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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

Happy Anniversary to us!

Book Again opened on March 1, 1986; marking this month as our 27th Anniversary. And believe me, it has never been more apparent than during these past few trying years that each and every one of you is so vitally important to our continued success. We can't thank you enough. With your continued support, we hope to celebrate many more anniversaries well into the future!

Happy Holidays!

This year, Easter will fall on Sunday, March 31st -- and while the store will be closed on that day (as well as Monday), we will be open as usual the rest of the week. We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family members who so often make a trip to Book Again a part of your holiday/vacation visits.

We Need Westerns!

Now down to business. We still have a big demand for Westerns. Thanks so much to those of you who have brought them in recently, but they just seem to fly off the shelves as quickly as we put them up. Also, we currently have many Large Print books in the store -- so many so, that we had to make extra room to fit them on our shelves. So come on down to Book Again to check them out! See you soon!


From the Editor:

    Paperbacks in very good condition

  • Westerns! Westerns! Westerns!
  • Fiction (within 9 months of publication)
  • Romance (within 9 months of publication)
Any Suggestions?
By Rosie

I've been in a reading rut as of late. I can't seem to get interested in the stacks of unread books I have on my shelves. I'm always searching for new authors and new books to fall in love with. Every day I'm in the store, I see customers who are so passionate about the books they love, and I wish I could feel the same way. If I share some of my literary interests, will you share some of yours?

I'll always have a fondness for children's literature. Roald Dahl and L. Frank Baum are two of my favorite authors. Recently I enjoyed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and I also loved Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

I've found Chuck Palahniuk's books to be strangely addicting, but I've also had trouble putting down books by Rudolfo Anaya.

I love reading biographies of classic film stars and artists and I also enjoy histories about the Old West and life in the early twentieth century. Now I'm going to give Raymond Chandler a try!

My interests might be all over the map but if you readers out there have any suggestions I would love to hear them! I'm at Book Again on Fridays, so please drop in!

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Ronald Reagan's Pumpkin Pecan Pie

  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 C canned or mashed cooked pumpkin
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C dark corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 unbaked 9" pastry shell
  • 1 C chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients, except pecans and pie shell.  
Pour into pie shell and top with pecans.
Bake in preheated 350° oven for 40 minutes or until set.

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Ah, spring at last! After a long, cruel winter, during which I can personally recall having seen rain on at least three different occasions, the cold blasts of the frosty North Winds now give way to the balmy delights of soft warm breezes, seducing us out of our houses and our heavy coats, even as they call forth new flora and fauna into the world.

A perfect time for a lovely stroll in the woods, wouldn't you say?

Of course, you will want to watch your step - literally. It is said that Tree Sprites wander these woods, and take delight in biting the ankles of humans who venture too deep into their forests. These annoying little creatures are cousins both to elves, as well as to Moon Fairies, who hate humans even more and enjoy pinching their arms till they are all black and blue.

But what is a pinch or a nibble compared to the wonders of Nature? Come, let us repair to yon wooded paradise!

Of course, you will want to be careful, should you chance upon strangers bearing sweets. A strange human in the woods who offers you pastries may not be human at all, but may in fact be one of the Oak Men. These entities love the woods, and hate all humans for the billions of trees chopped down over the centuries. And the delicious sweets they will give you are, in fact, filled with a deadly poison!

But don't worry - just watch your arms and your feet, and don't talk to strangers.

Of course, you won't want to pick any apples. There are Apple Tree Men, cousins to the Oak Men, who will attack you if you take any fruit without permission. As a matter of fact there is a long tradition in England of singing to the trees, both to ensure a good harvest as well as to propitiate the Apple Tree Men.

But never mind all that - let us be on our merry way and--

Oh - actually I would be a little more careful about standing too close to that pond. You are, I am sure, aware that Water Trolls hide in such ponds, waiting for some unsuspecting traveler to venture within reach, that they might grab them by the ankle and drag them down into the water to their doom...

But never mind all that...

Happy Spring!

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"Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book
when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding."
—Stephen King

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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