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Books that will Change your Life

Books that will Change your Life
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Today’s post comes from Ingrid, who works with the cashiers. How many times have you finished a book and felt like it was the end of a relationship? That longing feeling lingered in your system and seeped into your subconscious. I know, I’ve been there. Now, there are books that are as memorable as last […]

Guest Post: Buy local, locally for complete localness.

Guest Post: Buy local, locally for complete localness.

Today’s guest post comes from David Kupisiewicz, author of one of our Local Author titles, Becoming Johnny Nova, which is available in paperback in store and online. Alright I know that the title makes me sound as if I’ve gone loco, but I do have a point. We all know the great advantages to buying […]

Update on World Book Night

Update on World Book Night

The deadline to apply to be a book giver has been extended until midnight on February 6th! Read the original post or visit their website for more information. Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

Jet Set Desolate by Andrea Lambert: A totally unbiased review by Katie

Jet Set Desolate by Andrea Lambert: A totally unbiased review by Katie

This guest post is brought to you by Katie, who works with the cashiers. Her wife, Andrea Lambert, is one of our featured Local Authors. Andrea Lambert’s debut novel, Jet Set Desolate, follows Lena Cosentino through the disco underbelly of millennium-era San Francisco in a sexy, fast-paced read you’ll be too scared to put down. […]

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night 2012

Love books? Want 20 free copies of a book to give away to non-readers and light readers in your life? Sign up to be a giver for World Book Night! They need book-loving volunteers to fan out across America on April 23, 2012. Just pick up 20 free copies of a book from a location […]

Newbery, Caldecott, and more awards announced!

Newbery, Caldecott, and more awards announced!

The Children’s Department here at Vroman’s Bookstore would like to announce the 2012 American Library Association Youth Media Award Winners! Caldecott Award: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka Here’s a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it.  Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate […]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Margaret

25 Things You Don’t Know About Margaret

Margaret works on call in the Customer Service department at the main store. She’s been working here for three years. Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: Has an affinity for all marine animals Weaknesses include McDonald’s breakfast and also Husky puppies Once told one of her idols that she was looking at […]

Random Cool Book Things from Around the Internet

Random Cool Book Things from Around the Internet

Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) is interviewed about his latest book, Why We Broke Up, on Goodreads. He and illustrator Maira Kalman visit Vroman’s on January 30th. Awesome booksellers at Type Books in Canada created this beautiful video by painstakingly moving books all over their store. It’s called Joy of Books, and they couldn’t have picked […]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Demetria

25 Things You Don’t Know About Demetria

Demetria is the manager at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch. She’s been working here for nine years! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: I am Greek & Norwegian Demetria is the Greek equivalent of Jane/Janie I am originally from Iowa I have a brother & sister who live in Minnesota & Iowa My son’s […]

Welcome to Pasadena!

Welcome to Pasadena!

This is the time of year when thousands of tourists and football fans show up in Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. If you happen to be one of them, welcome! We’d love to see you while you’re here. Just, you know, be aware that our store isn’t usually covered in chain-link […]

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