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World Book Night 2012

World Book Night 2012

Love books? Want 20 free copies of a book to give away to non-readers and light readers in your life? Sign up to be a giver for World Book Night! They need book-loving volunteers to fan out across America on April 23, 2012. Just pick up 20 free copies of a book from a location [...]

Newbery, Caldecott, and more awards announced!

Newbery, Caldecott, and more awards announced!

The Children’s Department here at Vroman’s Bookstore would like to announce the 2012 American Library Association Youth Media Award Winners! Caldecott Award: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka Here’s a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it.  Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate [...]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Margaret

25 Things You Don’t Know About Margaret

Margaret works on call in the Customer Service department at the main store. She’s been working here for three years. Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: Has an affinity for all marine animals Weaknesses include McDonald’s breakfast and also Husky puppies Once told one of her idols that she was looking at [...]

Random Cool Book Things from Around the Internet

Random Cool Book Things from Around the Internet

Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) is interviewed about his latest book, Why We Broke Up, on Goodreads. He and illustrator Maira Kalman visit Vroman’s on January 30th. Awesome booksellers at Type Books in Canada created this beautiful video by painstakingly moving books all over their store. It’s called Joy of Books, and they couldn’t have picked [...]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Demetria

25 Things You Don’t Know About Demetria

Demetria is the manager at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch. She’s been working here for nine years! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: I am Greek & Norwegian Demetria is the Greek equivalent of Jane/Janie I am originally from Iowa I have a brother & sister who live in Minnesota & Iowa My son’s [...]

Welcome to Pasadena!

Welcome to Pasadena!

This is the time of year when thousands of tourists and football fans show up in Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. If you happen to be one of them, welcome! We’d love to see you while you’re here. Just, you know, be aware that our store isn’t usually covered in chain-link [...]

Holiday Sale!

Holiday Sale!

Vroman’s Annual After Holiday Sale! Starting Monday, December 26, 2011 40% off! Beginning on 12/26, select holiday items are 40% off, including gift wrap, Christmas boxed cards, invitations, ornaments, decorations, and more! Holiday books are 30% off. In-stock merchandise only. All Sales final. No Holds ahead of time. Can’t be combined with other discounts. Read [...]

ART of BOOKSelling

ART of BOOKSelling

The Book Department manager, Alfonso, has some great art books to recommend for last-minute holiday gifts (or, really, for any time of year): If you did not realize, the Holidays are almost over and you need to get your gifts together for the ones you love or don’t. Having the privilege of working in this [...]

Guest Post: Old Friends

Guest Post: Old Friends

Today’s guest post comes from Nicole White, a former Vroman’s children’s department bookseller and current Penguin Young Readers Rep. She will be at Vroman’s Hasting Ranch on Thursday, December 22 at 6pm to discuss her holiday picks. When I think about what is great about independent bookstores, I think about all of the wonderful conversations [...]

Update: More Great Gifts!

Update: More Great Gifts!

It appears my blog post from yesterday was a bit premature. We just received signed copies  of two more titles that make perfect gifts, and I couldn’t not mention them: Then Again by Diane Keaton, Signed Copy More than the autobiography of a legendary actress, Then Again is a book about a very American family [...]

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