Thursday, March 31, 2011

Purchased another box of CDs, should get them shelved by tomorrow.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased 8 or so big boxes of mostly religious books, but also a set of the Complete Far Side.
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Book of the day:

Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty by Edward J. Kelty; Miles Barth; Alan M. Siegel; Edward Hoagland
Friedman / Fairfax 2002-11 Hardcover

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Free Books for First Friday

Free Books for First Friday
(not an April Fools Joke!)

This Friday April 1st from 9:30 in the morning until closing at 10:00! Just come and get them from the designated carts out front.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fixed some online listings and added some images.
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Shelved some vintage sleaze paperbacks.
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Jonathan stopped by.
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Shelved 2 stacks of hardcover and paperback, lots of modern lit, and classics, and many other genres.
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Book of the day:

The Reckoning (The Heritage of Lancaster County #3) by Beverly Lewis
Bethany House Publishers 2002-06 Paperback

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Answered emails.
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Added images to some online books.
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Shelved all the Signed books from the paperback show on Sunday. Signed Books by William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Dennis Etchison, Richard Christian Matheson, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Brett Battles, Peter S. Beagle, Donald Glut, Michael Kurland, & Richard Lupoff.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! by George R. R. Martin (Signed!); Connie Willis; Tanith Lee; Lucius Shepard; Editor - Shawna McCarthy
Dial Press 1985-01 Hardcover

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sorted and re-shelved all the stuff from the paperback show.
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Marked down a bunch of paperbacks.
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Purchased some VHS, and a small stack of political books.
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Book of the day:

Paul Cezanne by Jose Maria Faerna Garcia-Bermejo; Illustrator-Paul Cezanne
Ediciones Poligrafa 2006 Hardcover

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pics from the Mission Hills Paperback show 2011.

From the A Castle of Books table out into room B.

From the room to the A Castle of Books table.
Hubbell at the store.
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Augusta at the Paperback show.
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About broke even on the pb show. No wait, forgot about the gas. Ah well, at least managed to get some books signed. Hopefully get some of them shelved soon...
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Book of the day:

Biomedical Assessment Options for Children with Autism and Related Problems (Draft) by Jon B. Pangborn & Sidney M. Baker
Austism Research Institute 2001 Paperback

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Getting ready for the paperback show in Mission Hills tomorrow.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Hubbell was here.
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More CDs shelved.
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Book of the day:

California Screaming 1st by Doug Guinan
Simon & Schuster 1998-06-17 Hardcover

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Getting ready for the Paperback Show in Mission Hills Sunday.
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Hubbell was here.
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Book of the day:

Credit Management Handbook Second Edition by Prepared And Edited By The Credit Research Foundation
Richard D. Irwin 1965 Hardcover

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shelved several boxes of racksize paperbacks.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Processed more vintage paperbacks.
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Book of the day:

How I Turned $1,000 Into a Million: In Real Estate in My Spare Time by -
Pocket Books 1962 Mass Market Paperback

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Took in 2 boxes of nice condition newer historical romances, and shelved them.
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Worked on more vintage paperbacks.
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Book of the day:

Always Coming Home (in Slipcase with Cassette) by Ursula K. Le Guin; Todd Barton; Margaret Chodos-Irvine; George Hersh
Harper Audio 1985-09 Hardcover

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shelved some more vinyl records, a bunch for $1.00.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Item of the day:

earth angel / hey senorita [7 inch VINYL single 45 rpm] by PENGUINS
DOOTONE Vinyl

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Purchased 3 collections, hardcovers, and some vhs.
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Shelved more movies and CDs.
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Book of the day:

Our Very Own Tree (An I WONDER WHY Reader) by Lawrence F. Lowery
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1969 Hardcover

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rain all day.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved a few more CDs.
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Processed the online orders.
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Book of the day:

The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons: A Book for Parents and Those in Loco Parentis by Ellice Hopkins
E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc. 1899 Hardcover

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

More CDs in.
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Dealt with accounting and bills, and getting Verizon to do what they said they would 3 months ago...
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved more rare and moderately collectable CDs.
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Book of the day:

The Stereoscope; Its History, Theory, and Construction by David Brewster
Morgan & Morgan 1971 (1856) Paperback

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The following Chess books seem to have been stolen from the store probably in February 2011.
Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual: Practical Training for the Ambitious Chessplayer.
Art of Attack in Chess.
*Signed* Chess for Juniors: A Complete Guide for the Beginner.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Purchased 2 boxes of underground comics & erotica, and books on ships.
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James & Bob stopped by.
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Hubbell was here.
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Book of the day:

Vie et des Moeurs de Mademoiselle Cronel, dite Fretillon. Tome 1 & 2 (Life and of Manners of Miss Cronel, known as Fretillon) by J. J. Gay, Editeur
Bruxelles 1883 Hardcover

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Found an add on to fix a silly little problem with firefox bookmark favicons, that had been annoying for years.
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Processed and packed the online orders, and 4 boxes for wholesale.
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Purchased a few small collections.
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Item of the day:

Kennedy's Ireland by Robert Vaughn narrator
Mpi Home Video 1994-12-15 VHS Tape

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finally got the setup info for 2 more online selling venues, and managed to get them running.
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Did an ad swap with Long Beach Comic Con the other day, and it's up now, around 1 in 5 views on their site should show it.
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Inundated for the second day with mostly useless books, but purchased a few stacks of moderately okay titles.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* Mune No Shashin to Yomikata (Chest X-Ray Photographs and Their Reading Procedures) by Shigeto Ikeda
New Japanese law publication 1990 Hardcover

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More CDs and Records in.
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Shelved a stack of hip-hop cds.
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Shelved a stack of Music Cassettes, yes cassettes... someone might still want them, they're only a buck.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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A lot of people brought a lot of stuff in to sell today, unfortunately not much of it was worthwhile.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* A Very Special Portrait of Dolls, Volume III by Carol L Jacobsen
C.M. Henry 1977 Hardcover

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Spent the entire day working on tax accounting, but think it's done, finally...
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Purchased some Records and posters.
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Book of the day:

*Signed* The Assassination Please Almanac (JFK) by Tom Miller
Regnery 1977 Paperback

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Processed and shelved another box of vintage paperbacks, quite a stack of vintage sleaze in this one.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved more Signed books, and some more rare CDs.
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Book of the day:

Fogg and Steam ; A Regional Look At Steam In North America by Frank Clodfelter
Pruett Pub Co 1978-06 Hardcover

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Shelved 4 stacks of history.
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Shelved a pile of Terry Pratchett, and Tamora Pierce paperbacks.
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Hubbell was here.
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Book of the day:

The French-kosher cookbook by Ruth Grossman
Galahad Books 1974 Hardcover

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Purchased several stacks of mostly fiction, mostly first editions, and a few signed hardcover books, nothing terribly special unfortunately.
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Purchased a collection of DVDs. ~
Processed and packed the online orders.
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Item of the day:

What a Blast: Architecture in Motion by Tangerine Dream
Allumination 2000-03-28 DVD

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Purchased a stack of computer art program books, and managed to get them processed and shelved already.
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Packed up four boxes for wholesale.
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Book of the day:

Movie Showstoppers Piano/Vocal/Chords by Jeannette Aquino, Frank Milone, David C. Olsen
Columbia Pictures Publishing/Belwin inc. 1991 Paperback

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Answered emails, and did some updates to the search page on the website.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased a stack of mostly history, and one of a few fiction, and another of some art and classics.

Book of the day:

Musica : Les instruments de musique dans les collections belges : Musical instruments in Belgian collections : Muziekinstrumenten in Belgische verzamelingen by Malou Haine
P. Mardaga 1989 Hardcover

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Shelved a stack of vintage Archie Comics titles from the '60s & '70s.
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Processed and shelved a small box of Vintage paperbacks, some gems, but mostly vintage reading stock.
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Purchased a small stack of DVDs, and shelved them already.
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Item of the day:

Cast of Cats - Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Audio CD by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; Wynton Marsalis
DMX / Brooks Brothers Audio CD

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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Price reduction on Pet & Animal books, almost 3/4 of them down under $3.95.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:

Rags and Tatters ; A Magic Action Story by Betty Russell (or Betty Burrell?)
Whitman Publishing #846 1936 Paperback

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Marked down the Entertainment, Law, and all the Hardcover Fiction/thrillers/historicals. More than half of them were reduced, a great many to $3.95, and boxes to $1.00.,
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Re-filled the $1.00 carts.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved some vintage Little Golden Books.
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Book of the day:

Latin American Cinema: Film and history (UCLA Latin American studies ; v. 26) by E. Bradford Burns
UCLA Latin American Center, University of California 1975 Paperback

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Friday, March 04, 2011

First Fridays 11

Processed a box of vintage paperbacks, shelved some rare sleaze, and a piles of inexpensive vintage novels.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved some rare role playing game books, and a few other things.
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Very slow day until the evening rush. Without First Friday would it have been quite a poor showing for the day.
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Wish people would clean up after themselves, kept finding half full cups of drinks all over the place.
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Book of the day:

Sensuality : Captured by the Great Photographers of the World by Introduction by Anne Cumming; David Hamilton, Robert Farber, Larry Dale Gordon, Jaques Alexandre, more
Delilah Books 1983 Hardcover

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Purchased a couple of boxes of modern lit and graphic novels.
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Shelved a stack of CDs.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Item of the day:

Batman Sword of Azrael # 1, 2, 3 and 4. (The Complete Four Part Limited Series) by Dennis O'Neil; Illustrator-Joe Quesada; Illustrator-Kevin Nowlan
DC Comics 1992 Comic

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Processed a shelf plus of inexpensive collectables.
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Purchased a box of over 200 music CDs, and shelved about half already.
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Item of the day:

Essentials : The Ultimate Andrew Lloyd Webber Album by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Koch Records 1994-01-31 Audio CD

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Purchased a stack of role playing game books, from basic D&D to 3.5, some Shadowrun, and magazines.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Did lots of accounting.
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Book of the day:

Warhammer Siege ; Warhammer 40,000 / Warhammer Fantasy Battle by Rick Priestley
Games Workshop 1988 Hardcover

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