Book Store Love Stories continues with another love found while working at Vroman’s from Anne!
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by Anne
I met Sean at Vroman’s in 1985.  We were both employees, he in what was then called Commercial Stationery (now the pen department) and I in the Book Department.  A co-worker introduced us in the employee break room and we hit it off immediately; a few weeks later we started dating.  Turns out, three of our co-workers, including the one who introduced us, had conspired to get us together, and another one of them, the Book Department manager, arranged my schedule so that I could have the same days off as Sean.  Today Sean is the chair of the theatre department at the University of La Verne and I’m still at Vroman’s, now working as the Merchandising Manager.  We’ve been married since 1998.


If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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Book Store Love Stories continues with a brand new kind of love story from Cheryl!
Remember you can still submit your stories!


by Cheryl
Preparing to bring a new life into the world involves the purchase of many traditional necessities, such as diapers and bottles. These small preparations are part of the fun and excitement of pregnancy. However, the purchases that truly filled my heart with joy and hope, were the purchases made for the soul and imagination of the life that grew in my belly. During both of my pregnancies, I vividly recall scanning the shelves of Vromans for the first books to be selected for their libraries. Which words and magic would I fill them with? Which bits of knowledge should I offer first? These books were to be my first love letters to them. They would be my attempt to reveal the beauty of stories with the hope that they would come to digest them, take them in as part of themselves, as I do with every book that moves me. I can’t think of any better way that I could have introduced my little loves to the marvel and splendor of life. No better way to fill them with the love and hope, I held for them.


If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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Bookstore Love Stories continues with this adorable story from Bonnie!
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by Bonnie

Vroman’s Book Store is a lovely quaint place to find peace, adventure, and some mindful solitude. Whenever I am in the area I must stop by and peak inside to get a quick mini-mind vacation.

It is also a common destination that I frequent with my love, Mario. We have been together nearly 2 years now and often walk to and fro. When we are out and about at the movie theater, or at a local cafe, or after a trip to the local museums, we must stop at Vroman’s.  It is a romantic stop for a welcome pensive mood and mental collaboration.
We get excited to discuss the many treasures.

Good communication and conversation are important to any relationship. Vroman’s gives us this opportunity to browse, think, and to finally come together again with new ideas and adventures. Books are an amazing way to enlighten any relationship. The two of us already often enjoy reading books, the newspaper, as well as a plethora of interesting articles. It makes sense that Vroman’s is also a place of romance and further adventure. It’s a compliment to Vroman’s to say that this local establishment has enlightened our lives together. We are happy together because we always challenge each other intellectually. We are happy at Vroman’s because it is a wonderful place of mindful and romantic stimulation! Thank you, Vroman’s! We continue to enjoy strolling in and out together. Hope to continue this lovely tradition for many more years to come!


If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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A New Lease on Love (A Book Store Love Story)

by Jessica on February 10, 2017

Bookstore Love Stories continues with this short but sweet tale from Tessa!
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by Tessa

After signing our first lease together in Pasadena, my boyfriend said he wanted to show me an amazing bookstore just down the street. Fifteen minutes after the lease was signed, we were looking through the staff recommendations. We drove straight to Vroman’s and still love spending time browsing together, 8 months later.


If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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Bookstore Love Stories continues with this lovely story from past employee, Danny!
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by Danny

My wife and I actually met for the first time at Vroman’s in 2000. We both were employees at the time. I worked in the receiving department and my wife worked as a book seller on the sales floor. It turns out that we both had crushes on each other but neither of us ever managed to work up the nerve to ask the other out. She was, and quite frankly still is, out of my league. I would stumble on my words and something ridiculous would come out of my mouth whenever our paths crossed. However, I was more than willing to wheel carts down to the sales floor every chance I could get in hopes that I would get a chance to make a fool of myself in front of her one more time. I found out years later that she had felt the same way about me.

Time passed and our lives took us on separate journeys. I didn’t realize it but it turns out we had the same close knit group of friends but had never been at the same place at the same time for over 10 years. In 2010, we had both volunteered to help restore the grounds at a place called the Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita. An organization that takes in abused/neglected animals and helps abused/neglected youth. I was scrolling through the people that were attending on their Facebook page and came across my old crush from Vroman’s Bookstore.

This time I didn’t let the opportunity to make a move pass me by. I sent her a message to make sure I wasn’t imagining the whole thing. At the time she had a picture of her and her niece as her profile and I had a picture of myself with my niece as mine. Right off the bat we each thought that the other was unavailable! We ended up making lunch plans for the following week. That was in January of 2010. We were engaged in January of 2013. We were fortunate enough to maintain a relationship with Vroman’s over the years and were able to take our engagement photos in the same location we saw each other for the first time in our lives. We were married on December 14th of 2013 and celebrated the birth of our daughter on July 13th of 2015. We read to our daughter everyday and are happy to say that books are by far her favorite “toy“.

Oh our names are Rona, Madelyn and Danny. Almost forgot that part!


If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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A Limerick of Love (A Book Store Love Story)

by Jessica on February 8, 2017

Bookstore Love Stories continues with this lovely story from Phil and Susan!
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by Phil and Susan

We met at Vroman’s in 1993, upstairs before the area was re-arranged.  In those days the store sponsored travel presentations, and that evening of August 2 we were both present for a slide show on Indonesia.  We had casually noticed each other across the room during the program and later struck up a conversation over books, then met for coffee.  Since then we have been together for over 23 years and married for eleven.  Vroman’s will always be a special place to us, and we still celebrate our “meeting anniversary” along with our wedding anniversary.  One of us given to compose limericks, came up with some words in memory of the occasion:

There once was a guy name of Phil
With some time in a bookstore to kill.
He met a nice chick
But had to ask quick.
She responded … “For coffee, I will

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If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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Hi Friends! Today, in the lead up to and in honor of Valentine’s Day we are
starting a new series called Book Store Love Stories.

Bookstores are great meeting places. They are places to meet up with friends, your book club, a place to spend time with family. All true but what about a place to find love? Recently, we put the call out for your stories of love in our bookstore. Maybe it was a meet cute, a first date or a first kiss. Maybe Vroman’s is just a happy, special place for you to spend time with your loved one. We wanted to hear them all! We were enchanted by the stories we received. Very sweet & most certainly heart warmers.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

We are still accepting stories, so please don’t hesitate to send us yours!

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Natalie wrote to us with this sweet story about her supportive
boyfriend and a trip to see her favorite author at Vroman’s!

by Natalie

I’ve been addicted to Jennifer Weiner books since I read Good In Bed. So when she came to Vroman’s to promote her new book at the time, The Next Best Thing, there was NO WAY I was going to miss it. I was dating my boyfriend at the time who was only into surfing and anything that had to do with being outdoors and nowhere near a book. While I could stay cooped up for hours reading a book, he got fidgety after five minutes of sitting down. When no one wanted to drive out to Vroman’s with me to go meet my idol, I was bummed but still willing to drive the hour (in traffic) to Pasadena to hear her read and hopefully meet her.

I told him I was headed there alone and he offered to come. I told him, “but you hate books, and you hate my chic books even more.

He shrugged and told me that he didn’t want me to have to drive alone. So he drove me to Vroman’s and even stood in line with me so he could take a picture on his phone (mine had died—of course) of Jennifer and I. While she read and talked about her book he paid attention and didn’t fidget even once. After he took the picture he even posted the picture to his Facebook. I was so surprised by how much he paid attention and how he was almost into it as much as I was. When I asked him what was up he just said, “I was happy to see you so happy and excited.” After that I knew we would get married and two years later we did. He has been the best thing in the world since (even better than Jennifer Weiner— sorry Jen!

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If you’d like to see your love story featured on our blog and social media write us today! To submit your story send an e-mail to email@vromansbookstore.com with the subject line Book Store Love Stories. You are welcome to attach a photo that you don’t mind us using for marketing purposes.

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A Friendly Community Collaboration!

by Jessica on January 24, 2017

At the end of 2016, we started to collaborate with local gal, Taryn aka Pasadena Charm. She just wrote some kind words on her blog to take it a step further and throw us some more love. prix du viagra 50 mg
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This blog was originally posted on Pasadena Charm. Click HERE to check out the site!
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Most of us know Vroman’s Pasadena avis viagra ligne. It’s where we  buy birthday gifts, good books, grab coffee, browse and get lost in the hundreds of unique cards. (yes they engrave and print)
This Pasadena staple, is located in the heart of the Playhouse District right on Colorado Blvd.
About MeAs you walk through their doors, you will be conscience of the seasons and the holidays we love.
Vroman’s offers book critiques which I find so helpful when I need a bit of help. viagra no prescription
 As you complete the browsing of the first floor, with little sections from Yoga to Animals and
Gardening interests, you will  see a staircase that beacons to explore.
This is where you will find all manner of children’s books, throw pillows, soft cuddly animals, games and puzzles of the unique sort. This section allows for children to play and  build castles and sit while a book is read to them.
Before you leave, you will notice a section, a sort of private area where one could promote a new book,
a group which will allow for others to gather and exchange ideas.
Vroman’s promotes a small town community atmosphere and for that reason,
we should embrace all that she offers to our city.   Thank You Vroman’s

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Follow along @pasadenacharm as we collaborate with this Charming Bookstore throughout the year.

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Thank YOU to our customers from Allison Hill!

by Jessica on December 23, 2016

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Young Readers League Story Contest!

by Jessica on November 22, 2016

yrl_contest_imgFor our 2016-2017 Young Readers League program we held a story contest.

This year, young writers were challenged to tell us something about a new character joining a magical circus, their special ability or how this character come to join the circus acheter viagra original.

The winning entries were honored during the Young Readers League Circus Extravaganza with Cassie Beasley, author of Circus Mirandus, our 2016 selection. Thank you to all the participants!

Special thanks to our judges:  Allison Hill (Vromans), Nick Smith (Pasadena Library), Shauna Redmond (Pasadena Library), Tiffany Duenas (Pasadena Library), Jean Penn (Pasadena Library)

Category 1 (ages 8-11):

1st place — Hannah Sagheb:  http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2016/hannah

2nd place — Adam Kakuk:  http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2016/adam

3rd place — Veronica Mason:  http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2016/veronica

Honorable mention — Jasmine Sov:  http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2016/jasmine

Honorable mention — Tabitha Foster:  http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2016/tabitha

Category 2 (ages 12-14):

1st place — Amelia Monsour:  http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2016/amelia

2nd place — Teresa Fundter:  http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2016/teresa

3rd place — Asher Follett:  http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2016/asher

Honorable mention — Elliott Negrin:  http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2016/elliott


This information was originally posted on the Pasadena Library’s blog.
Read the full post HERE

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