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The Book Is Better

The Book Is Better

In the Los Angeles area, movies are a big deal. Not everyone watches them – heck, not everyone even likes them – but it’s a part of the culture. The Academy Award nominees, announced this week, were for the most part not that surprising. What did surprise me, though, is how many of these movies [...]

We’re on TV!

We’re on TV!

This morning, eagle-eyed Vromies spotted a certain independent bookstore on The Today Show’s segment about Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua. They stopped by last week’s highly successful author event to get some shots of Chua’s reading, which showed up on this morning’s show. Check it out: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, [...]

E-books!

E-books!

As of today, independent bookstores all over the country (Vroman’s included!) are now selling Google Editions e-books. These books live in the “cloud”, so you can access them from almost any e-reading device at any time. They’re really easy to find on our website, too: just go to the search page and select “Google eBooks” [...]

How to Title

How to Title

From the (excellent) McSweeny’s website: Great Literature Retitled To Boost Website Traffic. BY MIKE LACHER 7 Awesome Ways Barnyard Animals Are Like Communism The 11 Stupidest Things Phonies Do To Ruin The World 8 Surprising Ways West Egg Is Exemplary Of The Hollowness Of The American Dream 6 Shockingly Evil Things The Turn-Of-The-Century Meatpacking Industry [...]

Chills and Thrills

Chills and Thrills

Didn’t get quite enough Halloween last Sunday? Luckily, the horror can continue all year in Vroman’s Land! (Hmm, that doesn’t have quite the same ring as Halloween Town…) Anyway, our bookseller Amber, cashier/horror guru extraordinaire, has some great recommendations to keep you freaked out all year long! Need some new recommendations? Lucky for you, I’ve [...]

Vroman’s Favorites

Vroman’s Favorites

Sometimes, an author stands out as to bookstore staff as not just an incredible writer, but an incredible person. Our President, Allison, had a few words to say about one of them: Michael Cunningham, who signed his new book at the store yesterday night. But I’ll let her speak for herself: I love my job: [...]

If You’re Not Yet Like Me

If You’re Not Yet Like Me

Those of you who have been following the blog for a while know lots about Edan Lepucki, author, millions contributor, and our previous blogger Patrick’s wife. Exciting news for her (and us): her first book has been published! If You’re Not Yet Like Me is in its very limited first run, so if you want [...]

Librairie Nike

Librairie Nike

Amsterdam, London… now on to Paris! Here I stayed with a couple of family friends, Susan and Bruno, and they happily pointed me in the right direction to find books, bookstores, and book-related fun. I also had two books to purchase in France – a friend wanted a copy of Gossip Girl in French, to [...]

London’s Smallest Bookstore

London’s Smallest Bookstore

Last week we visited the Amsterdam book scene. Today, it’s London! The land of castles, churches, and huge upright rocks (among other things) did not disappoint where books are concerned. Bookstores were a little thinner on the ground, but since I was in pretty touristy areas, this does not surprise me. I did find this [...]

Boekhandels

Boekhandels

Long time, no see. Why, you ask? Oh, you know, I’ve just been exploring the world. Well, not quite the world, but Europe, at least. But I didn’t forget the blog while I was away! Instead, I searched out bookstores in each of the cities I visited, and explored a little of bookish culture across [...]

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