shop and even have a stand up comedy night!  It is L.A. after all.

Do you read romance novels?  Would you enjoy a bookstore like this in your city?  What's your favourite sub-genre of romance?  Be the first to leave a comment below!

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