Love Is In The Air—And On The Shelves : Consider This from NPR Sales of romance novels were up in 2022, with a surge of about 52 percent for sales of print copies, according to Publishers Weekly. That's despite an overall dip in book sales last year.
Still, there's a longstanding social stigma against romance novels, as they're often written off as frivolous, or even shameful.
NPR's Juana Summers visits a group of readers who are loud and proud about their love for the genre.
In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.
Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Love Is In The Air—And On The Shelves

Love Is In The Air—And On The Shelves

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Sales of romance novels were up in 2022, while overall book sales hit their first decline in three years

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Sales of romance novels were up in 2022, with a surge of about 52 percent for sales of print copies, according to Publishers Weekly. That's despite an overall dip in book sales last year.

Still, there's a longstanding social stigma against romance novels, as they're often written off as frivolous, or even shameful.

NPR's Juana Summers visits a group of readers who are loud and proud about their love for the genre.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Elena Burnett and Michael Levitt. It was edited by Sarah Handel and William Troop. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.