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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Canadian Romances

May 2, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

This month we are focusing on Canadian Romances. Lots of Canadian authors and all sorts of romance genres to pick from this month. Perhaps you'll find that opposites attract in Vancouver, a complicated love triangle has developed in Toronto or a soulmate is found in Nova Scotia. Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Romance Novels with the Sarahs: Adler, Hogle, and Grunder Ruiz

May 2, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St.
Concord, NH 03301

Join Gibson's Bookstore in a virtual event that we are in-house affectionately calling Oops! All Sarahs! as rom-com authors Sarah Adler (Mrs. Nash's Ashes), Sarah Hogle (Twice Shy), and Sarah Grunder Ruiz (Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships) join us virtually to talk tropes, comedic timing, and happily ever afters. Sarah Adler's Happy Medium: A clever con woman must convince a skeptical, sexy farmer of his property's resident real-life ghost if she's to save them all from a fate worse than death, in this delightful new novel from the author of Mrs. Nash's Ashes. Sarah Hogle's Old Flames and New Fortunes: Fibs and squabbles and spells . . . oh my! Sarah Grunder Ruiz's Last Call at the Local: Opposites attract when a free-spirited American singer-songwriter with ADHD teams up with a charming Irishman to revitalize his family's pub in the next heartfelt romance from the author of Luck and Last Resorts.

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LIVE - Jilly Gagnon in conversation with Katie Cotugno

May 2, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02115

Join us for the launch of Jilly Gagnon's next romance! A playful romantic comedy featuring dueling delis, fake dating, a shockingly awesome ex, and just the right amount of amnesia.

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LIVE - Betty Cayouette with Julia Argy

May 6, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Harvard Book Store
1256 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Book Store welcomes BETTY CAYOUETTE—author, cinematographer, and creator of the TikTok/Instagram @bettysbooklist, one of the top book recommendation accounts in the world—for a discussion of her debut novel One Last Shot. She will be joined in conversation by JULIA ARGY—Harvard University alumnus and author of The One.

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LIVE - Jilly Gagnon

May 7, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St.
Concord NH 03301

Jilly Gagnon comes to Gibson's Bookstore for her new romance novel, Love You, Mean It, a playful romantic comedy featuring dueling delis, fake dating, a shockingly awesome ex, and just the right amount of amnesia. Bookseller Elisabeth (Gibson's Queen of Steam) loved this one, which featured real adult communication and characters that felt real and well-rounded. Can't make this event? Order the book through our website, and leave your personalization/signing request in the order notes!

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Recs and Conversation with Lorelei of Lorelei's Lit Lair

May 8, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

If you know romance, you probably know Lorelei! Affectionately referred to as a passionate Romance Ambassador, Lorelei has been offering book recommendations, author spotlights, giveaways and connecting authors with readers through social media since 2010, providing a safe and friendly environment for book lovers around the globe. We are so pleased to be in conversation with Lorelei about how (and why) she got started, her most memorable author-meet moments, and books she's reading and recommending. We hope you can join us!

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LIVE - MerMay with Emma Hamm, Desirée M. Niccoli, and Jessica S. Taylor

May 11, 2024
1:00 PM
Hosted by Grump & Sunshine Bookshop
159 High Street
Belfast ME 04974

Join Emma Hamm, Jessica S. Taylor, and Desirée M. Niccoli at Grump & Sunshine on May 11th for a Mermaid Romance Signing! Select at least one MerMay book and add-on any extra books to have signed at the event. Tickets are not necessarily required to attend this event, but there will be a limited amount of books available to be signed for walk-ins.

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LIVE - Sarina Bowen

May 11, 2024
1:00 PM
Hosted by B&N West Lebanon
250 Plainfield Rd Unit 222
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Local, bestselling author Sarina Bowen will be joining us for a discussion and book signing for The Five Year Lie.

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LIVE - The Happily-Ever-After Book Club Reads Fantasy Romances

May 12, 2024
2:30 PM
Hosted by Boston Public Library - Central Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116

Do you love romance? Are you looking for a group of fellow readers to talk about it with? Join the Happily-Ever-After Book Club on the second Sunday of every month for tea and a bring-your-own-book discussion centered around a popular romance trope. It's on-trend right now, but it's been on our shelves for decades: magic and romance are a perfect match! In May we will be chatting about our favorite Fantasy Romances. Need a recommendation for standalone romance novel with fantasy elements? Check out our suggestions, but don't feel pressured to read one! You can also ask for personalized recommendations from BPL librarians via Shelf Service.

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LIVE - Sarina Bowen

May 14, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

Bestselling romance author Sarina Bowen turns to the dark side and makes her first visit to Gibson's Bookstore for an author event for her first thriller, The Five Year Lie, about one woman’s search for the truth after receiving a text from her deceased ex!

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VIRTUAL - Read "Romancing Mister Bridgerton" by Julia Quinn

May 15, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We just had to have an extra Romance Book Club discussion this month! Four episodes of Season 3, Penelope and Colin's story, is coming out on Thursday, May 16th with the subsequent four episodes dropping on June 13. To prepare, we need to discuss, "Romancing Mister Bridgerton"! For those of you in the know, you are aware that this is the 4th book in the series and Shondaland has made a creative decision to skip Book 3 (Benedict and Sophia's story) for now. It'll be fascinating to see how they make this palatable to long time Julia readers while also appealing to new ones. Let's talk about the book because we need to discuss the source material - and it'll be fun!

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LIVE - Sarina Bowen Reading and Signing

May 16, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Barrington Books
184 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806

Join us as we welcome Sarina Bowen to Barrington Books for a reading and signing of her new thriller, THE FIVE YEAR LIE. Sarina will be discussing this fun new book as well as Q& A.

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LIVE: 3nd Annual Rom-Con Romance Festival

May 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St
Ashland MA 01721

Come hang out with some of your favorite authors (or meet some new faves!): Kate Canterbary, Loretta Chase, Kosoko Jackson, Carla Kelly, Kathryn Ann Kingsley, Caroline Linden, Jessica Martin, Tori Anne Martin, Cecilia Tan, and Maria Vale! We're looking forward to a day of a booksale/signing, panels, and small group discussions. So, grab your fancy hats and comfy shoes and come on out! Stay tuned for details for the day (but, for those who have been with us before, we will not be overlapping panels with discussion groups!). Books for sale and signing will be provided by Aesop's Fable (Holliston). You can also PREORDER books from our authors and Aesop's will bring them to the Fest for you to have signed (stay tuned for the link). And, finally, if you have books by our authors at home, please feel free to bring them and have them signed. Registration is Requested so we know how many chairs to put out (and you'll get handy reminders). But, walk ins are definitely welcome if the mood strikes you on the day of.

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LIVE - KJ Micciche

May 18, 2024
1:00 PM
Hosted by Bank Square Books
53 West Main St.
Mystic CT 06355

Bank Square Books presents an author signing with KJ Micciche for the book The Storybook Wedding. Watch out for karaoke mishaps that result in a fake engagement… because weddings are forever…

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VIRTUAL - Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with Romance Author Camilla Evergreen

May 20, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We are thrilled to be chatting with romance author Camilla Evergreen whose book "How to Find Love When You're Weird" makes it clear that people on the spectrum, (in fact, ALL people) are worthy of love and an HEA (happily ever after). In fact, we would posit, that it's the very neurodiverse characteristics that make someone even more attractive to the right person. We can't wait for this conversation and hope you can join us!

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LIVE - Romance Book Club with Jenny and Gabrielle

May 20, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by An Unlikely Story Bookstore
111 South St.
Plainville MA 02762

Join us monthly for Romance Book Club, co-hosted by our favorite romance author Jenny L. Howe and our lead bookseller Gabrielle! For our first session, we will be reading At First Spite by Olivia Dade, a delightfully sexy rom-com about a woman who buys the town's famous Spite House, only to realize the infuriating man she can't stand lives right next door—and their unwilling proximity might spark something neither can ignore. This month's book club will be held in our Second Story event space on Monday, May 20th at 7pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. If you'd like to purchase At First Spite through us (which is not required to join book club, although we appreciate it!), you can do so via the link below.

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LIVE - Hannah Reynolds in conversation with Jenny L. Howe

May 23, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge MA 02140

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Hannah Reynolds for the release of her novel Summer Nights and Meteorites! Author Jenny L. Howe will join Reynolds in conversation. From the two-time Sydney Taylor Honor author comes another sweet Nantucket-set summer romance, perfect for fans of Rachel Lynn Solomon and K.L. Walther.

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LIVE - Kristan Higgins with Jennifer Massotti

May 29, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Barrington Books
184 County Rd.
Barrington RI 02806

Barrington Books is excited to kick off the Summer Reads season by welcoming back bestselling author KRISTAN HIGGINS for a discussion and signing of her latest book, LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. Kristan will be in discussion with Barrington Books' very own Jennifer Massotti. Moderated discussion and Q&A to be held at Barrington Books. From the author of Pack Up the Moon comes a funny, romantic, and deeply moving novel about the unexpected rewards that come from life’s detours.

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LIVE - Kristan Higgins with Jenny L. Howe

May 30, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by An Unlikely Story Bookstore
111 South St.
Plainville MA 02762

Bestselling author Kristan Higgins returns to An Unlikely Story for her newest book, Look on the Bright Side. Funny, romantic, and deeply moving, Look on the Bright Side is about the unexpected rewards that come from life’s detours. It's the perfect book to kick off the summer! Kristan will discuss her book with fellow romance author Jenny L. Howe.

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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Eastern European Romances

June 6, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

This month we are focusing on Eastern European Romances. It could be set in Russia during the days of Catherine the Great (yes, the geography is debatable but let's include Russia for our purposes this month) or perhaps the Cold War conspires against two star-crossed lovers. Many romance authors have also been inspired by the folktales and fantasy of Eastern Europe (think Transylvania). Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Reading the Rainbow: An LGBTQ+ Book Group - The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

June 11, 2024
6:00 PM
Hosted by Boston Public Library
Central Library in Copley Square
Mezzanine Conference Room 2
700 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02116

Reading the Rainbow is an online-exclusive book group geared towards members of the LGBTQ+ community interested in reading queer fiction, memoirs, and graphic novels. While we typically focus on reads that center sapphic, transgender, and nonbinary identities, we also read books revolving around other queer identities. All communication will take place via text chat on the messaging platform Discord: no webcam or microphone needed! Join us this month for a lively discussion of Cat Sebastian's The Queer Principles of Kit Webb, where Lord Holland must go against his gentlemanly behavior to save himself and a beloved friend and reclaim a book that once belonged to his mother by taking lessons in thievery from the dashing Kit Webb.

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LIVE - Book Launch: Not in Love - Ali Hazelwood

June 11, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02115

This event promises a night of laughter and chemistry! Join us for some specialty concoctions (cocktails) and scientific theory (book discussion)! Tickets include an indie bookstore special edition of Not In Love. Don't miss your chance to be part of the scientific romance revolution—reserve your spot now for the "Not in Love" book release bash! Food and drink will be available for the duration of the event. There will be two separate ticket times to better space out seating.

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LIVE - Kristan Higgins in conversation with Jacquelyn Mitchard

June 22, 2024
10:00 AM
Hosted by Brewster Book Store
2648 Main Street
Brewster MA 02631

Kristan Higgins will be in conversation with Jacquelyn Mitchard discussing her most recent novel, Look on the Bright Side.

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LIVE - Q&A and Signing with K.J. Micciche

June 22, 2024
2:00 PM
Hosted by Grump & Sunshine Bookshop
159 High Street
Belfast ME 04974

Join us on June 22nd for a Q&A and signing with K.J. Micciche! The event will begin at 2pm and attendees are encouraged to arrive ten minutes early to grab a seat. Each attendee will receive a copy of A Storybook Wedding, K.J.'s second novel, to be signed at the event!

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VIRTUAL - Bridgerton Discussion: Season Three

July 10, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

The highly anticipated Julia Quinn's 'Bridgerton: Season Three' is coming to Netflix in two parts on May 16 and June 13 brought to us by Shondaland! To celebrate, a few weeks ago we chatted about the book, "Romancing Mister Bridgerton" - which is actually book 4 in the series - what we liked and how excited we are for the show. Now we're talking about how the show was! Did it meet our expectations? What we liked or didn't like? How much did you love Penelope and Colin's story? Are your eyes bleeding from bingeing it?

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VIRTUAL - The Two Nerdy History Girls Ride Again!

July 15, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We're at it again! We keep having so much fun with Loretta and Susan that we had to keep bringing them back for encore performances. You know them as the Two Nerdy History Girls - authors Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott were the originators of the infamous blog. We, once again, have Loretta and Susan here to answer all of our burning questions. How do they find interesting tidbits of historical lore, which libraries of the world have they visited, and how do they avoid the inescapable "rabbit hole"? We can't wait for what we know is going to be a fascinating conversation between these two friends and researchers.

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LIVE - RomantiConn 2024

July 26-27, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Trumbull Marriott Shelton
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull CT 06611

Welcome to the RomantiConn 2024 Author Signing Event brought to you by Kitty Berry Books, LLC. It’s a fun-filled event where authors and readers share their love of fangirling, book-boyfriends, and all things related to books and romance. RomantiConn is committed to bringing attendees a variety of sub-genres to fully explore the vast array of Romance. Multi-author signing both days.

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LIVE - Smutty on the Seacoast: A Book Signing

August 3, 2024
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
64 Market St.
Portsmouth NH 03801

Come join us at Portsmouth Gas Light Co. for a night of bookish fun! Meet your favorite authors and get your copies of their steamy novels signed. Grab your favorite author's signature drink, mingle with fellow book lovers, and maybe even snag a free bookmark or two. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add some spice to your bookshelf!

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LIVE - Sinners and Stardust Boston 2024

August 16-18, 2024

Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston MA 02116

An event dedicated to spicy romance created by spicy romance lovers. Join us for a weekend celebrating the books and authors that brought our darkest fantasies to light and introduced us to things we never thought we’d love. Our Author Signing Convention will be located at Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116. Our Dark Romance Ball will be held at the Royale, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA.

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LIVE - Fall in Love New England 2024

October 4-5, 2024

Best Westerner Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Rd W
Marlborough MA 01752

Get ready to embark on a weekend of love, passion, and unforgettable moments at Fall in Love New England! This event brings together romance readers and authors for two fun-filled days that will leave you swooning. Meet your favorite romance authors, connect with fellow romance enthusiasts, and don't miss the massive book signing

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