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November 29, 2009
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. MONDAY Robert Lacey: The author of "Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Sarah Morris and Richard Massey: The multimedia artist and the graphic designer will discuss their work as part of the Friends of Friends conversation series.
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December 10, 2012 | By Jasmine Elist
When writers Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey decided to collaborate on the new novel "City of Dark Magic, " they chose a pseudonym as fantastical as the novel itself: Magnus Flyte. Howrey is  a novelist whose two previous books have veered closer to realistic fiction (her 2012 novel “The Cranes Dance” is set in the ballet world), while Lynch is a TV writer who wrote for “Stephen King's Dead Zone.” Together they've penned a tale packed with an assortment of strange and unexpected elements: a 400-year-old dwarf, a time-warping drug disguised as a toenail clipping, and a powerful U.S. senator with dark secrets.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2012 | By Jasmine Elist
When writers Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey decided to collaborate on the new novel "City of Dark Magic, " they chose a pseudonym as fantastical as the novel itself: Magnus Flyte. Howrey is  a novelist whose two previous books have veered closer to realistic fiction (her 2012 novel “The Cranes Dance” is set in the ballet world), while Lynch is a TV writer who wrote for “Stephen King's Dead Zone.” Together they've penned a tale packed with an assortment of strange and unexpected elements: a 400-year-old dwarf, a time-warping drug disguised as a toenail clipping, and a powerful U.S. senator with dark secrets.
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September 27, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
If only every cookbook author could choose their interviewer! When Ina Garten, star of TV's "The Barefoot Contessa," comes to Los Angeles promoting her new book "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust," she's going to be hosted by actress Jennifer Garner in a public conversation at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. The event, sponsored by Vroman's Bookstore , isn't until Nov. 15, but because of the small size of the hall, there are a limited number of seats available.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2011
BOOKS This Is Not a David Sedaris Event! The sardonic NPR humorist and bestselling author will not be in attendance at this holiday soiree (his next live Southland appearance isn't scheduled until May), but his impish spirit will be alive and well. Celebrate the season with appetizers á la sister Amy Sedaris, drinks and readings from Sedaris' Christmas classic, "Holidays on Ice. " Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320. http://www.vromansbookstore.com.
NEWS
September 27, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
If only every cookbook author could choose their interviewer! When Ina Garten, star of TV's "The Barefoot Contessa," comes to Los Angeles promoting her new book "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust," she's going to be hosted by actress Jennifer Garner in a public conversation at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. The event, sponsored by Vroman's Bookstore , isn't until Nov. 15, but because of the small size of the hall, there are a limited number of seats available.
NEWS
October 16, 2009
Book Soup: An article in Business on Monday about plans by Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena to buy Book Soup in West Hollywood misspelled the name of Vroman's President Allison Hill as Allison Hills. It also misidentified Book Soup's Tyson Cornell. He is the bookstore's director of marketing and publicity, not its general manager.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1996
For 50 years, Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena was known for its oversized store and huge inventory. So when book superstores such as Barnes & Noble and Borders Books & Music started to multiply, Vroman's owner Joel Sheldon decided to maintain his edge by expanding and adding a coffee bar. Sheldon was interviewed by Karen Kaplan. This bookstore was founded in 1894 by Adam Clark Vroman, who was my grandfather's godfather. When he died, he had no heirs, so he left the store to my great-uncle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1993
Vroman's has always supported freedom of speech and believed that as a community, Pasadena would not turn Howard Stern away because of his comments or beliefs. Because of their vast experience with crowd control, we also believed that our Pasadena police were more than able to handle the large number of people anticipated at the event. In both instances, our assumptions were correct. Vroman's assumed the costs of security and cleanup and other expenses related to this event. Every effort was made to see that the security was adequate and that litter was removed promptly.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2008 | Donna Rifkind, Special to The Times
Tonight, the Library of Congress will present its first Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction to Herman Wouk. Now 93, Wouk has enjoyed six decades of unalloyed success. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1951 novel, "The Caine Mutiny," ushered half a dozen of his bestselling books into film, theater and television adaptations, and has been honored on many previous occasions by the Library of Congress, where he conducted extensive research for his historical novels.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2012
Compiled by Liesl Bradner SUNDAY Kurt Kamm: The author celebrates the release of his new thriller, "Code Blood. " Diesel, A Bookstore 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu. 3 p.m. (310) 456-9961. Robin Mellom: The author celebrates the publication of her debut YA novel, "Ditched. " Diesel A Bookstore 225 26th St, Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Noir at the Bar: Stephen Blackmoore discusses his new novel, "City of the Lost" Mandrake Bar 2692 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2012
Compiled by Liesl Bradner. SUNDAY Dennis Palumbo: The author leads the workshop "Taking the Mystery Out of Writing Mysteries" and signs "Fever Dream," Vromans Bookstore 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 4 p.m. (626) 449-5320. Heather Donahue: The actress and author signs her memoir, "Grow Girl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot. " Dark Delicacies 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. (818) 556-6660. Tribute to Christopher Hitchens: A morning of remembrance along with reading selections from the late author's collection of writings.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2011
BOOKS This Is Not a David Sedaris Event! The sardonic NPR humorist and bestselling author will not be in attendance at this holiday soiree (his next live Southland appearance isn't scheduled until May), but his impish spirit will be alive and well. Celebrate the season with appetizers á la sister Amy Sedaris, drinks and readings from Sedaris' Christmas classic, "Holidays on Ice. " Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320. http://www.vromansbookstore.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2011
BOOKS George Pelecanos The mystery novelist and TV writer known for his work on "The Wire" will sign and discuss his latest book, "The Cut. " The novel tells the story of an Iraq war veteran turned private investigator hired by a crime boss to find out who has been stealing from his operation. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. (626) 449-5320. http://www.vromansbookstore.com. MUSIC Quincy Jones The Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate will make a rare live performance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a celebratory evening featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars and Friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2011
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Deanna and Ed Templeton : The authors of "Scratch My Name on Your Arm" and "Teenage Kissers" will present and sign their respective new photography books. Family, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 782-9221. MONDAY Alice LaPlante : The author of "Turn of Mind" will read and sign her new novel. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320. TUESDAY Lev Grossman : The author will read and sign "The Magician King," the sequel to his previous novel "The Magicians.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2011
MUSIC Adele "I'll Be Waiting" is a neo-soul sashay, and it inspires the singer to push her vocal expressions into sweet howls reminiscent of those by Dusty Springfield, another Brit deeply influenced by American country and soul. Overall, her album "21" shows that Adele, now 23, is towering in the same landscape where some of her contemporaries, beehived or not, have lost all their bearings. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $32.50-$65. Greektheatrela.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2012
Compiled by Liesl Bradner SUNDAY Kurt Kamm: The author celebrates the release of his new thriller, "Code Blood. " Diesel, A Bookstore 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu. 3 p.m. (310) 456-9961. Robin Mellom: The author celebrates the publication of her debut YA novel, "Ditched. " Diesel A Bookstore 225 26th St, Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Noir at the Bar: Stephen Blackmoore discusses his new novel, "City of the Lost" Mandrake Bar 2692 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2006 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
Saying they are disgusted by O.J. Simpson's new book, "If I Did It," set to go on sale nationally Nov. 30, some California booksellers say they will refuse to stock the book and, if customers ask them to order it, will donate any profit.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2010
Bestselling crime-fiction novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential," "The Black Dahlia") will be at Vroman's to discuss and sign his latest non-fiction work, "The Hiliker Curse. " Unraveling pieces of his own psyche and personal history, this candid memoir delves into the author's personal experience in relationships. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. (626) 744-1834. http://www.vromansbookstore.com.
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