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Bridgerton and Beyond: The Capacious Landscape of Romance; featuring the stars of Avon. - Shared screen with speaker view
Emily Autenrieth
36:17
Hi from Elk Grove, CA!
Tegan Tigani
36:41
Hello, all! Tegan from Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle joining in from Walla Walla, WA today! Excited for romance!
Valentina Bunnell
36:43
Hello from Dublin, CA!
Julia Quinn
36:56
Hi everyone from Seattle!
Brian Juenemann
37:00
Eugene!
Tegan Tigani
37:01
Billie!!! Yay!
Summer Laurie
37:11
BILLIE!!
Connie Lin
37:23
Hello from San Francisco!
Ann Seaton
37:42
Hello from Stonyford!
Valentina Bunnell
37:44
Love Bookstore Romance Day!!!
Brian Juenemann
38:01
That’s just not right! Way to put things in order, Billie.
Tegan Tigani
38:10
In my imagination, I'm seeing little hearts drifting up from computers all up and down the west as we join together here.
ANGIE KELSEY
38:23
Hello from Grass Valley!
Amanda Reid
38:41
Hello from Oakland, CA. :)
Tegan Tigani
38:52
PNBA knows about HEA! :D
greg holmes
39:32
Thanks, from Grants Pass.
Jim Hankey
39:52
hello Billie!
Billie Bloebaum
39:53
You can sign your store up here: https://bookstoreromanceday.org/bookstores/bookstore-sign-up/
Billie Bloebaum
41:06
Tegan! Summer! Miss your faces. Can't wait until we can all see each other in person again.
Billie Bloebaum
41:23
Hi, Jim. Miss you, too.
Summer Laurie
41:28
Same, Billie, same.
Gabriel Barillas
41:37
Hello Tegan in Walla Walla!
Tegan Tigani
41:54
[waves!!!]
Brian Juenemann
42:01
And check out Billie’s contributions to NWBookLovers via Turning Pages and The Bodice Riffer: https://nwbooklovers.org/category/turning-pages/
Summer Laurie
42:36
CONNIEEEEEE
Brian Juenemann
42:40
https://nwbooklovers.org/category/the-bodice-riffer/
Billie Bloebaum
44:08
Brian, you're making me wish I had time to write columns again. I miss it.
Summer Laurie
44:15
Damn viscounts...
Grace Rajendran
44:24
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#keywordSearch&q=A+Lowcountry+Bride&page=1
Amanda Reid
44:31
Viscounts! <3
Grace Rajendran
45:19
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#keywordSearch&q=Viscount+Made+Me+Do+It&page=1
Summer Laurie
45:35
My dirty mind knows there's got to be a bonesetter joke out there somewhere
Emily Autenrieth
45:45
Went there right away, Summer
Ann Seaton
45:47
Lol!
Valentina Bunnell
45:53
Cat!
Grace Rajendran
46:08
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#keywordSearch&q=happy+endings&page=1
Amanda Reid
47:13
I can't WAIT for this graphic novel.
Emily Autenrieth
47:26
Excited about this for sure!
Summer Laurie
47:43
[mind blown]
Emily Autenrieth
47:57
Hahaha. Love Sylvia
Grace Rajendran
48:28
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#keywordSearch&q=duke+and+I&page=1
Grace Rajendran
58:56
Awww that was a sweet story!!
Summer Laurie
59:01
I love "inside baseball" stories
Billie Bloebaum
59:17
But who did Ms. Krentz want to be next to?
Brian Juenemann
01:04:31
Spinoff!
Grace Rajendran
01:04:51
If you have any questions for our panelists, please add them to the Q+A field at the bottom of your screens!
Valentina Bunnell
01:07:17
I love hearing about this part of the process
Grace Rajendran
01:07:52
Thanks for joining us, Emily! And for the question you asked - you can watch the answer on the recording! :)
Jim Hankey
01:07:53
Valentina, I agree. This is pretty fascinating convo!
Jim Hankey
01:09:02
killer pigeons! sequel?
Gabriel Barillas
01:09:20
I was thinking the same thing Jim and Valentina. This is one of the most engaging Zoom event I've attended these past many months.
Billie Bloebaum
01:15:22
No more calling it a "guilty pleasure." Why on earth would you feel guilty about reading for pleasure?
Calvin Crosby
01:15:42
Amen
Valentina Bunnell
01:17:36
Yes Thien-Kim!!!
Jim Hankey
01:17:53
I loved the comment about women's empowerment as a common theme in all types of romance.
Billie Bloebaum
01:18:39
What Thien-Kim Is saying is a large part of why the Bookstore Romance Day focus this year is on crossover Romance--Romance with elements of S-F or Fantasy or Mystery or books in those genres with romantic storylines. So many bookstores already carry Romance or Romance-adjacent fiction, but don't recognize or market it as such.
Valentina Bunnell
01:22:37
Every single romance book I've read has took the time to show consent, super important
Valentina Bunnell
01:23:15
THE SPOON
Summer Laurie
01:23:32
Yes, Julia. There are so many current romances that are modeling consent in such wonderful responsible ways...folks should be actively handing these to high schoolers, male and female
Summer Laurie
01:24:10
Even fatal sex in House of Cards!
Summer Laurie
01:31:44
I would LOVE to go to one of her lady dinners
Summer Laurie
01:34:28
That's a keeper
Billie Bloebaum
01:34:58
My thought exactly, Summer.
Brian Juenemann
01:35:07
I can never meet your hubs, Julia. Cowering.
Summer Laurie
01:36:53
Yeesssss! Let's get her in a room with Lady Danbury
Amber James
01:36:55
i'm not a smoker, but i love smoking hookah
Valentina Bunnell
01:40:37
Enemies to lovers absolutely
Valentina Bunnell
01:40:43
Friends to lovers :)
Jim Hankey
01:42:07
Thanks, Connie! Well-done!
Summer Laurie
01:42:22
Just like reading romances, talking about them makes my heart sing. thank you al
ANGIE KELSEY
01:42:30
Thank you!!!!!
Billie Bloebaum
01:42:32
Thank you, everyone.
Amber James
01:42:54
Grace, your lipstick 🤩
Calvin Crosby
01:43:01
Correct and you are cuter!
Billie Bloebaum
01:43:07
And don't forget to sign your bookstore up as a Bookstore Romance Day bookstore if you haven't already. https://bookstoreromanceday.org/bookstores/bookstore-sign-up/
Grace Rajendran
01:43:17
Thank you, Amber!! :)
Valentina Bunnell
01:43:23
Thank you Brian!
Gabriel Barillas
01:43:27
Thanks Brian and Cal! Good show.
Jim Hankey
01:43:28
Thanks Brian and Grace! Well-done!
Connie Lin
01:43:32
Thanks Jim!
Thien-Kim Lam she/her
01:43:34
To answer the last question: You as a bookseller can help new and midlist authors by reading their books and handselling them. Instead of jumping right to the bigger authors. The customers probably already know about those authors. Intro them to the new ones
Calvin Crosby
01:43:35
Thank you all!
Valentina Bunnell
01:43:36
Thank you everyone!!