Where to shelf Love Inspired books

» Posted on May 28, 2005 in Blog | 3 comments

I went into Barnes and Noble today. I don’t usually shop there but I was over by the store and I can’t resist stopping by a bookstore. One of my favorite places. I tried to find the Love Inspired books and couldn’t. I looked in the Romance section and the Christianity section. Finally I had to go to a person who worked there and ask if they had any Love Inspireds (the last time they didn’t so I wasn’t expecting them to have any since I couldn’t find any). But they did shelved in the religious section in ABC order under the author’s name. I signed the two copies of my book and turned one out. The whole experience got me to thinking–where should the inspirational romance series be shelved? With the other romance series? Or in the religious section? I have mixed feelings about it. Does anyone have a preference and why?


  1. Margaret,
    I think they should put them in both places, you never know when someone might be looking though the Romance section,looking for something , and if some of the inspirational romance were mixed in, they might take a look, I know that is how I got into reading the LoveInspired line of books, I got my first book in 1999. and have been reading since.

  2. Janice, I agree with you but it seems bookstores either put them in one or the other, not both. I think being in the romance section is a great place to get new readers.

  3. Janice, I agree with you about putting the Love Inspired books in both sections but most bookstores won’t do that. Too bad.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.