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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 2013 to you all!

I am pleased to announce that Book Again is now accepting volunteers to help out in the store. If you have ever thought that working at Book Again looked like a dream job, this is your chance. We have some volunteer openings for people who enjoy talking about books, suggesting books and helping the best customers in the world find the books they are looking for. You will be the first to see all the new titles coming in as you help place them on our shelves. Ask us about our volunteer openings today!


From the Editor:
Important Changes to Our Postcard Mailing List!

It has become necessary for us to revamp and update our postcard mailing list. We will mail our postcard sale announcements in January for our upcoming sale as we normally do. However, after this mailing, we will be deleting the postcard mailing list database and starting from scratch!

What does this mean to you? If you wish to remain on our postcard mailing list, you can sign up for it at the store, or simply bring us your January sale postcard and we will reinstate you on the list. We apologize for the inconvenience, but our postcard mailing list has grown and grown over the years, and to help keep costs manageable, we really need to cut out all the people who have moved out of town or who no longer have need for our sale announcements via the regular post. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation with this!


    Paperbacks in very good condition

  • Westerns!
  • Mysteries
  • General Fiction
Happy New Year
By Nenette

Why not start 2013 with a quick stop at Book Again?

Aside from our fantastic selection of the books you are familiar with, come discover all sorts of exciting new books and let your imagination run free.

At Book Again you will be pleased to find not only low prices, but also very pleasant employees who are happy to help you find some good reads.

So come by soon and pick up a few books for you, your family and friends! I hope to see you at Book Again soon.


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Brownie Valentine

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 C Sugar
  • 3/4 C Melted Butter
  • 3/4 C Flour
  • 3/4 C Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 C Chopped Walnuts
  • 6 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

Beat eggs and sugar; add melted butter and beat.  Add flour and cocoa.  Add vanilla then fold in walnuts; pour into greased 9” heart-shaped pan.  Bake at 350° for 40 minutes; cool partially in pan.  Remove from pan to a wire rack and cool completely.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave.  Pour over brownies and spread.  Chill in refrigerator up to 2 hours to harden icing.

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100 years ago, a young Englishman was in trouble.  He had achieved an early and unexpected success touring the United States as part of a traveling comedic vaudeville company, only to sink back into oblivion upon his return to England.  He was therefore delighted when they invited him to join them on a second American tour.

Unfortunately, the second tour was something of a disaster.  Everyone got sick, the audiences this time around were not particularly moved to mirth and by the middle of 1913 our young Englishman was ready for something different.

That something came in the form of a telegram, asking him to consider moving to the rough-and-tumble wild west of a place called California, to become a part of a moving pictures company.

Now, our young man was less than thrilled -- he knew the company, and considered their brand of humor too crude.  Still, a job was a job, and he was ready for a change.  He signed a contract in July and by the end of 1913 had relocated to Southern California--

Only to find that the head of the company thought he looked too young...

At any rate, our young man persuaded the skeptical boss to give him a chance, which is a good thing, as one would be hard pressed to imagine what the world would have been like without the influence of Charlie Chaplin!

This year is also a milestone for Hollywood in general, as the first feature length movie to be filmed in Hollywood, "The Squaw Man", was made in 1913.  As mentioned in a previous column, parts of it were shot in the docks of San Pedro, cementing the South Bay's ties to Hollywood from the very beginning.

In other arenas, 1913 saw the premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in Paris, which so galvanized the attendees that a full scale riot broke out!

However, I have saved the most significant for last - an innovation that would transform the way we looked at newspapers and periodicals forever more...

For one century ago, in 1913, the Crossword Puzzle was invented.

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"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."—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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