Independent Bookstore of the Week – The Ripped Bodice

The Ripped Bodice is a unique bookstore in that it specializes in romance books. This sweet little store is located in the heart of Culver City, California. It was established using a Kickstarter program by sisters Leah and Bea Koch.

This is a forward-thinking and fun bookstore with a diverse selection of romance. You want military romance? Yep, they have that. Historical romance? Yep again. Paranormal? ChickLit? If there’s love and a happy ever after you will find it at The Ripped Bodice. You can visit the store in person or shop online!

The Ripped Bodice offers special care packages so if you have a bibliophile in your family this could be a great opportunity to send them some love! Literally!  You can pick and choose what goes into the package or they will pick it for you and it can be a surprise for you as well as the person you gift it to! And by all means, feel free to gift it to yourself!

Recently, #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan received one of the special care packages from a friend who got it for her from The Ripped Bodice. For fun, they video taped the unboxing of the package! Check it out!


Be sure to show some love to The Ripped Bodice! Support your independent booksellers!

Sheila English
Award-winning author of short stories and comic books. Telly award-winning producer and director of many book trailers.

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