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?
I don't know about you, but February and March are birthday heavy in my life. It seems like every week, held a close friend or family member's special day. I had about 5 per month. Now that March is finally coming to a close, let's talk about the one thing that makes every gift stand … Continue reading Birthday Greetings
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 … Continue reading Reading Without Walls
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 … Continue reading This Week’s Purchases
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 … Continue reading New Merchandise That I AM IN LOVE WITH
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 … Continue reading Boxes on Boxes on Boxes: Welcome to Receiving
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 … Continue reading Have You Been Introduced To Vroman’s Sale Section?