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Fifteen Minutes

Fifteen Minutes

Check it out! Almost all of the bookstore-related segments in this Channel 7 news story were filmed at our store. Vroman’s president Allison also makes an appearance, discussing the Border’s bankruptcy issue. Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

Borders: An Indie’s Perspective

Borders: An Indie’s Perspective

Big news today: Borders, one of the two dominant brick-and-mortar bookstore chains in the nation, is closing nearly a third of its locations. That includes the Glendale Borders and the Pasadena location, just down the street. Despite them being local competition, those of us here at Vroman’s are saddened. Any bookstore closing is a loss [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/14/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/14/11

Hardcover Fiction Shortcut Man, PG Sturges Exley, Brock Clarke Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness Swamplandia!, Karen Russell The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Steig Larsson Book of Tomorrow, Cecelia Ahern While Mortals Sleep, Kurt Vonnegut Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Oracle of Stamboul, Michael Lukas Sherlockian, Graham Moore Hardcover Non-Fiction Drive, Daniel H. Pink [...]

Books in the News

Books in the News

Borders looking bad, Powell’s layoffs, Mystery Bookstore and Diesel’s Malibu branch closing (both will be missed, and best of luck to all of their displaced employees and readers!)… bookstores have had a little bit of a scary month so far. KPCC’s Patt Morrison has a great, positive segment on the state of the business – [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/7/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/7/11

Hardcover Fiction The Sentry, Robert Crais Clara and Mr Tiffany, Susan Vreeland While Mortals Sleep, Kurt Vonnegut Swamplandia!, Karen Russell Border Lords, T Jefferson Parker Sherlockian, Graham Moore Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Fatal Error, J A Jance The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender The Help, Kathryn Stockett Hardcover Non-Fiction How I Killed [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/30/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/30/11

Hardcover Fiction Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon You Know When The Men Are Gone, Siobhan Fallon Heartstone, C J Sansom Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Border Lords, T Jefferson Parker Sherlockian, Graham Moore Clara and Mr Tiffany, Susan Vreeland Edgar Allan Poe Collected Works, Edgar Allan Poe Lost Gate, Orson Scott Card [...]

The Book Is Better

The Book Is Better

In the Los Angeles area, movies are a big deal. Not everyone watches them – heck, not everyone even likes them – but it’s a part of the culture. The Academy Award nominees, announced this week, were for the most part not that surprising. What did surprise me, though, is how many of these movies [...]

We’re on TV!

We’re on TV!

This morning, eagle-eyed Vromies spotted a certain independent bookstore on The Today Show’s segment about Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua. They stopped by last week’s highly successful author event to get some shots of Chua’s reading, which showed up on this morning’s show. Check it out: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, [...]

E-books!

E-books!

As of today, independent bookstores all over the country (Vroman’s included!) are now selling Google Editions e-books. These books live in the “cloud”, so you can access them from almost any e-reading device at any time. They’re really easy to find on our website, too: just go to the search page and select “Google eBooks” [...]

How to Title

How to Title

From the (excellent) McSweeny’s website: Great Literature Retitled To Boost Website Traffic. BY MIKE LACHER 7 Awesome Ways Barnyard Animals Are Like Communism The 11 Stupidest Things Phonies Do To Ruin The World 8 Surprising Ways West Egg Is Exemplary Of The Hollowness Of The American Dream 6 Shockingly Evil Things The Turn-Of-The-Century Meatpacking Industry [...]

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