Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Vroman’s Bookstore

Vroman’s Bookstore

At the flagship Colorado store you can roam many shelves of books and still have that inner glow of knowing you are supporting a local business – this Pasadena institution is going strong after more than 100 years. In fact, in 2008 Publishers Weekly named it Bookseller of the Year. Call ahead and pick something […]

Sierra Madre Books

Sierra Madre Books

Small and personable, in the heart of Sierra Madre’s impossibly charming downtown, this new shop is part community hub – offering tutoring, poetry readings and a meeting room – and part new and used bookstore. The selection isn’t large, but you’ll find all the new bestsellers, and well as some terrific used finds. 52 W. […]

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

A true community bookstore, this place is owned by Maureen Palacios, who seems to know every customer personally – and every book, too. Her store isn’t large, so she chooses the titles carefully. So even though much of the store is devoted to children’s books, adults will find lots of great reads, with particularly good […]

Imix Bookstore

Imix Bookstore

Literature from Latin America is the focus at this compact and friendly book/gift store in the heart of Eagle Rock. You’ll find titles on politics and culture, English translations of Spanish-language novels, and some fiction and nonfiction in Spanish, too, along with jewelry from Lisa Rocha and Sergio Flores, art from Chicano and Native American […]

Cliff’s Books

Cliff’s Books

Makes one think of the wonderful Arnold Lobel children’s poem that begins, “Books to the ceiling, books to the sky. My piles of books are a mile high.” One makes one’s way gingerly through this cluttered shop of used and rare treasures. Comic and record collectors have made some very special finds here, but mostly […]

Border’s Books

A multimedia megastore, with books, a good collection of CDs (including world music, jazz and classical), DVDs, a decent newsstand, a large children’s section, lots of greeting cards and a popular café. Other locations in Glendale and in the Santa Anita Mall. 475 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena 626.304.9773, borders.com

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2011. It’s a good number! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010

Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010

City Daily Photo bloggers share a theme day the first of every month, and the first of the year we like to bring out our proudest moments. This is my favorite shot of last year, posted September 22nd: the Occidental College men’s cross country runners at Hahamongna Watershed Park. They remind me of Pheidippides, or […]

Top 10 Altadena news stories of 2010

Top 10 Altadena news stories of 2010

A burglary wave that shows no signs of ending … school closures feeding secession moves …Millard and Rubio creeks under attack … allegations of excessive police force … and business on north Lake, good and bad. These are a few of the top stories of 2010 here in Altadena, and as usual, here’s our absolutely […]

Live Jazz Venues

Live Jazz Venues

Buster’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shop 1006 Mission St., South Pasadena 626.441.0744 Music Sun. evenings It’s hard to go wrong with a walk or ride on the Gold Line to Buster’s for ice cream and the Nairobi Jazz Trio on a Sunday. They start at 4:30 and play until closing at 7. Yum. Café 322 […]

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