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Book Store Love Stories continues with another love found while working at Vroman’s from Anne! Remember you can still continue to submit your stories! ———— 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. […]

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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 […]

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Bookstore Love Stories continues with this lovely story from past employee, Danny! Remember you can continue to send us your stories! —————————— 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 […]

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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! Remember you can continue to send us your stories! ——————————- 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 […]

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Oprah’s New Book Club Pick!!

by Jessica on August 4, 2016

Oprah announced on the morning of August 2 that her new Book Club pick was Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. This book has been a staff favorite and talked about all throughout the publishing world. We couldn’t be more excited that Oprah picked this title to get behind! We have copies in stock and you […]

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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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Vroman’s Little Free Library is here! A few years ago I ran across an article about Little Free Libraries and was absolutely charmed.  How fun, to keep a tiny wooden building, not much bigger than a mailbox, in front of your house or business or in a nearby park, stocked with books that passersby are […]

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Tina Renzullo nominated Regina Major of Altadena Elementary school.  Regina Major has been working at Altadena Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher for nine years and has been with Pasadena Unified School District for 18 years. She began at Cleveland Elementary as a Pre-K teacher and moved up to a Kindergarten teacher in the fall of […]

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Parent, Lydia Spurgeon nominated Ms. Banuelos of Jackson Magnet STEM Dual Language Academy in Altadena.  My Family and I enthusiastically, wholeheartedly, and respectfully nominate our daughter’s teacher, Mrs. Sandra Bañuelos, as the Vroman’s Bookstore 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bañuelos is a First Grade, Dual Spanish Language Immersion Program teacher at Jackson Magnet STEM […]

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Colleague, Matthew Woodin nominated David Silah of Arcadia High School I would like to nominate my Colleague, David Silah, Math teacher at Arcadia High School for Teacher of the Year consideration. The teaching of mathematics to high school students in today’s Facebook, Youtube culture of me-first instant gratification is Herculean at best. However, David Silah […]

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