Thursday, December 31, 2015

Open New Years

We will be open New Years day, just like usual.
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We made a $1.00 cookbook section, 2 full shelves.
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Purchased and shelved more comic books.
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Purchased a large collection of vintage religion books.
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Just got in a 9 huge boxes book on Music and Jewish history today.
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Born on this date: 1945Connie Willis, 1949Ellen Datlow, 1949 – Susan Shwartz, 1956 – Steve Rude, 1974Joe Abercrombie.
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Item of the day:

034840
*Signed* Shadows Out Of Hell (Signed by Rowena Morrill)
Offutt, Andrew J.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Gift Certificates available

It's hard to pick out a book for someone else,
that's why Santa invented Gift Certificates.

A Castle of Books has Gift Certificates available in any amount.

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Check out this music video and see several glimpses of A Castle of Books.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Recently shelved, some Vinyl Records, and and x-mas albums.
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Shelved a large collection of 'Urban' fiction softcover and hardcover books.
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Shelved several boxes of comic books. 
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We have a New $1.00 Romance and General Fictions sections inside! A full bookcase of $1.00 books each.
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Born on this date: 1845Joel Chandler Harris, 1899Jean de Brunhoff,1915Eloise Jarvis McGraw, 1933Ashleigh Brilliant.
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035855
Gilbert and Sullivan and their Victorian world with Vinyl Records The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan
Hibbert, Christopher

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Purchased and shelved today - a stack of Marvel & DC Graphic Novels, a stack of Manga, and a stack of DVDs.

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Item of the day:

026967
Bradstreet & Palmiotti *Signed* The Punisher Vol. 3 No. 2-12 (2000-2001) Comic
Jimmy Palmiotti and Tim Bradstreet; Garth Ennis

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Buy One Get One FREE Book Sale* Nov 27 + 28

Buy One Get One FREE Book Sale* Nov 27 + 28

Nov 27 + 28, Black Friday + Small Business Saturday
Just mention this Sale at Checkout.


*Applies to Used Books only, once per customer/per day, lessor item free, max $5.00 discount, other exclusions apply.

#boughtitinbixby

1/2 OFF X-Mas Books

All X-Mas Books are 1/2 OFF.

Any X-Mas or Holiday related book is Half Price. Just tell us at check-out which books you believe to be Holiday related, and explain why - are they set during the Holidays?, does it have a Christmas tree in it?, whatever.


#boughtitinbixby

Monday, November 16, 2015

Shelved several boxes of comics recently.
Purchased and shelved a stack to Horror DVDs just now.
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Born on this date: 1946 – Terence McKenna.
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Item of the day:

034816
*Signed* The Invincible Iron Man (1997) #s 2,3,4,5,6 & 7
Scott Lobdell; Jim Lee; Whilce Portacio

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Friday, November 06, 2015

It's First Friday! Stop by and get some FREE Books!

It's First Friday today, don't forget to stop by and pick up all the FREE Books you want from our cart & table outside. 
All Day Long. 9:30 am to 10:00 pm First Friday hours.
You can also shop inside, among our over 40,000 unique items - books, comics, toys, movies, music & more.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Shelved a bunch of loose action figures/movie figures - Harry Potter, Aliens, Predator, Walking Dead, Horror movies, more, mostly McFarlane & Neca.

Shelved, or nearly so, a dozen boxes of pocket paperback books, all genres.

We had some problem with our credit card machine the other day, but it's working fine now.

Born on this date: 1942Martin Cruz Smith.
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Item of the day:

030193
American McGee's Alice: Alice and the Cheshire Cat
American McGee; Lewis Carroll

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Purchased a collection of Guitar Tab sheet music books, shelved some already.
Shelved more Stephen King, and some Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.
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Born on this date: 1903Nathanael West, 1914Jerry Siegel.
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Item of the day:

026968
Bradstreet & Palmiotti *Signed* The Punisher Vol. 3 No. 1-12 (Complete Run, 2000-2001) Comic
Jimmy Palmiotti and Tim Bradstreet; Garth Ennis

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Purchased around 18 boxes of Classics, SF and Fantasy books.
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Born on this date: 1875Aleister Crowley.
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Item of the day:

023400
*Johnson Signed* Twilight Zone
Robert Bloch

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Purchased over 30 Big Little Books the other day, hope to have them shelved soon.
Shelved more Stephen King hardcovers.
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Born on this date: 1849James Whitcomb Riley, 1907Helen MacInnes.
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Item of the day:
029557
Encyclopedia of World Art 15 Volume Complete Set
Price Reduced!

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Friday, October 02, 2015

Hey it's First Friday! Come get some FREE Books!

It's First Friday today, don't forget to stop by and pick up all the FREE Books you want from our cart & table outside. There's lots of stuff out there again this month, stop by and get some.
All Day Long. 9:30 am to 10:00 pm First Friday hours.
Then, if you feel the need, you can shop inside, among our over 40,000 unique items - books, comics, toys, movies, music & more.

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Just purchased and mostly shelved a large stack of DVD movies. Also purchased a stack of Disney Comics, and a stack of hardcover graphic novels.
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Born on this date: 1923Stan Berenstain, 1930 – Colin Dexter, 1934 – Stuart M. Kaminsky.
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Item of the day:
013711
*Signed* War of Honor (1st) (Honor Harrington #10)
David Weber

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Recent arrivals,  several boxes of Art, illustration, and animation books.
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Born on this date: 1800William Holmes McGuffey, 1956Peter David.
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Item of the day:
024950
*Signed* Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator (Deluxe Signed & Numbered)
Thomas S. Buechner; Norman Rockwell

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Born on this date: 1851James Fenimore Cooper.
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Item of the day:

034162
Fun With Optical Illusions (Mini Master Series)
Foster, Walter

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cars & Comics

Shelved several die-cast cars & trucks.
Purchased some signed comics.
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Item of the day:

026994
*Loeb & Sale Signed* Batman : Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1, 2 & 3
Jeph Loeb; Tim Sale

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Monday, September 07, 2015

Recent arrivals: Toys, a Sinatra doll, Comic book Graphic novels, Chandler novels, DVDs, Classics and fiction, CDs, A Large collection of DVDs and tv shows on dvd, some new DVDs, and some die-cast toy cars and banks.
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Born on this date: 1900Taylor Caldwell.
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Item of the day:
032306
1849 The Women of the American Revolution: (Vol 1 of 2, Third Edition)
Ellet, Elizabeth F.

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Free Books & Author Signing for First Friday tomorow













 

It's First Friday tomorrow, don't forget to stop by and pick up all the FREE Books you want from our cart & table outside. There's lots of stuff out there this month, come and get some.
All Day Long. 9:30 am to 10:00 pm First Friday hours.
Then, if you feel the need, you can shop inside, among our over 40,000 unique items - books, comics, toys, movies, music & more.




First Friday Book Signing At A Castle of Books by Long Beach Resident John J. Fulford, Author of The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules

Long Beach resident and retired professor John J. Fulford will be signing copies of his latest book, The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules at A Castle of Books on Atlantic Avenue., Friday, September 4 from 6 PM.

Last month, Fulford launched a weekly blog discussing English spelling, its many quirks and the simple rules one can learn to spell American English correctly. No memorization, no silly rhymes. Simple rules. Most textbooks use a memorization method sprinkled with clever rhymes that were often untrue. Yes, “i before e except after c” is not always true. The blog is on Fulford’s website:
http://www.learnenglishspellingrules.com/.

“When I finished my M.A., I turned down an offer to study for a Ph.D., preferring to continue my research into English spelling rules. I took a position teaching in a district near Los Angeles that had a large number of immigrant Latin American students who had very limited English.”

After earning an ESL certificate, John spent the next twenty years researching the history of English, studying the works of Noah Webster, taking post graduate courses in linguistics, and putting his theories into practice with his non-English speaking students. The culmination of his work is The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules.

“This is the first and only book that has ever listed and explained all the rules that govern English spelling. It proves that there is a great deal of logic to English spelling and that there is a better way to learn how to spell than ineffective memorization.”

Sunday, August 30, 2015

This week:
Purchased some autographed books, and art books.
Shelved a stack of vintage comics, some Archie from 1950s, 1960s, some Hulk, Conan, Batman and Avengers from 1960s 1970s.
Purchased several loads of books Saturday, including a large collection of Car books, and Gay books.
Took in a load of vintage Art books.
Shelved some Die-Cast cars.
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Born on this date: 1797Mary Shelley, 1925Laurent de Brunhoff.
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Item of the day:
034844
*Signed* The Story of Sunderland Point : From the Early Days to Modern Times (Signed By Author)
Cunliffe, Hugh

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This week:
Filled the 25c comics boxes back up.
Purchased some Civil War & other Military books.
Pucchased some DVDs & CDs and shelved them.
Purchased several boxes of literature, mostly shelved.
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Born on this date: 1836Bret Harte, 1938 – Frederick Forsyth, 1947Michael Kaluta.
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Item of the day:

035389
Knight of Germany: Oswald Boelcke, German Ace (Literature and History of Aviation)
Werner, Johannes

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Recently shelved a stack of Chess books, and some New DVDs.
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Born on this date: 1863Gene Stratton-Porter.
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Item of the day:
033641
Decades Of Steam Box Set [DVD]
Jeremy English (Producer and Director)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Murals in the Alley at Atlantic & Burlinghall












Right outside our door.
From last First Friday.









From a few months back

Open since April 2007

 

New Location = 484 W. Willow St. by Magnolia, Long Beach, CA 90806. (562) 448-2262. Mon-Sat 10:00 - 6:00. Buy * Sell * Trade. Used Books, Comics, Movies, Music, magazines, manga, more! )

 OPEN Mon-Sat 10:00 - 6:00

Open on almost all Holidays. (We’re closed on Christmas)

 

Over 40,000 titles in stock
New stock Daily!

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