Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Shelved some fiction Firsts.
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Purchased some art books, rather beat up, but good subjects.
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Shelved more magazines.
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More accounting.
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Book of the day:
005623

98th Bombardment Group: The Legacy of the 98th Vol 1+2 [set of 2] Corporate Author-Turner Publishing Company First Edition - Limited B001P6XJEM Very Good. No dj as issued Turner Publishing Company (KY) 1990 Hardcover "ISBN: 1563110040 & 156311092X. Set of 2. a bit of dust and small dents. 8.5'' x 11'' (aprox.), bookplate to v2." Military Aviation

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Shelved more magazines, and some RPGs.
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@#%$@#%! Quickbooks, but looks like finally, after 3 months, managed to get it working again.
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Spent the afternoon trying to catch up with accounting.
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Rudyard Kipling was born on this day in 1865.
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Book of the day:
010128

Killer View ~1st Ridley Pearson First Edition 1st Printing 399155058 Near Fine. (9 of 10) /Very Good (dustjacket). Putnam Adult 7/15/2008 Hardcover First Edition 1st Printing with full numberline. Modern Fiction Firsts

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased a stack of RPG books (and shelved most of them already), and a stack of comics, and a few text books.
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Shelved more playboy special editions.
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Managed to get the Diamond order in, just barely on time.
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Robert Ruark was born on this day in 1915.
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Book of the day:
001170

Aida Giuseppe Verdi; Illustrator-Helmut Luckman First Edition 531019284 Very Good+. /Very Good+. Franklin Watts 1970 Hardcover "A Curtain-Raiser Book Opera. 8.5 x 11'' (aprox.), The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve."" Opera "Opera, Opera, Egypt001170.jpg>

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sorted several boxes of political and literature books.
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Purchased a box of vintage paperback erotica, a stack of T-shirts, and some original art.
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Shelved some Playboy special edition magazines.
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Dresden stopped by.
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Book of the day:
016509

The Milky Way Quilt (Patchwork Quilt Made Easy) Jean Wells 914881507 C&T Publishing 1992-09 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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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Processed & packed the online orders
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Purchased a small stack of comics.
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Charles Lamb died on this day in 1834.
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Book of the day:
017099

Boogie-Woogie Danny Moynihan 312272812 Thomas Dunne Books 2/14/2001 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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Monday, December 26, 2011

Processed & packed online orders.
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Purchased six boxes of textbooks & literature.
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Shelved a stack of coverless vintage comics.
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Henry Miller was born on this day in 1891. On this day in 1913 Ambrose Bierce wrote his last letter, and was never seen or heard from again .
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002622

A Journey to Nicaragua: Paintings Milford Zornes B0006WROB0 Good. "International Training Programs, the University of Oklahoma" 1977 Paperback 3 additional plates laid in. Wide format/Landscape format book. crease to bottom corner cover. rubbing edges/corners. the 3 additional plates have extra wear to one edge where they extend out of the book. (one of them also has writing impressions on it). former owners name on fly. Style: Impressionism

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry


We'll be closed all day today.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shelved some collectable books, and some other random collectable items, (including a confederate bill).
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Item of the day:
004494

Simpsons American Greetings Christmas Ornaments: Homer for the Holidays & Happy Holidays from Bart [lot of 2] Matt Groening B001ED60LA MIB: Mint in Box American Greetings 2003 Toy "New, Never used, unopened. Simpsons American Greetings Christmas Ornaments: Homer for the Holidays & Happy Holidays from Bart [lot of 2]" Toy and Media Tie-ins









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Friday, December 23, 2011

Shelved a stack of paperback newer releases on the racks.
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Shelved 6 or so boxes of hardcovers, lots of titles onto the $1.00 carts.
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Shelved a few stacks of collectable books.
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Put up a display of vintage paperbacks.
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Book of the day:
005596

*Signed* The Twelve Days of Christmas : A Pop-Up Celebration Robert Sabuda Signed 9th Printing 689808658 Fine. /Fine. Little Simon 10/1/1996 Hardcover Green spine. Bagged for protection. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Robert Sabuda on a specially designed bookplate/sticker on the inside cover. Complete with the loose insert rear cover page. ISBN: 0689808658 Signed Children "Signed Children,


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Sorted 3 boxes of paperbacks.
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Item of the day:
010811

Santa Jack Marionette Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas Tim Burton B002Z5GTV2 6.34482E+11 NECA Toy "New, Never used, even the box is unmarked. Hand Painted, Fully Articulated Joints, Over 15 Inches Tall. The 10th Anniversary Collectors Edition Santa Jack Marionette." Toy and Media Tie-ins NBX

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shelved 3 boxes of paperbacks, lots of newer fiction, some manga, mystery, classics, etc.
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Shelved 3 boxes of non-fiction books, all subjects.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald died this day in 1940.
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Book of the day:
008606

*Signed* Rising Stars (Omnibus) J. Michael Straczynski (Signed); Illus-Keu Cha; & Brent Anderson Signed 1582404887 Very Good- (6 of 10) No dj Top Cow Productions/Image Comics 10/19/2005 Hardcover "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by J. Michael Straczynski on an tipped in card on the front fly. rubbing corners, bump to edge, flawless interior. contains issues 1-24, 0, 1/2, and prelude. silk bookmark. Hardcover bound book. Self-cover (the cover is illustrated and glossy)." Graphic Novels

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1/2 Off X-mas Books Sale on Now!

Green Bags

New Bookbags arrived, green re-usable shopping bags. $1.00 each, or free with a $25 purchase.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Listed three large boxes of discount books.
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A few nice xmas sales today.
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John Steinbeck died this day in 1968.
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Book of the day:
008830

*Signed* Hunters of Dune Brian Herbert; Kevin J. Anderson Signed First Edition 1st Printing 765312921 Very Good-. /Very Good. Tor Books 8/22/2006 Hardcover This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson on the dustjacket cover. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. Signed Science Fiction

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Packed up five boxes for wholesale.
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Touched up some things on the websites.
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Emily Bronte died this day in 1848 at age 30.
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Books of the day:
005910 The Missing Bronte: A Perry Trethowan novel (Crime club) Robert Barnard First Edition 1st Printing 2314894 Fair. /Fair. Collins 1983 Hardcover X-Library edition with usual marks/stamps/stickers/pockets. Mystery Fiction "005910.jpg">

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005930

"The Complete Navigator: Or an Easy and Familiar Guide to the Theory and Practice of Navigation, with All the Requisite Tables" Andrew Mackay & P. Delmar First Edition Thus 1st American B001STFHKK Fair to Good-. B.B. Hopkins & Co. Philadelphia 1807 Hardcover "B.B. Hopkins & Co. premium edition of The Complete Navigator: Or an Easy and Familiar Guide to the Theory and Practice of Navigation, with All the Requisite Tables. illustrated with engravings. by Andrew Mackay to which is added a Concise System of Calcul" Sailing

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

2nd Annual Bixby Knolls Holiday Bazaar today.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased & listed a rare Alcoholics book.
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Saki was born on this day in 1870.
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Book of the day:
005091

*Signed* A Kwanzaa Celebration Pop-Up Book : CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY WITH NEW TRADITIONS AND FEASTS Nancy Williams; Illustrator - Robert Sabuda Signed 4th printing 689802668 Fine. Little Simon 10/1/1995 Hardcover This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Robert Sabuda on his specially made bookplate on the 1st page. Bagged for protection. ISBN: 0689802668 Signed Children "Signed Children,"

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shelved another rare Oz book.
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Shelved some collectable books, and some books on screenwriting, among others.
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Playing x-mas music all day (NBX counts, right?).
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Pulled everything together for the Bazaar tomorrow.
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A Christmas Carol was published this day in 1843.
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Items of the day:
010816

Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas: Dr Finklestein: Series 2 Tim Burton B000AM03WI 6.34482E+11 Mint in Case NECA / Reel Toys Toy "features rolling wheelchair, removable brtain, skull, book, soup & present." Toy and Media Tie-ins NBX

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011600

A Christmas Ball (Leisure Historical Romance) Jennifer Ashley; Emily Bryan; Alissa Johnson 084396250X Leisure Books 9/29/2009 Mass Market Paperback Creases to the spine. May have an old price sticker on cover. "011600.jpg">

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Purchased some Stephen King books and shelved them.
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Some minor other collectables were listed.
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Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775, Noel Coward in 1899.
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Book of the day:
016294

Ghost Story ~1st Peter Straub First Edition 1st Printing 698109597 "Coward, McCann & Geoghegan" 4/5/1979 Hardcover Good+ (5 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). Shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. Fading to the dj. The spine has a roll/lean/twist to it. Stated first edition. Horror

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased some kids books, and classics.
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Betty Smith was born on this day in 1904.
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Book of the day:
017098

Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns; Katrina Kenison 899199089 Ticknor & Fields 1992-10 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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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Took in some juvenile fantasy novels, and art & design books.
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Shelved some art books.
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Book of the day:
016309

Chinese Painting Vandier-Nicolas 847804933 Rizzoli 10/15/1983 Hardcover Good+ (5 of 10) / in Very Good dustjacket (7 of 10). Some light shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges of the dj. The spine has a slight roll/lean/twist to it. Art History

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders, bit of an x-mas rush of priority orders.
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Took in and shelved a few older non-fiction titles.
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Today is the feast day of St. Lucy, the patron saint of writers.
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006211

The Hendrix Experience Mitch Mitchell; John Platt 306808188 Good. Da Capo Press 3/21/1998 Paperback "rubbing corners, 1st page has some creasing and former owners name in ink. cratch to cover. Virgin records price sticker on rear. uncommon edition." Music Biography

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Messed with computer(s) cleaning up files, installing stuff etc.
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Sorted a few boxes. Shelved some HB GN/TPB Comics.
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Gustave Flaubert was born this day in 1821. Robert Browning died on this day in 1889.
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Book of the day:
005948

"Volle Deckung, Mister Bush" Michael Moore 3492242502 Piper Verlag GmbH 9/30/2004 Paperback "Text in German, Text auf Deutsch." German "005948.jpg">

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Processed and finally finished packing the online orders.
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Took in some Comics & paperbacks.
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Book of the day:
016042

*Signed* The Shirt off His Back: A Novel (Strivers Row) Parry EbonySatin Brown Signed 375756590 Villard 1/9/2001 Paperback Good+ (5 of 10). Some shelf wear. Browning to the edges of the pages. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* and inscribed by Parry Brown on the title page. General Fiction

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sorted 8 or so boxes, some nice art books that should be shelved soon.
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Took in a few things.
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Emily Dickinson was born this day in 1830.
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Book of the day:
005154

"THE POETICAL WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH, TOBIAS SMOLLETT, SAMUEL JOHNSON AND WILLIAM SHENSTONE" JOHN GILBERT B000S9BNT0 Good+. GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS 1863 Hardcover "Green cloth. All edges gilt. gold gilt & emboss designs on covers. fray spine ends, light rub-through corners, ink note on fly from 1867," Narrative Poetry "Narrative Poetry,"

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Sorted several boxes, more kids books out to the $1.00 carts.
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Made a new book-bag design and ordered more bags.
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John Milton was born on this day in 1608, Joel Chandler Harris in 1848.
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Books of the day:
011000

*Signed* H Is for Homicide Sue Grafton Signed First Edition Thus (TPB) 044900063X Ballantine Books 6/23/1997 Paperback "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Sue Grafton on the Title Page, name alone, signed in person 2009-12-10." Signed Mystery

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders & 3 boxes for wholesale.
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The remodel repairs going on out front seem to have moved over to the side for now.
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Thomas De Quincey was born on this day in 1859, James Thurber in 1894.
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Book of the day:
002396

Ford Farm Tractors Randy Leffingwell First Edition 1st Printing 760303371 Very Good. /Very Good. Motorbooks International 1998-05 Hardcover 10x10 Tractors

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The substitute USPS carrier just refuses to follow their own USPS procedures and scan the pickup form, very annoying, and she always seems a bit surly.
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Sorted a few stacks, took in a few donations, shelved some classics.
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Willa Cather was born this day in 1873.
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Book of the day:
016683 The Reluctant Admiral: Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy Hiroyuki Agawa; Translator-John Bester 870113550 Kodansha America 1980-01 Hardcover "Very Good (7 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). Some rubbing and shelf wear to the edges of the cover and dj. Clean and unmarked, no apparent highlighting or underlining." WW2

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016431

The Impact of World War II on the Soviet Union Susan J. Linz 847673790 "Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc." 6/28/1985 Paperback "Good+ (5 of 10). Some light shelf wear to the cover and edges. The front fly page has been clipped at the top corner. Clean and unmarked, no apparent highlighting or underlining." WW2

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Moved some boxes around. Put up an LED Open sign, enh you can't really see it in the sun, but once it got dark it showed up.
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Kahlil Gibran was born this day in 1883.
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Book of the day:
009521

The Kahlil Gibran Diary for 1979 Alfred A. Knopf 394502140 "Alfred A. Knopf, Inc." 1974 Hardcover "Different cover than shown. Old price sticker on cover. Rubbing to corners, shelf wear." Poetry "009521.jpg">

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Monday, December 05, 2011

Sorted several boxes, shelved a stack of WW2 Military books.
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Joan Didion was born on this day in 1934.
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Book of the day:
003597

"Every Man His Own Mechanic : A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to every description of Constructive and Decorative Work that may be done by The Amateur Artisan, at Home and in the Colonies : In Three Parts" - B0019T018C Good-. "Ward, Lock, and Co. Warwick House" London 1882 Hardcover "fountain pen inscription on 1/2 tp San Bernardino California June 3/82 - and it's certainly not referencing 1982, this edition therefore must have been published no later than 1882 - rather old for California. shaken - a few of the sig's at the rear are pulled, but not badly, hinges broken - but not detached, front joint has a 2.5'' split in the bottom 1/3. a bit frayed at the spine ends, rubbing corners. In all still firm and usable." Construction

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Going to have to stay late to finish processing and packing the online orders.
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#$^!@#$ update crashed the ipod.
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Rainer Maria Rilke was born this day in 1875.
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Book of the day:
001181

*Signed* When Death Walks Amongst Us Jeffrey L. Scudder Signed 1410775739 Very Good-. 1st Books Library 8/14/2003 Paperback "light blue spine, wraps, This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Jeffrey L. Scudder on the title page with brief inscription." Self Help "Adoption,"

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Shelved something like 10 boxes of books, mostly under $7 all subjects, large photo illustrated books, all kinds history, non-fiction, fiction, classics, juveniles, etc. Filled in the holes from the First Friday sales, and them some.
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Shelved a stack of vintage rare books, and some old National Geographic Teacher packs.
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Sorted 2 boxes.
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Joseph Conrad was born on this day in 1857. Robert Louis Stevenson died this day in 1894.
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Books of the day:
017221

Kidnapped (Signet classics) Robert Louis Stevenson 451511948 Signet Classics 7/1/1959 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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016415
"Lord Jim, A Tale. (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)" Joseph Conrad; Illustrator-Ward Lynd B000KW3P8C The Easton Press 1977 Leather Bound Near Fine (9 of 10). Full Leather. All edges gilt. Silk bookmark and silk endpapers. Literature

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Friday, December 02, 2011

First Friday 20

First Friday in winding down, people seemed to enjoy the xmas music we played. Some nice people showed up and sales were steady from around 7 to 9, even a few pieces of art left. Other and some brat boys who made an absolute mess of the posters, there wasn't too much destruction.
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Shelved 4 boxes of inexpensive stock, all subjects.
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The Marquis de Sade died this day in 1814
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Book of the day:
001553

*Signed* Black Water ~1st T. Jefferson Parker Signed First Edition 1st Printing 078686804X Very Good+. /Very Good+. Hyperion 2002-04 Hardcover "silver/blue dj. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by T. Jefferson Parker on the TP, inscribed For Barry, What a pleasure to meet you at last. T. Jefferson Parker" The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve."" Signed Fiction "Signed Fiction,"

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Rex Stout was born on this day in 1886.
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Book of the day:
008593

Bait ~1st Karen Robards First Edition 1st Printing 399152024 Very Good. /Good. Putnam Adult 2004-07 Hardcover First edition. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Karen Robards on the fly. General Fiction

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