Monday, March 31, 2008

Sent Diamond order.

Unpacked from the show yesterday, and sorted the signed books, about 2 boxes of them.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

29th Annual Mission Hills Paperback Books Show 2008

A Castle of Books table. Hall 'B'
Crowds at Once Read Books $1.00 a book table next door.

Not a great show, but look to have made a very minimal a amount profit. Probably not as good as if had been open. But Alicia did manage to get a stack of books signed. Nothing by Bradbury unfortunately.

Forry Ackerman - not on the list but showed up anyway
Barbara Hambly - no show, pulled from list early
Karen Anderson - no show, heard she was unwell.
Tony Gleeson - no show, pulled from list early
Peter Beagle - caught him early
David Gerrold
William Nolan - a long line but he was doing lots of sketching
Mel Gilden
Earl Kemp - missed him
Donald Glut - no show - and had a lot for him for once
Richard Lupoff
Michael Kurland
George Clayton Johnson - missed his signing, but caught him later
Arthur Byron Cover - missed his signing
Jim Harmon
Ray Bradbury - Huge slow line, 2 PBs only.
Frederik Pohl - no show, heard he was sick
Harry Turteldove - fast as usual
Charles Nuetzel
Larry Niven - long slow line
Louis Charbonneau - missed him

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Made labels for Paperback show display, packed up the SUV, nearly ready to go in the morning.

'Lee' stopped in! (no not that one)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Diamond Comics shipment arrived yesterday, more Anime DVDs, some Graphic Novels, and European Hardcover GNs.

A stack of Disney cartoon VHS traded in.

Bills, banking & paperwork.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sorted & boxed up books to get signed at the show on Sunday.

Packaged online orders.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Finished processing vintage paperbacks, and started gathering up and organizing stuff for the show on Sunday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Processed 2 boxes of vintage paperbacks, lots of mystery & sf, some erotica, metaphysical, crime, and movie/tv covers.

Purchased 6 boxes of relatively recently published Religion, History, Science & Philosophy.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sorted & organized the Adventure Fiction, Dale Brown, Coontz, W.E.B. Griffin, etc.

Did some 'Filing' - or at least labeled the box that I threw it all into...

Processed 2 boxes of vintage paperbacks, lots of Mystery & SF, some vintage sleaze, and other stuff. Getting ready for the paperback show on the 30th, should have done this months ago, but ...

Here's some of them.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pulled extra copies of Nora Roberts paperbacks off the shelf yesterday - a stack of them on the $1.00 cart now, along with some general fiction & thrillers.

Shelved a stack of Hardcover, some General Fiction, Horror, Young Adult Novels, Art, & some Signed Books behind the counter.

Packaged up the online orders for shipment on Friday.

Adjusted eBay setting for international, and for non-book items.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Some piss-ant put a sticker on the armor yesterday, didn't notice it until taking the cart out this morning. It came off ok, but what's wrong with these idiots?

Adjusted some more settings on eBay, now trying to get the international shipping to work.

Shelved a box of hardback/tpb's Cats, Plants, Business, General Fiction, Religion, Cartoons, more

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fixed Sunday closings sign.

Attempted to fix eBay settings some more.

Purchased some books on eastern religion.

Shelved some books on business, eastern religion, psychology.

Packaged 10 online orders.

Monday, March 17, 2008

arrgh left the heat on all weekend...

Sorted more vintage paperbacks for the show coming up at the end of the month.

Straightened up cleared the aisles a bit.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Shelved 4 boxes of Hardcover & TradePaperback books, lots of Cookbooks, lots of Classics, History, General Fiction, Horror, Romance, SF, Fantasy, Entertainment Biography, Crafts & more, most are only $6.95.

Put out some more toys and games, stuffed Monty Python & the Holy Grail, and RPG Miniatures.

Kathy & Dan stopped by and the wind picked up so strongly it blew the cart around! Turned it 180! Small books flew all across the parking lot.

Packaged up the online orders for shipment on Monday.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Shelved some Anime DVDs, and some Card Games.

Purchased 6 boxes of books on History, Religion, Philosophy and Science the other day. They're in nice condition and some will be shelved soon.

Dana brought over a box of comics donations from Once Read Books.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Packaged the online orders.

Added images to online listings.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shelved 1 box of paperbacks, lots of Romance, some others.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Packaged the online orders, but ran out of tape, shipment hasn't arrived yet, guess I'll have to get another roll.

Shelved a box of paperbacks, mostly Romance.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Installed an electronic AC switch last night.

Shelved 3 boxes of mass market paperbacks, lots of Romance, General Fiction & Thrillers, Fantasy and Young Adult novels.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Shelved 3 boxes of paperbacks, lots of fantasy, and recent stuff for the racks.

Packaged online orders.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

New $1.00 books on the cart out front, and VHS too.

Tried to get eBay to work better...

Shelved a box of paperbacks, a stack of young adult novels, and various other fiction.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Processed the Diamond Comics order that arrived yesterday. New Comics: Gunslinger, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Laurell K. Hamilton + George R.R. Martin.

Restocked and put out 3 times more of the role playing game miniatures.

Ordered bags from MDI.

Paperwork & figures for taxes.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Answered email.

Worked on the tri-fold flyer, figured out how to make a pdf file.

Listed some DVDs.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Fixed some online listings.

Priced some collectable vintage paperbacks.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Shelved 3 boxes of paperbacks.

Traded in for a box of New Ayn Rand - Fountainhead & Anthem paperbacks.

Packaged up 7 online orders.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Bills & Paperwork.

Left a bunch of Amazon & eBay feedback.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Shelved 1 boxes of paperbacks.

Organized the crafts - Holidays, Weddings, Body Art, Fashion, Smokes, Dolls & Toys, Quilting, Needlecrafts, Ideals.

Packaged 13 orders for shipment on Monday.

The Crafts & How-To Bookcase

Top Shelf = Crafts - Holidays - Weddings - Home Design - Body Art
Fashion - Smokes - Dolls & Toys - Crafts
Quilting - Crafts
Needlecraft - Ideals - How-To
How-To (Electrical, Construction, Home Repair)
Bottom Shelf = How-To (Electrical, Construction, Home Repair)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Finished shelving those Technical & Electronics books from yesterday.

Looked up some of the Danish books that came in a couple of days ago.
Diamond comics shipment arrived.

A good sale at the end of the day made it a nice day, a good start to a new month.

Been slackin' on the photos, hope to do more tomorrow.

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