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The Ripped Bodice will be the only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States, opening Spring 2016 in Los Angeles CA.
The Ripped Bodice will be the only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States, opening Spring 2016 in Los Angeles CA.
599 backers pledged $91,187 to help bring this project to life.

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    A Dash of Romance

    The average price of one romance novel = an exclusive download of our hand-drawn, original wallpaper. Add a bit of romance to your digital devices!

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    A Hint of Romance

    The Ripped Bodice's Essential Guide to Modern Romance Novels

    We have created a completely original guide available through digital download exclusively to our Kickstarter backers!
    Featuring personal essays and lists of some of our favorite novels across the many romance subgenres, the guide is perfect for both new and experienced readers.

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    A Smidgen of Romance

    Carry all your romance novels in a Ripped Bodice tote bag!

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    A Morsel of Romance

    Show off your love for romance with our Ripped Bodice hats.
    Perfect for ladies and gentlemen alike.

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    A Smattering of Romance

    Show off your love for romance with a Ripped Bodice tank top. Choose from three different designs.

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    A Chunk of Romance

    1 awesome Ripped Bodice Hat + 1 Tote Bag

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    A Taste of Romance

    Feel the (discount) love. A tote bag, plus your choice of tank top - both featuring hand-drawn designs.

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    Another Taste of Romance

    Show off your love for romance with a soft and cozy Ripped Bodice long-sleeved shirt.

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    A Shower of Romance

    Wear your love for romance on your sleeve with our Ripped Bodice sweatshirt.

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    A Passel of Romance

    Feel the love. A sweatshirt, plus a tote bag

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    A Plethora of Romance

    A sweatshirt, plus your choice of tank

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    A Ton of Romance

    One sweatshirt, one tank, and one tote.

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    A Shelf Full of Romance

    Sponsor a (book)shelf!

    Put your name on a piece of The Ripped Bodice. Each sponsored bookshelf will feature a small plaque with the name of the generous individual or group (subject to approval, we probably won't accept Satan).

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    A Drawer Full of Romance

    Sponsor a drawer in our card catalog!

    Put your name on a piece of The Ripped Bodice. Each drawer in our antique library card catalog will feature a small plaque with the name of the generous individual or group (subject to approval, we probably won't accept Satan).

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    A Slew of Romance

    Your chance to see your name in a romance novel!

    Bea will put your name (first or last) in her debut novel. Would you rather be a country maid or a butler in London? The choice is yours!

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    Romance is Real Quilt

    Completely one-of-a-kind handmade quilt, designed by Leah Koch. Inspired by the romances novels we love!

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    A Half-Year of Romance

    A Six Month Subscription to The Minerva Library, our exclusive romance novel of the month club. Each month you will receive a new release romance novel and a small, fun surprise chosen by Bea and Leah (such as a necklace or notepad)! Shipping is included in this reward. Will begin shipping when the store is open and continue for six months. US Customers only.

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    Fine Smut Quilt

    Completely one-of-a-kind handmade quilt, designed by Leah Koch. Inspired by the romances novels we love!

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    Smart Girls Read Romance Quilt

    Completely one-of-a-kind handmade quilt, designed by Leah Koch. Inspired by the romances novels we love!

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    A Full-Year of Romance

    A One Year Subscription to The Minerva Library, our exclusive romance novel of the month club. Each month you will receive a new release romance novel and a small, fun surprise chosen by Bea and Leah (such as a necklace or notepad)! Shipping is included in this reward. Will begin shipping when the store is open and continue for one year. US Customers only.

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    Sponsor our reading nook!

    With your sponsorship, we will happily put any name or phrase you choose on a sign in our reading nook for all customers to see.

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    Host your event in our store!

    Let The Ripped Bodice be the site of your next big shindig.

    It could be a personal event like a bridal shower or bachelorette party or a professional event such as an author signing or book launch party.
    On a mutually agreed upon evening, you will have full run of the store. We will provide appetizers and work with you to make sure you have everything you need for the perfect night.

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    Sponsor our POS system.

    A point of sale system is one of the larger initial costs for any store.

    With your sponsorship, we will happily put any name or phrase you choose (subject to approval) on the back of our computer for all customers to see.

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    A Water Closet Full of Romance

    Is it your dream to have your name on a bathroom door? Make that dream a reality!
    Our bathroom will be yours to name.
    What will you choose?

    Lady Caroline Smith's Water Closet
    The Live Your Dreams Bathroom
    The Southern Illinois Friends of Romance Bookclub Restroom of Glory

    Your choice is subject to approval and will be prominently displayed on the portal to our loo.

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