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Summer Reads

Summer Reads

Looking for something great to read this summer? Next year? Look no further! The Millions recently posted their most anticipated books for the rest of 2011, and I have to say, the list is nothing short of impressive. I picked out a few reviews that caught my eye especially (several happen to be nerdy/sci-fi/fantasy oriented [...]

Memories of Peter Falk

Memories of Peter Falk

Larry Mantle has a very nice piece over on the Southern California Public Radio page on his friend Peter Falk, in remembrance. You can read it here. Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

More Potter?

More Potter?

Have you seen the Pottermore website yet? It started out with just a couple of words and a signature; now it has owls, and a link to a youtube video counting down the days until “J. K. Rowling’s Announcement”. It’s all very mysterious, but with the release of the final movie a little less than [...]

Vroman’s: Wunderbar!

Vroman’s: Wunderbar!

Henry, one of our cashiers and a frequent Newsstand employee, has some thoughts to share about his Vroman’s experience. When he’s not working at Vroman’s, he tours with his band The Human Abstract. I look out to Colorado Blvd as I sip on my lukewarm, ever so pleasant, cup of coffee. Like most of my [...]

Deal of the Cent-ury

Deal of the Cent-ury

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 [...]