Scientists, sports therapists, restauranteurs, single moms, highwaymen, coffee shop owners, Greek gods, bookstore employees, genies, and handsome rabbis — the Romance Revolution is upon us, and we are loving every steamy, surprising, sighing, ugly-crying minute of it.
If you thought romance was just for cat ladies of a certain age, or ever scuttled red-faced into the romance stacks hoping not to be caught, this is the moment to abandon both preconception and shame. Today’s romance novels address different cultures, race relations, gender equity, and sexual politics, and explore almost every subject under the sun. It’s easy to find a romance novel to match your interests — and you should, because reading romance is FUN.
For Bookstore Romance Day 2021, we’re taking a romantic stroll through each room at the flagship City of Books. From science in the Pearl Room to film studies in the Orange Room, we have 18 sizzling romances for the football fans, DNA nerds, history fanatics, coffee addicts, cooks, classicists, and booklovers we welcome into our stores each day.
The Pearl Room: Fine Arts and Sciences
The Red Room: History and Social Science
The Purple Room: Sports, Business, and Religion
The Orange Room: Cooking and Film/TV
The Blue Room: Literature
The Green Room: Bestsellers
The Gold Room: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Coffee Room
The Rose Room: Kids' and YA
by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau