Vroman's Bookstore

★★★★★
  • 695 E. Colorado Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91101

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  • 626-449-5320

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i went in here the other day and ended up leaving with a few books. they have a large selection and the store is very inviting- the perfect place to spend some time in. i was looking for a book and one employee helped me find it. he was very friendly and very knowledgable. the cashier was also very friendly. plus they will donate i think 10% of what you spend to your choice of one of several chairities.

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i went in here the other day and ended up leaving with a few books. they have a large selection and the store is very inviting- the perfect place to spend some time in. i was looking for a book and one employee helped me find it. he was very friendly and very knowledgable. the cashier was also very friendly. plus they will donate i think 10% of what you spend to your choice of one of several chairities.

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I love purchasing or just browsing books that I might be of interest of in this place. They have a huge slections of books and if you can't find what your are looking for, they will gladly look it up for you.The staffs are helpful and friendly. There is also a small cafe next to the bookstore for you to purchase a drink.

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I love purchasing or just browsing books that I might be of interest of in this place. They have a huge slections of books and if you can't find what your are looking for, they will gladly look it up for you.The staffs are helpful and friendly. There is also a small cafe next to the bookstore for you to purchase a drink.

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If you are like me and try to support the local, little guy, this bookstore is the one for you, although it's definitely not a "little guy". I could wander for hours in there looking at any subject I could think of and the books were competitively priced. I haven't used their web-site, but it looks easy and you can order on-line.

PROS: Local, Independent, 110 years old
CONS:

5
★★★★★

If you are like me and try to support the local, little guy, this bookstore is the one for you, although it's definitely not a "little guy". I could wander for hours in there looking at any subject I could think of and the books were competitively priced. I haven't used their web-site, but it looks easy and you can order on-line.

PROS: Local, Independent, 110 years old
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A Pasadena institution for more than 100 years, Vroman's is a large independent bookstore that has something for everyonecookbooks, gardening guides, great greeting cards, a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction, kids books, art bookseven an excellent selection of magazines. This is the bookstore the big chains wish they could beits comfortable, entices you at every corner with books and tempting related items like kitchen supplies, art objects and toysand the clerks REALLY know their books. They also have regular book signings.

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A Pasadena institution for more than 100 years, Vroman's is a large independent bookstore that has something for everyonecookbooks, gardening guides, great greeting cards, a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction, kids books, art bookseven an excellent selection of magazines. This is the bookstore the big chains wish they could beits comfortable, entices you at every corner with books and tempting related items like kitchen supplies, art objects and toysand the clerks REALLY know their books. They also have regular book signings.

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This is a very nice bookstore. They have a wide variety of books, pretty good for an independent store, and a fantastic staff. They sometimes have guest authors in the store, doing readings or signings, which is what took me in to the store. Prices are competitive with the chains.

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This is a very nice bookstore. They have a wide variety of books, pretty good for an independent store, and a fantastic staff. They sometimes have guest authors in the store, doing readings or signings, which is what took me in to the store. Prices are competitive with the chains.

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California's oldest and largest independent bookstore, it also has one of the best selections of children's books and hard-to-find toys that you'll find anywhere.
Children can grab a book and curl up with one of the many overstuffed animals scattered around the floor, or they can play with the dollhouse, train set, felt boards, or other toys while Mom (or Dad) shops. Vroman's regularly features storytimes, author appearances, and other special events for children.
Storytime with Mr Steve is held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am, and balloons are part of the package. kids enjoy this a lot

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California's oldest and largest independent bookstore, it also has one of the best selections of children's books and hard-to-find toys that you'll find anywhere.
Children can grab a book and curl up with one of the many overstuffed animals scattered around the floor, or they can play with the dollhouse, train set, felt boards, or other toys while Mom (or Dad) shops. Vroman's regularly features storytimes, author appearances, and other special events for children.
Storytime with Mr Steve is held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am, and balloons are part of the package. kids enjoy this a lot

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Ahhh...the joy of bookstores. I hate shopping. No, I loathe it. By this I mean, of course, any shopping but book shopping. Book shopping is never rushed, you never have to face up to those few extra pounds, and it's relatively inexpensive (unless you're a serious bibliophile such as m'self). Vromans, I'm told is on of the oldest independent book stores in the west. Inside, the walls are adorned with shots of the storefront throughout the ages. It makes you feel good that you're not buying into the coroporate machine. Support your local merchant! Enjoy!

5
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Ahhh...the joy of bookstores. I hate shopping. No, I loathe it. By this I mean, of course, any shopping but book shopping. Book shopping is never rushed, you never have to face up to those few extra pounds, and it's relatively inexpensive (unless you're a serious bibliophile such as m'self). Vromans, I'm told is on of the oldest independent book stores in the west. Inside, the walls are adorned with shots of the storefront throughout the ages. It makes you feel good that you're not buying into the coroporate machine. Support your local merchant! Enjoy!

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Large selection of all catagories of books. The gifts and nick-nacks are really enjoyable. Staff is very helpful for finding and recommending books.

PROS: great books and nick-nacks
CONS: Crowded parking lot

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Large selection of all catagories of books. The gifts and nick-nacks are really enjoyable. Staff is very helpful for finding and recommending books.

PROS: great books and nick-nacks
CONS: Crowded parking lot

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I love this bookstore. Outside of Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR, this is my favorite bookstore. It is not a big chain, it has a great Architecture selection, including Craftsman-style photo books and Frank Lloyd Wright stuff. There is a good Children's book selection and they just opened a stationery store on the corner next to the theater. They also get some pretty cool people in there to sign there books.

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I love this bookstore. Outside of Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR, this is my favorite bookstore. It is not a big chain, it has a great Architecture selection, including Craftsman-style photo books and Frank Lloyd Wright stuff. There is a good Children's book selection and they just opened a stationery store on the corner next to the theater. They also get some pretty cool people in there to sign there books.

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This is more than a bookstore. They have tons of stationery and scrapbooking material as well. They also have little gifts and such. Their selection of books is great, but I couldn't find a large variety of magazines. They also have a great little coffee shop right inside. It's a pleasant environment.

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This is more than a bookstore. They have tons of stationery and scrapbooking material as well. They also have little gifts and such. Their selection of books is great, but I couldn't find a large variety of magazines. They also have a great little coffee shop right inside. It's a pleasant environment.

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Vroman's offers such a vast selection of books for an independent bookstore. With a very helpful staff, this bookstore really caters to the needs of its customers in finding the right book. This bookstore also offers really great gifts and stationery.

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Vroman's offers such a vast selection of books for an independent bookstore. With a very helpful staff, this bookstore really caters to the needs of its customers in finding the right book. This bookstore also offers really great gifts and stationery.

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This is a nice little bookstore. It is somewhat reminiscent of a Barnes and Noble type of store, but with a little more of an intellectual feel about it. There is a different type of clientele here, things are a little more expensive. Located in the Playhouse District of Pasadena

PROS: Classy store
CONS: Kind of high prices

4
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This is a nice little bookstore. It is somewhat reminiscent of a Barnes and Noble type of store, but with a little more of an intellectual feel about it. There is a different type of clientele here, things are a little more expensive. Located in the Playhouse District of Pasadena

PROS: Classy store
CONS: Kind of high prices

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Anything you can get at Barne's and Noble or Border's, you can get at Vroman's, that includes gifts and stationary.
Browsing this bookstore goes well with your walk around the Playhouse District, when you have some time before or after you've seen a play or movie at the theatre's that surround the area (Furious, Pasadena Playhouse, Boston Court, Laemmle's).
Vroman's is focused on the community that surrounds them, and they offer various readings, signings, and other events for the whole family.

4
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Anything you can get at Barne's and Noble or Border's, you can get at Vroman's, that includes gifts and stationary.
Browsing this bookstore goes well with your walk around the Playhouse District, when you have some time before or after you've seen a play or movie at the theatre's that surround the area (Furious, Pasadena Playhouse, Boston Court, Laemmle's).
Vroman's is focused on the community that surrounds them, and they offer various readings, signings, and other events for the whole family.

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