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Romancing Mister Bridgerton with #Polin Actors on the Cover is Now Available in Trade Paperback

At long last it’s May, and Season 3 of Bridgerton, featuring Penelope & Colin‘s story, will start streaming in a matter of days — May 16. But you don’t need to wait for your own copy of Romancing Mister Bridgerton with #Polin actors Nicola Coughlan & Luke Newton on the cover.

The Netflix tie-in trade paperback is already shipping from all vendors, and JQ has signed hundreds of them for readers. If you want yours autographed by JQ, she’d be happy to! If the smaller format is your style, you don’t have long to wait; the tie-in mass market paperback is still preordering, but will begin shipping on May 21.

After you read/reread Romancing Mister Bridgerton, what’s next? JQ has you covered! She was on the Today Show last week to talk about Bridgerton as well as suggest some of her favorite new books. Unfortunately, they ran out of time before JQ could get to all of her book picks, but you can read about all five of them on the Today Show website.

And of course, if the Bridgerton book series is the only JQ family you’ve read, allow us to introduce you to another family to fall in love with while you wait for Season 3. Please meet the Smythe-Smiths — you may have heard reference to them and their notorious musicales in several of the Bridgerton books— including Romancing Mister Bridgerton!

‘Bridgerton’ Built Julia Quinn’s Career. But Now She’s Striving — and Fighting — for More

Quinn is involved in some pretty important stuff. A native of Connecticut and longtime resident of Seattle, she’s committed to advocacy. Recently, she took on the role of ambassador for EveryLibrary, which aids libraries on all levels to gain funding through voting measures that then bolster the fight against book bans across the United States.

Here, we talk with Quinn about how she’s using her platform for good, what her work with Every Library consists of, and of course, how she feels about going into season three of Bridgerton!

~ Find out more about JQ’s advocacy work. ~

Cover Reveal & Netflix Bridgerton Season 3 Trailer

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!


Swoon-Worthy Costumes and Unbearable Sexual Tension: Every question you have about Bridgerton Season 3, answered.

Is Bridgerton Season 3 based on a book?

Yes, but Netflix is skipping ahead to Romancing Mister Bridgerton, book 4 in the Bridgerton series.

“More details were revealed by Coughlan and her co-star Luke Newton, who plays Colin, via Netflix shortly after the event[Netflix panel discussion], including the reason for the change in the running order.”

“I feel like if you see Penelope fawning over this boy for another season, you’ll be like, ‘Get it together! Come on, move on and get over it,’” said Coughlan. Of what she knows of their story so far, she said, “I think people are going to be really obsessed. I think book fans are going to be happy.”

Read more questions and answers on Vogue.

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

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!

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

Peneloise Fans Rejoice!

“While season 3 will bring Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) a romance with longtime crush, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), and a makeover, will it bring her a reconciliation with her best friend?”

“I’m rooting for them,” showrunner Jess Brownell tells EW. “Bridgerton is about love in its many forms, and that includes friendship. The breakup between two friends can be just as earth shattering as a romantic relationship. For Penn, it is extremely difficult. But it’s also a chance for the two of them to grow and learn about themselves without that safety net of always having their best friend around.”

The besties are speaking to each other in Bridgerton season 3 pic!

EW caught up with Brownell to ask her all of their burning questions about the long-awaited third season, including getting the tea on the Colin romance, Pen’s makeover, and what lies in store for other members of the Bridgerton family.

NEW MERCH! Bridgerton Gifts, Collectibles, and More

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

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.

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

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.