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The Hacked! Flash Drive: It’s an Awesome Thing.

The Hacked! Flash Drive: It’s an Awesome Thing.
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I post the It’s an Awesome Thing series whenever I run across something particularly awesome in the store. It may include books, gift items, stationery items, etc., but they will all tend towards the quirky, cool, and just plain strange. It could happen daily, monthly, or never again, but then again, we have so many […]

Abraham Lincoln + Vampires = Learning

Abraham Lincoln + Vampires = Learning

Two more literary mash-ups appeared in our office today: this time, it is Android Karenina and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead. Cue despairing sigh. For those of you who don’t know, a mash-up is a great work of literary fiction or a common literary theme with something new thrown in. “Something New” […]

Guest Post: A Writer on Writing

Guest Post: A Writer on Writing

The Writer Inside by Kelly Thacher Kelly will be teaching a 6-week Intuitive Writing Workshop at Vroman’s beginning on May 26. Please call us at (626) 449-5320 or click here for more information. “Oh, I’m not a writer!”  If I had even a penny for every time someone said that to me, I could have […]

Laura Bush, Really Cool Bookstore Blogs, Etc…

Laura Bush, Really Cool Bookstore Blogs, Etc…

I think “Holy line around the corner @vromans” was my favorite comment about the Laura Bush Spoken from the Heart event on Tuesday (courtesy of @BostonCourt). That was a pretty accurate description – it stretched from the event space upstairs down through the store, out the door, and almost all the way up to Union […]

It’s Worldwide

It’s Worldwide

Right now, 7000+ people, all over the world, are thinking about the same thing. Believe it or not, it’s a book. Not just any book. One book. For those of you that haven’t figured it out already, I’m talking about my recent pet twitter project, One Book, One Twitter (#1b1t). Apparently the people I follow […]

Guest Post: Noir! Part 2

Guest Post: Noir! Part 2

The second half of Emily St. John Mandel’s guest post, promoting her in-store event on May 6th and her new book, The Singer’s Gun. Read the first half here. Untitled Emily St. John Mandel 2. If it’s partly the pure physical splendor of California that draws the state paradoxically toward noir, or that draws noir […]

Guest Post: Noir! Part 1

Guest Post: Noir! Part 1

What inspires an author to write a certain type of fiction? Emily St. John Mandel (one of Patrick’s favorite authors with a podcast to prove it, and author of Last Night in Montreal) is back at Vroman’s this Thursday, May 6th, with her new book, The Singer’s Gun. The LA Times gave it an excellent […]

Last Day of National Poetry Month!

Last Day of National Poetry Month!

April is coming to an end, and with it, National Poetry Month. I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading the poems Vroman’s employees have picked; I certainly have. If you haven’t… well, at least it’s almost over. I saved today’s poems for last on purpose. They come from Danny, our Shipping/Receiving manager. Charles Bukowski is one […]

LA Times Festival of Books: Recap

LA Times Festival of Books: Recap

Phew! I am  finally beginning to recover from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – what an amazing and exhausting three days! Friday was set-up, which went really smoothly (once we figured out how to make all of our tables fit). Saturday and Sunday were solid signings for me, and super busy for everyone […]

LATFOB!

LATFOB!

Hello internet. I know I’ve been very quiet this week, and unfortunately that will have to continue. With the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend (Vroman’s is at booth #367!) and a brand-spankin’-new calendar of Vroman’s events for May and June going up over the next week and a half, I have been […]

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