Upcoming Romance Reader Gatherings: March 2020

Time for a quick collection of upcoming romance reader gatherings, from special events to monthly book clubs. I hope there’s one in your area!

If you have a romance book club or upcoming romance event, please email me and let me know? There’s a form at the bottom of this post. I want to help romance fans connect with one another in as many places as possible! 

These are in alphabetical order by state, and here’s a menu to jump down in the post:

Alaska | Arizona | California | Colorado | Illinois | Massachusetts | Maryland |


Between the Covers Romance Book Club, Eagle River, AK

When: March 14, 2020, at 3:00pm and one Saturday each month, usually 2nd or 3rd one, depending on closures.

Where: Chugiak-Eagle River Library, 12001 Business Blvd #176, Eagle River, AK

Details: “This is a safe and welcoming place to discuss romance with a group of enthusiastic readers. We read a trope/topic/theme each month rather than a specific title, so there should be something for everyone. We also share whatever else we’ve been reading in the past month, even if it’s not romance.

Included is a bibliography for the current and next months’ themes, followed by emailed notes which include every title/author/series mentioned during the meeting. So much reading fodder!” Learn more on the Anchorage library website.


Bookmans Midtown, Tucson: Romance Book Club

When:  Hosted by Jess Pryde from BookRiot, and will meet  February 25, and on the last Tuesday of every month, from 6-8 pm.

Where: Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Midtown, 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.

Details: The Romance Book Club will be meeting on February 25th at 6 PM in our very romantic (and totally not haunted) basement! This first meeting will be all about meeting your fellow romance readers and picking our first three months’ worth of books. Come hang out with likeminded book nerds, enjoy snacks on Bookmans Midtown, and bring your suggestions for what to read! Additional info on the Booksmans website.

 

Ripped Bodice, Culver City: Drop In Community Book Club and Queer Book Club, Culver City

When: The Happily Everyone After Book Club is hosted by Leah Koch, and will meet Thursday, March 5,  at 7pm PT. The book this month is The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa.

When: The Queer Book Club will meet March 8 at 2pm PT. The book this month is In at the Deep End by Kate Davies.

Where: 3806 Main Street, Culver City, CA

You can see upcoming events and register for the Drop in Bookclub, the Queer Book Club, and other opportunities on their Events page. 


UPDATE: The March 14 meeting has been Cancelled.

Sacramento Public Library Romance Novel Book Club

CarrieS and Librarian Brendle Wells co-facilitate this group on the second Saturday of every month at 1:00pm PT. The location rotates to different branches.

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite: March 14, Arden Dimick Library

The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren: April 11, Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Destiny’s Captive by Beverly Jenkins: May 9, McKinley Library


Love’s Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park, Illinois: Romance Book Club

When: Hosted by Jennifer Prokop, the Romance Book Club will meet March 21 at 12pm CT. The book is Every Last Breath by Juno Rushdan.

Where: 17024 S. Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL

Find more information at their website, LovesSweetArrow.com.

 


Porter Square Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Romance Book Club

When: Run by Amanda, and meeting on March 8 at 4:00pm ET. The March book is Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert.

More information is available on Facebook and in their Goodreads group. The book club is not listed on the Porter Square Books website, however.


Charm City Books: Author Salon and Signing with Leslye Penelope! 

When: Wednesday February 26, 7:00pm Event is free and open to the public

Where: Charm City Books is located at 782 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore, MD.

Details:  Award-winning Fantasy and Paranormal Romance writer L. Penelope visits the Charm Room for a book signing, and a reading from the series Time Magazine named one of The Best Fantasy Novels of 2018, Earthsinger Chronicles. The reading will include a special sneak peek at the third installment of the series scheduled for release in August of 2020, Cry of Metal and Bone.

Charm City Books, Baltimore, Maryland: Book $!u+z Romance Book Club

When: Friday, February 28, 7:00pm ET. The book this month is Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey.

Where: Charm City Books is located at 782 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore, MD.

See all their events on their website CharmCityBooks.com. 


I know there are more events out there, so please let me know about them.

Please use this form to submit the details of a local romance event for my next post!

Example: every first Saturday, every fourteenth Monday.
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  1. 1
    Caroline Linden says:

    I run a mailing list of romance events (bookclubs and author appearances and signings) in New England. We have several monthly book clubs up here in the Northeast!

    http://bit.ly/RomancingNE

  2. 2
    TN says:

    Hello Carrie,

    Do I need to read book #1, before reading Roni Loren’s The One You Can’t Forget? I hope to attend your April book club. Thank you.

  3. 3
    CarrieS says:

    @TN: The One You Can’t Forget works as a stand alone. and even if you don’t read it, please come! We have a great time.

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