Vroman’s Live – Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby present and discuss “The Sacrifice of Darkness”

“When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.”
Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding an unforgettable world where a tragic event forever bathes the world in darkness.

Peter Bagge discusses “The Complete Hate” with Dana Gould

An archival collection of one of the bestselling alternative comic book series — arguably, the Great American Grunge novel — complete for the first time. Peter Bagge combined his signature cartoony drawing style with uncomfortably real Gen X characters, and created a series that resonated deeply with readers. The Complete Hate is a three-volume set that includes the original 1990-1998 30-issue run, the nine subsequent Hate Annuals, and tons of other Hate-related comics, illustrations, and ephemera created for books, magazines, comics, toys, and other merchandise.

Merrill Markoe, in conversation with Susan Orlean, discusses “We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe”

In her first-ever graphic memoir, four-time Emmy-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe unearths her treasured diaries, long kept under lock and key, to illustrate the hilarious story of her preteen and teen years and how she came to realize that her secret power was her humor. Wielding her layered and comically absurd style, Markoe takes readers back through her time as a Girl Scout, where she learned that “scouting” was really more about learning housewifery skills, to her earliest crushes on uniquely awful boys and her growing obsession with television.

James Patterson and Kwame Alexander present “Becoming Muhammad Ali”

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13th. 4pm PST/7PM EST Kids hosts James Patterson and Kwame Alexander in partnership with the Ali Center as they present their new release, Becoming Muhammad Ali!
From two heavy-hitters in children’s literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.

Chelsea Clinton and Ibtihaj Muhammad: Conversation and Q&A

New York Times bestselling authors Chelsea Clinton and Ibtihaj Muhammad will join Vroman’s on September 22 at 5PM PDT for a live virtual event, moderated by sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak, to celebrate the launch of SHE PERSISTED IN SPORTS by Chelsea Clinton and THE PROUDEST BLUE: A STORY OF HIJAB AND FAMILY by Ibtihaj Muhammad.