History of Once Read Books


We have had an open store since 1987. We've been online since 1997. We moved to our larger (about 1800 square feet) location in January of 1999.


Back in 1999


We moved because the shopping center where our old store was located (4174 Woodruff in Lakewood, near the corner of Woodruff & Carson in Lakewood) was sold, and the purchaser was planning to demolish the entire lot. The move proved to be a blessing, especially since the new Long Beach location is much larger than our old store. 


The New Store has a genuine vault, leftover from when the building was a jewelry store in the 1940's. It is now the depository of our 1st editions and collectibles.


We have a large selection of both paperback and hardback books (somewhere in the neighborhood of 35,000+ items). And we have a wide selection of books with no topics excluded.


The staff is fairly knowledgeable in the fields of military, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and many more topics. Send a note if you have any questions or comments.