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Hello! Recently, I noticed that every department and store within the Vroman's Family, minus one, is led by women. This made me feel REALLY GOOD as I reflected on that fact. I decided that I wanted to interview some of these women; my co-workers, leaders and mentors, and see how they felt about it and … Continue reading Vroman’s Bookstore & the Girl Bosses Who Run It
This is my friend, Danielle. She is one of my closest friends and as of last Wednesday is now 5 hours away. You see, Danielle got a great publishing job and has gone to pursue her dreams. However, prior to last Wednesday, she was the manager at Vroman's Hastings Ranch. Before that, she was my … Continue reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Lara Jean & Danielle, Danielle
Starting TOMORROW, in Vroman's Event Space, we are having our Annual Clearance Sale! This will go on until Monday evening. The titles and gifts featured, never see the sales floor (once they are marked clearance)... UNTIL this very special Summertime sale! Some, have slight damage, some are old, and others we just have too … Continue reading VROMAN’S ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE 7/14-7/17!
Hi!! This is going to be a quick post, as I have places to be today! However, I was just cleaning my car and pulled out every single one of the above books. Now, as a bookseller, we get the privilege of acquiring ARCs (Advanced Reader's Copies) of books that haven't come out yet. On … Continue reading Heave Ho, Heave Ho, It’s a Hoarder’s Life For Me ♪♫
Here's what you need to know about this post. It MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. It WILL cover some delicate subjects. You may feel offended, but I can promise that I in no way, meant to offend anyone. Lastly, this book is so important and I loved it so much. I want to start by saying that … Continue reading The Impact “The Hate U Give” Had on a Mid-Twenties White Female
Happy Mother's Day, Moms of the world! I wanted to write this post, because of 1) Mother's Day, 2) there aren't actually a lot of Mom's featured in Children and Teen Literature, & 3) of the ones that are, they are pretty BAD ASS. Growing up, I got pretty lucky. Not only did I have … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to All the Book Mom’s Who Helped Raise Me & Those I Wish Had
I'm going to be honest. If you have had a baby in the past year or two, you have probably been given one or more of these books from me. These 15 board books are some of my most recent favorites. All of them have come out, within the past 6 years. Now, why am … Continue reading The Best New Books for Baby Showers, That Aren’t GOODNIGHT MOON or PAT THE BUNNY
I was having trouble thinking of a way to start this post. The thing is, that last weekend was so, so special to me, and I didn't want to sell it as less than it was. I guess I will start by saying that prior to going to Portland, I thought that my weekend would … Continue reading Jen in the Bookstore Goes to Portland; How Southwest Airlines, an Emily Arrow Album Launch & a Bunch of Kind Portlanders Made My Weekend
We work at a bookstore. Everyday we see books come in and get purchased. If you ask us what we would recommend, we can name a list of titles we think you might like to take home. However, what books are at the top of our lists? What books are we dying to see on … Continue reading Dreaming of Books: What Is At The Top of a Bookseller’s Purchase List?