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Vroman’s Goes Pink!

Vroman’s Goes Pink!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Vroman’s and the Pasadena Fire Department are getting in the spirit of support this week! You may have spotted some bright pink t-shirts in the store this week: that’s because our local firefighters and other local businesses are supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink t-shirts the week of [...]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Corie

25 Things You Don’t Know About Corie

Corie is the assistant manager/pen buyer at Vroman’s Fine Writing, Gifts, and Stationery. She’s been working here for over five years! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: My middle name is Utako (which means “Song Child” in Japanese). One of my favorite movies of all time is “Singing in the Rain”. I [...]

All in the Family

All in the Family

We just made an exciting discovery: a customer brought one of our cards up to the Stationery Information Desk, and told us she recognized the people in the photo. Sure enough, the two people on the gift card were none other than her parents! The happy, bike-riding couple did a photoshoot several years ago, but [...]

Love at First Bark

Love at First Bark

Julie Klam will be visiting the store next week to discuss her new book Love at First Bark. It is the follow up to You Had Me at Woof, and it looks like a great book for dog lovers and aspiring dog lovers alike. She recently released a book trailer to tell you more about [...]

Art Walk this weekend!

Art Walk this weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further! It is Pasadena Arts Weekend this weekend, prominently featuring the Pasadena Art Walk, which is always a good time. The events highlight some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and [...]

Why I Write

Why I Write

Our September writing contest on the topic Why I Write and Why It Is Still Important has concluded! Susan was our 2nd place winner and she took home a Graf Von Faber Castell Guilloche Coral Rollerball, and Andrew was our 1st place winner who received a Cross Torrero Braided Black Rollerball with his custom engraving [...]

On the Road with the Pen Fatales

On the Road with the Pen Fatales

A conversation between Jessica Brody (My Life Undecided, The Karma Club) and Gabrielle Zevin (All These Things I’ve Done, Elsewhere) about packing, books, and the upcoming Pen Fatale tour. GABRIELLE ZEVIN (G.Z.): I’ve been telling people that a pen fatale is a gal who only needs a pen to cause trouble. But, um, I just [...]

First Female President?

First Female President?

Nicolle Wallace‘s new political fiction It’s Classified focuses on President Charlotte Kramer, the nation’s first female president, who is returning for her second term. Wallace wrote her first novel, Eighteen Acres, after serving as communications director in George W. Bush’s White House and as a senior adviser in John McCain’s 2008 campaign for president, during [...]

Get Free Tickets to see Depak Chopra!

Get Free Tickets to see Depak Chopra!

How did the universe emerge?  What is the nature of time? What is life? What makes us human?  What is the connection between mind and brain? Bestselling authors Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent [...]

10 Books Lost in Time

10 Books Lost in Time

Smithsonian.com has a great list up of the top 10 books that have been lost or left incomplete through the ages. Maybe your favorite author has a missing or near-forgotten work that you didn’t even know about! Check it out: 1. Margites by Homer 2. The Lost Books of the Bible 3. Cardenio by William [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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