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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

Jan
28
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, January 28 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)
Jan
28
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, January 28 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
28
Stewart O'Nan discusses and signs West of Sunset (Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm)
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in shambles, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Just three years later, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those final years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's brilliantly written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and their daughter Scottie. 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)… (more)
Jan
29
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (Thursday, January 29 at 7pm)
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
30
Joelle Charbonneau discusses and signs The Testing (Friday, January 30 at 7pm)
It is graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony is celebrating. All she can think about—hope for—is whether she'll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Malencia is chosen, her father opens up about his own nightmarish memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings, she bravely heads off to face her destiny. 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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Jan
31
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, January 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)
Jan
31
Oliver Chin presents and signs The Year of the Sheep (Saturday, January 31 at 10:30am)
In the tenth adventure in this popular annual Chinese Zodiac series, the lamb Sydney befriends a shepherd girl along with some other animals of the forest. When a storm strikes, Sydney must show them how valuable a sheep's qualities can be. Empowering themes of self-discovery and cultural exchange have proven appeal with children, parents, and elementary educators. 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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Jan
31
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, January 31 at 11:30am)
Jan
31
UC Irvine MFA Programs in Writing @ Vroman's! (Saturday, January 31 at 5pm)
Please join the UC Irvine MFA Programs in Writing for our first off-campus reading of the winter quarter.

The event will feature work from poets Bryce Lillmars and Hillary Eaton and fiction writers Shane Crosby and Kris Dougherty. For more information on the UCI Programs in Writing and the MFA Reading Series, please check out their website at: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/mfareading

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
1
Rebecca Scherm discusses and signs Unbecoming (Sunday, February 1 at 4pm)
On the dirty outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac and mends teapots. She calls herself Julie, says she's from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, she checks her hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One she married and the other she's in love with. Both men were jailed for a crime that Grace planned. The heist went bad but not before she was on a plane to Prague with a stolen canvas in her bag. In Paris, a waiting game begins as Grace's web of deception and lies unravel and she becomes another woman entirely. This debut thriller about a daring art heist and a small-town girl's major transformation is sure to attract fans of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt. 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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Feb
2
Alexandra Fuller discusses and signs Leaving Before the Rains Come (Monday, February 2 at 7pm)
A child of the Rhodesian wars and a daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally faces the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. 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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Feb
4
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, February 4 at 10am)
Feb
4
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, February 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)
Feb
4
Jan-Christopher Horak discusses and signs Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design (Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm)
Academy Award winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920-1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. With title sequences such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955), he introduced the idea that opening credits could tell a story and set the mood for the movie that followed. Bass's stylistic influence can be seen in popular Hollywood franchises from the Pink Panther to James Bond, as well as in more recent works such as television's Mad Men. The first book to examine the life and work of this fascinating figure, Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design explores the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries.

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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Feb
5
Mo Willems presents and signs Waiting is Not Easy (Thursday, February 5 at 11am)
PLEASE NOTE: We apologize but we are no longer taking class reservations for this event! Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more... (Disney Press) A Vroman’s favorite stops by this afternoon with his latest delightful Elephant & Piggie story! 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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Feb
5
Literary Trivia Night at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Thursday, February 5 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)
Feb
5
Gayle Forman discusses and signs I Was Here (Thursday, February 5 at 7pm)
Cody and Meg shared everything. So when Meg drinks a whole bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is shocked that there was no warning. When Cody travels to Meg's college town to pack up the things Meg left behind she discovers a lot more that Meg has never told her. She learns of Ben McAllister, a boy with a guitar and secrets of his own. Cody also learns about an encrypted computer file that she eventually gets open, and everything she knew about her best friend and her death gets thrown into question. Gayle will be joined by Margaret Stohl & Deanna Kizis! 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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Feb
6
Jenn Clark discusses and signs How to Be a Goddess: A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming the Woman Men Dream About (Friday, February 6 at 7pm)
Are you tired of reading relationship advice books only to see no real improvement in your relationships? Do you wish you had a dating coach to guide you every step of the way? Relationship guru and magazine columnist Jenn Clark has written the only book on love and dating you'll ever need. Using her signature style of insightful straight talk, laugh-out-loud humor, and candid personal confessions that made her blog Jenn X: 30Something & Single so popular, Jenn takes you through each step of the relationship process. You'll learn exactly what to do to become a goddess with men. You'll find out where to meet guys, how to act on a first date, how to handle conflict in a long-term relationship, and everything in between. Ladies, meet your new best friend, Jenn! 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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Feb
7
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, February 7 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)
Feb
7
Christian & Parker Jacobs present and sign Welcome to Goon Holler (Saturday, February 7 at 10:30am)
From the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba comes a story about Tooba, a lonely, timid, and always hungry bigfoot, who stumbles upon Goon Holler, where Dosie takes him to a Goon Scout pancake breakfast and helps him make new friends. Tooba will also make a special appearance!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
7
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, February 7 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)
Feb
7
Kids Valentine Card Making Craft @ Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, February 7 at 1pm)
Come on down & hand-make all of your Valentine Day cards to pass out to your class. You'll be envied by all for being so creative & having each card personalized. This craft event is free, open to all and supplies will be provided.

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
8
IWOSC Reads Its Own (Sunday, February 8 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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Feb
9
Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey discusses and signs Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence (Monday, February 9 at 7pm)
Lily Nakai and her family lived in southern California, where sometimes she and a friend dreamt of climbing the Hollywood sign. At age ten, after believing that her family was simply going on a "camping trip," she found herself living in a tar-papered barrack, nightly gazing out at a searchlight. She wondered if anything would ever be normal again. In this creative memoir, Lily Havey combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Vintage photographs reveal the historical, cultural, and familial contexts of the Nakais' dislocation. The paintings paired with her animated writing pull us into a turbulent era when America disgracefully incarcerated, without due process, thousands of American citizens because of their race. 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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Feb
10
Patricia Bracewell discusses and signs The Price of Blood (Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm)
Readers first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell's gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown. Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England's King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but they have never had a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when Æthelred, still haunted by his brother's ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder. As tensions escalate, Emma forges alliances to protect her young son from ambitious men including the man she loves. When Viking armies ravage England, loyalties are shattered and no one is safe from the sword. 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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