Life…just roll with it
11- Reverse Dalmatian
More food soon! Promise! Until then, eat this breakfast.
Apologies for inaccuracies. I tried.
Mr. Koi Kami greets you with bubble noises and happy thoughts
(prep work for a painting, breaking out a new sketchbook)
Though no one can replace Don Pardo, Darrell Hammond is damn fine successor. We’re stoked, and here are five reasons you should be too.
Get ready for some Mexican food! Today is Taco day.
A Little History of Vroman’s Bookstore
Vroman’s Bookstore was founded in 1894 by Adam Clark Vroman. Born in 1856 in La Salle, Illinois, Mr. Vroman moved to Pasadena, California in the late 1800s hoping the weather would improve his wife Esther’s health. Sadly, Esther died two years later, and the brokenhearted Mr. Vroman sold his beloved book collection to raise the capital to open a bookstore.
Mr. Vroman loved books and loved giving back to his community. When Mr. Vroman passed away in 1924, he left the bookstore to longtime employees, one of whom was the great grandfather of the current owner.
Vroman’s is famous for its world class author signings and events. The store hosts over 400 free community events a year including children’s storytimes, trivia nights, craft classes, bake-offs, and special launch parties, and has hosted such authors as President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Upton Sinclair, Ray Bradbury, David Sedaris, Salman Rushdie, Joan Didion, Barbara Walters, Neil Gaiman, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Vroman’s Bookstore holds an important place in Southern California’s history and is the oldest and largest bookstore in Southern California.
Vroman’s is a Pasadena institution, a literary landmark, a community center, and a wonderful tradition.
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