Here’s What I Saw at the Taxpayer-Funded Traveling Romance Novel Exhibit

Booth at romance novel symposium held at the Library of Congress / Elizabeth Harrington

“I kind of pictured it more sophisticated,” a woman said, sitting at what looked like a crafts table in a Kindergarten class.

Kids scissors and glue sticks were spread about. It was only the paper cut outs of swords, cowboys, roses, and magical castles that gave away that this was an exhibit for women to design their own cover for a romance novel.