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We BUY, SELL & TRADE your paperback and hardcover books!
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

Happy 2011!

Is your New Year's Resolution to read more, clean up your bookshelves and get the best value for your money? Well, then, Book Again is the ideal place for you this winter, especially with our popular New Year's Book Sale taking place this January, with all books, audiobooks and puzzles being 50% off. And this year our New Year's Book Sale includes 20% off of our selection of Leanin' Tree Greeting Cards! See the ad at the top of this page for more details.

I'd like to take a moment to congratulate Tammy Grimmond and Sandy Kubokawa, the winners of our $25 Book Again Gift Certificates last December. As a reminder, to help stretch your dollar even further, we are always very happy to explain our many specials offered at Book Again, so don't hesitate to ask. We're also happy to help you find the books you are interested in. When bringing-in books for store credit, we do ask that you please limit the amount to the equivalent of 2 large paper bags per visit. This helps us out a lot!

I look forward to seeing you soon and often in 2011!


From the Editor:
  • All Popular paperback Fiction (within 9 months of publication)
  • Mysteries
  • General Fiction
  • Classics
New Books for a New Year
By April

The new year has arrived and a trip to your local used bookstore is a great way to begin it. This freezing winter, instead of going out to a movie, stay home and read a book. Bundle up and curl up in front of the fireplace with your family and a book, we have many genres to choose from.

Your teenage and younger children will have plenty to choose from in our Young Readers section. We have many series books including, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar, Goosebumps by R.L. Stine and Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney to name a few.

We also have a selection of classic children's stories. Some of those are Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Luanne Rice.

Two of my favorite series happen to be in this section. So if you haven't tried the Twilight books 1-4 by Stephenie Meyer, or the Harry Potter books 1-7 by J.K. Rowlings I recommend them to anyone who enjoys an exciting story and vivid characters. Be sure to stop by Book Again this winter and bring the kids, you won't be disappointed!!

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Oriental Chicken Salad
  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 small head of lettuce
  • 3-4 chopped green onions
  • 1/4 C sesame seeds
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • 1 small package of sliced almonds
  • 1 medium can of Chinese noodles


  • 1/2 C oil
  • 4 T vinegar
  • 4 T sugar
  • S&P to taste

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Another year passed already???

Or have we done this column before?

Readers with long memories will recall that the first line did indeed begin last year's inaugural column, while the second is from the first column of 2006. I confess I simply couldn't resist summoning up these little wraiths from "folklores past", if only to underscore the fact that the coming of each New Year seems to invariably send me into contemplative musings upon life's Passing Parade, and the inexorable march of Time.

At such times we would do well to muse sparingly, lest we find ourselves overwhelmed by the enormity of just how much has changed, and just how many years have actually crept by while we were otherwise distracted. It is personally mind-boggling for me to realize how many faces, faces I still fondly recall from my own childhood, had their origins way back in the 1800's!

It has already been a hundred years now since the hull of the Titanic was first lowered into the sea, many months before her first and only voyage. Saloon buster Carrie Nation died, and Lucy was born (that would be Lucille Ball for you youngsters). We should probably also mention the happy arrivals of Ronald Reagan and Ginger Rogers, not to mention Phil Silvers, Vincent Price, "Boy's Life" magazine and the Indy 500.

Seventy Five years ago the Green Hornet (great nephew of the Lone Ranger) made his radio debut early in the year. At the end of the same year (1936), England's King Edward VIII abdicated the throne. (This look back is certainly timely, isn't it?) That year saw the departures of Kipling, Pavlov, and Irving Thalberg, though we welcomed Mary Tyler Moore, Jim Henson, Buddy Holly, Dennis Hopper and Porky Pig, not to mention the Phillips Screwdriver and the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.

Fifty whole years have now passed since the first human traveled into outer space, since JFK moved into the White House, since an obscure Liverpool group called the Beatles first played a small club called the Cavern, since we first met Mr. Ed, Sprite soda, and "Frito-Lay" (Frito and Lay having merged that year).

Finally, it has now been twenty five years since--

Oh, would you look at the time... I'm afraid I've got to wrap this up. I'll be back in March, and perhaps by then we will have been able to come up with some noteworthy events that took place way back then -- back in March of 1986, to be exact....

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"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all."
—Abraham Lincoln

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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