By The Book is an independent, family-owned bookstore serving Huntington Beach since 1996. We carry new releases and bestsellers across a variety of genres, as well as the classics. Kids? No problem! Check out the range of our children's section where you'll find everything from pop-up books to activity kits. Don't forget to check our weekly schedule for in-store activities and interactive reading room times. All donations from in-store activities go directly to the current store-chosen charity (charities change quarterly). For budding readers, check out our Bookworm Reward Program. Are you a teacher? Receive an automatic 15% off with proof your school ID as a thank you for shaping young minds. Looking for a title that we don't carry in-store? We place new orders once a week and are happy to special order for you at no additional cost. Need help finding a title? We're more than glad to help you track it down. If you're looking for ideas on what to read next, check out our suggestion board with recommendations from our employees.
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Trying to free up space? Want to pass on a book to someone else but still get a little reimbursement? Consider our Literature 4 Less buy-back program. L4L allows us to sell gently used books at a lower cost to our customers. We're happy to accept everything from picture books to textbooks.
Our Bookworm Reward Program is a great way to encourage young readers to keep going! Every bookworm receives a log - each time they finish a new book, an adult need only sign the log. For every five books read, the bookworm receives a prize from Treasure Island and 10% off their next purchase. Additionally, each completed book will result in one point and a running scoreboard of bookworms is kept throughout the year. At the end of each quarter, the bookworm with the most points receives a free book of their choosing.
Looking to attend a signing or reading? Check out our special events page for more information. For our current storytime schedule, check here.