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Location: Pasadena, CA 91101, United States

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There are 65 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

46 North Los Robles Avenue, 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 91104
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
55 Eureka Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
569 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
210 North Mudd, Pasadena, CA 91125
55 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
Caltech Archives, Pasadena, CA 91125
Cahill Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Dabney Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Millikan Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Sherman Fairchild Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

Local events

Apr
27
April Dammann discusses and signs Corita Kent. Art & Soul. The Biography
Vroman's Bookstore, Monday, April 27 at 7pm
On the cover of Newsweek in 1967, Sister Mary Corita became known as the rebel nun. Corita may have been a rebel but she was never outspoken. Her message was very clear. Love, peace, joy and godliness. An eighteen-year-old Frances Kent joined the Immaculate Heart of Mary order of Catholic nuns in 1936. From the day she became Sister Mary Corita, her vision expanded. First as a nun, teacher and artist to finally an activist for social justice. As early as 1952, Corita and her art were recognized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as best in show for printmaking. Her work evolved to represent a subversive homage to mass media, giving a whole new meaning to the slogans and marketing manipulations of consumer culture. In 1968, a trampled and despondent Corita took a radical turn toward independence. Fearful but faithful, she left her religious order. From then on she was known as Corita Kent. Suddenly thrust into the secular world, she shaped a new career. She continued to turn out silkscreen prints that combined image and quotations. For the next two decades, Corita approached politics from a humanistic standpoint and was repeatedly recognized for her profound messages. In 1985, the U.S. Postal Service commissioned her to design the Love Stamp which went on to sell more than 700 million copies. Before her death in 1986, Corita Kent bequeathed her complete collection of prints to what is now UCLA’s Hammer Museum. Her work will be showcased in Los Angeles in June 2015, when “Someday is Now: the Art of Corita Kent” opens at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. CORITA KENT. ART AND SOUL. THE BIOGRAPHY. is independently authored and published, and is not sponsored or endorsed by, or affiliated with, the heirs of Corita Kent, the Immaculate Heart Community, or any other person or organization. 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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Apr
27
Caroline Clarke will be promoting Postcards from Cookie
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Monday, April 27 at 7pm
Caroline Clarke will be promoting Postcards from Cookie (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
27
Tabatha Coffey will be promoting Own It!
Tabatha Coffey will be promoting Own It! (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
27
Untitled event
Skylight Books, Monday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Apr
28
New Books on Sale Tuesday April 28th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, April 28 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 28th.

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: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
29
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, April 29 at 10am
Join us for story time with Mr. Steve every Wednesday and Saturday at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, April 29 at 11:30am
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
Untitled event
Bookmarc Melrose Place, Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm
Apr
29
Rick Bayless discusses and signs More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm
Rick Bayless transformed America's understanding of Mexican cuisine with his Mexican Everyday. Now, ten years later, he returns with an all-new collection of uniquely flavorful recipes. More Mexican Everyday teaches home cooks how to make delicious meals with a few ingredients in a short amount of time. He explains the classic techniques that create so many beloved Mexican meals, from tacos and enchiladas to pozole and mole. “Everyday" Mexican also means simplicity, so Rick dedicates whole chapters to illustrate skillful use of the slow cooker and rice cooker. Rick loves to highlight the use of seasonal vegetables. The heart of this cookbook is devoted to modern creations that range from a Jícama-Beet Salad inspired by Mexico’s classic Christmas Eve salad to a sweet-and-tangy butternut braise. Rick's flexible imagination also transforms breakfast into a meal for any hour. His Open-Face Red Chile–Chard Omelet is as great for Wednesday night dinner as it is for Sunday brunch. Also included are some of Rick's amazing desserts. Among them are his Mexican Chocolate–Pumpkin Seed Cake and Fresh Fruit with 24-Hour Cajeta and Bitter Chocolate. Rick Bayless will be in conversation with our Head Book Buyer, Sherri Gallentine! This event, which includes a tasting of recipes from the book, will be held in the Vroman’s event space and will be ticketed. Tickets are $40.00 + tax per person and will include a copy of More Mexican Everyday along with entry for the tasting. Books and tasting vouchers will be available for pick up the morning of Tuesday, April 28th.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
30
Bruce E Kaplan
Bruce E Kaplan (added from Random House)
May
1
Claire Bidwell Smith
Book Soup, Friday, May 1 at 00am
Claire Bidwell Smith (added from Random House)
May
1
Senior Scam Stopper
Crowell Public Library, Friday, May 1 at 10am
Senator Carol Liu (D- La Canada, Flintridge) is partnering with the California State Contractor’s Licensing Board to host a Senior Scam Stopper workshop on Friday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Crowell Public Library in San Marino. Residents are invited to listen and engage directly with speakers from various government agencies on how to avoid scams relating to construction, medical care, and automotive repair. Crowell Public Library is located at 1890 Huntington Drive in San Marino.

“Many scams target seniors who are often vulnerable because they live alone, are more trusting, and don’t always have access to reliable information,” said Senator Liu. “That is why I am pleased to bring critical up-to-date fraud protection information directly to seniors at community locations.”

Interested residents are encouraged to contact Senator Carol Liu’s office at: 818-409-0400 for more information.

Sen. Carol Liu represents about 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Burbank, Bradbury, Glendale, Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Altadena, San Marino, Shadow Hills, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Sunland-Tujunga, Monrovia, Duarte, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Glendora, and Upland. (notparoo)
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May
1
Ladies Lunch and Literacy with Gwendolyn Womack
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, May 1 at 11am
On May 1, Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy will introduce you to Gwen Womack and her debut, The Memory Painter. The details are below:

Lunch with Gwendolyn Womack at Petros Manhattan Beach 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach Friday, May 1, 2015 Please come at 11:30 to meet and chat with debut author Gwendolyn Womack. We will have lunch at noon and our program will begin at 12:30. The cost for this event is $60. You will receive a signed first edition of The Memory Painter, have a delicious lunch, and learn about our new non-profit literacy partner for 2015.

Please make your reservation today by calling Emilio at the Redondo Beach store (310-542-6000). If you would prefer to make your reservation on-line, you may do so at Brown Paper Ticket. If you would like begin reading The Memory Painter before the May 1 lunch, you can pick up your copy at the Redondo Beach location when it goes on sale on April 28. Make arrangements with Emilio via email or phone (310-542-6000) between 9am and 5pm during the week.

Location: Street: Petros Manhattan Beach Additional: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd City: Manhattan Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90266 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
1
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, May 1 at 4pm
Mysterious Galaxy will be at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro.

Deatils to come.

Visit the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival official Website.

Location: Street: Warner Grand Theatre Additional: 478 W 6th St City: San Pedro, Province: California Postal Code: 90731 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
2
2nd Annual California Bookstore Day at Vroman's Main Store!!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, May 2 at 00am
Join us on May 2nd for a FULL day of FUN Stuff!! About Impro Theatre: L.A. WEEKLY – PICK OF THE WEEK! “You don’t have to be a Chekhov aficionado to appreciate this entertaining and clever mock-up of his art. The evening’s humor derives from a savvy and seasoned ensemble who specialize in fashioning a unique, full-length play for each performance. The laughs are plentiful and hearty.” – L.A. Weekly “The most authentic and thoughtful staging of Anton Chekhov I’ve experienced in America. Nimbly directed, sublimely performed, and – I want to emphasize – written all in real time, in front of a live audience. This company simultaneously invents, analyzes, praises, and riffs. The company owes its reserved, almost stately approach to an ethos more interested in creating literature than in telling jokes. Not that it’s not funny. There are a lot of laughs, but they’re in service of story and character. A great show for anyone who thinks he hates Chekhov, or that he’s boring or “serious.” Like any piece of art, it’s probably an even better show for someone who’s studied the source.” – Stage and Cinema ________________________________________ SYNOPSIS Impro Theatre creates a new Chekhovian world populated by people who dream of a different life, all the while dealing with the everyday unpredictability of feeling love, disillusionment and the certain catastrophe that is the next moment. The company starts with audience suggestions and creates a completely new improvised play at every performance.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
2
Rita Eichenstein PhD
Bunche Hall at UCLA, Saturday, May 2 at 00am
Rita Eichenstein PhD (added from Random House)
May
2
California Bookstore Day in San Diego!
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, May 2 at 10am
What is Bookstore Day?

California Bookstore Day, on Saturday May 2, 2015, is a project of the Northern and Southern California Independent Booksellers Associations, representing hundreds of bookstores across California and the nation. This is an in-store celebration -- join us in either location to take part!

We believe indie bookstores are an essential part of lively communities, the free-flow of ideas, and the thrill of discovery.

CBD will harness the creative power of authors and publishers in a giant celebration of the written word that will drive readers to brick-and-mortar bookstores. For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited-edition, unique, word-based items and books will be available in more than 100 independent stores across the state. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only.

To learn more about other celebrations, visit California Bookstore Day's web page.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
2
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, May 2 at 10am
Join us for story time with Mr. Steve every Wednesday and Saturday at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
2
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, May 2 at 11:30am
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
2
Amy Tintera will be promoting Reboot
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, May 2 at 12pm
Amy Tintera will be promoting Reboot (added from HarperCollins)
May
2
Kristen Kittscher will be promoting The Wig in the Window
Kristen Kittscher will be promoting The Wig in the Window (added from HarperCollins)
May
2
Book Event: "100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" Dan Casey
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - #2715, Saturday, May 2 at 3pm
Dan Casey, author of "100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die," will be signing copies of his book at Barnes & Noble in Burbank, CA on May 2.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
May
3
The Writers Coffeehouse With Jonathan Maberry
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, May 3 at 12pm
The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free Message Board online: groups.yahoo.com/group/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
3
author Debbie Yamada: Echoes of Gold Mountain
Crowell Public Library, Sunday, May 3 at 2pm
A game of hide-and-seek uncovers an unexpected treasure chest of “riches” for two kids visiting their grandparents’ old store in Northern California. In Echoes Of Gold Mountain, the children discover a secret room containing letters dating back to the 1850s. Readers are transported back in time to get a glimpse of the lives of the early Chinese pioneers who came to “Gold Mountain” in search of opportunity during the Gold Rush. The story was inspired by a school project created by author Debbie Yamada’s daughter when she was studying California history in the fourth grade. After doing some research, Ms. Yamada discovered that at the peak of the California Gold Rush one out of every five miners was, in fact, Chinese, numbering close to 50,000 Chinese miners. Set against this historical backdrop, the author sets out to create characters and imaginary letters that embody the hopes, dreams and struggles of the Chinese sojourners of long ago. Echoes of Gold Mountain adds another dimension to the events of the California Gold Rush by shedding light on the people who were often overlooked in American history. Ms. Yamada’s presentation will cover the inspiration for the book, the writing process, development of illustrations, a reading of selected passages and a question and answer period.

Debbie L. Yamada is a second generation Chinese American born and raised in Southern California. She has a B.A. in art history from the University of California, Irvine and a M.A. in Asian art history from the University of Hawaii. She has shared her research about the Chinese miners during the California Gold Rush and her writing experiences with numerous historical societies, authors’ festivals, teacher and library conferences, museums and schools throughout California. She is a retired art teacher for elementary school students.

Debbie Yamada has written a historical novel that can be enjoyed by readers eight to eighty. Bring the whole family to this free event. Light refreshments will be served. (notparoo)
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May
3
Peter Shankman discusses and signs Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, May 3 at 4pm
What are Zombie Loyalists? Marketing and PR expert Peter Shankman has been working with the biggest companies in the world to create them. They are fervent fans that help companies increase their company base and revenue. Imagine this – an army of customers who will do your public relations, marketing and advertising every time they give you their money. These are Zombie Loyalists. They are ready to buy what you sell, respond to your email offers and make their friends do the same. So how do you get this kind of following? With so many products and platforms to choose from, amazing customer service is the only difference that will really put you ahead of the competition. Peter looks at exceptional companies like the Ritz Carlton and Starwood Hotels as well as smaller businesses to turn their customers into these Zombie Loyalists. In this book he shows you how you can create your own customer army to do your bidding. 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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