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Here are some top picks for your bedroom bookshelf

En español | If anyone needs proof that aging baby boomers are still very interested in romance, all you have to do is check out the shelves at your local library or bookstore. You'll find scores of titles on the topic, everything from illustrated books on sexual positions to scholarly tomes on the science of attraction.

See also: 7 quick ways to improve your lovemaking.

I encourage you to check out these books, flip through their pages and find the ones that most appeal to you — and your partner. (You'll be amazed at how reading about sex can really put you in the mood!) But I'd also like to suggest some of my own favorites. Here's a list of that can help you fill your bedroom bookshelf.

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There are plenty of good books that can help older couples with love and romance. — Photo by Marianne LoMonaco/Getty Images

Autumn Romance: Stories and Portraits of Love After 50

Envisioned and produced by Carol Denker, this book chronicles the love, marriages and commitments of 30 couples, each story more inspiring than the next. The pages are filled with gorgeous black and white photos of loving, happy couples of all races, backgrounds and lifestyles. It's great for singles who have stopped believing in romance after 50, and for couples who want to celebrate their own relationship — or improve it.

Late-Life Love: Romance and New Relationships in Later Years

Author Connie Goldman used to be on the staff of National Public Radio, and has a reporter's knack for creating short but poignant and meaningful profiles of people's relationships. You'll thoroughly enjoy these inspirational love stories and useful tips on how to keep your relationship romantic.

How 50 Couples Found Love After 50

Written by Ted Blake, this book offers instructional stories about forming a later-in-life romance. Blake, a syndicated dating and relationship columnist, profiles 50 couples and offers a "lessons learned" section after each tale. You'll find practical tips for dating, online dating, maintaining romance and expanding your romantic horizons.

Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex

Joan Price writes candidly about how aging affects your sex life. She includes a diverse cross section of older people: coupled and single, gay and straight, able bodied and not so able bodied. This book offers advice from psychologists and medical professionals, including information on such difficult topics such as dealing with your sexual desires when you have an ill or mentally deteriorating spouse.

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