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Vroman’s – Main

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
+16264495320 http://www.vromansbookstore.com/

October 2019

An Afternoon with Mike Mignola

October 19 @ 3:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Purchase Required

Join Mike Mignola at Vroman's for a discussion and signing of "Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1" and "Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction." Mike Mignola is best known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of Hellboy, although he began working as a professional cartoonist in the early 1980s, drawing “a little bit of everything for just about everybody.” He was also a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and visual consultant to Guillermo del Toro on both Blade…

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An Evening with Liz Phair

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Purchase Required

Come out to Vroman's for an evening with Liz Phair and "Horror Stories: A Memoir." This book traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.

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Leroy Chatfield discusses and signs “To Serve the People”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

If you enjoy hearing about people whose lives are dedicated to serving others, check out Leroy Chatfield and "To Serve the People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor" at Vroman's. The long pilgrimage of LeRoy Chatfield weaves its way through multiple collective projects designed to better the condition of the marginalized and forgotten. From the cloisters of the Christian Brothers and the halls of secondary education to the fields of Central California and the streets of Sacramento,…

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Judith Orloff discusses and signs “Thriving as an Empath”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come out to Vroman's for an evening with Judith Orloff and "Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People." Empaths have so much to offer as healers, creatives, friends, lovers, and innovators at work. Yet highly sensitive and empathic people often give too much at the expense of their own well-being--and end up absorbing the stress of others. "To stay healthy and happy," writes Judith Orloff, MD, "you must be ready with daily self-care practices that work."…

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Joe Posnanski discusses and signs “The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini”

October 23 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Joe Posnanski will discuss "The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini" at Vroman's. Posnanski will be in conversation with John Cox. Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini's life and legacy. This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.

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Arthur Dong discusses and signs “Hollywood Chinese”

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Join Arthur Dong for a discussion and signing of "Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films" at Vroman's Bookstore. This book is an intimate look at the Chinese American role and influence in Hollywood, from some of the earliest films set in America’s Chinatowns to the contemporary artists remaking the face of Hollywood.

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Nicholas Buccola discusses and signs “The Fire Is upon Us”

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come see Nicholas Buccola discuss and sign "The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America" at Vroman's. On February 18, 1965, an overflowing crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to witness a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America's most influential conservative intellectual. The topic was "the…

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Sasha Sagan discusses and signs “For Small Creatures Such as We”

October 26 @ 2:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Sasha Sagan will discuss "For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World" at Vroman's. Sagan will be in conversation with Mat Kaplan. Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began…

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Vroman’s Local Author Day

October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Vroman's presents Miguel Lopez De Leon, David Alan Arnold, and Karen Raeto discuss and sign their work. Miguel Lopez De Leon presents and signs It Took Billy David Alan Arnold presents and signs Help From Above: How I went from Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky Karen Rae presents and signs Loving Alcoholics

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Clara Parkes discusses and signs “Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool”

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come see Clara Parkes discuss and sign "Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool" at Vroman's. This book presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, scourers, genius inventors, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. Simply put, no other book exists that explores American culture through the lens of wool.

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Bruce Cameron discusses and signs “A Dog’s Promise”

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Bruce Cameron will discuss "A Dog's Promise" at Vroman's. A Dog's Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog's Purpose and continued in A Dog's Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.

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Meghan Daum discusses and signs “The Problem with Everything”

October 30 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Join Meghan Daum at Vroman's for a discussion and signing of "The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars." Daum will be in conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch. This book examines our country's most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape--from Donald Trump's presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond.

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