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New York Stories

New York Stories

Karineh, one of our cashiers, traveled to New York for a week, and visited bookstore while she was there! This is her travel journal: The journey begins when a friend announces that her wedding will be in New Jersey. So, after I buy my dress and earrings, I convince my brother to purchase my ticket [...]

New Display: Tattoos!

New Display: Tattoos!

When I started at Vroman’s five years (or so) ago, visible tattoos were against dress code. Today, we take a much more liberal view of body art. To celebrate this, and help understand why we’ve changed our minds, Amber put together a display of awesome books related to tattoos. I’ll let her explain: “In the [...]

20 more eBooks for 99 cents each!

20 more eBooks for 99 cents each!

This time it’s Harper Perennial that is offering a selection of 20 ebooks for 99 cents each! If you like your books electronic and have yet to purchase an ebook from Vroman’s, let me help you out. Sign in to our site with your Google account, search using this form, and add them to your [...]

Radio Star

Radio Star

Yesterday, our very own Alison appeared on KPFK’s Uprising Radio show to discuss the closure of Borders. You can find a link to the clip at the bottom, but before we get to it, she had some additional thoughts to share about bookstores, ebooks, the future, and doing a (live!) radio interview. Check it out: [...]

A Motley Looking Crue

A Motley Looking Crue

To kick off the week, we have another guest post from Amber, who has also recommended horror books and books about cabaret and burlesque in the past. Let her know what you think of her picks! I didn’t grow up in Motley Crue’s heyday but I’ve been a diehard fan of theirs since I first [...]

On the Benghazi Express and Hamm’s Toe

On the Benghazi Express and Hamm’s Toe

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. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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