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Read a Book, Adopt a Penguin!

Read a Book, Adopt a Penguin!

To celebrate the publication of Andrey Kurkov’s Russian crime-fiction series starring a penguin named Misha, Melville House has launched a new Adopt-a-Penguin program! They have pledged to adopt an emperor penguin in the name of any bookstore in North America that sells 25 copies of the new books – Death and the Penguin and/or Penguin [...]

Movies by Zak

Movies by Zak

Today’s blog is a guest post from Zak, who works with the cashiers and at the Newsstand. He’s got some great recommendations from a section that is often overlooked both in store and online… There’s a lot of love here at Vroman’s, but you know who gets NO love? DVDs. Yeah, you’ll buy a few [...]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Clare

25 Things You Don’t Know About Clare

Clare works at the Vroman’s Fine Writing, Gifts, and Stationery store. She’s been working here for a little over a year! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: I moved from Colorado to California to be an actor. I was nominated for an LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Performance in 2007. I’m [...]

It’s an Awesome Thing: B-Log

It’s an Awesome Thing: B-Log

I post the It’s an Awesome Thing series whenever I run across something particularly awesome in the store. It may include books, gift items, stationery items, etc., but they will all tend towards the quirky, cool, and just plain strange. It could happen daily, monthly, or never again, but then again, we have so many [...]

Vroman’s Goes Pink!

Vroman’s Goes Pink!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Vroman’s and the Pasadena Fire Department are getting in the spirit of support this week! You may have spotted some bright pink t-shirts in the store this week: that’s because our local firefighters and other local businesses are supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink t-shirts the week of [...]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Corie

25 Things You Don’t Know About Corie

Corie is the assistant manager/pen buyer at Vroman’s Fine Writing, Gifts, and Stationery. She’s been working here for over five years! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: My middle name is Utako (which means “Song Child” in Japanese). One of my favorite movies of all time is “Singing in the Rain”. I [...]

All in the Family

All in the Family

We just made an exciting discovery: a customer brought one of our cards up to the Stationery Information Desk, and told us she recognized the people in the photo. Sure enough, the two people on the gift card were none other than her parents! The happy, bike-riding couple did a photoshoot several years ago, but [...]

Love at First Bark

Love at First Bark

Julie Klam will be visiting the store next week to discuss her new book Love at First Bark. It is the follow up to You Had Me at Woof, and it looks like a great book for dog lovers and aspiring dog lovers alike. She recently released a book trailer to tell you more about [...]

Art Walk this weekend!

Art Walk this weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further! It is Pasadena Arts Weekend this weekend, prominently featuring the Pasadena Art Walk, which is always a good time. The events highlight some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and [...]

Why I Write

Why I Write

Our September writing contest on the topic Why I Write and Why It Is Still Important has concluded! Susan was our 2nd place winner and she took home a Graf Von Faber Castell Guilloche Coral Rollerball, and Andrew was our 1st place winner who received a Cross Torrero Braided Black Rollerball with his custom engraving [...]

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