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A Year of Reading & Falling in Love

A Year of Reading & Falling in Love

After I finish reading a book that I have completely fallen in love with, I go through a bit of denial and withdrawal because, obviously,  I just don’t want it to end.  I have a tendency to live within the pages of the book long after I have finished reading, revisiting specific chapters, and growing [...]

Employee Picks | Holiday Gift Edition!

Employee Picks | Holiday Gift Edition!

Creating employee picks, or “shelf talkers,” as we call them, is one of the (many!) great things about working at Vroman’s.  They’re basically mini book reviews that customers genuinely trust and enjoy reading.  As a Vroman’s employee, you spend a lot of time with the merchandise, which basically means you have 8 hours each day [...]

Kobo eReaders are now at Vroman’s!

Kobo eReaders are now at Vroman’s!

In September, I had the amazing opportunity of traveling to New York for the American Booksellers Association’s (ABA)  IndieCommerce Institute.  Not only did I meet amazing booksellers from all over the country, but we were able to chat and compare how each store is run and bounce ideas off each other. We spent a lot [...]

What’s YOUR Savvy?

What’s YOUR Savvy?

This fall marked the beginning of something wonderful- the Young Readers’ League!  A community-based program sponsored by Vroman’s that encourages and fosters a love of reading, the Young Readers’ League committee (comprised of educators, parents, booksellers and students) read and voted on the first selection: Savvy by Ingrid Law. Savvy by Ingrid Law (Grades 3-7) [...]

Penguin & Random House Reading Group Picks are here!!!

Penguin & Random House Reading Group Picks are here!!!

On Thursday, November 1, I had the amazing opportunity of hosting the Mega Reading Group event.  Sounds awesome, right? Well, it was!  Representatives from both Penguin and Random House joined us to discuss their suggestions for great new book club selections.  There was a huge variety of genres and paperback and hardcover titles, so there [...]

Doesn’t Everyone Deserve a Wonderful Photo Book or Two (or Twenty…)?

Doesn’t Everyone Deserve a Wonderful Photo Book or Two (or Twenty…)?

There’s not much I love more than a gorgeous, stunning, seductive photography book.  These books are created to translate the experience of the photograph and the photographer in a way that differs from viewing images in another format, such as an exhibit in a museum or gallery, or in a digital format.  The photographs are [...]

We found Waldo!!!

We found Waldo!!!

A big thanks goes out to all who participated in the Find Waldo Local event for the month of July! We had a great turn-out at our Where’s Waldo celebration on 7/30.  We had the drawing for Waldo prizes and looked for Waldo one last time- he was hiding in the Children’s department! Winners at [...]

Vroman’s Fine Writing, Gifts, and Stationery gets a new home!

Vroman’s Fine Writing, Gifts, and Stationery gets a new home!

If you’ve been to Vroman’s Bookstore at any point in the past month or two, you know that the store has been under a bit of construction (and we thank you for being so patient during this transition!).  Were you wondering why audiobooks were suddenly not where they used to be, or why we moved [...]

An Ode to the Graphic Novel

An Ode to the Graphic Novel

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Ingrid, one of our wonderful cashiers! An Ode to the Graphic Novel In my humble opinion, it was hard to find graphic novels worth my time as a young, restless angry teenager. Books held the key to my aching heart. But as I grew older and allowed [...]

The Beautiful World of Non-Fiction

The Beautiful World of Non-Fiction

Today’s blog post comes from Rebecca, one of Vroman’s Bookstore’s POS supervisors.  Here she offers a compelling selection of titles for all the non-fiction fans out there! The Beautiful World of Non-Fiction When you enter into a bookstore looking for some fun summer reading, you may normally head straight to fiction and pick up something [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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