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Location: Pasadena, CA 91101, United States

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Local venues

478 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101
135 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91182
Vroman's Bookstore (0.2 miles)
695 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
509 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101
CALTECH Bookstore (0.3 miles)
MC 1-51, Pasadena, CA 91125
285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
170 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
San Marino Gallery (0.6 miles)
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, California 91103
420 S. Madison Ave, # 215, Pasadena, CA 91101
56 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Century Books (0.6 miles)
1039 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Book Alley (0.8 miles)
1252 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
111 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
569 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
55 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
1130 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
999 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
1355 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
1388 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
Mitchell Books (1.8 miles)
1395 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, California 91104
1396 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104
2200 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107

Local events

Jul
29
Joe Abercrombie
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Del Amo, Tuesday, July 29 at 00am
Joe Abercrombie (Half a king, Half the World)

Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He spent ten years as a freelance film editor, but is now a full-time writer who lives in Bath, England, with his wife, two daughters, and son.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
29
New Books on Sale Tuesday July 29th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, July 29 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday July 29th.

Check with staff if you have questions. You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)

Happy Reading!

Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
29
Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love discuss & sign Push Girl
Vroman's Bookstore, Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm
Kara is a junior in high school who has it all. She's popular, has an amazing boyfriend, and she's definitely going to get that coveted homecoming queen crown. Her home life, however, is less glamorous since her parents can't seem to stop fighting. To escape from the constant bickering at home, Kara heads to a party only to find her boyfriend with his hands all over another girl. Furious, Kara leaves to take a drive, and, as she's crossing an intersection, a car comes out of nowhere and slams into the driver's side of her car. When she finally wakes up, she has no memory of what transpired the night before. Most importantly, though, she can't feel her legs. As Kara adjusts to life as a paralyzed teen, she begins to understand that what matters in life isn't what happens to you. It's the choices you make and the people you surround yourself with.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
29
Tobias Buckell Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm
Best-selling SF author and futurist Tobias Buckell continues his tradition of thrilling and diverse stories, and his exploration of a world transformed by climate change with Hurricane Fever, the second in the Arctic Rising future-thriller series. Hurricane Fever earned praise from Kirkus — “Buckell has written a smart and well-constructed tale that’s filled with excitement and the flavor of the Caribbean isles,” and Publishers Weekly – “The scenes of sailing and spying action move quickly, and the climax, set on a supersized satellite-launching cannon, is one white cat shy of a Bond movie.” Keep your books dry and join us in-store to talk about the shape of the future and espionage.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, July 30 at 10am
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
30
Desiree Zamorano discusses & signs The Amado Women
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Southern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Latino bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles, California, to seek financial independence in San Jose. Her sister Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and hid herself away in the suburban lifestyle with her two daughters. Nataly, the youngest, went into the free-spirited Latino art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting tables in a restaurant by night. Everything they know comes crashing down in a tragic moment and Mercy must somehow piece her family back together again.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Clarion Instructors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Discuss the Writing Process
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Our summer workshops with the Clarion Instructors draws to a close with the double-bill of spouses and editors Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer. Ann is a Hugo-award winning editor and publisher who contributed not only to a number of esteemed print publications, but is also a consulting fiction editor for Tor.com. Jeff is also an book reviewer and an author – recent projects by the a three-time World Fantasy Award winner include Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, the world’s first full-color, image-based writing guide, and the first installment in his Southern Reach novel trilogy (Annihilation).

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Andrew Meredith
Skylight Books, Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Andrew Meredith has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He received an MFA in Fiction from UNC-Greensboro. The Removers is his first book. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jul
31
Brentwood - Rebecca Rotert discusses and signs "Last Night at the Blue Angel"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Rebecca Rotert to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Last night at the blue angel, on Thursday, July 31st at 7pm.

It's the 1960s. Between Vietnam and the Cold War abroad, and the Civil Rights Movement and the counterculture revolution at home, Chicago teems with tension. Naomi Hill is a singer at the Blue Angel club. She’s seductive and ambitious, and she’s been on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. But she’s also self-destructive, and her charms often hurt those closest to her, a fact her daughter Sophia knows only too well. Growing up in this time of unrest, and a casualty of her mother’s struggle for fame and adoration, Sophia harbors a fear that her world could disappear at any moment. Her only constant is the colorful and untraditional family that surrounds her and her mother, particularly the photographer Jim, who is her best friend, surrogate father, and protector. The problem is that Jim, like so many others, is deeply in love with Naomi.

Rebecca Rotert received an M.A. in Literature from Hollins College, where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets prize. Her poetry and essays have appeared in a range of magazines and journals. She’s an experienced singer and songwriter, and a teacher with the Nebraska Writers Collective. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Last night at the blue angel is her first novel.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Cynthia Bond
Eso Won Books, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
Cynthia Bond (Ruby)

Cynthia Bond has taught writing to homeless and at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles for more than fifteen years. She attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A PEN/Rosenthal Fellow, Bond founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. At present, Bond works as a writing consultant, and teaches therapeutic writing at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. A native of East Texas, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
31
Dr. James Penner discusses and signs Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years: Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner, and Others
Vroman's Bookstore, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
On May 27, 1963, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert were dismissed from Harvard University's Psychology Department--a watershed event marking the moment when psychedelic drugs were publicly demonized and driven underground. Today, little is known about the period in the early 1960s when LSD and psilocybin were not only legal but also actively researched at universities. Presenting the first collection of Leary's writings devoted entirely to the research phase of his career, 1960 to 1965, this book offers rare articles from Leary's time as a professor in Harvard's Psychology Department.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Annual Christmas Card Sale! | August 1- 31, 2014
Vroman's Bookstore, Friday, August 1 at 00am
It's that time again! Our annual August Christmas Card Sale is here! As we attempt to keep cool through the hot days of summer, we know that Christmas seems a world away, but really it's just around the corner. Instead of waiting until the Holiday Season to get your cards done, why not avoid the rush, order them early, and get a discount to boot! Vroman's Pens & Stationery Department will be offering 20% off of all personalized Christmas Cards ordered through our holiday vendor albums, through the month of August. Just a little planning ahead can mean big savings for the holidays. Have a little extra in your wallet for gifts this season! We carry albums from Crane, William Arthur, Carlson Craft, the Brett Collection, Stacy Claire Boyd, Chatsworth, and Birchcraft, so come in, take a look, and save.

The sale is valid from August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014. The discount will not apply to shipping and proof charges.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Hayden Slater, Hedi Gores, Carly de Castro
Hayden Slater (Juice)
Hedi Gores (Juice)
Carly de Castro (Juice) (added from Random House)
Aug
1
Larkspur - Kids' Pajama Party with LeUyen Pham
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Friday, August 1 at 6pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes LeUyen Pham to the store as our guest bedtime book author on Friday, August 1st at 6pm.

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author and illustrator LeUyen Pham will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed before heading home for bed.

And for something slightly different this time, LeUyen Pham asks you to bring something special and strange to trade with someone else. Like what, you ask? Well, that's up to you! It doesn't need to be big, but it should definitely be special.

LeUyen Pham is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has created many books for children. She lives with her family in San Francisco. Visit her at www.leuyenpham.com.

Our Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month - keep up with store events by liking us on Facebook or joining our email list!

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Dana Fredsti Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
Dana Fredsti signs Plague World in San Diego.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
1
CANCELED Blind Date with a Book Club
Vroman's Bookstore, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED BUT IS NOW CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Love to read? Need more excuses to talk about books? Interested in joining a book club but don't know where to start? Meet book clubs who are seeking new members at our Blind Date with a Book Club event! Bring a couple of books you'd like to share, enjoy some refreshments and meet your potential book club match. RSVP to our Will Call department at 626-449-5320 x200.

Book clubs interested in participating should contact Nicolle at x309 or by e-mail at readinggroups@vromansbookstore.com.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, August 2 at 10am
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
2
Susan Spann Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, August 2 at 2pm
Susan Spann returns to the world of sixteenth-century Japan in this thrilling sequel to her debut novel Claws of the Cat. Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Father Matteo, the Jesuit priest Hiro has pledged to protect, are summoned to a shogun’s palace to find the murderer of the shogun’s cousin. Susan uses her deep interest in Asian culture and studies of Mandarin and Japanese to bring medieval Japan to life. Susan lives in northern California with her family where she spends time cooking Asian food, fencing, and knife and shuriken throwing.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
Kyanne the Rad Scientist at Vroman's Hastings Ranch
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, August 2 at 2pm
Join us for a day of science exploration! We'll have several experiments you & your kids can do together to understand how electricity works, sound is created, and how chemistry can explain even the most outlandish of magic tricks - the science behind it is way cooler than magic!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
3
Larkspur - The Reading Together Book Groups discuss "Seven Stories Up" and "Time Fetch"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Sunday, August 3 at 2pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes kids and parents to the store for our Reading Together Book Groups on Sunday, August 3rd at 2pm and 4pm.

The first group, for kids ages 8-10, is reading Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder and will meet at 2pm. In 1987, Annie’s grandmother lies on her deathbed at the Hotel Calvert. Annie and her mother have come to visit, though Annie’s never met her grandmother. After her first night in the hotel, Annie suddenly wakes up fifty years earlier, in 1937, in the bedroom of a suspiciously familiar girl named Molly. Annie’s unsure of what happened, but when she discovers Molly has never been outside the hotel, it’s time for an adventure and an unlikely friendship that will change their family forever.

The second group, for kids ages 10-12, is reading Time Fetch by Amy Herrick and will meet at 4pm. When a harmless-enough-looking rock turns out to be a sleeping Time Fetch, eighth-grade loner Edward has no idea what he’s unleashed. Awakened too early, The Time Fetch begins to gobble up time, and soon all those who’ve touched the Fetch must come together to stop it from unraveling the entire fabric of the universe.

Reading Together is a special kind of book group designed to bring together kids and parents through, you guessed it, books! Once a month, we'll get together and discuss a book that you have each read.

Note to the kids: Your parents can read some boring stuff! Help them out with something good.

Note to the parents: This is a guilt-free way to read some fantastic, accessible, funny/action-packed/moving literature and share in your kids' reading adventures!

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
3
Henry Herz and Nancy Holder Sign in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, August 3 at 2pm
Henry Herz Nancy Holder Two of our favorite local authors team up to introduce a new fantasy young adult anthology, Beyond the Pale. Henry, most known for his unique picture books co-written with his sons, edited this collection. Local author Nancy Holder’s contribution is a story set in the universe of her Wicked series. Other authors include Heather Brewer (Vladimir Todd series), Jim Butcher (Dresden File series), Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series) and more. Spend a fun Sunday afternoon expanding some favorite universes.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
3
IWOSC Reads Its Own
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, August 3 at 2pm
IWOSC Reads Its Own is a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works — from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes. Fifteen of IWOSC's talented member writers will read short excerpts from their work. We'll be regaled with their wit, have our emotions stirred, or be plunged into deep thought. First-time and return readers will share their work. Selections may be published, unpublished, or works in progress, several minutes in length. For more information, see www.iwosc.org or contact info@iwosc.org.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
New Books on Sale Tuesday August 5th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, August 5 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday August 5th.

Check with staff if you have questions. You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)

Happy Reading!

Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Matthew Stewart discusses and signs Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
Vroman's Bookstore, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
Radicals like Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine, and Ethan Allen who founded America set their sights on a revolution of the mind. Derided as “infidels” and “atheists” in their own time, they wanted to liberate us not just from one king but from the tyranny of supernatural religion. The ideas that inspired them were neither British nor Christian but largely ancient, and pagan. Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart pursues a thoroughly researched lineage of the philosophical ideas from which America's revolutionaries drew their inspiration.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
6
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, August 6 at 10am
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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