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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | a post by Allison Hill

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | a post by Allison Hill
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Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, CEO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 5/13/14 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. Chip Kidd is the Meryl Streep of book design. He is widely regarded as one of the best book designers of our time, well known […]

A Q & A with author Kelly Parsons for his medical thriller, ‘Doing Harm’

A Q & A with author Kelly Parsons for his medical thriller, ‘Doing Harm’

A few months ago, I had the honor of hosting an event  with Kelly Parsons for his debut thriller, Doing Harm. Kelly was nice enough to answer a few questions for the blog about his new book and his writing, so here they are! 1.        At your event, we started talking a little bit about […]

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

USC Campus Saturday, April 12, 10am-6pm Sunday, April 13, 10am-5pm It’s that time of year again!  Everyone here at Vroman’s has been working on Festival of Books-related projects for the past few months, and now the exciting weekend will be here in a few days! Vroman’s will be at booth #117 this year, and we’re […]

El Molino Avenue Parking Lot Entrance Will Be Closing

El Molino Avenue Parking Lot Entrance Will Be Closing

A portion of our parking lot and the adjacent buildings will be undergoing some changes soon and we just wanted to keep you in the loop about everything that is going on.  Please stay tuned— we will be sharing more information, maps, and images as we receive them from the developers. Beginning the week of […]

An exciting chapter of Vroman’s History | Carol Coté and Barbara Huggins discuss & sign The Trail of an Extraordinary Man: Allan David Sheldon, A Biography

An exciting chapter of Vroman’s History | Carol Coté and Barbara Huggins discuss & sign The Trail of an Extraordinary Man: Allan David Sheldon, A Biography

We’re always very excited for an opportunity to teach people a little bit about the history of Vroman’s, so we’re very proud to present authors Carol Ruth Sheldon Coté & Barbara Sheldon Huggins as they present & sign The Trail of an Extraordinary Man: Allan David Sheldon, A Biography on Thursday, March 20 at 7pm.  […]

Vroman’s Ed Writing Workshop with Wade Rouse: Facing Your Fear & Finding Your Voice

Vroman’s Ed Writing Workshop with Wade Rouse: Facing Your Fear & Finding Your Voice

Today’s blog post comes to you from Wade Rouse, one of our Vroman’s Ed writing workshop instructors.  We’re excited to have Wade back at Vroman’s again this year every Thursday, March 20-April 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm for his new workshop, Facing Your Fear and Finding Your Voice.   Be Fearless! How I Went from the […]

Len Vlahos discusses & signs The Scar Boys

Len Vlahos discusses & signs The Scar Boys

We are incredibly excited to host author Len Vlahos when he discusses & signs his first book, The Scar Boys on Monday, February 24 at 6:30pm.   The event will also feature musical performances by Len, as well as his opening act, Friday Jams, a band featuring students from nearby Monrovia High School.  We think […]

Aaaah! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! (A late blog post for procrastinators.)

Aaaah!  Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!  (A late blog post for procrastinators.)

I know there are a lot of people out there who are scrambling to pull together a little Valentine’s Day gift for their beloved.  I know this, because I am one of these people.  (Oops.)  I will acknowledge the fact that, not only am I still in need of a gift, I am also finally […]

An interview with Pierce Brown, author of ‘Red Rising’

An interview with Pierce Brown, author of ‘Red Rising’

Here’s an exciting new book for all you lovers of science fiction and dystopian fantasies! A few weeks ago, one of our Random House reps, Wade, brought author Pierce Brown by the store to introduce him to different departments and talk about his new book, Red Rising.  It was wonderful to meet him, and Pierce […]

Read your way across the USA!

Read your way across the USA!

I’ve been sharing a few photos of our new display, Read your way across the USA, on Facebook and Instagram, and there has been such an outpouring of interest, I thought I would expand upon the idea and include some more detailed photos and a list of books that are currently featured.  The display was […]

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