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Over 35,000 items! at least 30,000 not listed online!

5422 E. Village Road

Long Beach, CA 90808 (click on address for map)

On the corner of Village Road & Viking Way in the Parkview Village Triangle
(near the corner of Carson St. & Bellflower Ave.)


Welcome to Once Read Books


Store Hours


Open Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm. Sunday 12-5pm.

Mail Order Phone Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10-7pm Pacific Time.


Trading Policy


We Trade MassMarket Paperback books 1 for 3. Bring in 3 paperback books that we can use & you can take one of ours free of charge. The Trades should be of a similar subject/genre - Mystery for Mystery, Romance for Romance.

We also Trade the large size Paperback novels 1 for 3.

We Trade for 'Books on Tape' 1 for 3 for the number of cassettes (or CD's) in the box. To get a 2 tape set you could bring in one 2 tape set and one 4 tape set - being a total of 6 cassettes.

You may bring in as much as you like, if you do not wish to get all of your Trades on the same day we will give you a Card which you keep (or give away) and can use to redeem the Trades at any time.


Purchasing Policy


We are currently Purchasing books in the subjects of Art, Military, Transportation (Cars, Ships, Trains, Planes), and History of specific subjects.


We are always looking for good quality books with DustJacket covers, or LeatherBound editions in any subject. We are generally not interested in Book Club Editions, most Self-Help books, School Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Time/Life, or Reader's Digest Books.

That being said we will be happy to look at whatever you would like to show us, bring the books by the store anytime Monday through Saturday only from 10 to 6:30, and someone can usually go out to your car to look.

If you have a large collection or estate you can call and make an appointment for Roger to come out and look at them. (562) 420-1034 (10-7 Mon - Sat)