We are so excited to be hosting Deepark Chopra!
He will be discussing his brand new book, The Healing Self.
Tickets are still available and they can be found on Eventbrite.
Pick up yours HERE.

Try Your Hand at These Novellas!

by Jessica on January 12, 2018

So you’re wanting to read more this year. But you’re still as busy or more busy than you were last year. How can we marry the two? One suggestion is novellas! Little bites of stories generally between 50 and 200 pages. Not quite novel length but a little longer than a short story. Bite-sized to fit into your life!
Try some of these on for size for starters.

Animal Farm by George Orwell
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned–a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything–until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant–a part of a future that belonged to them.

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Nineteenth-century New England villager Ethan Frome is tormented by his love for his ailing wife’s cousin. Trapped, he may ultimately be destroyed by that which offers his greatest chance at happiness.

 

Home by Toni Morrison
Frank is a modern Odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary black man. As he journeys to his native Georgia in search of Cee, it becomes clear that their troubles began well before their wartime separation. Together, they return to their rural hometown of Lotus, where buried secrets are unearthed and where Frank learns at last what it means to be a man, what it takes to heal, and–above all–what it means to come home.

McGlue by Ottessa Mosfegh
Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation or orientation–he may have killed a man. That man may have been his best friend. Intolerable memory accompanies sobriety. A-sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Ottessa Moshfegh gives us a nasty heartless blackguard on a knife-sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
They are an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark of face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a “family,” clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.Laborers in California’s dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie’s unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in empty houses, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. But maybe that could change? As Addie and Louis come to know each other better–their pleasures and their difficulties–a beautiful story of second chances unfolds, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

Shopgirl by Steve Martin
With more than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin’s Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists nationwide, including: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin incredible critical success, this story of modern day love and romance is a work of disarming tenderness.

So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano
In the stillness of his Paris apartment, Jean Daragane has built a life of total solitude. Then a surprising phone call shatters the silence of an unusually hot September, and the threatening voice on the other end of the line leaves Daragane wary but irresistibly curious. Almost at once, he finds himself entangled with a shady gambler and a beautiful, fragile young woman, who draw Daragane into the mystery of a decades-old murder. The investigation will force him to confront the memory of a trauma he had all but buried. This masterly novel penetrates the deepest enigmas of identity and compels us to ask whether we ever know who we truly are.

The Awakening by Kate Chopin
When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin’s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines of her domestic situation. Aside from its unusually frank treatment of a then-controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities. Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work “quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D. H. Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity.” Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening.

The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside–until the birth of their fifth baby. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong and violent, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him. As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him. Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world.

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

 

 

 

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
In her new translation of Kafka’s masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale, underscoring the ways in which Gregor Samsa’s grotesque metamorphosis is just the physical manifestation of his longstanding spiritual impoverishment.

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. 

 

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.

Vroman’s Annual Reading Challenge!

by Jessica on January 10, 2018

Vroman’s 2018 Reading Challenge
This isn’t a test.  No one is keeping score and there are no points to post.
The challenge is to push yourself, to take advantage of this challenge as a way to explore topics or formats or genres that you otherwise wouldn’t try.
You may count one book for multiple tasks or read one book per task.

o A book published posthumously
o A true crime book
o A classic of genre fiction (i.e., mystery/thriller, science fiction, fantasy, romance, etc.)
o A travel memoir
o A book told from the point of view of an immigrant
o A book about nature
o A western
o A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
o A children’s classic published before 1980
o A celebrity memoir
o A book you can read in one sitting
o The first book in a new-to-you series
o A science fiction novel with a female protagonist written by a female author
o A book you’ve read before
o A book in translation
o A book with a cover you hate
o A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ author
o An essay anthology
o A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
o An assigned book you hated or never finished in school
o A book of poetry by a single author
o A book about time travel
o A book about death or grief
o A brand new, published in 2018 book

On Saturday, January 13th, author Diana Raab will be teaching a
Writer’s Workshop for our Vroman’s Ed Series.
Writing For Bliss with Diana Raab will be held from 12pm-3pm.

We wanted to give you a little look into Diana’s life and how she became a writer,her style and the benefits that writing brings to her.

If you’d like to find out more information about the workshop
please click HERE.

To sign up for this class please give us a call at 626-449-5320.


When and how did you begin writing?

My passion for writing began at the age of ten when my mother gave me a Kahlil Gibran journal after my grandmother/caretaker committed suicide in my childhood home. My mother was an English major in college and suggested that I pour my feelings and sadness onto the pages of my journal. Journaling was instrumental in helping me heal from my loss. Since then, my journal has been my confidant and best friend. I’ve used it to navigate difficult times, and it’s also a place to store memories and creative ideas that later result in poems, essays, and books. My journals have also been an invaluable and integral part of my healing and transformation during transitional times in my life, such as adolescence, three pregnancies laden with bedrest, menopause, and two bouts with cancer.

I am grateful to my mother for her seemingly innocent gesture of giving me a journal that set the platform for my life as an author.

What inspired you to write Writing for Bliss?

Writing for Bliss is a culmination of my life’s work. Ever since my mother gave me that first journal, I have used writing for healing—also the subject of my doctoral work—which focused on the transformative powers of writing a memoir. After getting my PhD, I continued my path of teaching writing-for-transformation workshops.

Some of the results of my research is shared in Writing for Bliss, which includes quotes and excerpts of interviews from famous writers I interviewed. I’ve always had a knack for simplifying complicated information for my readers, which is what I did in Writing for Bliss, where I made my findings accessible for both the general public and academics.

How has your life story shaped your writing of nonfiction and poetry?

I’ve encountered many losses in my life, and since it has been said that survivors are very often seekers, my experiences compelled me to record my feelings and impressions. Also, the creative impulse is connected to a sense of longing. Some people reach out to religious or spiritual paths to help them understand their experiences. For me, writing is my spiritual practice. It’s my “go to” place during both good and bad times. My journal is my friend and confidant, helping me release whatever is bottled up inside of me. It is liberating for me, because by releasing my secrets and sentiments, I become free and have more control over my life. Writing also helps me find out what I don’t know; and increases my awareness of myself, others, and the world-at-large.

What are some unexpected benefits of writing about one’s life?

In addition to being a container for one’s thoughts and a way to release tension, writing about feelings and experiences is an excellent way to find out what you don’t know. In my research of writers who have written memoirs, many confessed that they began writing their memoirs for one reason, and during the writing process realized they were writing for a completely different reason. For example, one author wrote in order to figure out why his brother committed suicide, but by the time he’d made it to the end of his book, he realized that writing about his brother was a way to keep him alive.

What is the mind, body and spirit connection when it comes to writing for healing?

 To maximize the quality of the writing you do, it’s important to have a balanced body, mind, and spirit, which are forces of energy that work together and react to one another in either a positive or a negative way. Connecting the body, mind, and spirit is a way to keep the energy flowing in your body. When your energy flow is in balance, your state of being is altered, which affects your overall physical and psychological health. With your body, mind, and spirit in balance, you also feel joy more easily. You are respectful of yourself and others, and you have a sense of life purpose. This balance or sense of harmony can also lead to feelings of euphoria or bliss.

  Most good writing begins with the body, because the way we experience and describe our experiences or feelings is with our senses—seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, and hearing. Writing from the heart is important, because our hearts are usually truth holders. When we talk about the mind, we usually refer to the self or the person we consciously perceive ourselves to be. When opening ourselves to spirit, we’re opening and connecting ourselves to the world beyond the mind.

Spirituality means different things to different people. I view it as an understanding and recognition of a certain sense of interconnectedness among people. It’s a reminder that we are not alone and that everything we do has the potential to affect others. Spirituality is also about relaxing into our own sense of being and about finding our bliss, which is often a lifelong journey during which we search for meaning and purpose.

What is it about writing that is healing and transformative?

Writing is healing and transformative because it’s a way to nurture yourself. Free-writing, in particular, which is writing without lifting your pen off the page, can be liberating and healing because you go wherever your mind takes you. Virginia Woolf called this “stream-of- consciousness writing,” and it simply involves going with the flow of your words.

That’s the beauty of this type of writing. You sometimes don’t know what’s bottled up deep inside of you until you begin putting pen to paper. For example, you might begin by writing about your day at work, and then before you know it, you’re writing about the issues you had with your mother. Free-writing is also one way, in addition to dreams, to tap into your subconscious mind.

Transformation may be defined as a dramatic change in your physical and psychological well-being. Writing poetry transforms, because if you write about a particular event in your life, you might have revelations about it that can lead to transformation. The deeper you go into writing about a certain subject, the greater the chance of transformation. If you share your writing, others can be transformed by your words, especially if your story resonates with them or they have navigated similar journeys. Ultimately, healing, transformation, and empowerment are all parts of the same path—leading to self-awareness, self-discovery, growth and, eventually, bliss.

Do you have any rituals prior to writing?

I meditate twice a day, which usually coincides with the time before I write. Prior to actually sitting down to write, I usually make sure I have a glass of water and a cup of tea or coffee beside me. I clear my desk of any distractions, shut off my cell phone, light my white candle, and take some deep breaths in and out. Sometimes I enjoy listening to classical or spiritual music, but it depends on my mood or what I’m writing about. In Writing for Bliss, I share additional tips for getting into the writing “zone.”

 

Read a debut author
It can be so easy to stick to our favorites, especially when life gets busy and reading time is at a premium, but it never stops being important to discover new voices. They have the greatest ability to take us by surprise and see things in a new way. Plus, you have to remember that at one point your favorite author was new to you. Every year new writers arrive on the scene with their own unique voice. Who knows? Maybe your favorite author will be first published in 2018!

Finally pick up that book you’ve been eye-balling in the bookstore
You know the one I’m talking about. The cover catches your eye constantly. You pick it up and re-read the back every time you see it. Lately it seems like you see it everywhere. It sounds like the universe is telling you to read that book. I know from personal experience that it’s worth it to read a book you can’t seem to get out of your head. For months I kept finding myself drawn to All the Light We Cannot See. I kept looking at and wanting to read it and finally picked it up last year and, well, anyone who’s read that book will know that the universe was right. I needed to read that book. There’s probably a reason you keep being drawn to a certain book, so trust your instincts and finally read it!

Pick up a classic
You know that book everyone seems to know about that you never read? Maybe you were supposed to read it in high school. Maybe it was never assigned so you didn’t bother. Maybe you only saw the movie. Maybe you just haven’t been ready to read it up until now. Classic books remain relevant for a reason. They combine great storytelling with masterful writing. They illuminate the past and make us think about the present. Ask most bookworms what their favorite book is and many will name a classic title. So what shall it be in 2018? Pride and Prejudice? The Great Gatsby? Mrs. Dalloway?
Bonus points: that’s one more book you can talk about to impress people with your literary knowledge!

Try out a new “reading spot”
We all have places we feel most cozy when we’re reading. Some of us like being curled up at home while others feel most comfortable in a coffee shop. They say that a change of scenery does wonders for our creativity and imagination, so why not try out a new place to read? If nothing else, a break from your routine will pull you out of that post-holiday funk and help you reset for the new year.

Start or join a book club
Did I just hear you inwardly groan? I know, book clubs don’t always work and fall apart too easily, but here’s the thing: a book club is supposed to be fun which means it can be whatever you want it to be. Don’t think you can stick to a bi-weekly meeting schedule? That’s fine! Don’t want to be told which books to read? No problem! Find a group of people with a shared love of reading and talk books! That’s all you have to do. Make recommendations, share thoughts or reactions, or just talk about how much you communally despise a certain character. Ultimately, a book club is supposed to enrich your reading experience, so tailor it to fit your needs and get reading.

Browse the bookstore
Finally a resolution you’ll be happy to stick to! I know for many of you, browsing a bookstore is a favorite pastime, but how often do you take a different path through the aisles? I always used to walk in, check out the bestsellers, and then go straight to the fiction section. But there are so many more books to explore! I challenge you to browse, really browse without any idea in mind of what you want to buy, and see what catches your attention. Check out the history section, or biography, or poetry, or any other of the many sections a bookstore has to offer. You might just open up a whole new world for yourself.

— Rebecca

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

by Jessica on January 1, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!
Today is the day we start our New Year Resolutions.
We know it can be tough to stick to them at first because, let’s face it, changing old habits is hard. So we’ve taken 4 of the most common New Year Resolutions people make and found some fun items from around the store to help you keep on track.


 

1.Read More Books
Read more books this year with some help from the Harry Potter Moleskine Journal
where you can keep track of what you have read,
a book stand so you can maximize your reading time and a book light to guide your way.

Novel Interiors
by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti$35.00

Harry Potter Mauraders Map Moleskine
$28.99

Eat Sleep Read Bookmark
from Peter Pauper Press $2.95

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason
by Nancy Pearl $16.95

Purple Travelflex Book Light
$17.99

Reading Rabbit Lit Mug
from Seltzer Goods $16.99

Go Away I’m Reading Box Sign
from Primitives by Kathy $13.99

Brilliant Reading Book Stand
from IF USA, LLC  $34.99


2.Write More
Commit to writing more often with some prompts to help get the creative juices flowing,
a mini notepad to keep track of spur of the moment ideas
and an awesome fountain pen to write everything down.

Writing Desk
from the Madison Bay Company
$86.99

Diamine Blue Pearl Shimmering
Fountain Pen Ink $22.99

Lamy Safari Red
Medium Fountain Pen $37.00

Leuchtturm Black Pen Loop $4.95

Leuchtturm Mini Ruled Notebook $9.99

How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide
by Laura Brown $24.95

Write Stuff: 500 Prompts to Jumpstart Your Writing
$12.99

How To Success!: A Writer’s Guide to Fame and Fortune
by Corinne Caputo $12.95


 

3.Eat Better
Want to eat better in 2018? From a notepad to write down the groceries you need,
to a cookbook with clean eating recipes, and even socks with bananas on them to
remind you to eat your fruits and veggies, we’ve got you covered.

The Little Dipper Tea Infuser
from Republic of Tea $4.95

Peoples Green Tea
from Republic of Tea $13.95

Peeling Out Men’s Crew Sock 
from Sock It To Me $10.99

Cherry Tote from Red and White Kitchen Company
$13.99

Market List
from Girl of All Work $7.99

Copious Kitchenware Notebook
from PopChartLab $14.95

Grain Brain
by David Pearlmutter $28.00

Clean Eating For Every Season
by Alicia Tyler $22.95


4.Declutter
Declutter your space and your mind for the new year.
Pick up a book or two for some organizing tips,
grab a journal to write down all those cluttering thoughts taking up space,
and don’t forget a relaxing candle!

“Today is the day” Bright and Lively Magnetic Memo Notepad
from C.R. Gibson Co $6.99

Find Your Happy Motto Journal
$11.95

Whose Mind Is It Anyway
by Lisa Esile $16.00

Tidy Hacks
by Dan Marshall $15.99

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo $16.99

“Beautiful Day to Start” Tray
from Ben’s Garden $52.99

Meditate Vetyver and Olibanum Scented Soy Candle
from Root Candles $ 18.99


Have a great New Year friends!
We wish you the best of luck, happiness and prosperity
in 2018 and beyond!

HAPPY 2018!

by Jessica on December 30, 2017

Best Fiction Books of the Year (2017 Edition)

by Jessica on December 29, 2017

As always, we’ve had a great year in books!
Here is a sampling of the best fiction that came out in 2017.
What would you add?

 

Manhattan Beach
by Jennifer Egan
A highly anticipated new book from author Jennifer Egan and it doesn’t disappoint. This book has been flying off our shelves and been hitting the Vroman’s bestsellers since it was released in early October.

“Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach captures a time and place on the verge of momentous change. Set in Brooklyn in the 1940s, the novel tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who has dropped out of Brooklyn College to contribute what she can to the American war effort. Unsatisfied with her job of inspecting and measuring machine parts, she attempts to enter the male-only world of deep-sea diving. Manhattan Beach is rich and atmospheric, highlighting a period when gangs controlled the waterfront, jazz streamed from the doors of nightclubs, and the future for everyone was far from certain.” 
— Mark LaFramboise, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC

Turtles All The Way Down
by John Green
In his most personal book yet and first in five years, John Green knocks it out of the park! We’re hard pressed to find someone that hasn’t been brought to tears by this one.

The protagonist, Aza, suffers from an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (as does Green), and her rogue thoughts threaten to overwhelm her life.

“A wrenching and revelatory novel.” – The New York Times

“Green finds the language to describe the indescribable. . . . A must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders
I mean, let’s see, Lincoln in the Bardo won the Man Booker Prize this year, was a #1 NY Times bestselling novel AND is now starting to be ranked on best of lists. It’s in Time’s Top 10 Novels of the Year and one of the Washtington Post’s Ten Best Books of the Year. Here’s a little more praise…

“A masterpiece.”Zadie Smith

“Ingenious…Saunders–well on his way toward becoming a twenty-first-century Twain–crafts an American patchwork of love and loss, giving shape to our foundational sorrows.” Vogue

Bonfire
by Krysten Ritter
Bonfire is one of top books of 2017 in Women’s Fiction!
“In this fast-paced thriller, successful environmental lawyer Abby Williams is brought back to her small Indiana town for work, where Optimal Plastics, a company that has helped rebuild the town and its economy, is under suspicion for water pollution. While investigating the pollution claims, Abby also becomes obsessed with discovering what happened to a classmate who disappeared 10 years earlier after a scandal that left many unanswered questions – a disappearance that has haunted her for years. In both cases, the search for truth leads Abby down a dark path of corruption and secrets. This is a remarkable debut novel and the must-read thriller of this fall.” — Rebecca Olson , Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI

Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
The praise for this book is so good! Everyone, everyone is reading this follow up to Celeste Ng’s hit Everything I Never Told You. 

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe my favorite novel I’ve read this year.” –John Green

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” -Jodi Picoult”Witty, wise, and tender. It’s a marvel.” – Paula Hawkins

Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward

The accolades for this one alone for worth a read.
*WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for FICTION
*A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017
*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize
*Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal
*Publishers Weekly Top 10 of 2017

“The heart of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is story–the yearning for a narrative to help us understand ourselves, the pain of the gaps we’ll never fill, the truths that are failed by words and must be translated through ritual and song…Ward’s writing throbs with life, grief, and love, and this book is the kind that makes you ache to return to it.” Buzzfeed

 

Merry Christmas From Vroman’s Bookstore!

by Jessica on December 25, 2017

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with friends and family. That you get some rest and bask in celebration. All stores are closed today but we will reopen tomorrow at 10am.

Vroman’s Annual After Holiday Sale!

by Jessica on December 22, 2017

It’s the time of year again.
That time when Vroman’s has a GIANT After Holiday Sale!
We love this sale and we think you’re pretty fond of it too.
Holiday gift items like decorations, cards, wrapping paper are all 40% off!
Holiday books are all 30% off!
Perfect time to stock up for next year.
Doors open at 10am. See you then!