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Vroman's Bookstore
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695 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
695 East Colorado BoulevardUSCaliforniaPasadena91101
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Today 9AM–9PM
Wednesday 9AM–9PMThursday 9AM–9PMFriday 9AM–10PMSaturday 9AM–10PMSunday 10AM–8PMMonday 9AM–9PMTuesday 9AM–9PM
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"Great service, friendly staff and lots of cool events!"
"They have a variety of selections for a good price."
"Good selection of books; great selection of gifts."
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Neal Tambe
2 months ago
Beautiful bookstore, I wish there were more of these around. Hopefully this one doesn't go any time soon! I really like the personalized mini book recommendations provided by the staff throughout the store! Pros: many, many books, from kids to adults. Stationary and other knickknacks as well. The employees REALLY know their books, and are excited/passionate about discussing them with you. Cons: not much. Tip: Parking can be difficult, approach from the Oak Knoll side to get in to the parking lot easily.
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Jessica Gonzalez
2 months ago
One of the best bookstore's left. They always have great events with authors. They offer good events for kids. Active monthly calendar to let you know about their events. Helpful staff, and staff recommendations through the store. Books are reasonably priced. Small cafe attached. Plenty of parking in the back.
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Alec Fredericks
a month ago
Browns is proof positive that bookstores are still relevant in the days of digital consumption. With two floors of perfectly organised books and a smattering of knickknacks, you will immediately be put in the mood to browse and discover. The children's book section is where my family always ends up and both of my kids learned to read from books are Vroman's. It's also a great environment to hang out to read to your kids. Vroman's also has many special events, from book signings to weekly story time. They're always really well organized and engaging. The newest attraction for me is the addition of The Next Chapter coffee shop, which is operated by the folks who run Jones Coffee in Pasadena. It's a nice atmosphere with a good amount of outdoor seating to enjoy the great coffee and the occasional pastry. Vroman's isn't just a neighborhood bookstore, it's a destination. With everything it offers and all of the local restaurants nearby, you could find yourself spending the entire day, and you'd be better for it.
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Chunfen Zhou
a month ago
Good selection of books; great selection of gifts. Friendly staff as well. However, this may not be the best place that you can spend a whole afternoon just reading inside.
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Susana Sanchez
3 months ago
Very cool bookstore in Pasadena. It is the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California and has been a Pasadena staple since 1894, I believe. There are lots of nooks and crannies for you to squirrel yourself away and review a book you're thinking about buying and they have a grand selection, some available with employee book reviews to help you with your decision. There is also a coffee shop indoors and they carry many decor and personal use items which make great gifts for your loved ones or even yourself. I can get lost in this store for hours just "window shopping", lol.
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Christopher Sandoval
a month ago
Great atmosphere and amazing selection of books, comics and cookbooks. The coffee shop is really stepping up their coffee game offering cold brew and other niche coffee drinks. Always has been and will be my favorite bookstore
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Melody Tangonan
2 months ago
What a great bookstore. Vroman's is the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California. The employees are friendly and helpful. There is a large area for events. This is just a beautiful store!
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Débora Mel
2 months ago
Very nice bookstore, beautiful store and pleasant staff. Sometimes there is really cool events! Don't forget the must-see sales and clearances, good deals there.


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We made a fun little stop motion video to show one of our custom wedding invitations being put together! Check it out on the Weddings section of the Pens & Stationery Department in the link below! 
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Did you know that we have full-service in-house printing? Perfect for holiday cards & invitations! Click the link for more information! #invitations   #weddings   #weddinginvitations   #stationery   #pens  
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From the beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements comes a profound new spiritual masterwork. Don Miguel Ruiz has been lauded the world over for his deep integrity, insight, and wisdom. Now in The Toltec Art of Life and Death he takes readers on a mystical personal journey, introducing us to an even greater level of spiritual teaching and awareness.

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Tickets are $28.00 + tax and include one ticket and one copy of The Toltec Art of Life and Death.
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Venue location is All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, 91101.  
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