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Once Read Books of Long Beach California.
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Location: Long Beach, California, United States

We have had an open store since 1987. We've been online since 1997. We moved to our larger (about 1800 square feet) location at 5422 E. Village Road, Long Beach CA 90808 in January of 1999. Von's bought the Shopping center where our old store was located (4174 Woodruff, Lakewood, CA 90713) and was planning to tear it all down and remodel. Construction of the new Von's finished as of January 2001. They didn't remodel our site after all. The move seems to have been for the best, as the new location has been much better for us. The New(er) Location has a Genuine Vault, leftover from when the building was a Jewelry Store in the 40'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). We have a wide selection of books with no topics excluded. We have a large collection of Signed Books and Military Books. Our staff is fairly knowledgeable in the fields of Military, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Romance & more. Visit our site Once Read Books if you have any questions, comments, or want any more info.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Early Book Humor

> on Amazon.com
> Publisher: Cupples & Leon (January 1, 0008)


Well, even the most callow bookseller should recognize this as a typo.

The Cupples & Leon imprint did not even *exist* before March, 0018, when
Ximendes Cupples bought out Ioshua Leon's earlier partner, Tiberius
Calpurnius Tiso. The Cupples & Leon imprint was very successful- among
their best selling titles were "Everything You Need to Know About
Investing in Pompeiian Real Estate", "Lead Pipework for the Noble Home",
and "Gladiators for Dummies". The partnership was abruptly terminated in
February, 0019 when Cupples, while researching "Gladiators for Dummies
-II", was sat on by a bored elephant.

-Forrest, Bibliogrofer

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