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Vroman’s – Main

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

October 2018

Erika Kotite discusses and signs “She Sheds Style”

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

What is a “she shed”? It's simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, outfitted, redesigned, or otherwise reassigned into service as a refuge from the intense pace of modern life. Packed with DIY ideas, step-by-step projects, and decorating tips from various creative “she shed” owners, Erika Kotite’s latest book guides readers on their journey to build the shed of their dreams in their own personal style. Genre: Nonfiction

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Hope Ewing discusses and signs “Movers & Shakers”

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

In Movers and Shakers, the most impressive women working in the alcohol industry today share their stories of success, and sometimes failure, as they broke barriers and forged careers for themselves. From a master brewer who traveled across the US to connect female beermakers, to the women of Mexico who introduced the world to Mezcal, one woman's mission to bring organic farming to Peru, and Jamaica's first female Rum Master, Hope Ewing discovers what drives and inspires these talented women…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Maura Milan, with Romina Russell & Bree Barton, discusses and signs “Ignite the Stars”

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

Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cōcha is a seventeen-year-old girl. A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia's age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one…

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Nancy Boyarsky discusses and signs Liar Liar

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

Mary Ellen Barnes is suing her university's star quarterback for rape when the authorities won't act. In the court of public opinion, Mary Ellen appears to be the quintessential good girl. But her lies and mysterious comings and goings lead Nicole to suspect that she's not what she seems. It isn't just Mary Ellen who's acting suspiciously. Nicole's fiancé begs her not to look into the case--but when the witness goes missing during the trial, she is caught up in…

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Reading: Local Author Day introducing Dusty Thompson, Josh Hickman, and Jess Ponce III

October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Dusty Thompson presents and signs Almost Odis: My Preppy Life with My Redneck Dad In a fit of post 40th birthday generosity, displaced Southern Gentleman and Writer, Dusty Thompson, invites his redneck father to live with him in California. Not knowing what to expect as their life-long relationship has been very subdued, if informal, not unlike those of an English Lord and his downstairs staff, Dusty feels sure two adults can be successful roommates. However, when his Dad shows up…

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Leif Enger discusses and signs “Virgil Wander”

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

Virgil Wander has driven off the road and into icy Lake Superior. He survives, but his language and memory are altered, and the Midwestern movie house owner decides to take his emergence from the lake as a start of his rebirth. Virgil is aided in his journey by his curious locals — from Rune, a mysterious kite-flying Norwegian stranger investigating the disappearance of his son; to Nadine, the vanished son’s enchanting wife; and to Tom, a journalist and Virgil’s oldest…

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November 2018

Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller discuss and sign “OtherEarth”

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Purchase Required

Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One in the second book in a new fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon would have done anything to save his best friend after a mysterious accident almost killed her--including follow her into a virtual world. And what he and Kat discovered there was more terrifying than they could have ever imagined. Unwitting hospital patients are…

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Amy Ratcliffe discusses and signs “Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy”

November 2 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots. . . . The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights,…

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Nathaniel Philbrick discusses and signs “In the Hurricane’s Eye”

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most…

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