Friday, September 30, 2011

Shelved three boxes of mass market/racksize paperbacks, and several boxes of hardcover fiction, mystery, SF/F, and young adult books.
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Shelved a few vintage National Geographic magazines.
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Truman Capote was born on this day in 1924.
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Books of the day:
016174 The Dogs Bark Truman Capote 452252873 Plume 1977-10 Paperback "Softcover bound book. Creases to the spine. Crease to cover. may have dampwarp. rubbing to corners, shelf wear, "

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016164

Danger In The Ashes William W. Johnstone 786005165 Pinnacle 5/1/1998 Paperback Mass Market Paperback / Racksize Paperback. at least Good (4 of 10) may have Crease to cover. may have Creases to the spine.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders & five boxes for wholesale.
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Managed to clear some boxes out of the front aisles.
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Sorted some vintage National Geographic magazines.
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Elizabeth Gaskell was born on this day in 1810, Emile Zola died in 1902 & W. H. Auden in 1973.
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Book of the day:
016987

"Maurice Chevalier: His Life, 1888-1972" James Harding First Edition 436191075 Wm Collins & Sons & Co 1982-10 Hardcover Very Good (7 of 10) / in Very Good- dustjacket (6 of 10).

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sorted four boxes of donations from the last few days.
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Culled and marked down the young adult hardcover and large paperbacks.
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Started marking down the Psychology.
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Herman Melville died unremarked on this day in 1891.
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Book of the day:
003349

"*Signed* Green Shadows, White Whale" Ray Bradbury Signed First Edition 1st Printing 394578783 Fine. /Fine. Knopf 5/26/1992 Hardcover This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Ray Bradbury on the TP. Unread. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. [about writing the screenplay from Moby Dick in Ireland] Signed in person - although not dated it was signed 5/23/92 the same day as Yestermorrow Signed Science Fiction

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Two more boxes of inexpensive items listed online.
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Sent in the Diamond order.
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Louis Auchincloss was born on this dayin 1917.
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Book of the day:
016982

Santa Catalina Island: The Story Behind the Scenery Terrence D. Martin; Editor-Mary L. VanCamp; Photographer-Jeff Gnass; Designer-K.C. DenDooven 916122972 "KC Publications, Inc." 6/5/1984 Paperback "This copy has a slightly different cover than the current image shown. Staplebound softcover pamphlet style booklet. 9'' x 12'' (aprox.), Crease to cover. Creases to the spine."

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Shelved six boxes of mass market/racksize paperbacks, quite of new newer titles, lots of paranormal romance, a good stack of mystery, some SF/F & horror.
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T. S. Eliot was born on this day in 1888.
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Book of the day:
016115

*Signed* Poems across the Pavement Luis J. Rodriguez Signed 962428701 Tia Chucha 1/1/1989 Paperback Very Good (7 of 10). Minor shelf wear. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Luis J. Rodriguez on the front fly page. Poetry

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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William Faulkner was born this day in 1897. His writing requirements; paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
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Book of the day:
017033

The Goldfish Murders Will Mitchell First Edition 1st Printing B000E4O580 Fawcett 1950 Mass Market Paperback 118. Mass Market Paperback / Racksize Paperback. Bagged for protection. Very Good- (6 of 10) small Crease to cover corner. wear to head of spine. First Printing of the First Edition. Mystery: Collectible Pbks

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shelved a shelf of collectable vintage Life Magazines, and a few rare books.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on this day in 1896.
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Book of the day:
017039

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Shelved some rare Life Magazines & vintage new toys.
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Processed several boxes.
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Packed 7 boxes for wholesale.
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William H. McGuffey (of the readers) was born on this day in 1800.
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Book of the day:
015642

*Signed* The Immortal Mouth and Other Stories Joseph Sutton Signed 887393101 Creative Arts Book Company 2/5/2003 Paperback Good+ (5 of 10). Some light shelf wear. The front fly page has been clipped at the top corner. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Joseph Sutton on the front fly page. General Fiction

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased some modern paperbacks.
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Took in some romance paperbacks.
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Book of the day:
017164

"The Siege of Mt. Nevermind (Dragonlance Chaos War, Vol. 5)" Fergus Ryan 786913819 Wizards of the Coast 9/1/1999 Mass Market Paperback Warehouse find. Vintage New copy. Fantasy Fiction

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Processed and packed the online orders.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shelved some nice Art books, and some vintage classics guides, and other books.
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Took in 5 boxes of books.
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Virgil died on this day in 19 B.C., H.G. Wells was born in 1866.
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Book of the day:
014486

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS H. G. Wells 140005706 Good (4 of 10) Penguin 1971 Paperback "Good (4 of 10) Mass Market Paperback / Racksize Paperback. may have creases to the spine. minor rubbing to corners, shelf wear, the spine may have a light roll/lean/twist to it." "014486.jpg">

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Shelved some Vintage toys.
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Upton Sinclair was born on this day in 1878.
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Book of the day:
016445

"''I Bequeath'' The Fantasy Foundation I, Forrest J. Ackerman, being of imaginative mind, bequeath to the Fantasy Foundation, upon my demise, my 1300 fantasy books" (4 July 46)"" Forrest J. Ackerman B00405289M Published for the Author 1946 Paperback "''I Bequeath'' The Fantasy Foundation I, Forrest J. Ackerman, being of imaginative mind, bequeath to the Fantasy Foundation, upon my demise, my 1300 fantasy books" (4 July 46) Good- (3 of 10) browning, esp to cover and 1st page (which appears to be of les" Science Fiction "ephemera, sf, sci-fi"

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Arrrgh

Processed six boxes of inexpensive books.
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Shelved a few popular titles.
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William Golding was born on this day in 1911.
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Item of the day:
015033

Pirates at Oceans Edge Booster MEGA Pack 2 player Unknown B0042L4O8C Wizkids 2007 Board Game "complete 2 player game in one pack. Giant size cards with bigger beasts and ships unavailable anywhere else. Contains: a combination of 5 ships/sea monsters, 2 whirlpool/islands, 2 crew/treasure, 2 dice & rules. (about the same as 2 regular packs plus one giant ship/monster). Still sealed." Toys "015033.jpg">

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sorted several boxes.
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Shelved some Graphic Novels.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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William Carlos Williams was born on this day in 1883, Mary Stewart in 1916.
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Book of the day:
014910

*Signed* TELECOSM: How Infinite Bandwidth will Revolutionize Our World ~1st George Gilder Signed First Edition 1st Printing 684809303 Free Press 9/11/2000 Hardcover "Very Good (7 of 10) / in Good+ dustjacket (5 of 10). Some rubbing to corners, shelf wear. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by George Gilder on the front fly page." Science "014910.jpg">

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Purchased two collections of books.
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Shelved a book from 1720, and a few other old and rare books.
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Shelved some collectable paperbacks.
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John Knowles was born on this day in 1926.
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Book of the day:
017097

Fatal Voyage : A Novel Kathy Reichs 684859726 Scribner 7/17/2001 Hardcover "First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. with dustjacket. At Least Acceptable. Listing for inventory stock. For specific condition/edition information please contact. May have Former owner's name/note in ink, &/or rubbing/chipping, &/or the front fly page or DJ may have been clipped at the top corner, &/or there may be a price sticker on the cover or fly. May have a different cover than the current image shown. On the other hand it may very well not have significant damage at all. " General Fiction

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Sorted a few more stacks.
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Robert Benchley was born on this day in 1889, Agatha Christie in 1891. Thomas Wolfe died this day in 1938.
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Book of the day:
017229

Antiques Maul: A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery (Trash 'n' Treasures Mysteries) Barbara Allan 758211945 Kensington 9/1/2008 Paperback "Mass Market Paperback / Racksize Paperback. 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, September 14, 2011

Sorted and priced a couple of piles, lots of kids books.
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Shelved some vintage collectable books.
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Dante died on this day in 1321, James Fenimore Cooper in 1851, John Gardner in 1982.
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Book of the day:
015888 "Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Volume Nine: The Ways of the Hour, Wing and Wing, the Wept of the Wish-Ton-Wish, Precaution (Vol. 9)" J. Fenimore Cooper; Illustrator-Wood-Engravings B001FRQ9BG Peter Fenelon Collier 1892 Hardcover Good (4 of 10). Wear to the cover and edges. Literature

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017278

Mildred Pierce James M. Cain 679723218 Vintage 5/14/1989 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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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders, and some boxes for wholesale.
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Sherwood Anderson was born on this day in 1876.
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Book of the day:
017279

Alexander the Great (Life&Times) Nigel Cawthorne 190434156X Haus Publishing 1/24/2004 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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Monday, September 12, 2011

Shelved a large pile of comic books.
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Computer problems slowed things down today, not sure they're fixed, but they at least stopped for the time being.
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H.L. Mencken was born on this day in 1880.
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Books of the day:
013206 PREJUDICES First Series H. L. Mencken 7th Printing B000PAS7G4 Good- (3 of 10) Alfred A. Knopf 1/1/1924 Hardcover "The rear hinge (the inside portion of the flexible fold where book cover meets the book spine) is split (loose or open) the cover is still attached by the joint (the exterior flexible fold where book cover meets book spine). bookplate inside cover, Former owner's name inked opposite half tp." Literature "013206.jpg">

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015636

*Signed* Science Fiction Theater Brian Forbes; Gregory Benford; Editor-Brian Forbes; Editor-Kevin J. Anderson Signed 1581857012 Quadrillion Media LLC 2000-02 Paperback Very Good (7 of 10). Some shelf wear. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Kevin J. Anderson on the table of contents and by Gregory Benford on page 69. Bagged for protection. Science Fiction

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Cleaned up a bit, but didn't get much away.
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O. Henry was born on this day in 1862, D.H. Lawrence in 1885.
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Book of the day:
017004

Older Woman Sheldon Lord (Pseudonym Lawrence Block &/or Donald Westlake) First Edition 1st Printing B001JE7T46 Beacon Signal 1/1/1962 Mass Market Paperback B-552F. Bagged for protection. Sheldon Lord (Pseudonym Lawrence Block &/or Donald Westlake) Very Good- (6 of 10) The spine has a slight roll/lean/twist to it. Erotic Literature "vintage erotica, sleaze, softcore."

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shelved some large sets.
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Shelved some collectable paperbacks.
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Book of the day:
017282

Threshold: The Blue Angles Experience; The Text and Full Color Photos from the Motion Picture Frank Herbert 345234243 Ballantine Books 8/1/1973 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, September 09, 2011

Finally finished a rough sort on the donations from the other day, now to get them processed and shelved...
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Shelved some minor collectables & 1st editions.
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Leo Tolstoy was born on this day in 1828.
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Item of the day:
015624

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail 12' Figures Set Series 1 + Terry Gilliam as the Bridgekeeper (Michael Palin as Sir Galahad, Terry Jones As Sir Bedevere, John Cleese as Sir Launcelot, Graham Chapman As King Arthur, Eric Idle As Sir Robin) [lot of 6]" Monty Python B004FORDBG Sideshow Toy Toy "Sideshow Toys 2001 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 12' Figures Set Series 1 + Terry Gilliam as the Bridgekeeper (Michael Palin as Sir Galahad, Terry Jones As Sir Bedevere, John Cleese as Sir Launcelot, Graham Chapman As King Arthur, Eric Idle As Sir Robin) Eric Idle As Sir Robin has been opened and his shield has been taken out of the packaging. His neck is a bit wobbly, but that looks like poor production. all the rest are unopened in Mint packages from 2001. Terry Gilliam as the Bridgekeeper is from 2003." Toy and Media Tie-ins





















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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders, a couple of large sets took most of the day to get done.
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Barely managed to touch the piles that were donated yesterday.
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Book of the day:
017285

"My Friend, My Lover, My Stalker: The Darker Side of Love..." Devonnia Livous 972277196 Black Print Publishing 2003-08 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, September 07, 2011

Two large donations have swamped all the available floor space for the moment. Hopefully we'll manage to get them sorted down in the next day or so.
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Taylor Caldwell was born this day in 1900.
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Book of the day:
017342

"Buenas Noches, Bebe! / Good Night, Baby! (Soft-to-Touch Books)" DK Publishing 756604389 6.90472E+11 DK Preschool 9/6/2004 Board 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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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Labor day must have been the day for cleaning out the garage, because today was the day for donating books to the store. Managed to get about a third of them processed.
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Felix Salten was born this day in 1869.
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Books of the day:
016647 Walt Disney's Bambi Little Golden Book ~1st Bob Grant First Edition 1st Printing - A B000KK0RXU Simon & Schuster 1948 Hardcover Good (4 of 10). Rubbing and wear to the cover and edges. Former owner's name (&/or address/date) inked on inside front cover and fly. Crease to the cover along the spine. Pages are clean and unmarked. First Printing of the First Edition - A. Picture Books

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016646

A Little Golden Book: Howdy Doody's Circus ~1st Edward Keane First Edition 1st Printing - A B000BH4GFW Golden Press 1950 Hardcover Good- (3 of 10). Shelf wear and rubbing to the cover. Curl to the cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. First Printing of the First Edition - A. Picture Books

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders for tomorrow since it's a postal holiday.
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Answered some emails.
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Frank Yerby was born on this day in 1916.
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Book of the day:
017362

Systems & Structures (The World's Best Anatomical Chart Series) Anatomical Chart Company 1889241075 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 5/15/2000 Paperback Fair (2 of 10). Wear to the cover and edges. Bump to the spine. Dampstain to bottom corner of edge pages. Crease to cover. Old price sticker on back cover. Science

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Spent the entire day reorganizing the comics, and marking lots of them down (lots of $1.00 and 45 cent comics in the boxes now) , finally finished getting them in more-or-less alphabetical order by title, regardless of publisher. (they had previously been in alpha order by title, but broken down into publisher and subject categories)
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Mary Renault was born on this day in 1905.
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Book of the day:
016632

The Apokolips Sourcebook (DC Heroes RPG) Scott Paul Maykrantz 923763007 Mayfair Games 1989 Paperback Good+ (5 of 10). Wear to the cover and edges. Former owner's name (&/or address/date) inked on the cover. Role Playing Games

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Shelved two boxes of comic books, lots of DC this time. Started to reorganized the comics by title only, without division by publisher.
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Made more space for the DVDs & CDs.
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Shelved a small stack of CDs.
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Sarah Orne Jewett was born this day in 1849, E.E. Cummings died 1962.
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Book of the day:
017459

Batman The Cult. Book One: Ordeal "Jim; Wrightson, Berni; and Wray, Bill Starlin" B000R41Z2Q DC Comics 1988 Paperback "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Berni Wrightson on the cover. Signed in person. Bagged for protection with a stiff backing board," Graphic Novels

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Friday, September 02, 2011

First Friday 17

Nicely busy, and not much in the way of annoyances. It's too busy on First Friday to give personal service to every inquiry, and some people just won't wait their turn to ask a question, but beyond a few rude fellows it was good.
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Processed and packed a giant pile of online orders, many of which were late due to Amazon.com's problems, but at least it seems to be fixed now.
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Purchased three boxes of very good titles first thing in the morning, and one rare 1720's book in the afternoon. It may be a while before some of them show up on the shelves as it will take some time to check them.
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Cleveland Amory was born on this day in 1917.
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Book of the day:
008434

"*Signed* Cats, Dogs, and Other Strangers at My Door ~1st" Jack Smith Signed First Edition 1st Printing 053109751X Very Good. /Good+. Franklin Watts 1984-09 Hardcover First edition. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* and inscribed by Jack Smith on the fly. The price has been clipped from the corner of the inside flap of the dustjacket. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. California

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

@Q$^@#! Amazon.com hasn't been giving us our orders for almost a week, it will supposedly be straightened out tonight at 8, but there were a lot of late orders, and even worse a pile of duplicates we had to cancel.
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Packed the online orders that we got.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was born this day in 1875.
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Book of the day:
012402

Frank Frazetta: The Living Legend Frank Frazetta First Edition 1st Printing 960706003 Sun Litho-Print/Frazetta Prints 1981 Paperback "8.5'' x 11'' (aprox.), Softcover bound book. Creases to the spine. minor spots to cover. interior clean. [Thunda, Buck Rogers Covers, Johnny Comet, Burroughs At The Earths Core, Pellucidar, ERB, Lord of the Rings, Kubla Kahn, Women of the Ages] all B&W art." Fantasy Art

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