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Deal of the Cent-ury

Deal of the Cent-ury
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Sorry, couldn’t resist the terrible pun. As I mentioned in one of our BEA posts, Unbridled Books, a really cool press, has partnered with the American Bookseller’s Association to offer 25 e-books for 25 cents each. The deal lasts for three days (June 9-11), and only independent bookstores that offer Google eBooks will be selling […]

Buddha Standard Time

Buddha Standard Time

Connie, our events host, has a quick review of an exciting new book: Buddha Standard Time by Lama Surya Das! Don’t miss Buddha Standard Time, the new book from Lama Surya Das, one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers. After 20 years of study and retreats in India, Nepal and France, he came back to […]

Local Flavor

Local Flavor

Old Pasadena Restaurant Week starts tonight! For those of you that aren’t familiar with this delectable phenomenon, some of the best restaurants in Old Town will be offering prix fixe 3-course meals for $15-$35, depending on where you’re eating and whether you’re having lunch or dinner. Even better, 10% of the proceeds from the event […]

Farewell Oprah(‘s Book Club)

Farewell Oprah(‘s Book Club)

With the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday comes the end of Oprah’s Book Club, an institution that has been putting books in peoples hands (and authors onto bestseller lists) since 1996. While some of her picks might be controversial (remember James Frey and A Million Little Pieces? Of course you do), many […]

A Day at BEA: Exciting New Books!

A Day at BEA: Exciting New Books!

Sherri, one of our Vromies at Book Expo America, has a quick update on her first day at BEA: My first day on the trade show floor [Monday] was pretty great.  I attended an interview of Alexander Maksik by author A.M. Homes.  Alexander is the author of a new book coming out from Tonga Editions, […]

Monday at BEA: eBooks, Great New Authors, and More!

Monday at BEA: eBooks, Great New Authors, and More!

Jen, one of Vroman’s women on the streets at this year’s Book Expo America (BEA), has an exciting recap of Monday’s events! Read on… Day one of the BEA started with the ABA (American Booksellers Association) Day of Education held at the Javits Convention Center. I attended some really great workshops speaking on online marketing […]

Bestsellers 5/23/11

Bestsellers 5/23/11

In case you missed it last week, the Bestsellers have now moved to their own page on the blog. You can find the tab up at the top, right next to the About Us tab. Check in every Monday to see which books reign supreme! (Spoiler Alert: Helen of Pasadena is still holding on to […]

Book Expo 2011!

Book Expo 2011!

What are the most exciting books for next year? BookExpo America (BEA), the national book convention that takes place every year, is the place to find out. This year, three of our employees are traveling all the way to New York for the convention, which starts next week: Allison, our President; Jen, who works in […]

An Ode to Newsstand

An Ode to Newsstand

Rebecca, one of our Cashiers, has some great magazine recommendations from our Newsstand, located at the Colorado entrance to the main store. As a voracious bibliophile, I can often lose myself for hours in the stacks here at Vroman’s when I happen to come in on my day off. Once I started working outside at […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/16/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/16/11

Hardcover Fiction Drop of the Hard Stuff, Lawrence Block Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris Buried Prey, John Sandford Sixkill, Robert Parker Leaving Van Gogh, Carol Wallace Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht Land of Painted Caves, Jean Auel Those In Peril, Wilber Smith Caleb’s Crossing, Geraldine Brooks 2030, Albert Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction World As It Is, Chris Hedges […]

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