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Book Again features a large selection of current best-sellers
as well as many hard-to-find & out-of-print titles!

Book Again is located in Torrance, California, at 5039 Torrance Blvd.,
just west of Anza (between Shakey's Pizza and McDonald's restaurant)
Book Again is open 11am to 4pm (CLOSED MONDAYS) (310) 542-1156

Its Summer! Perfect weather to visit the beach or lounge by the pool with a favorite book! Also the perfect time to appreciate our good friends and how lucky we all are to live in the beautiful climate of Southern California. Life can be good.

But even in good weather, hard times tend to bring us all down. Luckily, when I'm at Book Again and I see a friendly face walking-in the doorway -- that brightens my day tremendously. And when we talk about a favorite book or an exciting new author, I feel that all is right with the world.

Its this sense of hometown community which I feel makes Book Again such a special place, and I'm happy and proud to be a part of that.

I'd like to take this time to send a special "thank you" for your many kind and appreciative comments, and though I seem to say "thank you for your continued patronage" in every newsletter, please know that I do mean it with all sincerity. You are the reason for our continued success, and that will never be forgotten.


From the Editor:
  • Recent paperbacks (within 9 months of publication)
  • General Fiction paperbacks in good condition

NOTICE: Due to our need for General Fiction paperbacks (in good condition), we are accepting books in this category even if they have a sticker on the cover. This change in policy is due to the popularity of General Fiction paperbacks.

Extras! Extras! Read All About Them!
By Arly

In addition to our wide selection of wonderful books, we have various Book Again "extras" to offer you.

Need a greeting card for a special someone? Check out our inventory of unique Leanin' Tree cards. Printed on recycled paper and reasonably priced, there are cards for all occasions.

While you are at it, a Book Again gift certificate would be the perfect companion for that card. No wrapping required, and your friends will enjoy selecting their own books.


Have a long commute to work or planning to drive to a summer vacation spot? Pick up some audio books to enjoy in the car on the way to your destination. Available in CDs or cassette tapes, they will entertain and help pass the time as you travel.

Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to spend an evening? Bring home a jigsaw puzzle, turn off the TV reruns and challenge your family to complete it with you.

I hope that you will give some of our "extras" a try. Also, remember to stock up on books for trips to the beach or relaxing in the backyard. Fill up a reusable Book Again book bag and enjoy the summer.

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Linda’s Skewered Grilled Potatoes
  • 2 lbs red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 C chicken broth
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Place potatoes & water in 2 qt casserole

Microwave on High 12-15 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes


Mix remaining ingredients

Stir in potatoes


Refrigerate 1 hour

Drain, reserving salad dressing mixture

Arrange potatoes on skewers

Place on grill over hot coals

Grill, covered for 4 minutes

Rotate skewers, brush with reserved salad dressing mixture

Continue grilling 4 minutes

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It is a bitter irony that we prepare to celebrate yet another Independence Day, commemorating our decision so long ago to throw off the shackles of tyranny in favor of the frightening yet exhilarating experiment of self-government. A bitter irony indeed, considering my current plight.

Let me explain, with what little time remains. I sit in a darkened room, frantically typing these words, fearful lest the noise of the keys should betray my whereabouts. I pray I shall have the opportunity to finish, but that eventuality is decidedly uncertain. Oh, uncertain indeed!

For there is tyranny afoot, my friends -- a tyranny so all-encompassing as to give the lie to any misguided notions that it too should pass. Even as we celebrate our deliverance from long ago servitude, there is tyranny afoot as I write, tyranny in this very South Bay!

This tyranny, in fact, is centered in my own household. And the tyrant is not quite two years old...

Now, when Clara came into our lives (not quite two years ago, naturally), I was ecstatic, as most of you know. I was, I thought, ready for the responsibilities of Fatherhood: the 3 AM bottles, changing diapers, buying diapers, fetching diapers, changing diapers again, fetching brushes, socks, pajamas, putting on jackets and shoes, taking off jackets and shoes -- and did I mention diapers?

Yes, I was ready, I thought.

What I was not prepared for was the following typical an-exhausted-Joe-gets-home-from-work scenario:

"Daddy! Sit down!" I sit.

"No! Over here!" I move.

"Daddy, color Mickey Mouse!" I color Mickey Mouse.

"Daddy -- sing song!" I sing a song, awaiting with dread the inevitable word that strikes such terror into the hearts of all parents of not-quite-two-year-olds: "Again!!"

The musical angle of this tyranny has evidently extended to Mommy's car as well, wherein Clara has been known to demand the repeated playing of a particular song I recorded a few years ago. She has even been heard to proudly exclaim, "That's my Daddy's song!"

I have become an expert at rendering passable versions of "This Old Man", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "The Wheels on the Bus", "Itsy Bitsy Spider", and hundreds of other ditties too frightening to name. I have in addition learned way more about purple dinosaurs, fuzzy red monster puppets, heroic pre-school pets and a certain Dora than I would ever care to admit.

And Clara seems to think that all she needs to do to keep me content in this tyrannical state of perpetual servitude is, when I have found a particular lost toy or book of hers, to look up at me with shining eyes and say: "Yay, Daddy!"

And she's right, of course. It works. I wouldn't have it any other way...

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"There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs."Henry Ward Beecher

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We are located in Torrance, California, at 5039 Torrance Blvd.,
just west of Anza, between Shakey's Pizza and McDonald's restaurant.
Book Again is open 11am to 4pm (CLOSED MONDAYS) (310) 542-1156
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