Spring Event Round Up!

by Jessica on April 7, 2017

Spring can get a little hectic around these parts. Amongst the craziness there are always some really great events. Check out what we’ve got going on over the next few months!


 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 7:00pm
Vroman’s Main Store, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101
Vroman’s Presents An Evening with Cory Doctorow & John Scalzi!
(Ticketed Event, Purchase Tickets HERE)

Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi present and sign their latest titles Walkaway and The Collapsing Empire

They will be joined by Amber Benson, one of the voices of the audio version of Walkaway.

From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, comes Walkaway, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.
Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle.–William Gibson

The Collapsing Empire is the first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man’s War.

John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.–Joe Hill, author of The Fireman

We are expecting a large crowd for this event so we are offering tickets for a copy of either Cory Doctorow’s new book Walkaway or John Scalzi’s new book The Collapsing Empire and a guaranteed seat at the event. Tickets are now available via Eventbrite.

Ticket Options Include:

$29.35  (tax included) includes one copy of Walkaway and a guaranteed seat at the event.

$28.26 (tax included) includes one copy of The Collapsing Empire and a guaranteed seat at the event.

Please note: You must buy one ticket/book through Eventbrite for a guaranteed seat.
One ticket/book = one guaranteed seat. A book purchased only through the store does not equal a ticket or seat to the event.  If you are in need of only the one seat but are interested in purchasing both books, we will have additional copies of both Walkaway and The Collapsing Empire available for sale on the night of the event.  

John Scalzi & Cory Doctorow will be signing copies of their books only.
Amber Benson will NOT be signing books this evening. 

 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. 


Friday, May 5, 2017 – 7:00pm
Vroman’s Main Store, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101

Stephen Tobolowsky discusses & signs My Adventures with God
(FREE Event)
My Adventures with God is a series of short stories exploring the idea that most people’s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths: tales of our childhood and family, our first battles won and lost. It is our Genesis. Then, like in the Book of Exoduswe go into slavery. Rather than building pyramids, we lose ourselves in fear and ambition–in first loves, first jobs, too many dreams mixed with too much beer. We eventually become free, only to wander in the wilderness. At some point we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. This is our Leviticus moment. We reconcile what we thought we would be with what we have become. We often attempt a mid-course correction. Then, as in the Book of Numbers, we are shaped by mortality as we bear the loss of family and friends. Finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey, as Moses did in Deuteronomy. Tobolowsky’s stories tell of a boy growing up in the wilds of Texas, finding and losing love, losing and finding himself–all told through the prism of the Torah and Talmud, mixed with insights from science, and refined through a child’s sense of wonder. My Adventures with God not only shines a light into the life of one of America’s most beloved actors, but also provides a structure to evaluate our own lives and relationship with God. (Simon & Schuster)


Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Vroman’s Main Store, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Celebrate A Taste of Vroman’s! 
(FREE EVENT!)

Join us at Vroman’s for samples of recipes from some of the latest cookbooks, and taste some of the most popular products we have in the store.

Sample cookbook recipes from:

Casa Marcela: Recipes and Food Stories of My Life in the Californias by Marcela Valladolid

My Greek Family Table: Fresh Regional Recipes by Maria Benardis

In My Kitchen by Deborah Madison

On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox

And enjoy samples from: Iveta Scones, Compartes Chocolate, McCrea’s caramels, John Kelly Chocolates and more!

This is a great opportunity to check out our new books and products. With Mother’s Day coming up, you might find the perfect gift for Mom!

This event is free and open to the public and will be held on the lower level of the main store by our Home Emporium section. No rsvp necessary. Samples will be available for tasting, while supplies last.


 

Friday, May 12, 2017 – 7:00pm
Vroman’s Main Store, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101
Vroman’s Presents an Evening with Jen Sincero!
(Ticketed Event, purchase tickets HERE)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass, a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of. You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation–over just a few years–from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

Learn to:
– Uncover what’s holding you back from making money
– Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
– Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way
– Shake up the cocktail of creation
– Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
– Shape your reality–stop playing victim to circumstance
– Get as wealthy as you wanna be

We are expecting a large crowd for this event so we are offering tickets for a copy of the book and a guaranteed seat at the event.  Tickets: $27.19 (tax included) includes one copy of You Are a Badass at Making Money and a guaranteed seat at the event.

Please note: You must buy one ticket/book through Eventbrite for a guaranteed seat.
One ticket/book = one guaranteed seat. A book purchased only through the store does not equal a ticket or seat to the event. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 7:00pm
All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 91101
Vroman’s Presents An Evening with Jo Nesbo! 
(Ticket Event, Purchase Tickets HERE)

Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series that includes The Bat, The Snowman, and, most recently, Police.

In Police–the last novel featuring Jo Nesbo’s hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective–a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters–a murderer whose MO reignites Harry’s hunt for a nemesis of his past. (Knopf Publishing Group)
This is a ticketed event and will take place at All Saints Church at 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena. If there are any questions please call Vroman’s at (626) 449-5320 or visit us at www.vromansbookstore.com.

Tickets now available at Eventbrite: $31.50 (includes tax), includes one ticket plus one copy of The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel


Hope to see a lot of you out at these awesome events!

 

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