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Vacation Reading | a post by Allison Hill

Vacation Reading | a post by Allison Hill
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Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, CEO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 7/23/14 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. As far as I’m concerned, there are only three necessary decisions to make when it comes to vacation: Beach or pool? SPF 15 or 30? […]

Congrats to Edan Lepucki on her new book and wonderful event!

Congrats to Edan Lepucki on her new book and wonderful event!

Last night, we had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Edan Lepucki to our store for her new novel, California. This was a much-anticipated event for many reasons. A few weeks ago, author Sherman Alexie recommended California while he was a guest on The Colbert Report. A few days later, Colbert mentioned the book again on his […]

Thank You, Octopus! | An interview with author & illustrator Darren Farrell

Thank You, Octopus! | An interview with author & illustrator Darren Farrell

Darren Farrell is a children’s book author and illustrator, whose newest book, Thank You, Octopus, is one of Vroman’s new favorites! Darren was nice enough to answer some interview questions and share some special behind the scenes info about Thank You, Octopus with us!   Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell (pre-k-1st grade, Dial Books, […]

Lisa See’s book release party for “China Dolls” | Tuesday, June 3, 7pm

Lisa See’s book release party for “China Dolls” | Tuesday, June 3, 7pm

Vroman’s is extremely excited to host the book release party for Lisa See’s latest title, China Dolls on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm! Lisa See is the author of Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and many other bestselling titles. Please join us in celebrating the release of this stunning […]

LitFest on the Prowl | Saturday, May 17 @ 5pm

LitFest on the Prowl | Saturday, May 17 @ 5pm

May seems to have been one of the busiest months for us and we just keep getting busier! On Saturday, May 17 at 5pm, we are very honored and excited to host  an event with food critic and writer extraordinaire, Ruth Reichl to kick off the annual Pasadena LitFest festivities. She will be discussing and […]

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | a post by Allison Hill

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | a post by Allison Hill

Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, CEO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 5/13/14 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. Chip Kidd is the Meryl Streep of book design. He is widely regarded as one of the best book designers of our time, well known […]

A Q & A with author Kelly Parsons for his medical thriller, ‘Doing Harm’

A Q & A with author Kelly Parsons for his medical thriller, ‘Doing Harm’

A few months ago, I had the honor of hosting an event  with Kelly Parsons for his debut thriller, Doing Harm. Kelly was nice enough to answer a few questions for the blog about his new book and his writing, so here they are! 1.        At your event, we started talking a little bit about […]

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

USC Campus Saturday, April 12, 10am-6pm Sunday, April 13, 10am-5pm It’s that time of year again!  Everyone here at Vroman’s has been working on Festival of Books-related projects for the past few months, and now the exciting weekend will be here in a few days! Vroman’s will be at booth #117 this year, and we’re […]

El Molino Avenue Parking Lot Entrance Will Be Closing

El Molino Avenue Parking Lot Entrance Will Be Closing

A portion of our parking lot and the adjacent buildings will be undergoing some changes soon and we just wanted to keep you in the loop about everything that is going on.  Please stay tuned— we will be sharing more information, maps, and images as we receive them from the developers. Beginning the week of […]

An exciting chapter of Vroman’s History | Carol Coté and Barbara Huggins discuss & sign The Trail of an Extraordinary Man: Allan David Sheldon, A Biography

An exciting chapter of Vroman’s History | Carol Coté and Barbara Huggins discuss & sign The Trail of an Extraordinary Man: Allan David Sheldon, A Biography

We’re always very excited for an opportunity to teach people a little bit about the history of Vroman’s, so we’re very proud to present authors Carol Ruth Sheldon Coté & Barbara Sheldon Huggins as they present & sign The Trail of an Extraordinary Man: Allan David Sheldon, A Biography on Thursday, March 20 at 7pm.  […]

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