• 04 Jul 2019

    4th of July Business hours

    Happy 4th of July!
    Each Stores Business hours are below.


    45W 49th st Store : 10 am – 8 pm


    Gardena Store : 10 am – 8 pm

    Del Amo Fashion Center Store : 10 am – 7 pm

    Lakewood Center Mall Store : 10 am – 6 pm

    Costa Mesa Store : 10 am – 8 pm

    Westminster Mall Store : 10 am – 6 pm

    San Diego Store : 10 am – 8 pm


    Don Quijote Kaheka Store : 9 am – 9 pm

    Pearlridge center Store : 10 am – 6 pm

  • 11 Jun 2019

    Recommendation of Anthology books Expand your view!

    What genre of books do you usually read?
    If you continue reading for a while, you will find the tendency of the genre of what you read. However, if you stick to the specific genre too much, there would be a less chance for encountering new books.
    Therefore, I would like to recommend this time, omnibus book (anthology book).
    I was helped by anthology books in order to expand the scope of my reading. I would like to introduce the advantages of the antholoy book while also including my experience.

    The advantages of anthology books

    An anthology book is a book that collects sentences (works) from various authors under a specific theme.
    Some people may be avoiding […]

  • 06 Jun 2019

    Reading becomes ten times more fun! How to meet your favorite writer

    Can you absolutely say “I like this writer!”?

    To whom reads a lot of books but doesn’t have a favorite writer in particular, or starts reading books from now, find your favorite artist and enjoy your reading life one step further?

    Good things if you have a favorite writer

    ◆ From self-introduction, to friends …… Or to love?

    When the new season comes, not only the goodbye but there are also many encounters.
    And when encountering to new people, most likely we introduce ourselves each other, but how do you answer to the usual question “What is your hobby?”

    If you answer “Hobby is reading”, you may often receive questions such as “What kind of book […]

  • 30 May 2019

    Five Ways to Meet Your Favorite Novels Efficiently

    Even if you are the person who really like to read novels, I think there are novels that fit your taste and don’t.

    However, probably everyone wants to read a novel that suits them, if possible?

    Here are some ways to find a novel that suits you.

    If you are thinking of reading a book from now, or if you are wondering what to read next, please refer to this column.

    Basic method to do first

    “Writer Reading” to Meet by a Writer

    The first way to meet a novel that suits you is to read another work of the author who wrote your favorite work. This is called “writer reading”.

    If you are fascinated by the writer’s […]

  • 27 May 2019

    No More Lost! How to find your favorite book

    There are so many books in the world.

    When you think that you want to read something interesting, general way of searching is to search by genre and author name.

    But in fact, it is still difficult to find what you really want to read and which books you are interested in.

    This time I will share with you how I find and meet my new favorite books.
    What am I interested in?

    When I just wanted to read something vaguely interesting, no purpose, no specific idea in my head, I first visit a secondhand bookstore.

     There the shelves are roughly classified and divided into categories; domestic fiction, foreign writers, non fiction (business, self-help etc), art […]

  • 23 May 2019

    Think of ways to collect information of books

    Around 200 new books are being published everyday, not only a few times you find yourself in the situation of discovering a new book and saying “Oh, this kind of book was here” at the section other than new-released books.

    Nowadays, it has become a convenient world where you can easily collect information on the Internet, but where do you get the information on books?

    So, this time, I took the survey of where people getting that information by giving as many options of that route as possible.

    Oh, even there are some people who say “nothing”.

    You find the book you (on the spot)?

    If you look at the result of survey, you can […]

  • 04 May 2019

    Find a way to meet new books! Close your eyes and choose a book

    Do you have any experience like this?

    When you entered a bookstore thinking “I want to read something new for me” but ended up with buying books from the same shelves as usual? Yes, I’ve done the same thing so many times!

    So, I tried the followings this time to meet a new book!
    Close your eyes then choose a book!
    What I tried first is choosing a book while I close my eyes.

    My go-to genre is mystery though, I was looking for exploring new genre and authors.

    So I went to BOOKOFF store!

    Avoiding historical novels (as they don’t go well with me), I stopped in front of the fiction book section, and then tightly […]

  • 22 Apr 2019

    20 years

    [20 years]

    October 8, 1999.

    It’s the date when BOOKOFF USA INC. was established on.


    So, this year 2019, it marks our 20th anniversary!!

    20 years?! That’s the long long way, isn’t it?


    Our first store in the United States, New York store, opened in April 2000 near Grand Central Station on 41st Street.


    “Deliver Japanese books to Japanese people living in New York”


    That is what we were aiming at the very beginning.

    We wanted to deliver the culture of home country to those who are trying various challenges overseas.

    Also, since Japanese books were very expensive overseas at that time, we wanted to offer Japanese books in an affordable price.


    The city of New York was hit by […]

  • 22 Feb 2019

    Where did we come from?

    Nice to see you here! We are BOOKOFF USA.
    Some of you have heard our name, have ever visited our stores, or some are new to us, welcome everyone!!

    We are glad to see you here.

    We will introduce ourselves in this blog several times for you to know us.

    First, our roots.

    Where did we come from?

    Yes, we are a company from Japan.

    Dating back in 1990, the first BOOKOFF store opened.

    Sagamihara city in Kanagawa prefecture (Maybe Yokohama city is more familiar name for Kanagawa).

    Located in residential area of ​​the bed-town city, that’s where our story began.

    It was a small “second-hand bookstore”.

     But it was quite different from other second-hand bookstores at that time.


    The image of […]