Thursday, January 31, 2008

A few more DVDs and a few more vintage Paperbacks.

Packaged 6 online orders.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Priced & shelved a few stacks of hardcovers.

Moved the Paranormal Romance to an easier to see spot, moved the Mythology over one shelf, and expanded the Horror & Series Romance paperbacks by one shelf each.

Started pricing collectable paperbacks in preparation for the Paperback Show on March 30th.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Revised the tri-fold pamphlet some more.
Sent off my absentee ballot.
Packaged up 10 online orders.
Sent out an email to the A Castle of Books email list with a special Valentines day Coupon.

Some young adult books, old text books and 1990 era playboys came in.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Finished pricing/shelving/listing the last of the RPG books, just have some card games left to do.
Sent in the Diamond Comics order, at the last minute just about...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shelved some movies, DVDs & VHS.
Packaged 6 online orders.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Made up some more sets of RPGs, some Dead Lands, In Nomine, Silver Age Sentinels, Jack Vance's the Dying Earth, took all day, bah.

Friday, January 25, 2008

More RPGs mostly non-d20, SF, Horror & other stuff

Pricing/listing/shelving more RPG stuff, and some odd-ball war game packets, only got a few done, still have about half of them left.

Roger of Once Read Books dropped off more comic book donations.

Fiddled with eBay shops a bit.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Comics, Brunner, Flyer, Pulps

Fixes to the map-flyer, printed out a couple copies.

Diamond shipment arrived, more Manga, some Frank Brunner, toys & a Pulp Mags book.

11 online orders, let them sit a day longer trying to get a priority, so they built up a bit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Shelved 3 boxes of paperbacks, quite a few newer fiction, romance (supernatural & not) , and some mystery.

Rainy dreary day.
Did a few more bills.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

CookBooks = 3 more shelves

Pulled & condensed the Health, Self-Help, Parenting, & Education by 3 shelves. Moved the Parenting to near the bottom of the health section, moved the Education below the self-help.
Moved the Plants & Gardening down to bottom below the Business (where the parenting and education were.)
Expanded the cookbooks by 3 shelves, and just about filled them already.
Shelved (6) boxes of Cookbooks.

Made a big pot of turkey chili w/beans.
Sold a stack of HB D&D books.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bills & Sales tax.
BofA has the absolute WORST website of _any_ bank or credit card company! It just took me a half an hour to figure out how to pay them. gah! Although SCE can be just as difficult to deal with...
Wasted all day with this stuff.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Some trades in today, little bit of politics, history, historical fiction, cookbooks, medical, & The Secret.

7 online orders.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

More VHS tapes, some CookBooks to the shelves & some to the $1.00 section, Vampire Romance.

Revised the tri-fold pamphlet & printed a few copies, and gave most of them out already.

Friday, January 18, 2008

refilled color ink & my fingers are purple now...

more DVDs

Thursday, January 17, 2008

5 more online orders.

Shelved another large stack of RPG stuff, mostly Fantasy d20 system, but started into the SF RPGs and the other game system stuff.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Role Playing Games d20

Wasted the morn staring at sales numbers, which are not going to change no matter how I look at them so my time would be far better spent getting to work... :}

8 online orders.

Shelved another couple of stacks of RPG books, all d20 System Fantasy Role Playing Game books.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Cleaned out the 3rd aisle a bit, shelved more paperbacks.
Bought a stack of used Manga, including a large run of Naruto & Bleach.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Mostly the internet today

Couple of eBay shops orders, some game cards.

Did some Amazon feedback.

4 other online orders made for a very nice online sales day, but not much in the store.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mark down - Cookbooks and Health

Finished marking down the cookbooks, lots of $3.95 cookbooks now.

Marked down the Health & Medicine books - lots of them to $3.95.

Shelved more Role Playing Games.

A few Cookbooks, and some Health & Medical books went onto the $1.00 racks.

Friday, January 11, 2008

DVDs and newer paperbacks, paranormal romance

Paperwork, bills, taxes ...

Fresh Cookbooks & SF on the $1.00 books shelves.

More DVDs

more newer paperbacks on the spin racks - a large stack of paranormal romance.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Worked on eBay shops adjustments, fixed the shop categories, and some of the eBay categories, mostly for the toys.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

eBay store, Supernatural Romance, cartoons

Wallpapered the bathroom with more book cartoons.
Marked down some of the Cookbooks, quite a few went to $3.95, I'll try and finish the rest later.

oogh Taxes...

I think I got the eBay store setup, mostly...

ValoreBooks set up.

resubmitted online ad for LA Weekly.

Trades today contained a bunch of that Supernatural Romance which has become so popular again. I'll try to get it shelved soon.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Kids Comics, Online selling

Rearranged the comics in the kids section - expanded into 2 of the racks I picked up from Game Castle - and managed to get some extra room for the young adult paperbacks.

Worked on the eBay Shops more, I knew it wouldn't be as easy as I'd hoped.

Also signed up with A1Books & Valorebooks.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Damn, someone from the city came by and said I can't have the roof-top sign.

Tried to get an eBay shop set up...

The whole crew from Sunshine Books stopped by on their way back from Disneyland.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

RPGs & Toys & Games - Doctor Who

Shelved more RPGs, Toys, Games, and Figures. Including a Batch of Doctor Who Miniatures.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Put up some shelves in the kitchen.
Started shelving some of the RPG books.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Role Playing Game Books

Started on the Role Playing Game Books - lots of d20 fantasy, tons of D&D supplements, some SF, some Judge Dredd, Slaine, lots of various others.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Had a lot of Romance paperbacks traded in.
Went back to Game Castle to pick up the magazine racks purchased yesterday.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Game Castle gone...

Went to Game Castle's last day Auction. Picked up most of the novels, tons of TSR/Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, etc. Also some card games and a few other odds & sods.

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