New and Used Books

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 Anniversary, Book Again!

Twenty five years ago, with considerable help from family and friends, I first opened the doors to Book Again, hoping that others would share my yearning for a bookshop that was bright and friendly -- a real alternative to the ones I visited in my past which were often dark, dusty and unorganized. Well, you sure came in, and you seemed to enjoy it because you told your friends. Word soon spread, and now here we all are, 25 years later celebrating our time together.

With your continued support, Book Again will remain as your local go-to spot to share your reading experiences with one another and to buy and trade books of all sorts. And how better to do that than during our popular Spring Sale? Be sure to visit during our special sale dates in April for some fantastic savings! See our ad to the left for more details.

Over the years, all of us at Book Again have really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you -- sharing so many "Book Again moments" -- and we look forward to the excitement of our next 25 years, complete with new generations of book lovers!

So here's to many more good times together! And thanks again for your amazing support over the years!


From the Editor:
  • All Popular paperback Fiction (within 9 months of publication)
  • Mysteries
  • General Fiction
  • Classics
Puzzled Greetings
By Carol

Did you know Book Again sells greeting cards? We sure do! And not your normal, run-of-the-mill cards which you may find at the drugstore, either. These special cards from Leanin’ Tree are truly unique. Located on the display stand at the front counter, you’ll find a card for nearly every occassion. Be sure to check them out during your next visit. And during our special Spring Sale, all greeting cards will be 30% off!

Did you also know we sell jigsaw puzzles? Yep, and just like books, our puzzles can be sold through our "trade credit" system. When bringing-in your old puzzles for trade-credit, please make sure that there are no missing pieces, and that the puzzle is totally taken apart.

So remember Book Again when you need a brain challenge, a birthday card, or maybe both!

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Skillet BBQ Chicken & Rice
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 T oil
  • 1 1/2 C BBQ sauce
  • 1 C water
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 sm green pepper chopped
  • 2 C Minute Rice uncooked

Brown chicken in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat
Stir in BBQ sauce, water, corn & pepper, bring to boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes;
Stir in rice, cover.
Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

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Once on a 25th Anniversary
As I pondered, weak and worsery
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore
Wondering how I'd price and stack them
On the shelves 'fore Mom got back and
Why I'd volunteered to help her
Help her with her used bookstore
Rest the weary Nevermore...

(or, to put it another way)

Used books, or not used books -- that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous siblings;
Or to take arms against a sea of bargain books,
And by some miracle, sell them:
To work
To sleep no more...

(or, perhaps)

Call me Ishmael (or Joe). Some years ago -- never mind how long precisely (although it was twenty five years ago precisely) -- having little or no money in my purse, and at a loss to explain precisely what I was doing with a purse, I thought I would help Mom (Sheryl) and my brothers, and Mary Nagle, and so many others open up a used bookstore, and see the literary part of the world...

(or, would you believe)

It was the best of times,
It was the worst of times,
It was the age of Reagan,
It was the age of Big Hair,
It was the season of Youth,
It was the year I entered Middle Age,
It was the spring of Hope,
And as we are still here 25 years later, it was clearly not the "Winter of Despair"!

(I knew something had happened 25 years ago... heh heh heh)

Anyway, Congratulations to my Mom who has survived pretty much everything, and please stop by to join us as we prepare to enter the Next 25 Years, and I hope you enjoyed my little literary jest...

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"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."
—James Russell Lowell

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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