We've been located in Torrance, CA for over 10 years now. Torrance is part of Los Angeles County, and is located off the Southern California coast between LAX and Long Beach airports, and near the intersection of the 405 and 110 freeways. We are always telling our patrons that 1) Torrance is NOT that far away (it's closer than France); and 2) it's a great place to visit, and an even better place to live.
The "visit our showroom" page on our website includes the range of Torrance and South Bay attractions near us, and long list of all the local restaurants we've tried and love. Whenever we travel, we are always stopping at bookstores... and counting on bookstore staff and owners to recommend near by eats and treats, so we try to return the favor for our patrons.
In addition to the amenities at our showroom (see the post on "SNB Stewardship"), a trip to Stuart Ng Books is an opportunity to experience the small town charms of Torrance, such as nearby Wilson Park.... with its shaded walking path, tree house, tennis courts, ball fields, duck pond and Farmer's Market on Tues and Saturdays... as well as the California Live Steamer train rides (http://www.southerncalifornialivesteamers.com/)
Torrance has lots of local shopping and restaurants, and the beautiful weather of the South Bay. We are close to all the attractions in Long Beach (aquarium, etc), and the equestrian events held almost every weekend in Palos Verdes.
Torrance is a family friendly, and business friendly, community. There are quite a number of companies here... including the home bakery for King's Hawaiian Bread and a headquarters for Toyota motor corp.... but most of the businesses are modest family run operations, like us (our current mayor owns a towing company based in Torrance). Torrance CitiCable 3 TV profiles local news, sporting, and community events.... and local businesses.They visited our showroom on Friday 9/24 to interview Stuart. Since they also wanted to interview one of our artist-patrons, we invited David Colman who came by with his books, and his art supplies.
The crew taped David drawing on our new drawing board, and because David is also a drawing teacher, he gave an insightful tutorial while he was working.