Vroman’s Bookstore Is Young at Age 123

Vroman’s calls itself “a Pasadena institution, a literary landmark, a community center, and a wonderful tradition.” After visiting it last week, I couldn’t agree more. This California bookstore displays its history well, both on its website and in photos around the store like the ones shown here. The story obviously carries on the DNA of founder Adam Clark Vroman (born in Illinois in 1856) as well as his name. Sadly, there is no place like Vroman’s left in the New York City area.