Reading Without Walls

A new something has just come to my attention, that I absolutely LOVE. That something is National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang‘s, Reading Without Walls Challenge. It is basically a challenge to “read a book outside your comfort zone”. This is defined through the following guidelines, which you can also see in…

This Week’s Purchases

I imagine working in any bookstore, is a struggle. However, working at Vroman’s, is incredibly difficult. The buyers (book and merch), do too good of a job at keeping me broke!  Everyday, I see new things that I want to buy. I come up with “justified” reasons why I need certain items and then they sit…

New Merchandise That I AM IN LOVE WITH

I’m so sorry for not posting for so long! I have been spending a lot of time with my family, and have even gone on a few trips! The good thing about not being able to post, is that now, I have so much to show you all! I have beem walking around the store…

Boxes on Boxes on Boxes: Welcome to Receiving 

If you’re a book nerd and have ever had to move, you might have a beginning idea of what it’s like to work in a receiving department. My subject line to this post was no joke. When you walk into Vroman’s Receiving & Shipping Dept., it is filled with boxes on boxes on boxes. Each…

Have You Been Introduced To Vroman’s Sale Section? 

    There’s nothing better than getting new books (IMO). However, getting new books that are also on sale??? That may take the cake.      Located in the front of our store is a beautifully curated sale book section. Mr. Steve, as you may know him from the Kid’s Department, is also our sale…

Upcoming Kid’s Books That Are Just The Coolest

  As a bookseller, you see a lot of ARCs (advanced reading copies) and F&Gs (folded & gathered-usually kid’s picture books). Some stand out and others fall a little flat. Below, I will list some that I have seen in the past few weeks that were really great! I will also include their release dates and…

#ChooseKindJar 

Hi!  I wanted to introduce you all to a new project that my friends Ashlee, Sujey and I are starting.  In the video above, you can hear most of our plan, but I will reiterate here for those of you not familiar with instagram challenges. Basically, you can follow us on instagram @innocencewild (Me), @ashleekittycreates (Ashlee)…

Have You Seen Our Voman’s Hastings Ranch Store?

I had the pleasure of working a shift at our Hastings Ranch store, a couple of weeks ago. I had been sent in to pull returns from their coloring book section and then be on my merry way. However, what I thought was going to be a couple hours, turned into a very eye opening day of fun….

Gift Ideas For the Little Ones (15 Gifts From Vroman’s Bookstore)

Hi Friends! It’s 9 days until Christmas! That being the case, I wanted to share some last minute gift ideas for children age zero to teens! Please check out these wonderful titles. Most, if not all, came out this past year. They are easily found in our Children’s Department (in-store) or you can click on…

My Top Ten Bookstore Gifts For Loved Ones

Hi! This post is filled with books and items that I am actually getting for my friends and family! See below for links to buy from Vroman’s, prices of gift items or links to the author’s Twitter accounts: 1. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham This was amazing. I have been a…

Stars of the Season 2016

Every Christmas the Children’s Dept. compiles a list of their favorite titles of 2016. These are separated by age group and displayed with star bookmarks listing the title and age range of the book.  In doing this, it makes for easy shopping for Christmas gifts. However, it also helps me remember books that I loved…

In Case You Missed It

​The screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them came out last week! Here is the display that Vroman’s put together recently  to celebrate it’s release! Come in and take a look! Are you excited to see the movie? Have you seen it already? Let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts!