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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

Dec
19
James L. Swanson will be promoting End of Days (Friday, December 19 at 7pm)
James L. Swanson will be promoting End of Days (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
20
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, December 20 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)
Dec
20
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, December 20 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)
Dec
24
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, December 24 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)
Dec
24
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, December 24 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)
Dec
25
Merry Christmas! (Thursday, December 25 at 00am)
In honor of Christmas we will be closed all day today.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
26
Happy Kwanzaa! (Friday, December 26 at 00am)
Happy Kwanzaa, friends!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
27
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, December 27 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)
Dec
27
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, December 27 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)
Dec
31
SPECIAL STORE HOURS - Closing Early! (Wednesday, December 31 at 00am)
In honor of New Years Eve we will be closing early.

All stores will close at 4pm.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
31
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, December 31 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)
Dec
31
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, December 31 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)
Jan
3
Young Readers League PAJAMA PARTY! (Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7pm)
Please join us for our first YRL Pajama Party!

We’ll play games, make crafts and enjoy yummy pizza. Wear your best pajamas and be entered in a raffle to win door prizes! We’ll also be announcing the winner of our El Deafo caption contest. See you there!!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
6
Pierce Brown (Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm)
Pierce Brown (Red Rising, Golden Son)

Pierce Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising and Golden Son. While trying to make it as a writer, Brown worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
14
Young Readers League Author Visit with Cece Bell! (Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5pm)
Join us as we welcome Cece Bell, the author of El Deafo!

Meet Cece Bell, the author and illustrator of El Deafo. The story of El Deafo was inspired by Cece's own experiences growing up and we can't wait for you to meet her and hear her story firsthand. She'll also answer questions and sign books. Afterwards we'll have a photobooth where you can take pictures that look like you're in your own graphic novel!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
15
Untitled event (Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm)
Jan
23
Frank Portman (Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6pm)
Frank Portman (Andromeda Klein, King Dork, King Dork Approximately)

“Why did you decide to write a Young Adult Novel?” That's usually the first question you get when someone learns you have written a book like King Dork. One way to respond is to say: "I've only written the one book. But I've read… several." Said in the right way, it can be pretty funny. You pause, make your eyes go a bit wry, yet serious, and slightly emphasize the word "several." See, "several" sounds like too few books to have read when you're going around saying you're an author. But of course, the questioner thinks, he could be kidding. Couldn't he? If things go according to plan, the next question will be: "What is your favorite book you've ever read?" You can answer with a question of your own: "you mean all the way through?" Then look a bit stumped. With any luck, the original question will have been forgotten by then, and you can go back to whatever you were doing.But I'm going to break with my usual policy here and be perfectly honest: the reason for trying to wriggle out of that question by acting like an idiot is that I don't know the answer. It's not like I "decided" to write a YA novel. The way it happened was, I had misspent pretty much my entire life writing songs for my punk rock band. I had a cult following. One former cult member became a literary agent when he grew up (they do that sometimes - grow up, I mean) and he had the idea that the sort of characters, themes, and turns of phrase that pop up in my songs of arrested adolescent angst might make a pretty good book. I was skeptical but I said I'd give it a shot. I procrastinated for a long, long time. Then one day I started typing and, somehow, through a process I neither understand nor even really remember all that well, the stuff I was typing turned into a novel about a teenager. And, voilà, (if, voilà is the right word), I became a YA novelist. Actually, voilà is definitely not the right word, because it took almost two years in the end, and it was kind of hard. It was like watching grass grow while hitting your head against a rock.To continue the unfamiliar technique of being perfectly honest, I'll admit something else: I have, in fact, read a lot more than several YA novels. Like many kids with no friends, I spent a whole lot of time reading. I mean, books were my friends, and I would commune with them in the hallowed halls of my Imagination. Not really - that was a kind of joke. But I had a lot of time on my hands, and what else are you going to do when there's nothing on TV? Like most people, I began flirting with the YA genre by reading the sexy books that I was supposed to be too young for, particularly the ones about girls (there weren't actually all that many sexy ones concerning boys) as a kind of research project for a potential future career as a Great Lover of Women. Most of what I imagined I learned about girls and human relationships from these books, admittedly, turned out to be almost wholly inaccurate, but never mind. Then, when I was the age you're supposed to be when you read teen lit, I tended to avoid it and read "adult books" and "classics" instead. Then as an older teenager, I worked at the local public library. That job was, once again, like being a kid with no friends, in that I tended to have a lot of time on my hands. So, for something to do in the down time, I assigned myself a little project of reading every book in the Children's Fiction section, from beginning to end, in alphabetical order. I didn't love them all, but I loved a lot of them. (My favorites were darker, psychological studies like those of Robert Cormier, or ultra-wacky stuff like Ellen Raskin—but I gave everything a shot.) I continued to read YA books through my alleged adulthood. And now I read them not only for enjoyment and what I think they call "enrichment," but also out of professional interest, i.e., checking out the competition. I have been too young, too old, then way too old, but in a lifetime of doing things I'm technically not supposed to do, few forbidden experiences have been as powerful, as inspiring, or as cool as this habit of always reading the wrong books. And now I'm writing them, too. Long live age-inappropriateness. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
24
Cameron Diaz will be promoting The Body Book (Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4pm)
Cameron Diaz will be promoting The body book (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
29
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7pm)
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
11
Irvine Welsh (Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7pm)
Irvine Welsh (The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins)

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, and, most recently, Skagboys. He currently lives in Chicago, IL. (added from Random House)
Feb
11
Irvine Welsh (Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7pm)
Irvine Welsh (The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins)

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, and, most recently, Skagboys. He currently lives in Chicago, IL. (added from Random House)
Feb
17
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun (Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7pm)
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
27
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7pm)
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
2
Scott O'Connor (Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2pm)
Scott O’Connor is the author of the novella Among Wolves and the novel Untouchable, which was hailed by The New York Times and for which he won a fiction award. He lives in Los Angeles, California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
15
Sarah Lewis (Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 5pm)
Sarah Lewis has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah’s “Power List,” and is a Critic at the Yale University School of Art in the MFA program. She is also an active curator, having held positions at both the Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art. Her writing on contemporary art has been published extensively. She received her BA from Harvard University, an MPhil from Oxford University, and will receive her PhD from Yale University in March 2014. She lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)

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