Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Purchased some young adult and education books.
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Processed and packed the few online orders.
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Car stuff bah.
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Packed a large box for wholesale.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelly born this day in 1797.
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Book of the day:
011188

Berkeley Breathed *Signed* Classics of Western Literature: Bloom County 1986-1989 Berke Breathed (Berkeley Breathed) Signed First Edition 1st Printing B0030J6EH6 Good-. (3 of 10) Little Brown & Co (P) 1990-08 Paperback "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Berkeley Breathed on the title page, signature alone. Signed in person - LBCC09. Bagged for protection. (ISBN: 0316107549) crease cover, The front fly page has been removed. wear corners." Signed Humor

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Well fios is having router problems most of the evening today, which knocked out our credit card processor (it will be ok tomorrow). Weird symptoms, google inaccessible, but other random sites will load.
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Sorted a few boxes of books.
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Messed with the computer a bit, working on backup.
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Hoyle died on this day in 1769
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Book of the day:
016732

California's Wild Heritage: Threatened and Endangered Animals in the Golden State Peter Steinhart; Introduction-Robert I. Bowman; Collaborator-California Department of Fish and Game; Collaborator-California Academy of Sciences; Collaborator-Sierra Club Books 871566311 Sierra Club Books 8/22/1990 Paperback "Softcover bound book. At Least Acceptable. Listing for inventory stock. For specific condition/edition information please contact. May have water stains, &/or creases to the spine, &/or creases to cover, &/or chips to the edges, &/or tape, &/or Highlighting, &/or Underlining, &/or Former owner's name/note in ink, &/or severe rubbing/chipping, &/or the front fly page may have been clipped at the top corner, &/or there may be a price sticker on the cover. May have a different cover than the current image shown. On the other hand it may very well not have significant damage at all. " California

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Purchased four tubs of books, some lit and classics.
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Purchased a box of vintage movie and monster mags, and a few underground comics.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:
014133

WEIRDO #27 Robert Crumb B000NE2OGQ Last Gasp 1/1/1990 Comic "Bagged for protection with a stiff backing board, 8.5'' x 11'' (aprox.), Staplebound softcover magazine style comic." Comic Books

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shelved a box of comics, lots of Marvel titles from the late 2000's.
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Shelved more CDs & DVDs.
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C. S. Forester is born on this day in 1899.
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Book of the day:
017258

Corpse! (Acting Edition) Gerald Moon 057311014X Samuel French Ltd 1985-07 Paperback "Softcover bound book. At Least Good- (3 of 10) May have creases to the spine &/or creases to cover &/or small chips to the edges &/or minor tape &/or Highlighting &/or Underlining &/or Former owner's name/note inked &/or rubbing/chipping. May have a different cover than the current image shown. BUT will be readable, and may very well not have much damage at all. Will ship in an envelope. "

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Shelved a box of comics, lots of Spawn, and other image.
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Purchased a box of CDs, managed to shelve around half, lots at $1.00.
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Purchased a stack of DVDs, many of them have also already been shelved.
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John Buchan is born on this day in 1875.
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Book of the day:
017271

Understand Your Dreams 3 Ed Alice Anne Parker 915811952 HJ Kramer/New World Library 10/10/2001 Paperback "Softcover bound book. Reading copy. May have water stains &/or creases to the spine &/or creases to cover &/or chips to the edges &/or tape &/or Highlighting &/or Underlining &/or Former owner's name/note inked &/or severe rubbing/chipping. May have a different cover than the current image shown. BUT will be readable, and may very well not have much damage at all. Will ship in an envelope."

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased a few Manga.
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Book of the day:
017352

"MeruPuri, Volume 4 (v. 4)" Matsuri Hino 1421503999 VIZ Media LLC 4/4/2006 Comic Very Good (7 of 10). Light shelf wear and rubbing. Manga

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shelved a box of comics.
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Processed four boxes of inexpensive books.
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Sorted four boxes of donation from the other day - lots out to the $1.00 carts/boxes.
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On this day in 1456 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
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Item of the day:
017443

Meridian #20 Barbara Kesel (*Signed*) B0045EFL6U Crossgen 2/1/2002 Comic This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Barbara Kesel on the cover. Signed in person. Bagged for protection with a stiff backing board. Independents

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Processed three boxes of inexpensive books.
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Book of the day:
017406

Whispers of Moonlight [Large Print] [Rocky Mountain Memories] Lori Wick 739464914 Very Good-. /Very Good-. Harvest House Publishers 1/1/1996 Hardcover (ISBN: 0739464914) Romance

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Monday, August 22, 2011

More DVDs shelved.
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Shelved a stack of Graphic Novel comics.
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Packed six boxes for wholesale.
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Dorothy Parker is born on this day in 1893, Ray Bradbury in 1920.
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Book of the day:
016466

*Signed* The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury ~1st Ray Bradbury Signed First Edition 1st Printing 345305566 Del Rey 8/12/1982 Mass Market Paperback Good (4 of 10). Some wear to the cover and edges. Creases to cover. Creases to the spine. Browning to the edges of the pages. Stated 1st edition. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* and inscribed by Ray Bradbury on the front fly page. Bagged for protection. Fantasy Fiction

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Purchased a large collection of literature and scholarly non-fiction.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Aubrey Beardsley is born on this day in 1872, Christopher Robin Milne in 1920.
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Book(s) of the day:
016691 "American Aphrodite - Quarterly For The Fancy-free - Volume One, Number Three, 1951" "Samuel, Editor; contributions by Beardsley, Aubrey; Roskolenko, Harry; Miller, Henry; Davies, Rhys... Roth" B002LE4FGS American Aphrodite 1/1/1951 Hardcover Good+ (5 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). Shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. There is a store stamp on the fly from a previous seller. Chipping to the edges of the dj. Erotic Literature

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016690 "American Aphrodite - Quarterly For The Fancy-free - Volume One, Number Four, 1951" "Samuel, Editor; contributions by O'faolain, Sean; Cournos, John; Roskolenko, Harry; Davies, Rhys... Roth" B002LEC82Q American Aphrodite 1/1/1951 Hardcover Good+ (5 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). Shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. There is a store stamp on the fly from a previous seller. Chipping to the edges of the dj. Erotic Literature

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shelved seven boxes of mm/racksize paperbacks, mostly fiction and genre fiction, mystery, thrillers, sf, fantasy, mystery, young adult, etc.
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Shelved some moderate collectable books.
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Sorted a few boxes.
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Added a few boxes to the $1.00 stuff out front, lots of fiction hardcovers, mostly BCEs.
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Book of the day:
015019

Days and Nights in Calcutta (A Ruminator Find) Clark Blaise; Bharati Mukherjee 1886913013 Good (4 of 10) Ruminator Books 10/1/1995 Paperback Good (4 of 10) Softcover bound book.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Purchased four boxes of mostly junk, but a few ok titles, also a stack of auto-repair manuals.
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Shelved more DVD tv show sets.
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Boxed up some stacks. Shelved several giant sets, Seafarers, Library of Art.
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Got the 'new' car registered.
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Book of the day:
017318

The Pocket Interlinear New Testament Editor-Jay P. Green 801038251 Baker Pub Group 1988-09 Paperback "Softcover bound book. At Least Good- (3 of 10) May have creases to the spine &/or creases to cover &/or small chips to the edges &/or minor tape &/or Highlighting &/or Underlining &/or Former owner's name/note inked &/or rubbing/chipping. May have a different cover than the current image shown. BUT will be readable, and may very well not have much damage at all. Will ship in an envelope. "

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Looked at several loads of books, but no offer accepted.
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Looking into car insurance for the 'new' car.
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Book of the day:
017281

Daydreaming: Unlock the Creative Power of Your Mind Diane Barth 014025031X Penguin (Non-Classics) 8/1/1998 Paperback "Softcover bound book. At Least Good- (3 of 10) May have creases to the spine &/or creases to cover &/or small chips to the edges &/or minor tape &/or Highlighting &/or Underlining &/or Former owner's name/note inked &/or rubbing/chipping. May have a different cover than the current image shown. BUT will be readable, and may very well not have much damage at all. Will ship in an envelope. "

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sorted five boxes and several stack of books.
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Book of the day:
017298

It's All In Your Head: Change Your Mind - Change Your Health (Capital Ideas) Mark Pettus 1933102225 Capital Books 10/1/2006 Paperback Softcover bound book. may have Former owner's name/note inked on.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Purchased a few hundred comics from 2010, mostly DC.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Georgette Heyer is born this day in 1902, Margaret Mitchell dies in 1949 at 48 after being struck by a taxi.
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Book of the day:
013202

"The Folded Leaf, Dark Legend" William Maxwell; Fredrick Wertham B000HW7OHS Good- (3 of 10) Book Find Club 1945 Hardcover "rubbing to corners, shelf wear," Psychology "013202.jpg">

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Purchased another box of DVD sf TV shows, a few scattered books & some posters, and a small collection of signed books.
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Packed 4 boxes for wholesale.
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Shelved the last bit of sort from last week, mostly hardcover fiction novels.
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Sorted the stack of donations from last night (mostly went on the $1.00 carts/boxes).
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Sir Walter Scott was born on this day in 1771, Lawrence of Arabia in 1888.
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Item of the day:
014358

Popular Science 1941 May Popular Science B004ELO9YY Popular Science 1941 Paperback Bagged for protection. Silverfish predation to spine. Dampstain to spine. Good (4 of 10). Magazines "014358.jpg">

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Finally finished processing and packing the online orders.
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Took in some donations.
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Book of the day:
017358

Understanding the NEC Vol 1 (Understanding the National Electrical Code) Mike Holt 971030715 Delmar Cengage Learning 1/1/2002 Paperback Fair (2 of 10). Shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. Highlighting &/or Underlining. Ink mark to the bottom edge pages. Crease to cover along the spine. How To

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shelved more piles of non-fiction, and some modern lit paperbacks.
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Shelved more CDs.
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Book of the day:
017333

"The New Testament: Recovery Version, Black" Living Stream Ministry 157593907X Living Stream Ministry 1994-01 Paperback with plastic slipcase. Former owner's name (&/or address/date) inked on fly page.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Shelved about half the stacks, around perhaps eight boxes of books, U.S. History, Science, Kids books, Self Help, History, Entertainment, Music, Politics, Art, Humor, Games, more.
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Shelved more DVD sf TV show sets.
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Edith Hamilton is born this day in 1867, Thomas Mann dies in 1955.
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Book of the day:
017359

The Tao of Watercolor: A Revolutionary Approach to the Practice of Painting (Zen of Creativity) Jeanne Carbonetti 823050572 Watson-Guptill 3/1/1998 Paperback Very Good (7 of 10). Light shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. Art

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Looked for car some more.
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Purchased some textbooks, and some Manga. Shelved the Manga already.
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Alex Haley is born on this day in 1921.
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Item of the day:
015528

Nat King Cole At the Piano [7 inch VINYL 45 rpm] Nat King Cole B000YVT2JK Capitol Records Vinyl "[7 inch VINYL 45 rpm] Bagged for protection. Haiti Cherie / Love, Love Alone, Lucy's Door / Scratch, Scratch." Music

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Purchased some DVDs, and some comics.
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Sorted some piles, but didn't manage to get them shelved.
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Item of the day:
017374

Wheels of Fortune The Flatlanders B00011HGIM 6.07397E+11 New West Records 1/27/2004 Audio CD Very Good (7 of 10). CD in original case with liner notes. Some wear to the case. CD is clean with no scratches. Music

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Purchased some textbooks, literature.
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Processed & packed the online orders.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery is reported missing on a flight over France on this day in 1944.
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Book of the day:
016225

*Signed* Fatherhood William H. Cosby Jr.; Afterword-Alvin F. Poussaint; Introduction-Alvin F. Poussaint Signed 385234104 "Dolphin / Doubleday & Company, Inc." 4/23/1986 Hardcover Very Good (7 of 10) / in Very Good- dustjacket (6 of 10). Some fading to the dj. Light shelf wear to the edges of dj and cover.This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Bill Cosby on the front fly page. Entertainers

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Purchased a few books and DVDs.
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Packed two boxes for wholesale.
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is born on this day in 1896.
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Book of the day:
017343

Absent in the Spring Mary Westmacott; Agatha Christie 055335082X Bantam Books 1992 Leather Bound First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Hardcover bound book. Blue leatherette cover.

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Started marking down the Military section.
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Book of the day:
017087 "Lucky Bag of the Service: 1932 The Annual of the Regiment of Midshipmen, United States Naval Academy" editor A.G. Ward B002AUZLWA Very Good- (6 of 10) United States Naval Academy 1/1/1932 Hardcover "Very Good- (6 of 10) Hardcover bound book. 9'' x 12'' (aprox.), minor rubbing." Military

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Shelved some vintage religious texts, and more DVDs.
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Filled the $1.00 carts, lots of modern fiction, and VHS movies.
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Ben Jonson dies this day in 1637. Alfred, Lord Tennyson is born this day in 1809.
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Book of the day:
017218

The Lioness (DragonLance: The Age of Mortals) Nancy Varian Berberick 786927526 Wizards of the Coast 8/19/2002 Mass Market Paperback Warehouse find. Vintage New copy. Fantasy Fiction

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Did they have to take the box with the plastic 'A Castle of Books' sign on it last night? Any of the other dozen boxes out there would have been fine to snatch, but that's the one we needed to keep.

Friday, August 05, 2011

First Friday 16

Another First Friday, and another successful books give-away. There's still a crowd out there snatching them up.
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Shelved some more DVDs.
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Shelved six or so boxes of modern fiction, mostly at $6.95, but a fair amount at $3.95, almost all 1st printings.
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Guy de Maupassant born this day in 1850.
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Book of the day:
015821

Cinq Contes Guy de Maupassant 2011550734 Hachette 2000-06 Mass Market Paperback at least Good (4 of 10) Softcover bound book. may have Creases to the spine. may have Highlighting &/or Underlining. may have Old price sticker on cover. may have a different cover than the current image shown.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Registered for a booth at the Long Beach Comic-con in October.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Processed 8 boxes of mostly modern fiction hardcover.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley is born this day in 1792, Hans Christian Andersen dies in 1873. The first issue of 'The Saturday Evening Post' appears this day in 1841.
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Book of the day:
016755

The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County Cyra McFadden; Illustrator-Tom Cervenak 394733614 Knopf 5/12/1977 Spiral-bound "Softcover bound book. At Least Acceptable. Listing for inventory stock. For specific condition/edition information please contact. May have water stains, &/or creases to the spine, &/or creases to cover, &/or chips to the edges, &/or tape, &/or Highlighting, &/or Underlining, &/or Former owner's name/note in ink, &/or severe rubbing/chipping, &/or the front fly page may have been clipped at the top corner, &/or there may be a price sticker on the cover. May have a different cover than the current image shown. On the other hand it may very well not have significant damage at all. " California

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Purchased two large boxes of DVDs, some TV show many movies, mostly WS.
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Purchased some modern lit fiction.
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Purchased some junk mags.
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Processed a few stacks of books.
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P. D. James is born on this day in 1920, Leon Uris in 1924.
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Book of the day:
014212

Murder in Triplicate ~1st P. D. James First Edition 1st Printing 684167484 Encore Editions 1980-10 Hardcover "Very Good+ (8 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). First Printing of the First Edition. Sticker residue on the cover. Rubbing to corners, shelf wear. Former owner's name (&/or address/date) inked on the inside cover." Mystery Fiction "014212.jpg">

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Purchased six boxes of modern fiction hardcover, a few good titles should be shelved soon.
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Purchased a stack of aviation textbooks & some video games.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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James Baldwin born on this day in 1924.
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Book of the day:
016701
016666

Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 3: Soul Survivors Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; Illustrator-Mike Perkins 785136223 Marvel 7/21/2010 Hardcover "New, Never used, Unmarked book. Still sealed in the original publisher's shrinkwrap." Marvel

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Shelved a box of reprints of the earliest National Geographic Magazines.
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Sorted a few boxes.
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Richard Henry Dana is born this day in 1815, Herman Melville in 1819.
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Book of the day:
016561

A New Approach to Play and Defense (Kantar on Bridge) Edwin B. Kantar 093735922X H D L Group 1987-10 Paperback Softcover bound book. minor wear.

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