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On the Benghazi Express and Hamm’s Toe

On the Benghazi Express and Hamm’s Toe
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To get you in the mood for the Slake reading on Sunday, I have a couple of excerpts from the new issue for you! The first excerpt comes from Marc Cooper, who will be reading alongside his daughter Natasha Vargas-Cooper on Sunday. He is also a journalist and the author of Pinochet and Me, Roll […]

Slake again!

Slake again!

Slake literary magazine makes their third appearance at Vroman’s this Sunday. These multi-author events (actually more like parties) are tons of fun, and I always find a new author I want to read. Check out their poster, below, and tune in tomorrow for a preview of the readings! Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

Borders: An Indie’s Perspective Part 2

Borders: An Indie’s Perspective Part 2

After just over five months of bankruptcy proceedings, Borders announced yesterday that it would be sold to a liquidator, who will close the remaining locations, laying off 11,000 employees. You can read the press release here. This news has hit the book community hard, and I’ve seen an outpouring of support, hopeful thoughts for the […]

Summer Nights in Pasadena

Summer Nights in Pasadena

Now that it’s cooled off enough to contemplate leaving air conditioned comfort in the evenings, it’s time to go out and do something! Of course, a Vroman’s event is always an excellent bet. They’re free, they’re interesting, there’s sure to be something for everyone, and you are welcome to come and listen even if you […]

Locals Only!

Locals Only!

Vroman’s was the very first business featured on the new web tv show Locals Only: Pasadena! Hosted by Katy Cryns, the show visits both well-known landmarks and hidden gems (Vroman’s, of course, fits into both categories), and in this episode we’re matched up with Noor Wine Bar and another historic Pasadena location, Pie and Burger. […]

Summer Reads

Summer Reads

Looking for something great to read this summer? Next year? Look no further! The Millions recently posted their most anticipated books for the rest of 2011, and I have to say, the list is nothing short of impressive. I picked out a few reviews that caught my eye especially (several happen to be nerdy/sci-fi/fantasy oriented […]

Memories of Peter Falk

Memories of Peter Falk

Larry Mantle has a very nice piece over on the Southern California Public Radio page on his friend Peter Falk, in remembrance. You can read it here. Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

More Potter?

More Potter?

Have you seen the Pottermore website yet? It started out with just a couple of words and a signature; now it has owls, and a link to a youtube video counting down the days until “J. K. Rowling’s Announcement”. It’s all very mysterious, but with the release of the final movie a little less than […]

Vroman’s: Wunderbar!

Vroman’s: Wunderbar!

Henry, one of our cashiers and a frequent Newsstand employee, has some thoughts to share about his Vroman’s experience. When he’s not working at Vroman’s, he tours with his band The Human Abstract. I look out to Colorado Blvd as I sip on my lukewarm, ever so pleasant, cup of coffee. Like most of my […]

Deal of the Cent-ury

Deal of the Cent-ury

Sorry, couldn’t resist the terrible pun. As I mentioned in one of our BEA posts, Unbridled Books, a really cool press, has partnered with the American Bookseller’s Association to offer 25 e-books for 25 cents each. The deal lasts for three days (June 9-11), and only independent bookstores that offer Google eBooks will be selling […]

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