Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rev Your Engines, Folks. We’re Off to Vrr—Vrr—Vroman’s!

Located in Pasadena, Vroman’s Bookstores has been in business since 1894! How’s that for a long, honored literary tradition? We here at SVP have known about them for a long time. As you may or may not remember, Kris Vreeland of Vroman’s was chosen as SVP’s 2007 Bookseller of the Year.

Publisher’s Weekly has named Vroman’s Bookstore 2008 Bookseller of the Year (following our example, no doubt!)

And another reason we like Vroman’s is they engage in karmic marketing with their Vroman’s Gives Back Program. And you know what suckers we here at SVP are for karmic marketing.

They also offer classes, free Wi-Fi, a twice weekly story time, and a monthly Graphic Novel reading group. They also host scads of author events, most recently Jimmy Carter. How’s that for status?

So if you find yourself in Southern California, do yourself a favor and check them out.
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-449-5320
Or you can check them out on the web at:

So Vip Vip Vooray! For Vroman's!

Until next time...

Mary and Robin


tanita✿davis said...

Again -- what hip bookstores that have their own blogs!! I LOVE the idea of a graphic novel reading group -- I'd imagine it must be quite a bit chattier than your average reading group! On their events calendar I see a huge YA night with e. lockhart for HOW TO BE BAD next week. It's really very cool that an indie has such a huge group of well known writers coming to visit. It's part of the Pasadena thing, yes, but it's great that they're really talking up YA too. Go, Vromans!

Anonymous said...

I love Vroman's. I used to live near Pasadena and I had a few friends who worked at the store. Ray Bradbury was known to visit there from time to time--with his parrot!

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Cheers to Vroman's!

And in observance of the month--though Pasadena's a bit far for me (3000 miles), I did make a purchase at my local indie this weekend.