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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!)

Added by: lorax.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 6

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Upcoming events

Apr
27
April Dammann discusses and signs Corita Kent. Art & Soul. The Biography (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
29
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (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! (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
Rick Bayless discusses and signs More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory (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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May
2
2nd Annual California Bookstore Day at Vroman's Main Store!! (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
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (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! (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 (Saturday, May 2 at 12pm)
Amy Tintera will be promoting Reboot (added from HarperCollins)
May
3
Peter Shankman discusses and signs Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans (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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May
4
Marlo Thomas (Monday, May 4 at 4pm)
Marlo Thomas is the author of six bestselling books, Free to Be…You and Me, Free to Be…a Family, The Right Words at the Right Time (Volumes 1 and 2), Thanks and Giving: All Year Long, and her memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny. She has won four Emmys, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and the Peabody Award, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She lives in New York with her husband, Phil Donahue. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
May
5
Matthew Pearl (Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm)
Matthew Pearl (added from Random House)
May
6
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, May 6 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
6
Daniel Hashimoto, Mandy Richardville & the real Action Movie Kid present and sign Action Movie Kid (Wednesday, May 6 at 10:30am)
Action Movie Kid’s adventures began on YouTube and don’t stop with the release of his first book. This is an exciting tale of the heroic acts and daring deeds that fill his day. James may look just like a regular boy but in his imagination he is Action Movie Kid, defender of his own tiny universe. Though his superpowers sometimes get him into trouble you can always rely on Action Movie Kid to save the day – even if he needs his parents’ help from time to time. 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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May
6
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, May 6 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
6
Untitled event (Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm)
May
6
Untitled event (Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm)
May
7
Vroman’s Art on the Stairwell Presents the Art and the Books of Brian Kesinger! (Thursday, May 7 at 7pm)
Please join us as we celebrate our newest Artist on the Stairwell - Brian Kesinger! There will be an artist reception and book signing. Light refreshments will be served. About Brian Kesinger: Brian Kesinger is an Annie award winning story artist for Walt Disney animation studios, illustrator for Marvel Comics and creator of the popular characters, Otto and Victoria. Brian's 18 year career at Disney has spanned both hand drawn and cg animated films from Tarzan to Big Hero 6. Brian has created amazing steampunk worlds populated with unique and memorable characters under the banner of his tea girls. Brian's personal work has been growing in popularity and is inspiring cosplay, fashion and even body art. His debut book, Walking Your Octopus was awarded with a Chesley award by the association of science fiction and fantasy artists and showcases his style, wit and ability to tell engaging stories in original ways. Please join us in celebrating the work of Brian at an Artist Reception & Book Signing on Thursday May 7 at 7pm.

To see more of Brian's work please visit his website and follow his on Twitter.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
8
Untitled event (Friday, May 8 at 7pm)
May
9
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, May 9 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
9
Liz Climo presents and signs Rory the Dinosaur (Saturday, May 9 at 10:30am)
Rory the Dinosaur simply cannot wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself. He can cross river and find shelter from the rain. But little does Rory know that his never is never too far behind. 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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May
9
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, May 9 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
10
Rick Springfield (Sunday, May 10 at 1pm)
Rick Springfield has been writing and performing music for more than four decades. An accomplished actor, he has starred on Broadway, headlined in Las Vegas, and starred in numerous movies and TV series. He was featured prominently in Dave Grohl's highly praised 2013 documentary, Sound City. He maintains an active touring schedule, playing more than 100 dates per year around the world. He lives in Malibu, California, with his wife Barbara. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
May
10
Thane Rosenbaum discusses and signs How Sweet It Is (Sunday, May 10 at 3pm)
The setting is Miami Beach 1972 when Miami hosted both the Democratic and Republican conventions and experienced the Cold War and the desegregation of the South. This poignant novel follows the Posner family - two Holocaust survivors, Sophie and Jacob, and their son Adam during this time. For the Posner family, Miami was supposed to be their salvation. Where better to be able to just blend in and live their lives? Instead they discover that Miami Beach is the opposite of camouflage. All the sunshine highlights the very things they want to forget and instead puts them on display and gives them a front row seat through such a transformational year in American culture. 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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May
11
Michael Buckley discusses and signs Undertow (Monday, May 11 at 6:30pm)
Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed she witnessed the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors on her beach in Coney Island. At first, the world is in awe over the Alpha but that quickly fades and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate and she begins to fall for him. Their love is a dangerous one and there are forces on both sides keeping them apart. But what is Alpha are not actually the enemy and the real enemy is coming that is much more terrifying than anything the world has seen. 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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May
12
Zachary Leader (Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm)
Zachary Leader (The Life of Saul Bellow, The Life of Kingsley Amis)

ZACHARY LEADER is Professor of English Literature at Roehampton University in Great Britain, where he has resided for over thirty years, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Before his appointment at Roehampton, he taught at Caltech and the University of Chicago. He was educated at Northwestern, Cambridge, and Harvard universities, and is the author of Reading Blake's Songs, Writer's Block, Revision and Romantic Authorship, and The Life of Kingsley Amis, a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. He has edited Romantic Period Writings 1798-1832: An Anthology (with Ian Haywood), The Letters of Kingsley Amis, On Modern British Fiction, The Movement Reconsidered: Essays on Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie, and Their Contemporaries (Oxford UP, 2009), and the Oxford Authors Shelley (with Michael O'Neill). (added from Random House)… (more)

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