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“Vroman's Oldest and Best Independent Bookstore in SoCal”
Review of Vroman's Bookstore

Vroman's Bookstore
Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Vroman's is an experience - the books, the african art, the book readings, and the adjoining cafe make this a must visit bookstore. A variety of activities include children's story time, local authors, and more. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Vromans is a treasure in Pasadena. Great selection of books and gifts and coffee too.
Staff is very helpful and they offer gift wrapping as well. Really love the locally owned store. Prefer them to online or big box stores.

Thank Maria H
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

They stock a huge array of books, ranging from college textbooks and reference volumes to best seller fiction. The store employees are book lovers, and know what's on the shelves. This is at the opposite end of the spectrum from "big box" retailers -- friendly, personalized, warm and inviting. Prices are competitive, but this is not a discount store. If price is your only concern, probably not your best bet. If you value good service, good quality products, and good vibes, you'll love Vroman's. Their stock of books on the Arts and Crafts Movement is exceptional, probably better than you can find even online. Highly recommended.

Thank LewP646
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This amazing bookstore has something for everyone! They have an amazing collection of Books, magazines, Cards, totes, Tees, a great kids section, coffee, unique and wonderful gift items. They have book signings, guest speakers, etc. You walk in for an item and you find yourself immersed in all the eye candy paraphernalia.

Thank ValentineRosie
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Anyone who thinks independent bookstores are disappearing should visit Vroman's. This is a mega bookstore as big as any Borders used to be. Plus it has a newsstand outside. And a coffee shop inside. Best of all, it has a lot of parking space in a dense urban environment.

Thank TheCurmudgeon
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