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In Long Beach since April 2010


A Castle of Books, 4302 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807. (North of Carson in Bixby Knolls) (562) 448-ACOB (562) 448-2262. Used & Rare Books; Comics, Toys, Manga, Movies, Magazines, Ephemera, & 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 - 6:30

Special First Friday Hours 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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


Over 32,000 titles in stock!
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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.

We offer a  Free 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 comit 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. 

We trade mass 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.

We give credit for select Hardcover Books, DVDs, large paperbacks (‘Trade PaperBacks’ or TPB's), Toys, CDs, Records, Manga, VHS Video & AudioBooks (cassette or CD).

We will offer an amount of credit for the lot after individually examining each item in person, which can take 10-15 minutes per box.

You 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.

Donations 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.

We 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.



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FREE BOOKS for First Friday – come by and pick up some FREE BOOKS every First Friday.  Special First Friday Hours 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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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!”
















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