Friday, June 1, 2007

Spotlight is on our Independent Bookseller of the Year

Congratulations to KRIS VREELAND of Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California, our 2007 Independent Bookseller of the Year. Let the confetti fly and clapping resound!

Kris is the children's buyer and kid's department manager of Vroman's Bookstore which is the largest and oldest Indie (since 1894!) in Southern California. As our Bookseller of the Year, we will be posting a bio and pix of Kris very shortly, and she will be receiving a gift certificate for dinner at her favorite Pasadena grub station.

And for nominating her favorite bookseller, we will be sending Linda Urban one of our Shrinking Violet coffee/tea mugs. Thanks, Linda for letting us all know about Kris!

Hats off as well to our panel of judges and all our 2007 nominees. A simply amazing cast--

Robin & Mary


Anonymous said...

Congrats KRIS VREELAND of Vroman's Bookstore!

And WOW, a bookstore that goes all the way back to 1894?! I hope we can see pictures of it. Enjoy your night out!

Kimberly Lynn

violetlady said...

Just found your blog and took the Meyers Briggs test. Apparently, I am an introvert. As if I didn't know. I would love to visit that indie bookstore. Congrats to Kris Vreeland.

Anonymous said...

Well hooray for Kris! A well-deserved honor, indeed. I'll send you an email with my contact info. Can't wait to see my mug!
Linda Urban

Mary Hershey said...

Thanks, Linda! I'm so glad you nominated her. Do you want to try to call her? I left an email message at the store... haven't heard back yet.

Woo-hoo you two! ;->

Anonymous said...

I believe she is at BookExpo in NYC and won't be back until today or tomorrow. If you left her a message, she'll likely get back to you as soon as she retrieves it. She's just that way.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Kris! We're all happy for you!!