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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

Jul
11
Stephanie Evanovich discusses & signs The Sweet Spot (Friday, July 11 at 7pm)
Amanda is a successful entrepreneur and doesn't need Prince Charming to come and save her, so when pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets her at her restaurant, she isn't all that interested. But it's love at first sight for Chase, and he isn't going to give up trying to win her heart. Despite what Amanda thinks, Chase IS looking to settle down with an independent woman like herself, and when Amanda discovers a side of Chase that she never thought he had, she begins to change her mind about the prospect of a relationship with him. When a tabloid turns a situation into something it isn't, Amanda has to decide whether she will stay or call it quits.

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
12
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Saturday, July 12 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
12
Local Author Day- Kids' Edition, introducing Courtney Brockmeyer presenting & signing Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out (Saturday, July 12 at 10:30am)
Sydney Paige wants to be an oceanographer, but when she pretends to be sick when it's raining, she misses an exciting visit from ocean creatures to her classroom. She learns the value of friendship when her classmate helps her catch up on what she missed, but the biggest lesson she learns is to never miss school again. For every SYDNEY PAIGE book sold another is donated to the Pasadena Educational Foundation, for a student in need.

Courtney Brockmeyer, founder & CEO of Sydney Paige Inc., will be reading her children's book, passing out goodies, and teaching kids about the importance of education and giving back. Come join the fun and support your local schools with your purchase!

Sydney Paige Inc. is a local company built on the foundation of education as self-empowerment for a better future. For every product sold, a matching product is donated to a local student in need.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
12
Austin Strauss presents & signs The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry (Saturday, July 12 at 2pm)
“There was plenty of love between Wanda Coleman and Austin Straus, but it had an edge: every kiss, every snuggle, every touch was political. How to make a marriage work under the unyielding pressures of racial bigotry and cultural bias? How to maintain their creativity and independence as poets and artists faced with the daily pressures of survival? For over three decades, Coleman and Straus grappled with these questions—and with one another. Together, they built a wall of desire, carnal and spiritual, to shield them from an often unwelcoming world. The Love Project sings their blood oath in an open and jazzy verse that holds nothing back, offering to the world some of the better that flowered between them.” (Red Hen Press)

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
13
Theresa Wahl presents and signs The Auntie Em's Cookbook: A Musician's Guide to Breakfast and Brunch (Sunday, July 13 at 4pm)
Jul
14
Jacqueline Winspear discusses & signs The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War (Monday, July 14 at 7pm)
Kezia and Thea have been friends since girlhood. But as they grow older and the world around them begins to change, the ties between them begin to strain. Thea's passion for women's suffrage doesn't line up with the fact that Kezia is about to marry Thea's brother, Tom, and settle down to life as a homemaker. When Tom is enlisted to fight in the Great War, Thea is also reluctantly dragged onto the battlefield, and Kezia is left on her own to tend to the family business. Each character must now find a way to endure the struggles and turmoil. Published to coincide with the centennial of the Great War, The Care and Management of Lies paints a poignant picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle.

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
15
Jojo Moyes (Tuesday, July 15 at unknown time)
Jojo Moyes, The Girl You Left Behind

author event.

www.vromansbookstore.com (added from Penguin)
Jul
15
Jojo Moyes discusses & signs One Plus One (Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm)
Jess's life is in a constant tailspin these days. Her husband has left, her teenage stepson is being bullied, and her math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can't afford to pay for. When an unexpected knight in shining armor comes in to sweep her off of her feet, Jess has the opportunity to get her genius daughter to the Math Olympiad and turn her descent into madness on its head. One Plus One is a beautifully written opposites attract love 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)… (more)
Jul
16
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Wednesday, July 16 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
17
Kim Cooper discusses & signs The Kept Girl (Thursday, July 17 at 7pm)
Los Angeles, 1929: a glittering metropolis on the brink of tumultuous times. A mysterious prophetess and her alluring daughter have relieved an oil tycoon's nephew of his fortune. But the kid won't talk. To find the money, they call on a trusted executive, Raymond Chandler, who in turn enlists the aid of his devoted secretary/mistress, Muriel Fischer, and their idealistic patrolman friend Tom James. When the mystery reveals some sinister secrets, the trio plunges into an investigation that sends them across the Southern California landscape.

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
18
DOUBLE AUTHOR EVENT! Suzanne Greenberg discusses and signs Lesson Plans & Karen Rizzo discusses & signs Famous Baby (Friday, July 18 at 7pm)
In Lesson Plans, Suzanne Greenberg's debut novel, we peek into the lives of three separate families who all share the same situation for different reasons: they've all chosen to home school their children. In both captivating and funny ways, we see the challenges and benefits each family experiences as they venture down this new path.

In Famous Baby, Abbie was a child of unwanted fame and now at eighteen years old, Abbie has finally found a way to move away from her mother, the woman who blogged about her every step and made her an internet sensation. But when Abbie's ailing grandmother becomes her mother's new subject, she kidnaps her to save her from what she knows is coming. Karen Rizzo's new novel wisely explores motherly love and the very definition of parental over-sharing in the digital age.

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)
Jul
19
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Saturday, July 19 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
19
Zine Workshop at Vroman's Hastings Ranch (Saturday, July 19 at 11am)
Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, August 16, 11am - 4pm.

We will be continuing our zine workshop. Zines, comics & other forms of diy (self publishing). Free event- illustrators/writers of 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)… (more)
Jul
19
Harry Potter Symposium (Saturday, July 19 at 12:30pm)
The Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army, the second largest Harry Potter fan group in the United States, will be gathering at Vroman's Bookstore to discuss a diverse array of topics all magically linked the vast world of Harry Potter. Speakers will be covering thought provoking topics including “Social Justice Themes in Harry Potter,” “Psychology in Harry Potter,” “Harry Potter Fan Fiction,” and speculate details surrounding the upcoming Warner Brother’s film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” among other topics. Attendees are welcome to come in their Hogwarts School Robes or Harry Potter cosplay! Admittance is free and open to the public but due to the academic themes to be discussed this is suggested for adult Harry Potter fans only.

For more information on Harry Potter Hogwarts Academia, visit the Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army website.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
20
Greg Weisman discusses & signs Spirits of Ash and Foam: A Rain of the Ghosts Novel (Sunday, July 20 at 4pm)
In this sequel to Rain of the Ghosts, Rain Cacique must now unearth a whole new series of mysterious events, all while juggling the struggles of homework, babysitting duties, and new friends. Now that she is equipped with her heirloom talisman her grandfather left her, she seeks the next mystical relic that will allow her to uncover her home's secrets and launch her and her ghost grandfather into a whole new adventure.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
21
Kids' Week!!! (Monday, July 21 at 10am)
Monday, July 21- Friday, July 25, 10am-noon

Each day this week will be filled with fun arts, crafts, games, and special guest presentations or activities! Featured guests & activities include Artapalooza!!, Sun Prints with bookbinding, author Arree Chung presents and signs Ninja, a visit from the Los Angeles Zoo, and more!

A complete schedule of events will be released soon!

A full schedule of events can be found on our website. RSVP's are appreciated so we are sure to have enough materials to go around. Just call us at 626-449-5320 and let us know which day(s) you plan to attend.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
21
Mark Todd presents & signs Food Trucks! and Esther Watson presents & signs Unlovable Vol. 3 (Monday, July 21 at 6:30pm)
Food trucks are all the rage, and now you can discover them on a whole new level with this beautifully illustrated book from Mark Todd. You'll discover all of the different types of food that these mobile eateries offer as well as some great nutritional information to take with you on your journey!

In Unlovable Vol. 3, summer vacation is here and Tammy Pierce is back with more hilarious exploits! Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson's lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the '80s essentials — too much mascara, leg warmers with heels, and huge hair. Unlovable addresses the mysteries of high school through Tammy's universal humor and loser cast of characters.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
22
Kids' Week | Sunprints & Bookbinding with Rachel! (Tuesday, July 22 at 10am)
It was a big hit last year, so we're bringing it back! Explore the exciting photographic world of sunprints, and make a book where you can display all your creations!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
22
Wilton Barnhardt discusses & signs Lookaway Lookaway (Tuesday, July 22 at 7pm)
In Lookaway, Lookaway, Wilton Barnhardt has written a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart, a society changing beyond recognition, and an unforgettable woman striving to pull it all together. Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband Duke are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina's high society, where old Southern money meets the new wealth of bankers. As the four Johnston children wander perpetually toward scandal and mishap, Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. She will stop at nothing to keep what she has.

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
23
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Wednesday, July 23 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
23
Susan Coll discusses & signs The Stager (Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm)
Lars Jorgenson is a former tennis pro who has blown out both knees, become obese, and is now addicted to a cocktail of prescription drugs. He's going crazy in the affluent Maryland suburbs where his home is up for sale. Idle on the market for months, the home is now being staged. Into the messy personal life of Lars and his beautiful wife Bella comes Eve, an unemployed journalist-turned-stager who immediately realizes that she is in the home of her former best friend. Eve knows way too much about Bella, including the questionable paternity of the meddling young child who lives in this house. Questions of friendship, loyalty, fidelity, sobriety, and sanity are raised in this dark comedy of how we live in this modern age.

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
24
Kids' Week | DIY Musical Instruments & Jam Session with Carmen! (Thursday, July 24 at 10am)
We'll explore different DIY musical instruments in this exciting new Kids' Week activitiy! Our very musically talented bookseller, Carmen, will lead us in a jam session and we'll all play music together!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
25
Kids' Week | A visit from the LA Zoo! (Friday, July 25 at 10am)
Learn about the care and keeping of zoo animals with this fun and interactive visit from the lovely docents at the LA Zoo!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
26
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations (Saturday, July 26 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
26
Brian Won presents & signs Hooray for Hat (Saturday, July 26 at 12pm)
Elephant wakes up grumpy, until a knock on the door changes everything! He's received a package containing a hat, which is just the thing he needed to turn his day around. As he ventures out to see his friends, he shares his hat to brighten up their cloudy days. Soon, the whole animal kingdom is out and about in this wonderful tale of sharing and friendship!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)

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