If you’re just joining us (hi there!), one project I work on from time to time – and collaborators are welcome to add to it – is the Romance Bookstore map on Google maps.
I’ve added many used bookstores that Bitchery readers have told me are romance friendly – both new and used.
View Romance Bookstores: New and Used in a larger map
There are locations all over the US and a few in Canada, with stores marked in Australia, as well. Please, feel free to add your own favorite romance-friendly bookstore.
Why am I doing this? Sometimes you go looking for a romance novel and the clerk sneers at you. And sometimes, like Cynthia, you enter a new bookstore and discover…romance mecca.
I’m not sure if you’re taking suggestions for the fabulous Google Map of used Bookstores, but if you are, I have to tell you about Book Room in Charlottesville, VA. The first time I walked into it, I almost peed myself in excitement. There’s like 6 aisles packed with every kind of romance imaginable.
The best part is that they’ll take any paperback romance for 25% of the cover price for store credit. And almost everything in the whole store is 1/2 off. There’s one in Richmond too. Basically I’m in love and wanted to gush.
Holy hell, I’m in love, too. Get a load of these pictures Cynthia sent me.