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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

Jul
29
Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love discuss & sign Push Girl (Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm)
Kara is a junior in high school who has it all. She's popular, has an amazing boyfriend, and she's definitely going to get that coveted homecoming queen crown. Her home life, however, is less glamorous since her parents can't seem to stop fighting. To escape from the constant bickering at home, Kara heads to a party only to find her boyfriend with his hands all over another girl. Furious, Kara leaves to take a drive, and, as she's crossing an intersection, a car comes out of nowhere and slams into the driver's side of her car. When she finally wakes up, she has no memory of what transpired the night before. Most importantly, though, she can't feel her legs. As Kara adjusts to life as a paralyzed teen, she begins to understand that what matters in life isn't what happens to you. It's the choices you make and the people you surround yourself with.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Wednesday, July 30 at 10am)
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
30
Desiree Zamorano discusses & signs The Amado Women (Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm)
Southern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Latino bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles, California, to seek financial independence in San Jose. Her sister Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and hid herself away in the suburban lifestyle with her two daughters. Nataly, the youngest, went into the free-spirited Latino art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting tables in a restaurant by night. Everything they know comes crashing down in a tragic moment and Mercy must somehow piece her family back together again.

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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Jul
31
Dr. James Penner discusses and signs Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years: Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner, and Others (Thursday, July 31 at 7pm)
On May 27, 1963, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert were dismissed from Harvard University's Psychology Department--a watershed event marking the moment when psychedelic drugs were publicly demonized and driven underground. Today, little is known about the period in the early 1960s when LSD and psilocybin were not only legal but also actively researched at universities. Presenting the first collection of Leary's writings devoted entirely to the research phase of his career, 1960 to 1965, this book offers rare articles from Leary's time as a professor in Harvard's Psychology Department.

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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Aug
1
Annual Christmas Card Sale! | August 1- 31, 2014 (Friday, August 1 at 00am)
It's that time again! Our annual August Christmas Card Sale is here! As we attempt to keep cool through the hot days of summer, we know that Christmas seems a world away, but really it's just around the corner. Instead of waiting until the Holiday Season to get your cards done, why not avoid the rush, order them early, and get a discount to boot! Vroman's Pens & Stationery Department will be offering 20% off of all personalized Christmas Cards ordered through our holiday vendor albums, through the month of August. Just a little planning ahead can mean big savings for the holidays. Have a little extra in your wallet for gifts this season! We carry albums from Crane, William Arthur, Carlson Craft, the Brett Collection, Stacy Claire Boyd, Chatsworth, and Birchcraft, so come in, take a look, and save.

The sale is valid from August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014. The discount will not apply to shipping and proof charges.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
CANCELED Blind Date with a Book Club (Friday, August 1 at 7pm)
THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED BUT IS NOW 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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Aug
2
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Saturday, August 2 at 10am)
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
2
Kyanne the Rad Scientist at Vroman's Hastings Ranch (Saturday, August 2 at 2pm)
Join us for a day of science exploration! We'll have several experiments you & your kids can do together to understand how electricity works, sound is created, and how chemistry can explain even the most outlandish of magic tricks - the science behind it is way cooler than magic!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
3
IWOSC Reads Its Own (Sunday, August 3 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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Aug
5
Matthew Stewart discusses and signs Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic (Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm)
Radicals like Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine, and Ethan Allen who founded America set their sights on a revolution of the mind. Derided as “infidels” and “atheists” in their own time, they wanted to liberate us not just from one king but from the tyranny of supernatural religion. The ideas that inspired them were neither British nor Christian but largely ancient, and pagan. Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart pursues a thoroughly researched lineage of the philosophical ideas from which America's revolutionaries drew their inspiration.

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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Aug
6
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Wednesday, August 6 at 10am)
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
6
Rufi Thorpe (Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm)
Rufi Thorpe (The Girls from Corona del Mar)

Rufi Thorpe received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. The Girls from Corona del Mar is her first novel. (added from Random House)
Aug
7
Literary Trivia Night at Vroman's Hastings Ranch (Thursday, August 7 at 6pm)
Join us for Literary Trivia night the first Thursday of each month at 6pm! Brush up on your literary knowledge and join us for some fierce competition!

Free event, all ages welcome!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd. Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
7
Spencer Quinn (Thursday, August 7 at 7pm)
Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
8
Rhys Bowen discusses & signs Queen of Hearts (Friday, August 8 at 7pm)
Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal. But now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth for the elites of the silver screen. Her mother has just been cast in movie mogul Cy Goldman's latest feature which could catapult her to the top of the A-list. No sooner than this casting announcement is made, Goldman winds up dead and it's not Georgiana's time in the limelight as she investigates this mysterious case.

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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Aug
9
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Saturday, August 9 at 10am)
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
9
Craft Time with Jen | Superhero Cuffs! (Saturday, August 9 at 10:30am)
Come gear up for the new school year by making superhero cuffs!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
9
Shawn Stern discusses and signs Doppelgänger (Saturday, August 9 at 5pm)
The day Shane Fisher is mistaken for one of the thieves of a bank robbery, his ordinary life is turned on its head. Forced into a dark, dangerous world, he must race to discover the truth about himself and a reality he never knew existed. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Shane discovers that he possesses powers and abilities far beyond his wildest imagination.

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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Aug
10
End of Summer Reading Program Party (Sunday, August 10 at 4pm)
Calling all Reading Time Lords, Doctors, and Companions! The Vroman's Time Lord Council invites you to a special event celebrating the completion of your V.R.O.M.I.S. summer reading mission. We'll provide the entertainment and the grand prize drawing; you bring your sense of adventure!

Click here for summer reading program info!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
11
Elizabeth Little discusses and signs Dear Daughter (Monday, August 11 at 7pm)
Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for. As she digs deeper, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs.

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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Aug
12
Rebecca Rasmussen (Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm)
Rebecca Rasmussen (The Bird sisters, Evergreen)

Rebecca Rasmussen is the author of the novel The Bird sisters. Her stories have appeared in or won prizes from TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, Glimmer Train, The Mid-American Review, among other journals. She was born and raised in the Midwest. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and teaches English part-time at UCLA. (added from Random House)… (more)
Aug
13
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Wednesday, August 13 at 10:10am)
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
13
Lev Grossman (Wednesday, August 13 at unknown time)
Aug
13
Lev Grossman discusses & signs The Magician's Land (Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm)
Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. The Magician's Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion.

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)
Aug
15
Suzanne Lazear discusses and signs Fragile Destiny (Friday, August 15 at 7pm)
In a desperate effort to keep the Otherworld from falling into darkness, Noli and her true love, V, plot the daring theft of a jewel needed to complete a mystical and dangerously powerful staff. But their enemy, the Dark King Ciarán, is not so easily defeated. Through his devious machinations, he has set a plan in motion for a final showdown that will decide who rules the Otherworld once and for all.

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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