Eileen Charbonneau and Lizzie Post at Village Square Booksellers

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Celebrate Bookstore Romance Day with Eileen Charbonneau (right) at Village Square Booksellers Aug. 17. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Village Square Booksellers, on the square in Bellows Falls, welcomes local novelist Eileen Charbonneau who will share her love for romance novels Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m.

Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate romance fiction – its books, readers, and writers – and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the romance community.

Eileen’s historical novels are infused with the struggles of lovers from both inside and outside forces. Her first novel, “The Ghosts of Stony Clove,” is a romance for young readers. It won the Rita Award from Romance Writers of America as Young Adult Novel of the Year. Two of her adult historical romances, “The Randolph Legacy” and “Rachel LeMoyne,” were Rita Award finalists as well as winning acclaim as The Washington Post’s “Best 5 Romances of the Year” and a Hearts of the West Award. Her recent World War II-set romantic suspense novel, “Watch Over Me,” won a Chatelaine Award for Women’s Fiction.

Eileen will talk about the reasons why she’s a romance novel reader and offer suggestions for making life more romantic. And who doesn’t need a little more romance in their lives?

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“Higher Etiquette” by Lizzie Post. Photo provided

Also on Saturday, at 2 p.m., Village Square Booksellers will welcome Vermont author Lizzie Post to discuss her latest book, “Higher Etiquette.” In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post, great-great granddaughter of Emily Post and co-president of America’s most respected etiquette brand, explores and celebrates the wide world of legalized weed.

Combining cannabis culture’s long-established norms with the Emily Post Institute’s tried-and-true principles, this book covers the social issues surrounding pot today. Lizzie Post is co-president of The Emily Post Institute. She has been an Emily Post etiquette author and spokesperson for 10 years and a cannabis supporter for 20 years. She co-hosts the Awesome Etiquette podcast and produces both EPI’s e-learning program and the Etiquette Bites video series. As a member of the youngest generation of Posts, Lizzie is a popular source of advice on modern manners for Millennials.

Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations.

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