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Vroman's Bookstore

695 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

United States

626-449-5320; ordersvromansbookstore.com

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.vromansbookstore.com

Events: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event

Twitter account: @vromans

Amenities: wifi, food/drink

Description: Vroman's Bookstore was founded in 1894 and is Southern California's oldest & largest independent bookstore.

Vroman's Bookstore was awarded Publishers Weekly's 2008 Bookseller of the Year.

Zeli coffeehouse is attached to the main store in downtown Pasadena (and has great coffee!)

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Upcoming events

Mar
31
Alexis Landau (Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm)
Alexis Landau (The Empire of the Senses)

Alexis Landau is a graduate of Vassar College. She received her MFA from Emerson College and her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. This is her first novel. Alexis lives with her husband and her two children in Santa Monica, California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
1
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, April 1 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
1
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, April 1 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
1
Willy Vlautin will be promoting The Free (Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm)
Willy Vlautin will be promoting The Free (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
Literary Trivia Night at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Thursday, April 2 at 6pm)
Brush up on your literary knowledge and join us for some fierce competition! Free to play, all ages welcome. Refreshments will be served and there will be prizes for the winners, too!

Location: Street: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd. City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
2
Charles Harper Webb presents and signs Brain Camp (Thursday, April 2 at 7pm)
"Powered by a fierce, compassionate intelligence, Brain Camp explores with clarity and vividness a wide spectrum of emotions--love to hate, tenderness to brutality--all from a perspective both universal yet distinctly Webb's. Metaphors of startling aptness and originality, a voice at once endearing and provocative, high musicality, propulsive energy, wild imaginative leaps, as well as a mastery of diction from lyricism to street-speak, create a reading experience of the first order. These poems go down easy, but pack a wallop. As Robert Frost said poetry should do, Brain Camp "begins in delight and ends in wisdom." (University of Pittsburg Press)

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
3
George Bernard Shaw in Action (Celebrating PYGMALION at The Pasadena Playhouse) (Friday, April 3 at 7pm)
Join two Teaching Artists from The Pasadena Playhouse for a lively discussion of George Bernard Shaw's adaptation of the Greek myth into a performance text. Presentation will include a reading of selections from the play, conversation about moving dialogue from the page to the stage and contextualizing Shaw's work within the theatrical canon. Presented in tandem with the production of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION at The Pasadena Playhouse, playing March 17 - April 12, 2015. Tickets to PYGMALION may be purchased online at PasadenaPlayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529. Use code VROMANS20 to save 20%* on tickets! *Code VROMANS20 is valid for 20% off tickets to PYGMALION. Offer expires April 12, 2015 and is good on all performances excluding March 22, 2015. Discount is available on all seats excluding ROW C and Hot Seats. All seats are best available. Offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. All tickets are subject to availability. Service charges and theatre restoration fee apply to all orders.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, April 4 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
4
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, April 4 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
4
Fortunately, the Storytime: A Munchtime Activity (Saturday, April 4 at 1pm)
The milk is missing, so mix and match dry cereal (provided by Vroman's) to munch on as you listen to the first few chapters of Neil Gaiman's hilarious adventure, Fortunately, the Milk. Afterwards, write your own imaginary story about why you were late to something. Ages 6-10.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
4
Chris Freeman & Sue Hodson discuss and sign The American Isherwood (Saturday, April 4 at 4pm)
Chris Freeman has pieced together a wholly illuminating work that chronicles some of the lesser known writings of Christopher Isherwood. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his Berlin Stories, which served as source material for the hit stage musical and Academy Award winning film Cabaret. More recently, his novel A Single Man was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film and his long relationship with artist Don Bachardy was the subject of an award-winning documentary. Isherwood’s colorful journeys took him from post–World War I England to European exile to Los Angeles in the full flower of gay liberation. This collection of essays considers Isherwood’s diaries, his vast personal archive, and his published works and offers an appreciation of a writer who spent more than half of his life in southern California.

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
5
Happy Easter!! (Sunday, April 5 at 00am)
We are open today from 10am-8pm

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
6
Tracey Cleantis discusses and signs The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward (Monday, April 6 at 7pm)
After multiple fertility treatments and years of hardship in her pursuit to have a child, Tracey Cleantis was forced to face the notion that things don’t always work out the way we planned. Through this process, however, she discovered that sometimes there comes a time when the smartest, healthiest, and sanest thing to do it so let go of the original plan in order to find a new way to happiness. The Next Happy offers a roadmap for that journey, teaching you how to let go when your dream isn’t working and ask the questions that will let you move on and set realistic goals for finding a new way forward.

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
7
Andrew Morton discusses and signs 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History (Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm)
Andrew Morton tells the story of Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor and his American wife, Wallis Simpson. He explains the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain and the attempted cover-up by Winston Churchill, General Eisenhower and King George VI of the duke's relations with Hitler. For the first time, Morton reveals the whole story behind this cover-up. He explores the daring heist ordered by King George VI and the smooth duplicity of a Soviet Spy. Drawing on FBI documents, exclusive pictures, and material from the German, Russian, and British royal archives, as well as the personal correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 Carnations is full of adventure and intrigue. 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
8
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, April 8 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
8
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, April 8 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
9
Naomi Hirahara discusses and signs Grave on Grand Avenue & Amy Uyematsu reads from The Yellow Door (Thursday, April 9 at 7pm)
Apr
10
Dan Jurafsky discusses and signs The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu (Friday, April 10 at 7pm)
In The language of food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? The fascinating journey through The language of food uncovers a global atlas of culinary influences that lie just beneath the surface of our daily snacks, soups, and suppers.

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
11
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, April 11 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
11
Zine Workshop at Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, April 11 at 11am)
We will be continuing our zine workshop. Zines, comics & other forms of diy (self publishing). Illustrators/writers of all ages welcome!!!

Location: Street: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
11
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, April 11 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
11
Lorraine Bracco discusses and signs To the Fullest: The Clean Up Your Act Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate, and Be the Best You Can Be (Saturday, April 11 at 4pm)
After losing both of her parents within 9 days of each other, Bracco decided it was time to take charge of her life and health. In To the Fullest, actress, Lorraine Bracco presents her Clean Up Your Act Program, a comprehensive plan to help women over 40 look and feel younger. The program includes an intensive liver cleanse to reboot the body to start fresh on the path to optimal health by eliminating gluten, sugar, eggs, and dairy. Meal plans and a varied list of meals and snacks illustrate that hunger is not part of the program and that eating clean has endless flavorful options. Her diet will help you lose pounds and deliver your body the energy it craves. Bracco also adds her own mouthwatering recipes to ease the transition to clean eating.

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
12
Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces Hope & Gabriel Punsalan and Khatera Ghazanfar (Sunday, April 12 at 12pm)
Khatera Ghazanfar reads from and signs Holy Cow! Elsie’s Great Escape to the Sacred Land Mama Cow and Elsie have their whole worlds shattered when Farmer Ed, their gentle owner, is forced to sell his small farm to a commercial farmer because he is no longer able to compete with the commercial farms. They are taken from a place where they are loved and safe, to a place where they are lost in a sea of cows fated to become someone’s meal. But through Mama Cow’s sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice a mother can make for a child, Elsie manages to escape her fate with the help of a young bull, Sonny. Elsie and Sonny then embark on a journey to find the great land in the east they have heard about, where cows are sacred and reign high. They are swept away on an adventure that at times is hilarious, heartbreaking, and death defying, but always keeps the reader in suspense. Hope & Gabriel Punsalan read from and sign I Love You Like… Accompany little Alexander as he takes an imaginative journey playing in his toy chest. Follow along with each character that he brings to life and experience the joy it brings to all!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
12
Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces Pedram Navab, Jennifer Maimone, and James Michael Dorsey (Sunday, April 12 at 4pm)
Pedram Navab presents and signs Without Anesthesia “Dear Tess, we cut you up today.” So ends and begins the disturbing and provocative story of Tess, a third-year medical student whose compulsive desire to feel her patients’ pain leads her to destruct her own body by methods both horrific and creative. When Tess’s narrative intersects with similarly obsessive characters, the distinctions between fiction and reality, between art and medicine, are called into question. Without Anesthesia spans time periods and settings — from 1920’s Hollywood to late 1990’s New York — and culminates in an ending that Alfred Hitchcock himself would approve. Jennifer Maimone presents and signs Demon’s Prize For months, socially withdrawn Dr. Brent Carson has been reading about women being abducted throughout the city, the most recent article revealing how all of them may have been practitioners of witchcraft. Out of curiosity, Brent decides to personally investigate what is going on, but is distracted when four friends move to the city, all of whom he knows to be werewolves – except for Angela Dane, who is only half. James Michael Dorsey presents and signs Vanishing Tales From Ancient Trails "James Dorsey is no ordinary travel writer. In this remarkable book he takes us inside remote cultures many will be surprised to learn still exist. The author's fascination with remote lands and ancient practices of their inhabitants makes him as much a participant as an observer. That a 21st-century man could invoke the spirit of a Stanley or a Shackleton makes it a must read." - Dick Russell, author of Eye of the Whale

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
13
Chiquis Rivera signs Forgiveness: A Memoir (Monday, April 13 at 6pm)
Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In Forgiveness, Chiquis bravely reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father during her childhood and the difficulties she’s faced in her personal life as a result. Despite growing up marked by the wounds of abuse, she eventually conquered her fear of love and intimacy. This story also recounts what caused the distance between her and her mother toward the end of Jenni’s life, and sheds light on what she wishes she could have shared with her. Two years after her mother’s death, Chiquis answers the most difficult questions: Was she able to make peace with Jenni? And in this story of triumph and tragedy, who is most in need of forgiveness?

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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