Books 4/26/99.

5/1 & 5/2/99 - Burbank Book Fair, see

Reference Books . . Consumer Information Center, catalog and full-text of comsumer info from the government.
One Look Dictionary: 130 dictionaries
Library of Congress . readings, poetry, whatever?

Favorite and other Used-Book Stores. These are alphabetical, except the pick of the month is first. Check the yellow pages for a few more. Always check with them for days and hours.

JB Kennedy Bookseller, 614 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach; southeast corner at Camino Real. He was doing his any-book-for-$2-sale on 4/17/99. 4/23 thru 4/26 was the any-book-for-$1-sale. Much of the cat smell is gone.

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Acres of Books - 240 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Between 3rd and Broadway, enter parking from 3rd. Outside of South Bay but big & worth a trip. Do double check their hours. Over 700,000 books. I like to wear old clothing.

Aviation Books - 1945 PCH, Lomita. Lots of aviation & military books.

Book Again - 5039 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Newsletter, sales, etc. Their web site is Next sales are 4/9-4/11 & 4/16-4/18/99 with 40% off paperbacks & 50% off hardbacks.

The Cook's Library - 8373 W. Third St, Los Angeles. Large selection of new and used? cookbooks and did have used-book sales on the sidewalk once or more a year. Check with them for details.

Dave's Olde Book Shop - 350 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhatten Beach. Between Artesia Blvd & Manhatten Beach Blvd.

Eclectic Collector - (never been there) - 1116 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach.

Encore Books, 1704 S. Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Redondo Beach.

Old Master Gallery - (never been there)- 15438 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale.

Phoenix Books - moved about 11/98 from PCH to 24411 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance. That's about two blocks south of PCH on the west side of the street. From Hawthorne Blvd, go west on 244th St, go south at the first alley, and about the third building and parking lot are the place. Their web site is at On the book store page, see the "Directions to Bookstore" page for a map. This store is reported to be over twice as big as the last store.

Sandpiper, 4665 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. The north west corner at Anza, in the shopping center.

Torrance Book Buddy - 1328 Santori Ave., Torrance. South of Torrance Blvd. in old town. Couple of thrift stores in the area.

New-Book Stores. These are alphabetical.. Check the yellow pages for more. Always check with them for days and hours. . . Borders Books, several. The one at 3700 Torrance Blvd, east of Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance, has several of the free papers I mention in the newspaper section

The Cook's Library - 8373 W. Third St, Los Angeles. Large selection of new and used? cookbooks and did have used-book sales on the sidewalk once or more a year. Check with them for details.

Thrift Shops. They all have a few books and some kitchen stuff unless notes. The small ones may have limited schedules. These are alphabetical.

Alpine Attic Thrift Shop - 1813 West Lomita Blvd, Lomita. North side, few buildings west of Western.

Coast Thrift Shoppe - 4124 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Torrance. South side of PCH, east of Anza, back from the street. Look for a building with a long, ground-level porch.

Discount Center, 23820 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson. Northeast corner at Sepulveda.

Goodwill. Six in the South Bay and six others in area.

Hospice Thrift Avenue, 2583 PCH, Torrance. It's in the large Rolling Hills Plaza on the north east corner of PCH and Crenshaw Blvd. It's a large plaza, better to call for directions. Or, try a few doors east of Vons? (whatever is the large supermarket).

Little Company of Mary Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 3737 Torrance Blvd., Suite 101, Torrance. Northeast corner of Hawthorne & Torrance Blvd's, southeast corner of that corner

The Repeat Boutique, 1272 Sartori Ave, Torrance. Short days & hours.

Salvation Army. At least four in South Bay and seven others in area.

Note: About street addresses, the odd-numbered addresses (i.e. 2001) are usually on the north or west side of a street. The even-numbered addresses (i.e. 2000) are usually on the south or east side of a street. See the South Bay page for links to maps. . . US Military newspapers, etc
. . . Writer's Digest . . Merriam-Webster

Search for Used Books (Cookbooks) on the Web
Search Engines: . . UC Berkeley. Searches five other search engines including Advanced, Alibris, Bibliocity,, & Powell's. . . Advanced Book Exchange, 11 million books. . . Biblio, 9 million books. . . Alibris, 4 million books.
Book Stores on the Web
Books for Cooks: over 10,000 books and other links
Harbor College book store: Wilmington, CA . . The India Club, Inc. . . Around the Kitchen . . Jessica's Biscuit. New, used, reprints. Largest inventory of cookbooks in the world, with 1 million books. . . Carolyn's Cookbooks with 3,000 cookbooks. . . Janet Jarvits, 321 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA. . . bargain books.
On the search engines look for: FoodWords, Squirrel's Nest on
Thanks to the 4/14/99 Press-Telegram, pageF8, and the New York Times News Service.
Make plans for the year 2000 - L.A. Times Festival of Books at UCLA, see festival????

More as time allows. But, you have to promise not to buy my favorite books.