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Len Vlahos discusses & signs The Scar Boys

Len Vlahos discusses & signs The Scar Boys
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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 […]

Ishmael Beah discusses & signs ‘Radiance of Tomorrow’ | January 14, 7pm at the All Saints Church Forum

Ishmael Beah discusses & signs ‘Radiance of Tomorrow’ | January 14, 7pm at the All Saints Church Forum

Tuesday, January 14, 7pm in the All Saints Church Forum Ishmael Beah discusses & signs Radiance of Tomorrow Next week, we will have the pleasure of hosting Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Solidier,  for his debut novel, Radiance of Tomorrow.   A Long Way Gone recounts the horrific experiences of […]

Upcoming January Events!

Upcoming January Events!

After a little break from events during the holidays, our January author events are headed your way!  If you’re unable to attend an event,  but you’d still like a signed copy, you can always call our Will Call Department at (626)449-5320 and we’ll do our best to get you one! Those wishing to get books […]

The Popular Crowd | Vroman’s Bookstore’s Bestselling Books of 2013

The Popular Crowd | Vroman’s Bookstore’s Bestselling Books of 2013

It’s always exciting to see which books make it on our bestsellers list each week, so it’s especially fun to see a year in review.  I know we still have a couple days left, but here’s a selection of titles from our bestselling books of 2013.  It’s a snapshot of our customers and a great […]

The Vroman’s E-Book Card by Livrada

The Vroman’s E-Book Card by Livrada

We’re so excited for you to discover the new Vroman’s E-Book Cards by Livrada! Click here to view the embedded video.  Vroman’s has partnered with Livrada, a local Pasadena business, and now you can purchase wonderful new releases in e-book form directly from Vroman’s!  They recently posted that wonderful video to their blog— we just […]

Gift Ideas | For those who love the thrill of last-minute shopping

Gift Ideas | For those who love the thrill of last-minute shopping

Our booksellers are spectacular at recommending books for a variety of readers, so if you’re ever stuck and need a little help with what you should get someone, you can count on them!  A few employees were willing to record their suggestions, so here are some of their favorite books of the season that they […]

Pasadena’s One City, One Story 2014!

Pasadena’s One City, One Story 2014!

The 2014 selection for Pasadena’s One City, One Story has been announced… it’s  the celebrated Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan! One City, One Story is an opportunity to unite Pasadena’s readers— a very discerning committee nominates several titles, eventually settling on one book that they feel will appeal to a large audience of […]

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