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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

Feb
27
The Bookslinger Series DJ set: PhaseTwo @ Hastings Ranch! (Friday, February 27 at 6pm)
Join us as we welcome our first guest music slinger: DJ Lady FayZer. Peruse our aisles of books as she spins her gracious earth tones & otherworldly sounds.

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
27
Sequoyah School Student Poetry Reading (Friday, February 27 at 6:30pm)
Join us when students from the Sequoyah School read their original works of poetry!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
27
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (Friday, February 27 at 7pm)
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
28
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, February 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)
Feb
28
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, February 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)
Feb
28
William Albracht & Marvin Wolf discuss and sign Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate (Saturday, February 28 at 4pm)
In October 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. He found their defenses woefully unprepared. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments--some 6,000 men--crossed the Cambodian border and attacked. Outnumbered three dozen to one, Albracht's men held off repeated ground assaults by communist forces with fierce hand-to-hand fighting, air support and a dangerously close B-52 strike. For days, the NVA blanketed Kate in a rain of rockets, mortars, artillery, machineguns, and small arms, blocking efforts to resupply, reinforce, or evacuate the outpost. Albracht continually exposed himself to enemy fire to direct air strikes, to guide re-supply helicopters, to distribute ammunition and water to his men, to retrieve the dead and to rescue the wounded, often shielding men with his own body. Wounded by rocket shrapnel, he refused medical attention or evacuation. Exhausted from days without sleep, he continued to rally his men to beat off each new enemy attack. After five days, Kate's defenders were out of ammo and water. Aerial resupply was suicidal, and reinforcements were denied by military commanders who had written off Kate. Albracht refused to surrender or die in place. Refusing to allow his men to surrender, Albracht led his troops, including many wounded, off the hill and on a daring night march through enemy lines. Abandoned in Hell is an astonishing memoir of leadership, sacrifice, and brutal violence, a riveting journey into Vietnam's heart of darkness, and a compelling reminder of the transformational power of individual heroism. Not since Lone Survivor and We Were Soldiers Once, And Young has there been such a gripping and authentic account of battlefield courage. (New American Library) 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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Mar
1
Alane Daugherty discusses and signs From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: A Journey of Transformation Through the Science of Embodiment (Sunday, March 1 at 4pm)
Most of us live our lives worn out with stress, anxiety, and emotional chaos. Moreover, the law of adaptations shows us that the more we experience any internal state, the more it becomes the operating system of our life. From Mindfulness to Heartfulness offers another path. It invites you on your own transformative journey to live life at your fullest capacity. It will show you how you have become who you are, and it will offer you a blueprint for change. It will show you how heartfulness, embodied, calms the threat and fear that so often consumes you, and it will offer you a step-by-step approach to one of calm and connection, including a loving connection with yourself.

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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Mar
2
Scott O'Connor (Monday, March 2 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
2
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell discusses and signs Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (Monday, March 2 at 7pm)
During the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France, the most engrossing, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion took root. This tumultuous era’s largely female-dominated fashion industry was pivotal to producing courtly attire and also promoted a thriving secondhand clothing market outside of royal influences. In this compelling book, complete with portraits and photos of rare garments, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell discusses in depth the exceptionally imaginative and uninhibited styles of the period immediately before the French Revolution, and also explores fashion’s surprising influence on the course of the Revolution itself. 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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Mar
3
Willard Elementary’s Poetry & Art Night (Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm)
Join us for an evening of poetry and art created by the students of Willard School.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
4
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, March 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)
Mar
4
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, March 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)
Mar
5
Literary Trivia Night at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Thursday, March 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)
Mar
5
Untitled event (Thursday, March 5 at 7pm)
Mar
6
Vroman’s Bookstore’s Lunch with Lisa See (Friday, March 6 at 12pm)
Join us in celebrating the paperback release of China Dolls with this special intimate lunch with Lisa See at The Raymond Restaurant. About China Dolls: It’s 1938 in San Francisco and Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at a glamorous city nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest to seek out a life of stardom. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she stick to her roots. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. The Raymond Restaurant located at 1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena. Seating is very limited and sure to go soon so sign up ASAP. Cost is $60.00 + tax - includes lunch and one paperback copy of China Dolls by Lisa See To sign up stop by the Vroman’s Will Call department or call us at 626-449-5320. We will not be taking reservations online for this one.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Saturday, March 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)
Mar
7
Kelly Light presents and signs Louise Loves Art (Saturday, March 7 at 10:30am)
This remarkable debut from Kelly Light celebrates the brilliant artist that resides in all of us! Louise Loves Art and she is trying her hardest to create her masterpiece – the one that will finally capture what her imagination looks like on the outside. Louise also loves Art, her little brother, and this is their story. Fans of Eloise and Olivia will love this new children’s literary heroine! 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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Mar
7
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Saturday, March 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)
Mar
8
Henry Herz presents and signs Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes (Sunday, March 8 at 1pm)
In this charming and clever book of nursery rhymes, Herz takes classic Mother Goose storylines and changes the setting to a land filled with monsters and goblins! More playful than scary, these tales are sure to delight children and parents alike as they see their favorite classic nursery rhymes transformed into something new and fresh. Kids are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite monster for this event! 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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Mar
9
Ellen Snortland & Lisa Gaeta discuss and sign The Safety Godmothers: The ABCs of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence for Teens (Monday, March 9 at 7pm)
FOR PARENTS: Do you avoid speaking to your kids about violence? It's not your fault; you probably don't know what to say or even how to begin. Reading The Safety Godmothers: The ABCs of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence will start the conversation for you in a thorough and entertaining way. This is a book that will change - and possibly even save - your life, or the life of your child. The Safety Godmothers - Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta - know violence reduction and prevention from A-Z. This book is an invaluable compilation of Ellen and Lisa's personal safety techniques, practical insights and advice, based on their decades of real-world experience.

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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Mar
10
Group YA event featuring Seth Fishman, Maggie Hall, Rachel Hawkins, Jessica Khoury, and Morgan Rhodes (Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm)
Get ready, world, because Penguin Teen is taking this show on the road! Vroman’s Bookstore is so excited to be a host for the first official Penguin Teen group tour of 2015!

Here is your chance to meet Morgan Rhodes (Gathering Darkness, book 3 of the Falling Kingdoms series), Rachel Hawkins (Miss Mayhem, sequel to Rebel Belle), Seth Fishman (The Dark Water, sequel to The Well’s End), Maggie Hall (The Conspiracy of Us) and Jessica Khoury (Kalahari) and talk to them in person about their amazing 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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Mar
11
Storytime with Mr. Steve! (Wednesday, March 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)
Mar
11
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! (Wednesday, March 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: 911 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
11
Jonathan O’Dell discusses and signs Miss Hazel & the Rosa Parks League (Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm)
Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. After drunkenly crashing her car, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Vida is then hired by Hazel’s husband to keep tabs on her and care for their only surviving son. Forced to spend time together, these two women realize that they have more in common that they thought and strive to make changes in their segregated town. 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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Mar
12
YA Friend Tour featuring Susan Adrian, Gretchen McNeil, Livia Blackburne and Mary McCoy (Thursday, March 12 at 6pm)
In celebration of the release of her debut YA thriller, Tunnel Vision, Susan Adrian has hit the road with her YA Friend Tour, a panel event featuring Susan along with authors Gretchen McNeil (Get Even), Livia Blackburne (Midnight Thief) and Mary McCoy (Dead to Me) who will all be presenting their latest YA releases.

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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