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Losing Everything

Losing Everything
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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 […]

2016 New Year’s Resolutions

2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Written By Kelly It’s that time of year again; time for reflection, reminiscing and resolutions. With 2016 just around the corner, here are some of the most popular resolutions, and items to help you keep them. Resolution #1 : Get Healthy The new year brings with it a fresh start that most take advantage of […]

Vroman’s Annual After Holiday Sale

Vroman’s Annual After Holiday Sale

Written by Kelly It’s that time of year again! Vroman’s Annual After Holiday Sale is this Saturday, December 26th at both stores. Holiday gift items are off 40% including:  gift wrap, boxed cards, and ornaments. Holiday books are 30%off.   Join us for some awesome savings and stock up on holiday items for next year! Doors […]

National Book Award Gift Guide

National Book Award Gift Guide

December 18, 2015 written by Jeremy As the time for gift-giving approaches, there are few shopping excursions that feel as overwhelming as the one made to the local bookstore in search of gifts for the serious readers in our lives. Where to begin? Fortunately, the winners of the National Book Award were announced a month […]

Hannah Papp Guest Blog

Hannah Papp Guest Blog

As the holidays approach and foods are roasted, packages wrapped and the season shifts its energy to that of decadence, abundance and indulgence, I now confess this in the tight lines of this page: a part of my soul gets so tired.  I ignore it, of course, but the subconscious thought pulsing its chilly undercurrent […]

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