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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

Book Again has been very active this Fall thanks to you. We have been taking-in a great assortment of books lately, making this the perfect time to come on in and check out what's new.

As the holidays approach, I'd like to remind you that our Book Again Gift Certificates make a great gift for the avid reader on your list; and yes, to answer an oft-asked question, gift certificates can be used just like cash during our sales and specials. Plus your buying power is a lot stronger at Book Again. For the cost of one or two books at a major chain, with a Book Again Gift Certificate you can walk away with a whole bag of books!

Also, please remember that our upcoming Christmas Sale will be 3 days only. Just one weekend plus the Seniors Sale Day. Be sure to jot this down on your calendar because we will not be doing a postcard mailing for this sale.

Speaking of calendars and holidays, Book Again will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas so that we can enjoy the holidays with our families.

These holidays are a hectic time for all of us, but even so, I know we all somehow make time for a few special moments curled up with a good book. It is one of the joys we all share, so don't forget to treat yourself this holiday season at Book Again!


From the Editor:

    Paperbacks in very good condition

  • Westerns, Westerns, Westerns!
  • Mysteries
  • more Westerns
Books From Santa
By Diana

The holidays are almost upon us and it is not too early to start shopping for the young ones. Our Christmas books are featured on the table in the front of the store, with favorites that will last many years.

We have also recently received a large supply of books in our Children/Young Teen section. The books are in excellent condition and cover the classics, a wide variety of biographies, true life experiences and science & reference.

Some children find statistics and dates boring so check out our enlarged section of historical fiction. The facts are there but the story makes it more fun to read.

Our Disney section is also a popular choice at any time of the year. For those of you who have not visited this section lately, please notice that we have separated the teens books from the chapter books making each easier to find. Reading is for all ages -- don't forget the little ones!

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  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 6 T suger
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1 small box powdered suger

Cream butter and sugar; add flour, vanilla, and nuts.  Roll into 1? balls;
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(With apologies to Boz)

I fancied I was gazing at some worthy modern representative of Dickens' "Pretty German Toy", or Christmas Tree to you.

I imagined that I gazed more and more deeply, until I saw past the lights and the tinsel, into the darkest wood and green, and a peculiar sort of reverie fell upon me, so that I was no longer quite either there or not there. The colored lights and candles seemed to grow and encircle me, and I felt myself drawn through the branches and into the very heart of the venerable evergreen...

And before me suddenly there were faces: Daughter and Wife, smiling -- smiling and looking younger, and younger yet, until I observed that we were back in older houses, and I watched in renewed amazement as Clara retraced her very first steps, originally taken on a much earlier Christmas Day.

And then there were brothers, many brothers, and of course a Mother, and many a champagne bottle was re-corked as fraternal families grew younger, and slipped away.

And houses changed, and mountains sunk into the sea, and yet my Tree remained. And around it there were books, and guitars, and dvd's and cd's, soon replaced by video tapes and cassettes. I saw old revered traditions returned to the moment of their birth, and now both parents were looking on, waiting till I should be young enough to be talked to again.

And now there were records -- yes, and Beatles records -- new Beatles records, I must say! And there are "Incredible Edibles" and "Creepy Crawlers", and genuine James Bond Attache Cases, and there are Uncles, and occasionally silverhaired Aunts, and a movie projector, and suddenly Raggedy Ann and Gulliver are in our very bedroom!

Now are all the grandparents restored to us, and now the champagne returns, and then even the great-grandparents, living links to the Old Century, and there is laughter and love, and I grow smaller and smaller, until--

And suddenly I am in a great old house, with windows strangely tiny and high up, and the television is gone, replaced by a large and beautiful radio, out of which the One True Scrooge, Lionel Barrymore, is casting his spell over listeners from coast to coast in his yearly "Christmas Carol".

The toys grow fewer, and simpler, until they are mostly home-made, and yet they are all the more prized for that. The great house is changed and smaller, and the room is darker, the only light coming from the candles that now adorn the tree. And outside there are cattle lowing.

Deeper into the Tree I go, to Deck the Halls in Merry England, and sing of Tannenbaums in the great forests of Old Germany, and now I am a servant, and now a Royal, and always there is the Tree, and still deeper into the branches I go, until at length there is a beauteous light, which grows and covers the earth, and then--

And then before me suddenly there are faces: Daughter and Wife, smiling.

I have come to the heart of the Tree, and of the Season, and found my own.

Merry Christmas!

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"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world.
Love of books is the best of all."
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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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