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Dear Oprah | a post by Allison Hill

Dear Oprah | a post by Allison Hill

Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, CEO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 9/6/13 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. Dear Oprah, Remember when you first discovered that millions of people would read a book just because you said you liked it? I miss those [...]

Summer Reading Program 2013

Summer Reading Program 2013

Back in June, we tasked the young minds of the Pasadena area with our Summer Reading Program for grades K-12.  Each participant was asked to read six books (3 assigned to the age group and 3 of their choosing) and write reviews.  We were very proud and excited to see the overwhelming response to this [...]

September/ October Events Preview!

September/ October Events Preview!

Fall is a wonderful time of year, filled with pumpkins, cooler days, and other such autumnal delights.  It also happens to be the busiest time of year for author events at Vroman’s!  If you’ve been wondering when your favorite authors might be headed your way with their new books, September and October might be just [...]

Crimes of Passion | a post by Allison Hill

Crimes of Passion | a post by Allison Hill

Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, CEO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 8/1/13 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. Crimes of Passion by Allison Hill My earliest childhood memory is of shoplifting from the local Roger Wilco grocery store when I was four years [...]

Kids’ Week 2013- A Week in Review

Kids’ Week 2013- A Week in Review

Every year, Vroman’s plans Kids’ Week– a wonderful week full of free activities for kids of all ages.  This year, we planned a lot of new things and it turned out to be a huge success!  Here’s the week in review! Monday 7/22- Meet the Reptiles with the Los Angeles Zoo Docents from the Los [...]

Saving the Season | A post by Head Book Buyer, Sherri Gallentine

Saving the Season | A post by Head Book Buyer, Sherri Gallentine

Learn about canning, pickling, and preserving and celebrate summer all year long! Today’s post comes from our Head Book Buyer, Sherri Gallentine.  Sherri has wonderful taste in books and food, so she knows a great cookbook when she sees one! Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving by Kevin West [...]

Las Vegas Periphery | Photographs by Laurie Brown

Las Vegas Periphery | Photographs by Laurie Brown

Las Vegas Periphery: Views from the Edge Photographs by Laurie Brown, with an Essay by Sally Denton The concept of simulacra is fascinating.  We have a need and desire to make things look like something else; an outdoor mall that looks like a European village, amusement parks that present a world we are meant to [...]

The Festival of Books is almost here!!!

The Festival of Books is almost here!!!

It’s almost here!  A week from today, Vroman’s and Book Soup will be headed to set up booths for the Los Angeles Times Festival Books on the always lovely USC campus!  If you have never been (!!!), the Festival is a sunny, beautiful, bustling two whole days filled with books, authors, music, and all the [...]

This Book Will Change Your Life | a post by Allison Hill

This Book Will Change Your Life | a post by Allison Hill

Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, COO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 3/5/13 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. I was working in the bookstore late one evening when a customer asked for me.  “I’m looking for a book,” he said, “and I saw [...]

A Game of Chess

A Game of Chess

The sign of a great Master is his ability to win a won game quickly and painlessly.  -  Irving Chernev We have had quite the variety of displays recently, so I thought I would continue to share them!  One of our displays this week, A Game of Chess, features fiction and non-fiction titles about chess [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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