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Indie Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 27th

Join Vroman's for a day packed with fun in-store activities, events and exclusive books and merch in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day! 

What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. Indie Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that celebrates independent bookstores with events at bookstores across the country. Bookstores host special events and activites, and there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. We hope you join us to celebrate! 


10:30am - Antoinette Portis presents and signs Hey Water!

Antoinette Portis, author of Hey Water!Hey, water! I know you! You're all around.

Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman.  As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms. This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more. (Neal Porter Books)

Antoinette Portis made her picture-book debut with the New York Times best-selling Not A Box, an American Library Association Seuss Geisel Honor book, and one of the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year.  She was a creative director, then a VP, at Disney before she took a flying leap to pursue her sixth-grade dream of writing and illustrating picture books.



2pm - Cooking experts Marge Perry and David Bonom present and sign
Hero Dinners: Complete One-Pan Meals That Save the Day

Marge Perry and David Bonom, authors of Hero DinnersCome join us for this event and enjoy a taste of their Peruvian Chicken Wings! While supplies last!

A one-stop resource for amazingly delicious complete meals made in just a single skillet or sheet pan, created by the food-world favorite husband-and-wife team who develop recipes for all the major magazines.

Hero Dinners gives you the superpower to make delicious, well-balanced meals using fresh, wholesome ingredients--all in just one sheetpan or skillet. The wizardry behind these complete meals is in super smart, innovative-- and simple!--techniques that ensure you won't end up with muddled flavors and textures. With these inventive recipes, you'll maximize the impact of each and every ingredient and flavor. And every recipe truly makes a complete meal, including protein and a vegetable or grain--and usually both. (William Morrow & Company)

Marge Perry and David Bonom are the owners of Vittles & Verbs, a company that provides food content to media, commodity boards, and corporations of all sizes. Marge is an award-winning columnist for Newsday, a regular contributor for Rachael Ray Every Day, a health columnist for All Recipes magazine, long-time Ask the Expert columnist for MyRecipes, and founder of the blog A Sweet and Savory Life. David started his culinary career at Union Square Caf and is a CCP (Certified Culinary Professional). After cooking for such notable clients as Bette Midler, First Lady Hillary Clinton, the Tisch family, and Sothebys, David served as test kitchen director for a number of publications. He has contributed to many Weber grilling, Weight Watchers, and Flat Belly Diet cookbooks, along with many other magazines.

Check out how our Hastings Ranch location is celebrating Indie Bookstore Day here!


Here's a preview of the awesome merchandise that will be available on Indie Bookstore Day!

Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie Canvas Pouch Exclusive Signed Edition of Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants by Andrea Beaty Exclusive Charles Bukowski Vinyl Record

Exclusive Signed Edition of Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk  Exclusive Elmo's New Puppy Little Golden Book "Fight Evil, Read Books" Enamel Pin

Grandpa's Ghost Stories Sticker Sheets Literary Luminary Pins Flora of Middle Earth Postcard

Exclusive Signed Edition of Women Talking by Miriam Toews Exclusive On the Come Up Journal With Bound-In Author Letter Exclusive Signed Edition of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It

What to Eat With What You Read


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101