Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shelved another box of comics.

Finally shelved some Simpsons Toys & Figures, more soon.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Shelved some Jasper Fforde - Thrusday Next books.

Shelved a small stack of Christian Comics, in the rack next to the religion section.

Shelved a box of kids comics, half of them Disney, half Star.

Shelved a box of SF comics, Aliens, Predator & Terminator.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Updated some online ads.

Answered emails.

Attempted yet again to get ATT billing fixed...

Insurance, bah.

Shelved a stack of automotive books, as well as some Art, and a stack of various stuff.

Managed to just about shelve everything that came in today.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Packaged the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Traded for some sheetmusic books, and some DVDs. Shelved some DVDs.

Shelved a box of history, philosophy, and other books, HB & TPB.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A whole stack of boxes tumbled this earlier this morning, hmm, no earthquake, must have been a bad stack. Tried to get some of them shelved, but needed to get my car insurance done.

Yelped a bit, fixed the ACOB website slightly.

Shelved 2 stacks of D&D 3rd Edition books, mostly official WOTC stuff.

Purchased a small stack to literature & pop art books.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Packed the online orders.

Big crowed came in just at closing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sorted and cleaned up more of the stuff in front of the counter, finally got all of that loose stuff off the floor.

Shelved 4 or 5 stacks of HB & TPBs.

Knocked over the Magnetic Bookmarks spinner & shattered it, but managed to glue it back together and it seems like it will still work ok.

Hubbell was here.

2 boxes of paperbacks shelved, quite a bit of newer stuff.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Packed up the online orders for shipment Monday morning.

Sorted and cleaned up much of the pile on the floor in front of the comics.

Some new $1.00 books on the cart.

Traded for 2 large stack of Louis L'amour Westerns - the Bantam Brown Leatherette set.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shelved 4 stacks of books.

Traded for 2 stacks of old Engineering books.

Did some emails. Pretty busy, didn't get much else done.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Reduced prices in the Entertainment sections - Movies, TV, Stars, Film Making - many to $3.95, and a stack out to the $1.00 cart.

Priced 5 stacks of HB & TPB, some modern lit fiction, mystery, kids books, aircraft, investment, real estate, crafts, cookbooks, cartoons, a bit of everything.

Packed 2 boxes of wholesale stuff.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow, quite a stack.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shelved some Comics, Manga, Anime & Earth X statues.

Shelved some Ephemera, old postcards, bookmarks, and a few random paper items.

Accounting & Bills the rest of the day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Shelved some Simpsons Toys.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Shelved a large stack of Metaphysical & Witchcraft books.

Shelved a box of Philosophy.

Received the 3rd incorrect book from my amazon order. That's 3 for 3 so far... grrr..

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Purchased a big box of metaphysical - witchcraft books.

Purchased a few huge art books.

Purchased some Manga.

Packed the online orders for shipment Monday morning.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Purchased a stack of Automotive books.

Rebecca was here for the last time - luck in college :-)

Shelved 3 stacks of HB & TPB, much fiction, and some of everything else.

Purchased another box of Simpsons stuff.

Shelved that stack of Automotive books, and some how to draw & do art books.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Backed up the computer, and reinstalled WinXP. Perhaps it will stick this time, who knows - anything's possible.

Shelved some Simpsons toys.

Purchased a few military books, mostly WWII.

Purchased a few more Simpsons toys - probably the last of them.

Reinstalled a dozen or so programs to get the computer back to useability.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sorted and shelved a few Simpsons toys.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Reordered some Blackwell Fencing Manuals.

Purchased another tub & a half of Simpsons toys.

Purchased a stack of comics.

Shelved a stack of comics, Avengers, X-men, some kids stuff.

Traded in some audio books on CD.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Shelved a huge pile of paperbacks, mystery (Macdonald and others), lots of thrillers, general fiction, historical fiction, romance, fantasy, sf, more.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Monday, August 11, 2008

3 box donation - mostly old texts, but some fantasy pbs.

Shelved - CDs, some modern rock, alt rock.

Hubbell was here.

Swapped the Mystery rack with one of the Fiction racks up by the front windows, not that anyone will really notice.

Some of the giant stack of paperbacks on the trade-in counter were shelved.

Shelved some philosophy, science, and history HB & TPB.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Packaged the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Purchased 2 more tubs of Simpsons toys/figures.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Purchased 3 more large tubs of Simpsons toys/figures.

Newly shelved; vintage Peanuts cartoon books.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Fiddled with phone billing.

Some Westerns traded in.

Shelved more magazines, some vintage Playboy this time.

Purchased a pile of Simpsons toys and figures, they are shelved already.

Shelved more superhero toys & action figures, Wolverine, Sabertooth, Batman, others.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

A donation of textbooks and magazines came in.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Reduced prices for some online items.

Shelved a big stack of magazines, mostly Ebony, and Ebony Man.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

4 boxes of paperbacks traded in, lots of romance.

Reduced prices on the Entertainment - Stars section, many Hardcover books down to $3.95.

Added a map of the store to the website (at the bottom) Showing all the sections and locations within the store, so you can get an idea of what we have.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Packaged up the online orders.

Shelved 2 stacks of fiction Hardcovers & TPB, and some more military books, military equipment.

Monday, August 04, 2008

USPS lost a package - or at least they ripped it open and separated both the shipping label & the packing slip from a package. I don't hold much hope that they can find the contents...

Shelved 6 stacks of mostly Fiction, HB & TPB.

Shelved 3 boxes of mostly Military, a bunch of osprey, some field manuals, WWII books, etc., and some Frederick Remington art books.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Packaged up a bunch of online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Shelved some magazines.

Answered emails.

Shelved 2 stacks of books, all sorts of things.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Accounting and filing all morning.

Shelved some comics, some old Archie's and some Married with Children.

Very slow, making up for yesterday I guess...

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pretty busy day, nice to see things pick up a bit.

Shelved a few stacks of HB fiction, general fiction, Thrillers, Mystery, etc., and a stack of Art Books, and Art Design, and some other coffee table books on Entertainment & movies.

Purchased more Medical books.

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