Thoughts on the LA Times Festival of Books & why books, bookstores, and the book community are still relevant.
Jen in the Bookstore goes into 2018, with "I Have Lost My Way", by Gayle Forman.
Personal gift recommendations from a starstruck bookseller.
The Holiday Season, specifically around Thanksgiving, brings about reflection and a time to give thanks for the things and people in our lives, that make it great. Recently, I was asked how long I had been working at Vroman's. It suddenly struck me that my 7 year anniversary had passed, and I hadn't even noticed. … Continue reading Confessions of a Thankful Bookseller
Picture book authors receive a lot of credit when their books come out. While they deserve every bit of attention they get, I wish that illustrators received the same amount of publicity. It is my hope that this post gives some equally well-deserving illustrators, their credits due. Picture book illustrators are constantly providing me with … Continue reading Attitudes in Picture Book Characters, That Give Me Life
Recently, my coworkers and I have been thinking a lot about Harry Potter. With the Anniversary in July, the new Illustrated edition of Prisoner of Azkaban OUT TODAY & the illustrated Fantastic Beasts, coming later this year...it seems we were all struck with Potter brain. That being said, we have come up with some EPIC … Continue reading Harry Potter Spinoffs I’d Love to See
The Book Community is Awesome. See what they are doing to help out those suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Good Afternoon Green Brothers, it's Tuesday! For those of you who are not John or Hank, Tuesdays are the best days! This is not only because there is normally a new vlogbrother video to view, but ALSO because it is NEW RELEASE DAY! Speaking of New Release Days, there is one in October, that the … Continue reading Good Afternoon Green Brothers, it’s Tuesday!
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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