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Cover Reveal & Netflix Bridgerton Season 3 Trailer

April 11, 2024

It’s available for pre-order! Print editions in mass market and trade paperback of the Netflix Tie-in cover (with actors Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton on the cover) for Romancing Mister Bridgerton are NOW PREORDERING!

Read the prologue, in which Penelope and Colin meet for the first time. And check out the book extras, including JQ’s Author Notes.

When can you have it? The trade paperback will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024. As always, you can get yours signed by JQ at University Book Store and shipped to your home.

(Note: Netflix is basing season 3 on book 4 in JQ’s Bridgerton series. Here’s your guide to the reading order of the Bridgerton Book Series.)

As if this weren’t enough, Netflix released the Bridgerton Season 3 trailer today, and we have to say it: This one’s for the wallflowers!


Queen Charlotte arrives in Trade Paperback

March 5, 2024

GOOD NEWS! Whether you saw the show or it’s still in your Netflix queue, there has never been a better time to pick up your very own copy of the JQ + Shonda Rhimes collaboration novel from the Bridgerton World: Queen Charlotte. Why? Today, for the first time, you can get Queen Charlotte in trade paperback.

#AuthorAnswersQuestions: Is the novel different from the show? Yes! The storyline in the book is true to the show, but where the show gives us lush settings and brilliant actors portraying the characters, the book takes readers into the heads of four of the main characters. Four very different voices: Charlotte, George, Agatha (Lady Danbury), and Brimsley.

The excerpt posted on includes Chapters One and Two: Charlotte’s narrative, then George’s. (Excerpts: there’s one for every book!)

EXTRAS! To celebrate the trade paperback release, JQ has posted the Queen Charlotte Soundtrack complete with commentary for each song as to why she associates it with Queen Charlotte.

More to Explore: Immerse yourself Inside the Queen Charlotte Story — JQ’s Author Notes offers readers a glimpse into JQ’s journey while writing, including what JQ states is “The biggest change between the show and the book…” (Authors Notes: there’s one for every book!)

BRIDGERTON LUXE: A brand new set of special editions are coming to the United States this summer, and each volume in this gorgeous set is available for preorder. Four collectible hardcovers, each with sprayed edges, intricate foil iconography, beautiful endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark.

Can you get it signed? Yes, but the ordering links from University bookstore are not yet available. Check this space or subscribe for news to be alerted when you can preorder autographed Bridgerton Luxe volumes.

ANOTHER MERCH UPDATE: JQ’s merch page keeps growing. The newest addition: Ruggable x BRIDGERTON, and wow, these are stunning! Have a cup of Queen Charlotte tea, invite friends to play Bridgerton Clue… There is a lot to chose from, and some of it is autographed!

Meanwhile, where in the world is JQ? Are you following JQ on Instagram and/or Facebook? She’s been posting videos and photos from her South American booksigning tour.

Keep up with JQ on social or catch her at an event. And if you can’t make it to a JQ booksigning event, you can get any book of hers signed, just look for this icon:

Season 3 Sneak Peek: a Not-to-Miss Event!

January 31, 2024

Mark your calendars for February 14, Bridgerton fans!

7am for those of us out west, 10am if you are on the east coast. And registration is required.

Look at this line up!

See you there!

Elsewhere in JQ world: Funkos! Check out the merch news.

And finally, JQ is full of gratitude for the wonderful response to her end-of-year support note to readers about her advocacy work as Ambassador for EveryLibrary. You can still support libraries by signing her petition — it’s not just an end-of-year thing.

BRIDGERTON Season 3 – New Sneak Peek Photos!

December 26, 2023

Swooooon! We’ve never seen Colin Bridgerton quite like this. We’ve also never seen these exciting photos directly from the set of BRIDGERTON, season three — and we’ve posted a handful of these gems.

We will be updating the JQ Netflix Hub here on like crazy now that we have airdates and photos coming in. Bookmark it!

Be sure to keep reading through this post for a note from JQ about something very close to her heart. But first, a wee teaser for how exciting those new photos are — go ahead, click over — indulge yourself!

ICYMI: we just started posting pre-order links for those of you who love the tie-in covers with the actors; we can’t wait to see how Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton will look on Romancing Mister Bridgerton. The trade paperback will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024.

Speaking of seasons, the gift-giving season may have officially closed, but — New JQ merch! — surely you deserve a JQ-universe gift for yourself! Or think of all those January and February birthdays coming up. TeamJQ just keeps adding to JQ Merch page and JQ herself won’t stop heading into University Bookstore to autograph games, puzzles, and teas, and sign and personalize (if you want) books.

Be sure to look through the quick how-to on the autographed page before ordering.

And finally, a note from JQ:

I’d love to let you know about my advocacy work as Ambassador for EveryLibrary. This unique organization helps public, school, and college libraries win funding at the ballot box, ensuring stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come.

As an ambassador for EveryLibrary, and as an author, I am reaching out to ask you to consider an end of the year gift in support of their work on behalf of libraries. A year-end gift will help ensure that EveryLibrary can continue to empower grassroots groups across the country, fight anti-library legislation, and proactively support library funding measures at the ballot box.

You can also support libraries by signing my petition. Our right to read freely is under attack, and it is up to all of us to protect it.

Happiest of whatever holiday you and your family celebrate this time of year,


Photo credits: Top to bottom, left to right: Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in episode 302 of Bridgerton; Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, again in episode 302 of Bridgerton; Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton in episode 301 of Bridgerton. All three photos Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023

Julia Quinn in the circle: Roberto Filho

NEW MERCH! Bridgerton Gifts, Collectibles, and More

December 19, 2023

From Funkos to tea-time delicacies Violet Bridgerton would be unable to resist, browse what’s new here ↓ and on the ever-expanding Merch page. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for what you can get autographed by JQ!

Williams Sonoma Bridgerton-inspired Collection is filled with tea time confections, regal refreshments, and gorgeous table linens.

There are also baking mixes, an advent calendar, and even a picnic basket — all inspired by the World of Bridgerton.

Everybody loves a Funko, JQ especially! The new Bridgerton-inspired Funkos feature Kate holding the Mallet of Death (so very Bridgerton). Queen Charlotte’s Funko appropriately towers above the others.

International Delight has created a Bridgerton-inspired iced coffee and two creamers. Flavors include Berries & Creme and English Toffee. One might think Hyacinth would even forsake sugar with her tea for one of these Bridgerton-esque flavored creamers.

These will be available for a limited time — about six months — at your grocery store.

Enchanting Bridgerton inspired wedding dresses from Allure Bridals have all the intricate lace, luxurious fabrics, and exquisite embellishments from both the Bridgerton books and the shows.

And finally… new, and Autographed by JQ

The World of Bridgerton: a jigsaw puzzle with over 30 characters to spotThe World Of Bridgerton Jigsaw Puzzle: Piece together the ton’s scandalous goings-on as you spot grand houses, country retreats, memorable characters and perhaps even an illicit rendezvous in the rose garden. With a JQ autograph on the box, it makes for a lovely gift to another or for yourself.

Bridgerton the High Society GameBridgerton: The High Society Game: It’s the first social of the season, the most important time in a young aristocrat’s life. Attend balls, dance with eligible prospects, and vie with others for the affections of suitors — all with the ultimate goal of an auspicious marriage proposal. You only have eight balls to secure your future, but win or lose, you can get this game autographed by JQ, which is a win regardless.

You read to the end! Lady Whistledown would think highly of you.

BRIDGERTON Season 3 Dates Announced

December 12, 2023

Mark your calendars! Bridgerton Season 3 will be split into two 4-episode parts, with Part 1 premiering on May 16, 2024, followed by Part 2 on June 13, 2024.

Netflix announced this delightful news with a very Bridgerton VIDEO.

Season 3 is based on Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, the fourth book of the Bridgerton series. Don’t forget to read before you watch…

And for those of you who love tie-in book covers, the Romancing Mr. Bridgerton trade paperback featuring Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton as Penelope and Colin will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024. Preorder links are coming.

Autographed for the Holidays?

December 3, 2023

What could be better than a Signed-by-JQ gift? It’s not too late! But shipping realities being what they are, TeamJQ has some information and dates to keep in mind, and a few ideas to help make your JQ-gifting a holiday reality.

 JQ’s TIMING: If you’ve been following JQ on her socials, you know she’s currently on holiday with family through December 17. She’s planning to go to the bookstore the day after her return. So please order by December 17.

PERSONALIZED ORDERS: As ever, JQ is happy to personalize books (please see step 3 in JQ’s HOW TO ORDER section on this site’s autographed page), but personalized orders won’t ship until after December 18 (and be sure to order by December 17).

 SIGNED BY JQ, BUT NOT PERSONALIZED? “Quinn Central” as they call it at University Bookstore, is currently bursting with books, games, puzzles, and tea tins that JQ pre-signed before she left on her trip. If you don’t want/need your order personalized, place your order, and if your selection is still in stock, the bookstore will ship right away.

SHIPPING: Whether you order personalized or not, we recommend you select 2-day shipping. Even so, the bookstore cannot guarantee a Christmas delivery (and for sure not a Hanukkah delivery) even with 2-day shipping. Please plan accordingly.

IN THE SEATTLE AREA? YES! You can pick up your order and bypass all this shipping nonsense. Select “Pickup in Store” before you Add to Cart. If you want your order personalized, be sure to order by December 17.

NOTE TO ELF: Worried your order won’t make it in time for your holiday celebration? Why not print out the image of the Signed-by-JQ gift you have ordered, then write out that it’s in the mail, and wrap the printout. Voila! Problem solved. (For those who haven’t printed out an image before without printing the whole page, simply right-click on the book cover and select Open Image in New Tab and then print. Easy-peasy!)

Happy December!

Veterans Day Giveaway…

November 13, 2023

…has ended. THANK YOU to all the veterans, service members, military spouses, and Gold Star family members who entered. All prizes for Julia Quinn’s 13th annual Veterans Day Giveaway will be mailed or emailed by January 31, 2024. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your service.

So Much is New on

July 23, 2023

So much is new on since Queen Charlotte was published—take a look!

New Author Notes & New Character Profiles
~Are you one of the tens of thousands of site visitors who’ve pored over the Bridgerton Character Profiles? Well, now you can do the same with the Smythe-Smith Character Profiles. (Coming soon: Bridgerton Sightings in the Smythe-Smith Quartet.)

~Always a reader favorite: JQ’s Author Notes that go Inside the Story, and Queen Charlotte‘s will not disappoint. Look for some insight into the writing process (including where the show influenced the book), some history on the real Queen and King, plus a bit about the Transit of Venus, which is a real thing! (Queen Charlotte will also have a Soundtrack. That’s coming soon.)

Brand New Features
~JQ books go on sale all the time and sometimes for only a few days. So TeamJQ built a page devoted to JQ book sales. No matter the format: ebook, print, or audio, money-saving info will be highlighted there (and wee bees will show up in a bunch of other site areas to alert you as well, like below).

~JQ en Español: a whole page devoted to obtaining Spanish language translations of JQ’s books here in the U.S. And bonus: so many are available to be autographed!

~Attention collectors: A Special Editions page has been added complete with photos of the beautiful Bridgerton collections that can be had. Moving forward, if any new collections become available, that’s the page to check.

Nice Press!
JQ has been in the news recently, and we’ve posted a few selected articles:

~What Julia Quinn Can’t Live Without including the purple pens she autographs all her books with! As told to Arielle Avila, from New York Magazine

~Good Day Seattle: a four-minute video interview where Seattle morning host Abby Acone “fangirls” over JQ and JQ explains how Queen Charlotte was written based on the show, but is a “proper novel.”

~Queen Charlotte and Bridgerton have very different origin stories by Karin Tanabe at The Washington Post (Note: This article requires subscription or a free account to read.)

And if you are interested in a deep dive, has an archive of articles about and interviews of JQ!

And always being added to:
EVENTS! Catch JQ Online, at booksignings, and at conferences around the country and around the world. Check out her events calendar.

~JQ AROUND THE WORLD — now with new covers listed at the top in addition to lists by language and by country.


The Queen Arrives in Bookstores! Chapter One is now Posted!

May 9, 2023

THE BOOK: Queen Charlotte — the powerful and romantic companion novel to the Netflix series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story — is NOW AVAILABLE in hardcover, ebook, and audio. Written by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes, this is the Bridgerton-verse’s take on Queen Charlotte & King George III’s love story, and how their union sparked a societal shift.

For the first time online, you can read Chapter One from Queen Charlotte. Then order your copy and keep reading. But wait — what’s the buzz you’ve been hearing about the hardcover’s book jacket?

THE COVER: It’s reversible! One book jacket, two covers. Get the scoop from the authors themselves…

BOOK TOUR & SIGNED BOOKS: JQ is on book tour right now, but if you weren’t able to make it to one of her events, you can still order a signed copy — personalized if you wish — of Queen Charlotte. Get your copy autographed from JQ’s favorite neighborhood bookstore, University Book Store in Seattle. They carry all JQ books, and they ship worldwide.

And bonus: every book comes with a bit of author-esque swag: a beautiful bookmark (one of three different designs — which will you get?) and a magnet. And also, signed copies of the graphic novel Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron come with pigeons (sort of). Ordering your signed JQ books is easy.

*Please note that Queen Charlotte will be autographed by JQ only; Shonda Rhimes is not able to sign the books.

The books and the shows come together here.