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Book Alley

Book Alley
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This week we don’t have a book review or a promotion for an author’s event or book release. We have Book Alley. And as much as we love Vroman’s, Century Books, and Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, we’re just as happy to have Book Alley within reach. Even though it’s only 24 years old, Book Alley […]

Century Books in Green St. Village & a Bit o’ Dark Chocolate

Century Books in Green St. Village & a Bit o’ Dark Chocolate

Century Books is for people who love books; love to browse, peruse and read a little; who like Persian rugs, wood floors, graceful tables, natural light, and old English-type, large muntin windows; who don’t mind stacks of books on the floor (similar to the stacks we have in our own home) and enjoy a good […]

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Codex versus case. Do you know the difference? Wendy Poma does. She’s been teaching traditional bookmaking at Glendale Community College since 1999, and she’ll be hosting a bookmaking workshop at Vroman’s on Saturday, June 15th. All supplies are included in the price of the workshop ($40) and the final product will be a hard covered […]

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

Small Fruit for the Backyard Gardener, Thurs., June 13th, 2:30 p.m.: Dan Robinson, owner of Calscape Growers, discusses how to create microclimates in the garden to better sustain fruiting plants such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. A plant sale follows the program. Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center. Free; no reservations required. Fiber Arts Demonstrations, Sat., June 15th, […]

Lian Dolan at Showcase House

Lian Dolan at Showcase House

THE NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HELEN OF PASADENA Lian Dolan’s upcoming author events: Pasadena Showcase House, Wednesday, May 15th, 3 p.m. Altadena Town & Country Club, Thursday, May 16th, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Saturday, May 18th, 2 p.m. Pasadena Shakespeare Club Luncheon, Tuesday, May 21st, 11 a.m. National Charity League, Glendale […]

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson, author of Started Early, Took My Dog; Case Histories; and Behind the Scenes of the Museum, to name just a few, will be at Vroman’s on Tuesday, April 23rd to discuss and sign her latest book Life After Life. “What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?” On […]

Rachel Maddow: Thanks, Vroman’s!

Rachel Maddow: Thanks, Vroman’s!

We first heard her in the days of Air America on AM radio. A part of a liberal line-up throughout the day that informed and reflected the feelings of those of us on the left who were floundering in our anger and despair during eight years of the Bush administration. (For our right wing friends, […]

The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham

The description of mid-1800s New York City at the time that they were attempting to institute a police force is masterful. This historical backdrop is bound by a story of a young man, his unrequited love for a woman, and his estranged, co-dependent relationship with his brother (his only living relative). After he loses his […]

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but Impro Theatre allows Austen fans to consider what could have been. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. Members of the cast will perform in […]

Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

“Watching my sons growing and changing so visibly, almost from one day to the next, I sensed something in me breaking loose and changing as well, something no less powerful for being invisible. It was almost as if, having strived for years for predictable comforts, urban conveniences, and security of our well-established routines, I was […]

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