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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

Sep
29
Beware, Beware (Monday, September 29 at 7pm)
Meet Steph Cha as she reads from her new novel Beware, Beware, from the Juniper Song Mysteries. (added from Macmillan)
Oct
1
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, October 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)
Oct
1
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, October 1 at 11:30am)
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday @11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
1
Paul Pope with co-author J.T. Petty discuss and sign The Rise of Aurora West (Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30pm)
In this prequel to Battling Boy, Paul Pope introduces us to Aurora West, the daughter of Arcopolis' only remaining hero, Haggard West. The Rise of Aurora West shares Aurora's journey to discover the mystery behind her mother's death, while figuring out her place in a strange world of the supernatural and serious corruption.

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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Oct
2
Literary Trivia Night at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Thursday, October 2 at 6pm)
Trivia Night at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! First Thursday of every month, 6pm

Brush up on your literary knowledge and join us for some fierce competition! Free to play, all ages welcome.

VHR is located at: 3729 E Foothill Blvd in Pasadena

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
2
Chris Guillebeau discusses and signs The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life (Thursday, October 2 at 7pm)
Chris Guillebeau's had one very big personal goal: to visit all of the countries in the world by the time he was 35 years old. As he traveled, Chris realized that he was not the only one pursuing a very big dream. He met people of all ages doing many different things: pursuing personal excellence, battling threats to others and the environment, breaking world records. It was only after speaking to these other “questers,” and “questing” himself, that Chris began to understand the correlation between pursuing a dream and long-term happiness, and how determination to reach a goal helps us grow as individuals.

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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Oct
3
Molly Idle presents & signs Flora and the Penguin (Friday, October 3 at 11am)
In this adorable sequel to Flora and the Flamingo, Flora returns this time on ice, forming an unexpected friendship with a penguin. Spinning, leaping and gliding the pair pirouettes together on ice. When Flora gives the penguin the silent treatment, the two must figure out a way to work together. Artist Molly Idle creates a spectacular, wordless picture book with small double-sided flaps on some of the pages to show Flora and the Penguin coming together, spiraling apart, and coming back together as true friends do.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
3
Lauren Oliver discusses and signs Rooms (Friday, October 3 at 7pm)
When Richard Walker dies, his estranged family convenes at the dilapidated country house he left behind. However, the Walker family is not alone in the home: Alice and Sandra, the resident ghosts, are forever tied to this home. They share their past experiences and remember the time when they, too, were living, although the human inhabitants cannot hear them. When a new ghost appears, Trenton, Richard Walker's teenage son, begins speaking to her, and earthly and supernatural words collide with unexpected results.

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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Oct
4
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, October 4 at 10:30am)
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)
Oct
4
Special Storytime with an appearance by Ed Oxenbould of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! (Saturday, October 4 at 11am)
Vroman’s hosts a SPECIAL Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good , Very Bad Day Storytime with a special appearance by Ed Oxenbould, the title character of soon to be released movie of the same name!

Alexander and the Terrible is one of our favorite Children's titles! All of us here at Vroman's were so pleased to be asked to be a location for part of the film. Now, we are just as excited to be able to bring Ed Oxenbould to the community and all of you! At 10:30, Mr. Steve will be reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! and the newly released Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever Followed by a showing of the trailer with popcorn! Q & A with Ed Oxenbould. And a photo opportunity with Ed. Plus we'll be giving away posters from the movie!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
4
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, October 4 at 11:30am)
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday @11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
4
Chloe Coscarelli presents and signs Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics (Saturday, October 4 at 4pm)
“Popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes inspired by the most popular cuisine in the world. If you think a healthy vegan diet means giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu, think again! Following her hit cookbooks Chloe's Kitchen and Chloe's Vegan Desserts, Chef Chloe goes to her family's homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies--and add some distinctively delicious twists. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet.” (Atria Books)

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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Oct
5
Chloe Coscarelli (Sunday, October 5 at 3pm)
Chloe Coscarelli is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts NYC, the University of California, Berkeley, and Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition Program. The author of Chloe’s Kitchen and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, and creator of ChefChloe.com, she lives in New York City and Los Angeles. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
6
Joshilyn Jackson discusses and signs Someone Else's Love Story (Monday, October 6 at 7pm)
“I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K.” Shandi Pierce has a lot going on in her busy life. She's a single mom who is raising her brilliant son, Nathan, and finishing college. She's also tasked with trying to mediate the constant fighting between her divorced parents. So when Shandi finds herself in the middle of a convenience store robbery, she already has enough to deal with. But then William Ashe steps in, shielding Shandi and her child from the armed robber, and she falls in love. William Ashe has his own issues; as he was confronted at gun point, he believed it to be his destiny. William is a talented geneticist who believes in science and numbers, but to him, destiny is about choice. Now, William and Shandi will navigate their destinies, making important choices that will change the course of their lives.

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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Oct
7
Nayomi Munaweera discusses and signs Island of a Thousand Mirrors (Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm)
Oct
8
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, October 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)
Oct
8
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, October 8 at 11:30am)
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday @11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
8
Teacher Appreciation Night! (Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30pm)
Please join us for Vroman's annual Teacher Appreciation Night!Check-in begins at 5:30 with live music and refreshments.

Find out more about what Vroman's can do for you! We'll be sharing information about classroom discounts, author visits, in-store fundraisers and other school services that we provide. Learn some ways to avoid teacher burn-out from Dr. Brad Strawn, clinical psychologist. Be blown away by the knowledge of our children's booksellers: Danielle and Suzanne will share their latest favorites, for a variety of ages. Also, don't miss out on our special announcement about our Young Readers League program!

Attendees will receive a coupon good for 20% off their *entire* purchase. Librarians, home school educators and teachers of grades PreK-12th welcome.

Please RSVP to customer service at our main store: 626-449-5320.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
9
Sarah Anne Johnson discusses and signs The Lightkeeper's Wife (Thursday, October 9 at 7pm)
Hannah Snow and her husband, John, manage the lighthouse at Dangerfield, making sure that ships clear the treacherous Dangerfield coastline. One day, when John is out buying supplies, Hannah witnesses the Cynthia Rose crash into the craggy rocks, and she rushes out into the cold water. She is only able to save one sailor, Billy. Hannah soon learns that John will not be returning to her at the lighthouse and she falls into a deep depression, overcome with grief. Billy helps her maintain the lighthouse and continue to guard ships from the dangerous coast, but Hannah soon realizes that Billy is not who she thinks he is.

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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Oct
10
CANCELED Blind Date with a Book Club! (Friday, October 10 at 7pm)
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Love to read? Need more excuses to talk about books? Interested in joining a book club but don't know where to start? Meet book clubs who are seeking new members at our Blind Date with a Book Club event! Bring a couple of books you'd like to share, enjoy some refreshments and meet your potential book club match. RSVP to our Will Call department at 626-449-5320 x200.

Book clubs interested in participating should contact Nicolle at x309 or by e-mail at readinggroups@vromansbookstore.com.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
11
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, October 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)
Oct
11
Craft time with Jen M&M Bowtie Card! (Saturday, October 11 at 10:30am)
Come join us in making a SWEET caricature of yourself!

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

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
11
Art Opening for Debbie K. Swanson (Saturday, October 11 at 1pm)
Join us for an opening reception for Debbie K. Swanson!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
11
Aarti Suqueira presents and signs Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul (Saturday, October 11 at 4pm)
In this collection of 101 recipes and memories, Next Food Network Star winner Aarti Suqueira shares her secrets of making Indian flavors more accessible to the US market. Learn how to cook Cornflake and Kaya French Toast, Bombay Sloppy Joes, Indian Street Corn, and many other delicious and memorable dishes. Readers will also be treated to Suqueira’s personal story as she explains how she was an outsider experiencing many cultures and cuisines: an Indian in Dubai, going to a British school; and an international student attending Northwestern University. She finds that food always saves her and encourages us all to find the warmth in cooking.

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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