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Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman

Today’s poem comes from the manager of the cashiers, Karineh. This is why she selected it: “Here is one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets. The first time I read this, I fell in love; whether it was with woman, poetry, Maya, or the feelings that were conjured, I cannot say.  [...]

Poetry and Tweets

Poetry and Tweets

After our wildly successful National Poetry Month event on Saturday, I am in the mood for more poetry. This one comes to us via Anne, our merchandising manager. More of her favorites can be found on the poetry display in the main store. Anne Sexton is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet who suffered depression and [...]

Nonsense!

Nonsense!

I promised poetry, and it is coming! But first, quick news. The Indies Choice Book Award Winners were announced today. Take a look at these amazing titles here. Indies Choice books are selected by Booksellers at independents all across the country, and they always make excellent selections. If you’re looking for something new to read, [...]

So Many Updates!

So Many Updates!

Being away from the blog for a few days puts me WAY behind, apparently. I’ll get you all caught up today, then tomorrow, we’ll have some more poetry! For those of you keeping an eye on #1b1t, first round winners are here. @crowdsourcing and a handful of judges will be adding four more books to [...]

April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!

All jokes aside, April is, in fact, National Poetry Month. We have lovely displays up in the store, but for those of you that can’t make it in, or simply don’t want to leave your computers lonely, I’ll put some poetry up here, too. Some will be my favorite poems, some will be offered up [...]

Vroman’s Bookstore: Coming Soon to a City Near You

Vroman’s Bookstore: Coming Soon to a City Near You

After the successful merger of Vroman’s Bookstore and West Hollywood’s Book Soup in late 2009, Vroman’s turned a questioning eye on other bookstores in the area. They soon discovered that while several local independents were doing just fine, some of the larger, ‘dependent’ stores were quickly failing in today’s economic climate. “It came to our [...]

Links: Better Than Chocolate?

Links: Better Than Chocolate?

Hopefully links are better than chocolate, since my office is swimming in Starbursts and chocolate eggs, and I cannot resist. Alison, Jen and I have been battling them all day, and all I can think about is the fact that I want more. One deliciously melt-in-your-mouth chocolate egg is never enough (although 6 might be [...]

One Book, One… Twitter?

One Book, One… Twitter?

Yep. You’ve probably heard of One City, One Story, a project started by Seattle libraries in 1998 (Pasadena’s 2010 selection is Gardens of Water).  If you haven’t, brief synopsis: Everyone in a city reads the same book over the course of a year, and therefore has a common thing to talk about with everyone else [...]

Stackable

Stackable

No real post today, but I did update The Stack, since it is fairly unhelpful to have Patrick’s stack up still. For posterity, I’ll keep his up for a few months, but you can now spot MY stack right on top. It is very shiny, complete with all four books I’m currently reading (I never [...]

So Many Events!

So Many Events!

I am looking forward to both my events this Saturday: Cressida Cowell’s How To Train Your Dragon at 11:30, and Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology at 4. How to Train Your Dragon sounds like it would have been right up my alley about 10 years ago, and Angelology is selling quite well and getting good reviews. However, [...]

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