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Diverse Content from Pasadena Indie Publisher, Balcony 7

Diverse Content from Pasadena Indie Publisher, Balcony 7
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by JZ Bingham, VP Acquisitions, Editor-in-Chief,  Balcony 7 Media and Publishing Avid readers in the Los Angeles area looking for an eclectic mix of fiction series may look no further than their own backyard. Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, based in Pasadena, offers “an intriguing mix of titles,” according to the Library Journal. With a […]

Marla Frazee (A Documentary Short)

Marla Frazee (A Documentary Short)

by Adam Goodwin My first exposure to Marla Frazee was through the incredible picture book, All The World.  My wife and I have two young children ages 6 and 2.  My son received the book as a gift from my aunt in 2013.  The whole family was immediately struck by the richness of the illustrations […]

3 Contemporary Irish Authors You Should Be Reading

3 Contemporary Irish Authors You Should Be Reading

James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker…we all know and love these classic Irish authors. But what about giving some love to some more contemporary Irish authors? I’ve compiled a short list of a few authors to check out this St. Patrick’s Day (in case kissing everyone in sight and drinking the day away […]

My Twins

My Twins

by Erika M. Martínez My nephews turned eight years old this month. When I spoke to my sister she told me that instead of having a party they would go shopping for new bicycles. It’s still hard to believe that they are in second grade, that they love to sing in the children’s choir at […]

Losing Everything

Losing Everything

by Allison Hill This blog was originally posted on HuffPostBooks Someone I love lost everything a few months ago. A middle of the night house fire. A narrow escape. A home in ashes. My brother is making an inventory list for the insurance company. He mentions that he had a $5,000 leather sofa. I remind […]

Psychedelics Hit the Big 60!

Psychedelics Hit the Big 60!

By Allene Symons If you’ve ever sampled or wanted to sample psychedelics, then this flashback is for you. Sixty years ago, in March of 1956, the word psychedelic was coined during an intense exchange of letters between a famous author and a psychiatrist whose specialty was schizophrenia. I tell the full story in Aldous Huxley’s Hands: […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Vroman’s has some new friends that just moved into the neighborhood!! The Next Chapter, a new coffeehouse from Jones Coffee Roasters, has opened up in the space next to Vroman’s and we could not be more excited! They opened up just a little bit ago and are already getting some great buzz. Of course this […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Vroman’s has some new friends that just moved into the neighborhood!! The Next Chapter, a new coffeehouse from Jones Coffee Roasters, has opened up in the space next to Vroman’s and we could not be more excited! They opened up just a little bit ago and are already getting some great buzz. Of course this […]

Book Soup @ the Skirball presents Eurythmics Frontman, Dave Stewart, in conversation with KCRW’s Gary Calamar, discussing & signing Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music, with a special LIVE performance

Book Soup @ the Skirball presents Eurythmics Frontman, Dave Stewart, in conversation with KCRW’s Gary Calamar, discussing & signing Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music, with a special LIVE performance

Our pals at Book Soup are hosting a killer event next week on Wednesday 2/17! It’s going to be a great evening of reading and performing! Tickets and information at the bottom of this post. Hope to see you there! Dave Stewart’s life has been a wild ride one filled with music, constant reinvention, and […]

Introducing Vroman’s Bookstore’s Teacher of the Year Award!!

Introducing Vroman’s Bookstore’s Teacher of the Year Award!!

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry Vroman’s Bookstore understands the importance of teachers in our lives. With your help, we want to honor one of our community’s many outstanding teachers by naming them our 2015-2016 Vroman’s Bookstore Teacher of the Year. Nominate your […]

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