Bea and Leah Koch recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a bookstore that exclusively sells romance novels. While there are a number of romance-friendly bookstores throughout the US, these establishments often relegate the romance section to a small corner of the store. The Koch sisters are on a mission to make these books more accessible by opening a romance-only bookstore.
Through their crowdfunding campaign, the Koch sisters plan to open a bookstore called 'The Ripped Bodice.' While the store will only sell romance novels, it will include a wide variety of subgenres. Instead of forcing customers to purchase adult fiction online, the store will act as a safe space for customers to browse their favorite titles. The sisters hope that the store will also help to combat some of the stigma that surrounds the genre.
While the idea of a bookstore that exclusively sells romance novels may not appeal to everyone, the store will provide a safe space for those who enjoy adult fiction.
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