Monday, February 28, 2011

Slightly updated the website.
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Purchased a few boxes of mostly junk, but some ok kids books and cookbooks in the mix. Shelved some of the cookbooks already.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* Emeril's There's a Chef in My Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone by Emeril Lagasse; Illustrator-Charles Yuen
HarperCollins 2002-04-01 Hardcover

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fencing.
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Hubbell was here.
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Some collectable books shelved.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:

The Tomb of Dracula [19 issues] 6, 11, 12,13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 34, 35, 36, 41, 42 + Giant-Size Chillers Featuring The Curse of Dracula #1 [lot of 19 issues] by Marv Wolfman; Gene Colan; Tom Palmer; Gil Kane
Marvel Comics Group 1972-1979 Comic

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Went through the Marvel comics back issues and marked some down.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved some more vintage and rare books, some signed Brabury, and other autographed books.
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Book of the day:
Fire on the Mountain 1ST Edition US by Edward Abbey
Dial 1962 Hardcover

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Shelved some rare books, a few old fanzines and Ackerman stuff.
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Purchased a game and a few paperbacks.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved about a half shelf of moderate collectable books, some Easton Press, others.
Item of the day:

Starlog Magazine 1987, 1988 #115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137. [lot of 19 issues]

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Processed & packed the online orders.
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Managed to get the Diamond orders done on time, for once.
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Book of the day:

Mobilier alsacien by Lucile Oliver
CH. Massin 1976 Hardcover

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NEW just in: The Strange Case of Edward Gorey - his birthday was yesterday.


Processed and shelved 2 boxes of rare books, including some signed Ray Bradbury (among others) and a stack of old Little Golden Books (with several 1st 'A' prints.)
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Book of the day:

*Signed* Servant of the Dragon 1st by David Drake
Tor Books 1999-08-01 Hardcover

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Shelved a few stack of vintage paperbacks.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Sorted and shelved the 2 loads from yesterday.
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Packed another 3 small boxes for wholesale.
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Cleaned up a bit.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* The Book of Fairies Remarqued 1st by Michael Hague
HarperCollins 2000-10-31 Hardcover

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Went through 2 car loads of books to pick out around 4 boxes of books to purchase after around 3 hours of searching. Not that it was total junk, but there wasn't a whole lot of good, and unfortunately nothing great.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Packed 2 large boxes for wholesale.
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Book of the day:

Haydn: Chronicles and Works, Volume 3 III : Haydn in England 1791-1795 by -
Indiana University Press 1976 Hardcover

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Brought some boxes of vintage paperbacks to the store, started getting them sorted.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved some rare(er) VHS, and a stack of DVDs and CDs.
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Book of the day:

Angus Oblong Signed The Oblongs - The Complete Animated Series DVD set (plus bonus) by Angus Oblong
Warner Home Video 2005-10-04 DVD

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Shelved 2 stacks of vintage books, some on collecting, history, other non-fiction.
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Shelved a box of American McGee's Alice series 3 Figures.
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Marked down the religious ephemera.
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Hubbell was here.
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Processed 4 stacks of VHS.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* M is for Malice 1st by Sue Grafton
Henry Holt and Co. 1996-11-15 Hardcover

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Book Baron of A Castle of Books, the One Dollar (and up) Bookstore, which covers 0.25 Acres of Books in Long Beach (the Bixby Knolls area), says:

Books, books, books! All books must go. At A Castle of Books we're slashing books in half! This is a book blow out! Make us an offer on our vast selection of books! We got white books, black books, Spanish books, yellow books, hot books, cold books, romance books, tight books, big books, horror books, fat books, scary books, crime books, kids books, silk books, Naugahyde books, snappin' books, horse books, dog books, mule books, fake books!
If we don't have it, you don't want it!
Shelved 4 or 5 boxes of hardcover and softcover mostly non-fiction, and 2 boxes of paperbacks almost all fiction; mystery, sf/fantasy.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Sorted 3 or 4 boxes.
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Book of the day:

Before Adam by Jack London
The Review of Reviews Company 1913 Hardcover

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shelved 6 boxes of Hardcover & Softcover books, all genres, a stack of modern lit fiction softcover, religion, classics, transportation, history, self-help, mystery, how-to, business, entertainment, etc.
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Shelved a box of children's picture books.
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Sorted 4 or 5 boxes.
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Book of the day:

Hilary Knight Signed Eloise's Guide to Life: Or, How to Eat, Dress, Travel, Behave, and Stay Six Forever by Kay Thompson; Illustrator - Hilary Knight
Simon & Schuster Children 2000-06-01 Hardcover

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Shelved a box of paperbacks, lots of popular big name authors, Grisham, Patterson, etc.
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Sorted 3 or 4 boxes.
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Book of the day:

The Whore's Rhetorick,: Calculated to the meridian of London and conformed to the rules of art, in two dialogues by Ferrante Pallavicino
Ivan Obolensky, Inc. 1961 Hardcover

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Shelved 8 boxes of mass market/ racksize paperbacks.
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Book of the day:

Harper's Bazaar May 2008 Julianne Moore Summer Fashion Issue by Editor-Harper's Bazaar
Hearst Magazines 2008 Paperback

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Purchased 2 collections of non-fiction books.
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Processed & packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:

The Berlin- Package ; The New Berlin: architecture, culture and history of the city. With 3D (pop-up) images and surprising special features by Michael Lewitscharoff
Ars Edition 2002-05-01 Hardcover

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shelved 4 boxes of paperbacks.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved a half shelf of moderate collectables.
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Packed 3 boxes for wholesale.
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Sorted 6 boxes of stuff from storage.
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Book of the day:

The Turk, Chess Automaton by Gerald M. Levitt
McFarland & Company 2000-10 Hardcover

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Shelved a few minor collectable books.
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Hubbell was here.
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Bills & Accounting.
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Book of the day:

Riddles in the British Landscape by Richard Muir
Thames & Hudson 1981-04 Hardcover

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

SCE's installers came by and swapped out our few old T12's to new T8's, it wasn't much, so it probably won't save a noticeable amount of energy, but at least it's free.
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Processed & packed the online orders.
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Shelved a stack of New Manga.
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Purchased 3 old McFarlane Where the Wild Things Are Figures.
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Item of the day:

Ral Partha Dragon of the Month: Sea Serpent Dragon Figure by Sculpted by Dennis Mize
Ral Partha Toy

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Shelved a stack of 1st Edition D&D manuals.
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Shelved some new graphic novels and some old comics.
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Reduced prices on some Gardening books.
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Sorted 6 boxes, lots of comics.
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Book of the day:

Ill-Starred Captains: Flinders and Baudin by Anthony J. Brown
Stackpole Books 2001-07 Hardcover

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ordered business cards and tri-fold flyers.
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Sorted a box+ of comics.
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Processed & packed the online orders.
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Packed 3 boxes for wholesale.
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Books of the day:

Rails Through the Orange Groves : A Centennial Look at the Railroads of Orange County, California (Vol. 1) by Stephen E. Donaldson; William A. Myers
Interurban Press 1989-07 Hardcover

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Rails Through the Orange Groves : A Centennial Look at the Railroads of Orange County, California (Vol. II) by Stephen E. Donaldson; William A. Myers
Interurban Press 1989-07 Hardcover

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Re-filled the $1.00 carts with piles of romance paperbacks, and a smattering of other subjects.
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Reduced the price on many Fantasy Hardcover to $3.95.
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Book of the day:

Campaigning with Custer, 1868-69 by David L. Spotts; Editor-E. A. Brininstool
University of Nebraska Press 1988-02-01 Hardcover

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Purchased 5 boxes of old 'stuff' but there are some art books in there.
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Purchased a couple of wine books.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:

Salud!: The Rise Of Santa Barbara'S Wine Industry by Victor W. Geraci
University of Nevada Press 2004-03-01 Hardcover

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Friday, February 04, 2011

First Fridays 10

Just chased the last lookie-Lou's out.
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A big crowd to night especially compared to the rather light day beforehand.
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Hubbell was here, and Bob showed up for FF.
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Free lunch from Green Burrito.
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More computer backup.
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Book of the day:

Daredevil 254, 255, 256 Typhoid Mary (lot of 3) Comic Books by Ann Nocenti with art by John Romita Jr.; Al Williamson ( inker )
Marvel Comics 1988 Comic

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* Black House by Stephen King; Peter Straub
Random House 2001-09 Hardcover

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Hmm spent the entire day 'cleaning' and backing up files on the computer... always feels like nothing was actually done.
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Book of the day:

IBM 5100 Portable Computer BASIC Introduction, BASIC Reference Manual, & Communications Adapter Feature User's Manuals by -
IBM 1975 Paperback

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased a pile of VHS & some comics.
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Book of the day:

Aquaman ; Volume 1: #52 (DeadMan linked Backup) by Steve Skeates; Jim Aparo; Dick Giordano; Neal Adams
DC 1970 Comic

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Free Books for First Friday

This Friday February 4th from 9:30 in the morning until closing. Just come and get them from the designated carts out front.

Valentine's Coupon

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Just bring a print out of this online coupon
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