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The Beautiful World of Non-Fiction

The Beautiful World of Non-Fiction

Today’s blog post comes from Rebecca, one of Vroman’s Bookstore’s POS supervisors.  Here she offers a compelling selection of titles for all the non-fiction fans out there! The Beautiful World of Non-Fiction When you enter into a bookstore looking for some fun summer reading, you may normally head straight to fiction and pick up something [...]

Arroyo Food Co-op has 500 members!

Arroyo Food Co-op has 500 members!

Today’s blog post is brought to you by The Arroyo Food Co-Op.   They are a very active member of the local community and Vroman’s has hosted some of their events in the past, including The New Food Activism with authors Robert Gottlieb and Erik Knutzen and Eating Healthy, Sustainably, and Mindfully. In March 2008, the [...]

Pasadena Plastic Bag Ban

Pasadena Plastic Bag Ban

Sunday, July 1st, marked the beginning of the plastic bag ban in Pasadena.  This ban applies to supermarkets, drug stores, liquor markets, convenience stores, and other similar locations, where recyclable paper bags will now be available for customers to buy for 10 cents each.  Farmers’ markets and other city-sponsored events will also be affected by [...]

Where’s Waldo, you ask? In Pasadena, of course!

Where’s Waldo, you ask?  In Pasadena, of course!

          Not much makes me feel older than my impending birthday on Tuesday, except for the fact that this July, Waldo (as in your favorite red-and-white-striped traveler) turns 25 years old.  25!  I remember being absolutely frustrated by each puzzle; the beach, the museum, the  amusement park- each one tricking me with the strategically placed [...]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Rebecca

25 Things You Don’t Know About Rebecca

Rebecca works with the cashiers. She’s been working here for over a year! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: I’m not a natural redhead. Other than that, I don’t have many “secrets.” I often (always) sleep with at least a book or two in my bed. I love savannah cats. I am [...]

The Bunny Blog

The Bunny Blog

Today’s guest post comes from Katie, who has previously blogged about Jet Set Desolate, a book by one of our Local Authors. Do you know what I really like? Bunnies. And March at Vroman’s has thus far been largely about bunnies. Entering the store from the parking lot, by the main registers, the first thing [...]

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

The Vroman’s breakroom is a wonderful place. A few weeks ago, this poster appeared in the employee areas of the store (click to enlarge): And, lo and behold, today the breakroom was filled with a delicious, rotating assortment of pies. What follows is photos of just a few of the delectable treats we encountered, each [...]

Help Write a Book!

Help Write a Book!

In order to fulfill a childhood dream, and to encourage his kids to love reading, artist Michael Klaus Schmidt has been writing and illustrating a series of children’s books called The Adventures of the Salamander.   The series started with a story, written by five year old Michael, which sparked a life-long love of writing. [...]

Joy Part 2

Joy Part 2

So I blogged last week about Joy the Baker, and her signing her brand new cookbook at Vroman’s. The event was extremely, well, eventful, so I figured I’d post a bit of a wrap-up for all of you that couldn’t make it. We had a couple of great things going on – a huge crowd [...]

5 DVDs You Might Not Know We Carry

5 DVDs You Might Not Know We Carry

Today’s guest post comes from Zak, who works with the cashiers. Zak has also blogged about books he wants to read but probably never will and other great DVDs we carry. Maybe you’ve noticed: in the past few months, the Vroman’s DVD selection has grown at a blinding rate. Or, maybe you haven’t. Either way, [...]

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