Romantic comedy lovers, rejoice! Emily Henry’s bestselling and subversive novel Book Lovers will soon become a feature film. The novel was published in 2022 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It has sold over one million copies in the U.S. The movie rights to the popular novel have been picked up by Tango, Lisa Burman’s film and television development financier and producer. Sarah Hayward is attached to write the script.
The novel follows cutthroat literary agent Nora Stephens as she takes a break from her successful and stressful career and agrees to go on a vacation with her sister, Libby. The dream of picnics in meadows or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender are soon forgotten because Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor that Nora knows from the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times, and it’s never been cute.
While waiting for Book Lovers to arrive in theaters, make sure to read Henry’s other works, including People We Meet on Vacation and Happy Place, which is slated for publication in April under Berkley. Check back here for updates on Book Lovers as information is released.