Tag Archives: Ivory Tower Bookstore

October 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the following ad for the Ivory Tower Bookstore ran in the Long Beach Independent. The Ivory Tower has appeared here in posts for May 5th and June 11  because the crackerjack editorial team here at “This … Continue reading

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June 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1962, Long Beach Independent columnist Ralph Hinman Jr. recounted his search for a disappearing breed, the bearded beatniks, “devotees of Zen Buddhism and Jack (On The Road) Kerouac” who once dwell in cold-water pads in the seaside … Continue reading

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May 5th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1963, Jim Scully, owner of the Ivory Tower Bookstore at 113 Main Street in Seal Beach ran an ad for a book in the Long Beach Independent and enjoyed a semi-private joke at the expense of … Continue reading

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