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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

Thank you all for your wonderful support during our recent Spring Sale!

This year, after receiving a lot of feedback from our customers, we held the sale during the first 2 weekends of April instead of at the end of the month. I'm glad the new dates worked out so much better for everyone. We had a terrific sale and got a lot of very positive feedback.

Another recent change we've made at Book Again is with our large selection of outdoor Budget Books. Of our 5 outdoor carts, 4 of them will continue to feature the budget books (which are on sale year-round at 50¢ each or 15 books for $3), while the 5th cart will now be an extension of our $1 books (found inside the front door). Hopefully this does not lead to too much confusion -- we've done our best to specify which books are which.

Another change comes with our section of Christian Fiction books. Many people have noted that these books are either too hard to find or too difficult to reach, so we have moved them to the top shelves near the front door (on your right side as you enter the store). This is our newest spotlight section.

Lastly, another "tucked-away" section (which is often overlooked) is our selection of Anime Books which are located in the Children's Section. We have a good selection of Anime titles -- if you don't see them, please ask. And that goes for anything -- no matter how busy we may seem, we are always very happy to stop and help you find what you're looking for.

When we help you to find your book, it really makes our day!


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  • Westerns
  • General Fiction
  • Mysteries
  • New York Dead by Stuart Woods
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Time For a Classic
by Arly

Let's be honest. Did you really read every page of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick when it was on your assigned reading list? I admit that I didn't. I might have skimmed through Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and a few of William Shakespeare's plays as well, but no more!

It's a New Year, and reading the classics has been added to my list of resolutions. I suggest that you add it to yours also. You know that you've always been meaning to read them, so why not start now?


The classics feature adventure, science fiction, mystery, romance...all the genres that we love. Try reading about the adventures of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days or experience time travel in H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Ray Bradbury continues to excite us with his science fiction stories, and you can't beat Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes for mystery. There's romance in Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Check out our Classics section during your next visit and get re-introduced to some old friends.

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  Jennifer's Chicken Enchiladas
  • 1 T flour (or more if needed to thicken)
  • 1 C chicken broth (left from crock pot chicken) (if not enough, use chicken broth)
  • 1/2 C skim or low-fat milk
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 pint light sour cream
  • 1 4 oz can Ortega chiles
  • 8 oz grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 4 "crock pot" chicken breasts
  • 12 fat free flour tortillas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • sliced olives (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix flour with stock and heat until slightly thickened.

Add milk, S&P, and bring to boil.

Stir-in sour cream until well-mixed.

Dip each tortilla into cream mix, then roll chicken, chiles, and cheese in each tortilla to form enchilada.

Place each enchilada in greased flat cooking dish.

Pour remaining mixture over the enchiladas and bake for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle cheese over top and heat until melted.

Note: if you make this dish ahead of time, DO NOT pour the remaining mixture over the enchiladas until you're ready to put it into the oven. The sauce evaporates and your enchiladas will be dry.


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Disclaimer: Should the following seem a wee bit familiar, it is because I have blatantly turned to our May column of nine years ago and shamefully reused a good part of it! It says very nicely everything I wanted to say this time, and therefore please accept, slightly abridged and modified, this renewed tribute to Motherhood…

Welcome, dear friends, to our special Mother's Day column! I am reminded of my father's mother's mother, who I actually knew, and who passed from this mortal stage in the early 1960's while raising a glass of champagne in toast.

Now, I have always thought that that was just about the coolest possible way to go, and in her memory let us therefore raise our own glasses, at whatever Mother's Day celebration we find ourselves.

(I should point out that the jacuzzi comment goes back to the late seventies, when I had a band and frequently needed use either of Mom's car, or of Mom's 15 year old son David, who was our bass player. When once I needed such a favor from my sainted, long suffering mother, I promised to buy her a house the very instant we became millionaires. The next time I needed something, having already promised said house, I offered to add a swimming pool. The next time, now owing her both house and pool, I threw in a jacuzzi. It escalated from there.)

At any rate, a toast to mothers everywhere! They carry with them the great secrets and mysteries of Life Itself, they nurture and mold us, they loan us cars and little brothers -- and they rarely demand anything in return outside of the occasional folklore column.

Moving along to the more important toasts, here's a special toast to every mother reading this, and if you're not one, then a toast to your own mother!

And I must toast my father's mother -- a Wild Irish Rose from Iowa who came of age in Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties -- and my mother's mother, born in Hawaii and not a little wild herself as she grew to adulthood in Los Angeles. Both women were extraordinarily loving and supportive, and both defied great odds (and parents) to marry the men they wanted to -- a very good thing, since there would otherwise be no Me to type these very words!

(And I must in that spirit take a minute for a special toast to my amazing father, who has now sadly passed on. There will be a column just for him in the near future.) A toast as well to my mother-in-law, Gloria, who has not only continued to give me many ancestors I would not otherwise know about, but also of course produced my wife!

And a very very special toast – the one you all saw coming -- to Mom, my own Mom, Sheryl Anderson, still the proud owner of Book Again for an even more astonishing number of years, to whom by my own calculations I now owe 79 swimming pools and 186 jacuzzis.

Lastly, the Toast of Toasts to my wife Lisa, who, just three months after this column first appeared, became…

A Mother.

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"If There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living, too; and like a river, moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?"—Marina Tsvetaeva

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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