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Happily Ever After

book boutique



happily ever afters

Our store is founded on the belief that

everyone deserves a happily ever after.

Established in 2023, HEA Book Boutique

is a unique, pop-up style bookstore

focusing on the romance genre. Not only

are we bringing you the hottest new

releases, but we're also bringing you

unique offerings like special editions,

signed copies and more by your favorite


We LOVE our indie authors, too. So when you're on the hunt for the latest best seller, don't forget to check out our options from lesser known, but still wonderful, independent authors. Our staff can give you great recommendations on specific tropes, styles and spice levels to meet everyone's deepest desires.

You'll also find a wealth of bookish goodies, often times created and designed by store owner Jenn or another small business, usually woman-owned!

Shop online, visit our store in Marion at 1026 7th Ave., or find us at our next pop-up event and don't forget to follow us on your favorite social media app to stay up to date with all the great things happening in the romance book world!

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1026 7th Avenue

Marion, IA 52302

Current Hours (winter 2024)

Thursdays - 4-7 p.m.

Fridays - 12-5 p.m.

Saturdays - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sundays - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

all booked up...

all booked up...

You’ll find us at plenty of special events!

Overbooked: CR Mom’s book club

Mar. 4

7 p.m.

HEA Book Boutique

1026 7th Ave., Marion, IA

Mar. 6

5 p.m.-

8 p.m.

Rummels Center

127 W. Main Street, West Branch

Woman Owned Business Pop-Ups

Mar. 10

2 p.m.-

6 p.m.

Big Grove Brewery & Tap House (CR)

170 1st St. SW, Cedar Rapids

Mar. 13

6 p.m.-

8:30 p.m.

Textile Taphaus

76 Main Street, Atkins

Mar. 20

6 p.m,-

8 p.m.

HEA Book Boutique

1026 7th Ave., Marion, IA

Sip Between The Sheets March Wrap Party

Mar. 29

6:30 p.m.

HEA Book Boutique

1026 7th Ave., Marion, IA

Overbooked: CR Mom’s book club

Apr. 1

7 p.m.

HEA Book Boutique

1026 7th Ave., Marion, IA

Made Market QC

Apr. 12 & 13



The Bend Xpo

922 Mississippi Pkwy, East Moline, IL

Apr. 18-21

Gaylord Rockies

Aurora, CO

Sip Between The Sheets March Wrap Party

Apr. 26

6:30 p.m.

HEA Book Boutique

1026 7th Ave., Marion, IA

June 7 & 8



Amana RV Park & Events Center

3850 C Street, Amana, IA

We travel! Interested in having a pop-up romance bookstore at your event, market or business? Email Jenn to get it on the books (see what we did there?)

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Sip Between

The Sheets

book box

A monthly subscription box bringing you a new book and all the makings to enjoy a themed drink to sip while you read!

The Books

Books will be announced on the 15th of each month prior to billing on our Facebook & Instagram accounts. Books will vary each month between tropes, sub-genres and independent and traditionally published authors!

When available, we will source special editions and unique finds to give you a little something special to add to your shelves!

The Drinks

Your package will contain a recipe and ingredients for a delicious beverage that pairs with our book of the month.

You add the liquid- so make it boozy or not, whatever you like. Recipes will be included for both options!

The Party

Local book lovers can join us for a party (where we’ll serve the themed drink, of course) at the end of each month!

Party location and invitation will be included in your package each month!

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Hi! I'm Jenn, your Chief Book Babe and local

peddler of love! Thanks for checking out

HEA Book Boutique!

My love of reading came at a very young age,

thanks to a mother who always had more

books on her end table than she could ever

read at once. Trips to the library and full

book bags led me to my first job as a

bookseller at 16 for a chain bookstore in the

mall, which is also where I was introduced to

my first romance novel. The classic bodice

ripper piqued my interest, but my true love of the romance genre wouldn't come until much later.

In college, that love of reading got put aside for a variety of other extra curricular activities. In 2020 I picked up books in a real way again. When a good friend of mine said "Oh, if you like that one you should try A Court of Thorns and Roses!' that was all it took! I read all of Sarah J. Maas' backlist in about a week and a half (ok, it might have been a little longer than that), and then I got a Kindle and started down the indie author rabbit hole.

After leaving a job in non-profit fundraising, I spent some real time trying to imagine how to work a job that didn't feel like work. The answer was somewhere in books and events, and that journey led me here!

HEA Book Boutique is in its infancy stages, but every day brings a new set of opportunities and experiences.

I can't wait to help you find an HEA that's perfect for you!