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It's My LAST Public Book Gig: Pasadena, CA Tonight

By - May 05, 2006

VromansYou never thought you’d hear it, eh? But this is a special one. Nine months after my first book tour appearance, (at the Bunch of Grapes on Martha’s Vineyard, where I have family), I’m doing my last signing, at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena (where I grew up).

Vroman’s holds a very special place in my heart – it’s my childhood bookstore. It’s still my ideal model for “a place you can buy books.” It’s the largest independent bookstore in Southern California, and a wonderful place to just hang out. The store’s Chairman, Andy Vollero, is a family friend (and was my little league coach, but now you know more than you wanted to…).

Tonight at 7 pm, I’ll be talking about The Search, seeing old friends, and generally enjoying myself. I hope anyone down in the Pasadena area can join in!

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2 thoughts on “It's My LAST Public Book Gig: Pasadena, CA Tonight

  1. Andrew Lin says:

    John, it’s so funny that you mention Vroman’s. I have fond memories of my father taking me to Vroman’s on the weekends as a special treat. There is something special about that place: the environment, the people, the selection. I now live in NYC and would have forgotten about Good Ol’ Vroman’s if not for your mention. Best of luck at the signing, thanks for the memories.

  2. Steve Rhodes says:

    Congratulations (though I guess it starts all over again in September).