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Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena

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  • Lots of parking, but the lot fills up during the holidays---best to get there early then. Helpful instore information desk, and courteous cashiers. Great instore book selection. Good... 
    Lots of parking, but the lot fills up during the holidays---best to get there early then. Helpful instore information desk, and courteous cashiers. Great instore book selection. Good...  more »
  • Had never been here before but always wanted to go. After a Facebook plea from the owners to help their business during Covid, a friend and i made the trip out to pasadena for breakfast and... 
    Had never been here before but always wanted to go. After a Facebook plea from the owners to help their business during Covid, a friend and i made the trip out to pasadena for breakfast and...  more »
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  • Great selection of books, pens, and stationary, with a bonus home decor section upstairs,and lots of magazines and publications outside. There's even a pretty decent selection of board games here, too. This place has a great vibe and atmosphere, and is clean and well-kept every time I visit. The staff is extremely helpful, friendly, and seemingly excited that you're in their store, regardless of the department, which is a great bonus. The store has a cafe inside of it called The 1894 which serves wine, beer, and small snacks. Again, the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, and everything I've had from here tastes great and is priced fairly. As far as the stationary section goes, they carry a bunch of fountain pens, bottled inks, and even have a neat little wax seal section, which are all my personal favorite parts of the store. I've been visiting on a weekly (almost daily) basis and Michael has been hugely helpful -- he really knows what he's talking about and has made some great recommendations, but is does everyone else in the store. Overall, this is just a really great place to visit if you haven't already -- come check it out and help them stay in business!
  • My favorite bookstore. The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable. They have beautiful fountain pens and ink. 2 story bookstore with a coffee shop and now a wine bar. I always find things here I don't see in other bookstores. One of the best bookstores in CA.

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