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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Books That Will Make You Laugh (2017 Edition!)

by Jessica on December 4, 2017

Let’s face it there’s a lot going on out in the world these days. A lot of times we find it hard to laugh because everything is just weighing us down so much. TV and movies can provide some escape but you can only savor those for as long as they last. These books will […]

Vroman’s Walk of Fame Adds Luis J. Rodriguez!

by Jessica on November 27, 2017

We had such an amazing time on Saturday, November 18th when we honored poet/author Luis J. Rodriguez as our newest inductee to the Vroman’s Walk of Fame. I wanted to go ahead and cross post a little blog write up from Michael Sedano over at La Bloga. He took some great photos and wrote about […]

Allison Hill Reviews ‘Catalina’!

by Jessica on November 13, 2017

Our own President/CEO, Allison Hill has written a review for the new novel Catalina. The full review is below! The original post an be seen here. The sex and drugs of ‘Catalina’ fuel a dark, desperate look at L.A. life  by Allison Hill The title of the novel “Catalina” sounds like a book about a […]

Mystery author and friend of the store, Kwei Quartey, has given us a little praise with this wonderful blog article on his website. The full article is below. Original post can be seen here. VROMAN’S BOOKSTORE–PASADENA LANDMARK by Kwei Quartey From time to time, I blog about an independent bookstore of note, e.g. Marcus Books. A […]

Literary Themed Halloween Costumes!

by Jessica on October 16, 2017

Haven’t even started thinking about a Halloween costume yet? Here are a few literary themed numbers that are sure to ignite your DIY spark and get everyone talking! Group Costumes  Willy Wonka You’re sure to win the Golden Ticket of Halloween when you grab some friends and take on the wonderful world of characters from […]

Spooky Stephen King Film Adaptations!

by Jessica on October 13, 2017

We’re coasting along towards Halloween so why not blog about the spookmaster himself, Stephen King! It’s kind of surprising just how many of his titles have been turned into movies. This is by no means an exhaustive list but dare we say these are the spooookiest of his adaptations? Carrie 1976 Carrie White starts to […]