November 30th is a big day for the “small” guy. It’s the day we focus on the hundreds of independent stores and businesses that give our hometowns their unique flair. Whether you are beginning, continuing, or wrapping it up, show your appreciation by patronizing these indie stores and making your holiday purchases.
Pasadena Playhouse District supports this call to arms—arm loads of shopping bags, that is. Over 25 local, independent businesses will be participating in “Playhouse Shop Indie!” offering discounts, gifts with a minimum purchase, and live music (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Participate in a scavenger hunt on Instagram, win prizes by using the Shop Indie participation card, and get a chance to win an iPad Air.
Sunday, Nov. 30th
Playhouse District, Green St. to Walnut St. & Los Robles Ave. to Mentor Ave., Pasadena
At Vroman’s Bookstore, authors will be slipping into their best salesperson mode. Petrea Burchard, Lian Dolan, Michelle Huneven, Hector Tobar, and Jill Ganon—just a few locals who have written for, contributed to, or been featured in Hometown Pasadena—will be “working the floor” and playing bookseller.
Come into Vroman’s and have your favorite local indie author make their best sales pitch. Play hard to get! Make ’em work for your money! But more importantly, make a purchase, drop a few shekels, show your support of this wonderful local independent bookstore, and independent businesses everywhere..
Indies First Author Schedule
Vroman’s Main Store
11am – 1pm
Mark Haskell Smith
Vroman’s Hastings Ranch