Monday, June 30, 2008


Shelved a stack of large hardcover books, some military, aircraft, collecting, photography, more, and a few DVDs.

Hubbell was here.

Finished straightening out the hardcover general fiction.

George Takei in honour of his marriage last week...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

More DVDs, some good action movies.

I'm too nice, I knew something was up with that kid (older teen black male, fairly articulate, soft spoken, casual dress) and I was sure I should have stopped him from messing around in the adult section, but I didn't want to 'bother' him. Then the Thief stole a box set of anime DVDs. He took them to the other side of the store, then when things got busy for a little while, he must have opened the box and taken the dvds, because the shredded box was right there where he had been loitering for hours. He then had the nerve to ask to use the phone because he was locked out of his house before he left... What is especially annoying is, that was the 2nd time that specific dvd set has been stolen, guess I should have known better...
Busy day, but still more in than out... & had just gotten the floor cleared off...

Purchased 6 boxes of Classics & Film.

Rebecca was here.

The General Fiction/Thrillers/Historical Fiction section has been expanded, although it'll fill up again soon.

Vendl was here.

1 box of paperbacks shelved.

Shelved some

Traded for 8 boxes of various stuff, some art, more classics.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sorted and organized donations and other stuff.

Shelved some: martial arts books, military history, architecture, young adult books, hardy boys, and more.

Cleared the 3rd isle back to normal width.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Answered emails and packed online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Purchased 4 boxes of recent medical books.

More donations.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Accounting & paid bills.

Rebecca was here.

Finished moving the Mystery section to the end of the center isle.
Expanded the Kids section by 1/3 more.
Started expanding the General Fiction/Thrillers.

Moved the Role Playing Games and the Board & Card Games to the bookcase on the wall at the end of the center isle.
The new Medical & Self-Help section. The new religion section.

Shelved a few stacks of hardcover books, some fiction, sf, fantasy, some military, Naval History, and various others.

Another stack of donations dropped off.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Processed orders for shipment tomorrow.

Answered emails.

We're now an eBay Power Seller.woo ...

Shelved a few small boxes of mostly Art & photography.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bills, accounting, filing, bleah.

Lots of trades, several boxes of young adult chapter books, a stack of manga, much more.

Moved the Self-Help, Medical, Relationships, Parenting & Religion to the 3rd 'cubby' section.
Moved the Education next to the kids books, and started to move the Mystery to the end of center isle, where the Medical used to be. All in preparation to expand the Kids section and the General Fiction.

Hubbell was here.

Guy, who reeked and wore tattered clothes and was being a bit of a hassle, actually purchased something, first impressions are not always accurate, but come on, turning your t-shirt inside out is not the same as washing it...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Finally finished emptying out the 3rd cubby 'storage' area.

Cleared room to get at the adult stuff a bit easier.

Shelved some more toys.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sorting and moving and organizing, still, but nearly done.

Rebecca stopped by. yay.

Friday, June 20, 2008

More sorting and organizing, almost cleared out 2 bookcases of storage.
Traded for some more toys.
Cory stopped by and hung out for a bit.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Processed & packed up the online orders.

Answered emails.

More reorganisation & sorting.

Found an amusing inscription.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Culled $1 books.

Started on a major reorganization project, the first step to clear out one of the cubby sections is progressing apace, although it does entail crowding the 3rd isle a bit.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Purchased 15 (small) boxes of mostly kids books.

Sorted and organized a bit.

Traded in today: a short box of comics, 2 boxes hardcover, a stack of games & figures.
Marked down piles of VHS to $1.00

Shelved a few things of all sorts.

Hubbell was here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wallpapered the bathroom with more cartoons.

Packaged online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Answered emails and straightened up a bit.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Marked down the Cookbooks, more at $3.95.

Traded in for a collection of Playboy Magazines 1990's mostly, shelved some already.

Shelved a stack of Graphic Novels, Wonder Woman, Incredible Hulk, Signed Stan Lee.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sorted 6 or so boxes, shelved at least a box, mostly Vintage Hard Back Fiction, and some various other things, a car manual, classics, etc.

Hubbell was here.

Sold out of the Destroyer.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Packaged online orders.

Managed to shelve a few things, sorted a box or 3.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bills & Accounting & Filing, all day...

Moved the Manga, not far swapped with the Graphic Novels.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Marked down the Plays, lots of Shakespeare at $3.95.

Purchased around 1100 comic books, should have some out soon.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Computer crashed, had to re-install, so there went the morning.

Hubbell was here.

Sorted 6 boxes, got a few things shelved, more fiction online.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Shelved a stack of Choose Your Own Adventure books.

Free Comics & advance reading copies - with any purchase.

Packaged up the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Shelved a box of Fiction, Relationships, Occult books.
a box of architecture books, and some business books.

4 Boxes of Romance BCEs in the $1.00 books.

Shelved some Philosophy & Classics pbs.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Lots of offers to sell, but nothing worthwhile.
Somewhat busy in the morning, died off in the afternoon.
Somehow didn't really get anything done...

Friday, June 06, 2008

3 or 4 boxes of paperbacks traded in, plus a donation of 2 boxes of National Geographics.

Shelved a stack of young adult TPB & HB.

Shelved a box of books on Architecture.

3 boxes of paperbacks shelved.

A box of Romance onto the $1.00 shelves.

Hubbell was here.

Found money in a book! - well Hong Kong dollars... and not really worth the paper it's printed on...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Shelved a few boxes of various books.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Culled the $1.00 books.

Packed up 2 bulk orders.

Shelved a box of stuff, some General Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Collecting, more.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Shelved 3 boxes of Harlequin Romantic Suspense series.

Rearranged the Romance & Horror a bit, adjusted things to that the Romance paperbacks are a bit lower and easier to get at.

Packed up the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Going to see Indy.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Put 3 boxes of series romances onto the $1.00 cart & shelves, to make room for the boxes of Harlequin Intrigue that is being shelved.

Reduced prices on the Poetry - many down to $3.95.

Hubbell was here.

3 boxes of HB & TPB's shelved, many Fiction, some Mystery, Romance, Cookbooks, Western Americana, Metaphysical, more.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

23 bags of BEA swag - or about 8 boxes, and some very sore shoulders from hauling bags of books about.
Should have some freebies out soon. The shelves under the register - 1 free item with any purchase.

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