Book-off is a Japanese-owned company that operates a chain of retail stores that buys and sells secondhand electronics, books, comics, manga, CDs, DVDs, video games and other similar items. As of 2016, the President & C.E.O of the company is Tsukasa Hayashi, the C.F.O & Secretary is Tetsuya Kakiuchi and the Director is Nobuyuki Matsushita. The US corporate office is located at 1761 Oak Street, Torrance, CA 90501.
Including franchised locations, Bookoff operates more than 840 locations throughout Japan. Chain-wide, Bookoff processes more than 100 million transactions annually.
Presently, the company is expanding their product offerings beyond used books, CDs, DVDs and games. The company has started dealing in trading cards, used mobile phones and even private-brand Bookoff products.
Bookoff also operates 12 stores, including two franchised locations, in the United States and France.
The first Bookoff store opened in May of 1990 in Kanagawa, Japan.