A Castle of Books, 4302 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807.
(North of Carson in Bixby Knolls) (562) 448-ACOB (562) 448-2262.
Buy & Sell; Used and Rare Books; Comics, Toys, Manga, Movies, Magazines, Ephemera, and more!
Donations always welcome.
(Despite some erroneous information floating around on
the interweb we are not, and never have been, located in La Habra.)
OPEN 7 DAYS 9:30 -
Friday Hours 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Open on almost all
Holidays! (We’re closed on Christmas)
BUY (books from us) All books are priced on
the first (or second) page in the upper right hand corner, written or stamped
in fully erasable pencil. If the item is in a bag or box there may be a
price sticker instead.
offer aFree a search service for any item - while you wait. If it
exists we can get one for you. (Sorry, we are not able to do searches by phone,
please stop by in person.) We can order any in print Comic Book, Graphic Novel
or Manga, and we can special order any New or Used Book, CD or
other item. We will let
you know what your cost might be before you need to commit to the order.
TRADE (your books for our books)
Not every book will be acceptable for trade, sometimes we have too many copies
of particular titles or subjects. We need to check and see if it is something
we can use. We need to see the item in person, we are not able to evaluate
items over the phone, or via email.
market (or racksize) PaperBacks on a 3:1 ratio. Bring in three mass
market paperback books that we can use and you can take one used mass
market paperback for free. Trades should be for similar genre/types - mystery
for mystery, romance for romance, etc. We may not accept everything, we will
check to see if it is something we can use.
give credit for selectHardcover Books, DVDs, large paperbacks
PaperBacks’ or TPB's), Toys, CDs, Records, Manga, VHS Video
& AudioBooks (cassette or CD).
will offer an amount of credit for the lot after individually examining each
item in person, which can take 10-15 minutes per box.
may bring in as much as you like, if you do not wish to use all of your Trade
Credit on the same day we will give you a Card which you keep (or may give
away) and can be used to redeem the Trades at any time. Trade Credit is not
valid toward New items, collectables, or special orders.
are always welcome.
SELL (your books)
We purchase select items. We are currently looking for books in the subjects of
Art, Military, Transportation (Cars, Ships, Trains, Planes), and History of
very specific subjects, and Toys & Games in their original packaging. We
are always looking for good quality books with DustJacket covers, or
LeatherBound editions in any subject. We do pay cash, but can always offer much
more in Trade Credit.
will be happy to look at anything you wish to bring by the store. It can take
up to 15 minutes to evaluate a box of books, since we close at 6:30, please be
considerate of the time when you bring a large collection. Due to manpower
constraints we are generally not able to come to you, but exceptions might be
made, call for details. No buying after 6 p.m., call ahead on Sundays.
Find a subject
you wish to browse in the list below. Click on the subject to follow the link
to an set of images of that bookcase. Click on any shelf of the bookcase to
open a larger image. You should be able to read most of the titles on the
browsers back button to return. Books will sell and new items are added
constantly, but we will attempt to keep the images updated eventually.
The Book Baron of A Castle of Books,
the One Dollar (and up) Bookstore, which covers 0.25 Acres of Books in Long
Beach (the Bixby Knolls area), says:
“Books, books, books! All books must go.
At A Castle of Books we're slashing books in half! This is a book blow out!
Make us an offer on our vast selection of books!We got white books, black books, Spanish books, yellow
books, hot books, cold books, romance books, tight books, big books, horror
books, fat books, scary books, crime books, kids books, silk books, Naugahyde
books, snappin' books, horse books, dog books, mule books, fake books! If we
don't have it, you don't want it!”