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Love And Bookstores

by Jessica on July 1, 2016

by Allison Hill (President/CEO of Vroman’s & Book Soup) This was originally posted on Huffington Post on 6/30/2016 David Bowie’s passing hit me hard this year—the way it does when a celebrity you grew up with passes—and I was suddenly aware not so much of my own mortality but of the logistics to be considered […]

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New Humans of the Bookstore on the Tumblr!

by Jessica on September 24, 2014

  Happy Hump Day! We’re getting closer to the weekend! We’ve added a short interview with author Bill Bradley to our Humans of the Bookstore project. Head over the Tumblr to check it out!

Today's post comes to you from Allison Hill, COO & President of Vroman's Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 3/5/13 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. I was working in the bookstore late one evening when a customer asked for me.  “I'm looking for a book,” he said, “and I saw […]


LA Times Festival of Books: Recap

by Ruby on April 28, 2010

Phew! I am  finally beginning to recover from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – what an amazing and exhausting three days! Friday was set-up, which went really smoothly (once we figured out how to make all of our tables fit). Saturday and Sunday were solid signings for me, and super busy for everyone […]

This and That, Here and There

by Patrick on March 25, 2009

Today is a bastard of a day.  Wednesday’s nearly always are.  Thankfully, there are links to distract us: Am I the only one who doesn’t follow any famous people on Twitter?  Now, if Shaquile O’Neal talked about bookselling and book covers all day long, then maybe he’d be worth a follow.  Anwyay, here’s the LA […]

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There are a lot of interesting things happening in this world.  Thankfully, the internet knows about all of them.  Here are a selected few of the very best: Vroman’s Bookstore has international profile this week, as the manager of our Children’s Department, Kris Vreeland, is quoted in both the New York Times and the International […]

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Last week, I wrote about my experience reading an ebook.  That book was Cory Doctorow’s Content:  Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future, and it was thought-provoking.  The essay I find myself thinking about at the moment is one called “Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About […]