Thursday, June 30, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Managed to get the Diamond orders in on time for once.
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Sorted several more boxes.
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Gone With the Wind Published this day in 1936.
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Book of the day:
009681

Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann 553106775 Bantam Books 1976 Paperback Creases to the spine. Dampstain to back cover.The spine has a roll/lean/cock/twist to it. General Fiction "009681.jpg">

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sorted through a huge pile of books from Duke's estate.
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Shelved some very large art books.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery born on this day.
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The Globe theatre burns to the ground this day in 1613.
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Book of the day:
009315

"Shakespeare Made Easy, Hamlet (Shakespeare Made Easy Study Guides)" Saddleback Educational Publishing 1599051303 Saddleback Educational Publishing 8/1/2006 Paperback Plays

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Purchased 7 boxes of books, some art & how to.
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Purchased a large stack of comics (for 5 cents each.)
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Ordered more business/punch cards.
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Item of the day:
017435

Meridian #10 Barbara Kesel (*Signed*) Signed CrossGen Comics 2001 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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Monday, June 27, 2011

Well, didn't even catch up with the books that came in today, let alone get started on the estate from yesterday.
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Packed 2 boxes for wholesale.
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Pearl S. Buck born this day in 1892. Ford Madox Ford dies this day in 1939.
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Book of the day:
016157

Playing The Field Mamie Van Doren 425112519 Berkley 11/1/1988 Paperback Mass Market Paperback / Racksize Paperback. at least Fair (2 of 10) Crease to cover. Creases to the spine. have have chips to cover. may have There is a store stamp on the fly from a previous seller.

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Finished unloading Duke's estate. Don't want to see another flight of stairs for awhile...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shelved 7+ boxes of mmpb/racksize paperbacks, lots of popular authors, fiction, romance, something in most every genre.
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Off to get the rest of Duke's book estate.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just back from the second trip to LA after purchasing a book estate. Bookcases of Art, Military, Transportation, Gambling, and more.
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Book of the Day:
017390

"History of the Coeur d'Alene Mission of the Sacred Heart: Old Mission, Cataldo, Idaho : on the Union Pacific between Spokane and Wallace and on the Yellowstone Trail between Coeur d'Alene and Kellogg" Edmund R Cody B00086DPYY Caxton Printers 1930 Paperback "Good (4 of 10). Later printing. Staplebound softcover pamphlet style booklet. Some shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. Former owner's name (&/or address/date) inked on fly. Comes with laid-in visitor's guide to Old Mission State Park, Cataldo, Idaho." US Hist

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Purchased a box of low grade 1970s comics, 10 boxes of assorted books - some ok stuff, and a few hardcover books.
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Sorted and repacked boxes of books all day.
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One small stack of books shelved.
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Ambrose Bierce born this day.
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Book of the day:
003313

Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories "Marvin Kaye (ed) [William F. Nolan (*Signed*), Issac Asimov, L. Frank Baum, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Bloch, Willa Cather, Helen Eustis, H.P. Lovecraft, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Kuttner, Fritz Lieber, Washington Irving, Richard Matheson, Ogden Nash, Edgar" Signed B0013Z7DSS Very Good-. Very Good. Guild America Books 0002-11-30 Hardcover This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by William F. Nolan on the front Fly with ghost sketch. Signed in person - a flyer from the signing event is laid in. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. Edward Gorey cover. Signed Horror

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders and 3 boxes for wholesale.
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Managed to box up the comics purchased yesterday.
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Orwell flees Spain.
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Book of the day:
017337

"The Civil War Paintings of Mort Kunstler, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Antietam" Mort Kunstler; Foreword-William C. Davis 1581825560 Cumberland House Publishing 10/1/2006 Hardcover Very Good (7 of 10) / in Very Good- dustjacket (6 of 10). Hardcover bound book.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Purchased a huge collection of vintage 1970's comics and paperbacks (around 1600, lots of Conan, and other fantasy titles, almost all Marvel). It will be awhile before we manage to get them out.
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Sold the Agatha Christie Mystery collection set.
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard born this day.
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Book of the day:
017458

Batman the Cult Book Two: Capture Jim Starlin; Illustrator-Berni Wrightson (Signed) Signed by Illustrator B000BVZ7V0 DC Comics 1988 Comic "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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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jean-Paul Sartre, Francoise Sagan born.
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Bah, spent all morning fixing the interweb. Somehow, someone thinks we're in La Habra, and it's all over the place.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Spent the afternoon fixing more address errors.
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Took in several donations, of mostly minor but okay stuff.
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Book of the day:
005874

The Town That Saw No Evil Harry Kantor 890411484 Major Books #3148 1977 Mass Market Paperback Mystery Fiction "005874.jpg">

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Spent most of the afternoon trying to fix the wrong addressess listed online, for some reason there's a listing for A Castle of Book in La Habra, where we've never been located, with our old Stanton phone number.
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Book of the day:
017344

At Bertram's Hotel (Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) Agatha Christie 553350633 Bantam Books 1987 Hardcover 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, June 19, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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4 bags of SF/F paperbacks, and 2 bags of donations came in.
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John Cheever dies this day.
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Book of the day:
016746

An Island Called California; an Ecological Introduction To Its Natural Communities Elna S. Bakker; Photographer-Philip Hyde; Drawings-Jr. Gerhard Bakker 520021592 University Of California Press 10/19/1972 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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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Processed & shelved almost all the vintage Life Magazines, large collection from 1936 to 1948.
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Gail Godwin born.
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Item of the day:
001287

"Life Magazine January 7, 1966 - Cover: Sean Connery as Agent 007 (direct mail edition)" Editor Henry Luce First Edition 1st Printing B000JK450W Good+. "Time, Inc." 1966 Magazine "Bagged for protection with a stiff backing board, chips/creases to spine at staples, tiny chips to edges, corner creases, there is an address label on the cover." Life "Life,"

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Started processing those Life Magazines purchased the other day.
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Finished packing 4 boxes for wholesale.
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Protective bags/boards shipment arrived, added bags to collectable Vinyl LPs.
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John Hersey born Maxwell Perkins dies.
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Book of the day:
016630

Sams Modular HI-FI Components MHF-128 Howard W. Sams and Company B001OBU1TY Howard W. Sams and Company 1978 Paperback "Good (4 of 10). Shelf wear and rubbing to the cover and edges. This copy has a different cover than the current image shown. For Aiwa AX-7500U; Capehart 20C16, 20D16, 20Y16, 20Z16 Series; Fisher FM-210; Juliette C-326, C-438-92; Optonica SM-4000U; Pioneer SX-850, KC, KU; Sanyo DCA1400; Toshiba ST-420." How To

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Marked down the European History & English History bookcase.
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Processed and packed & shipped the online orders.
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Started processing 4 boxes for wholesale.
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Joyce Carol Oates is born.
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Book of the day:
011047

The Seduction and Other Stories Joyce Carol Oates 449242846 Fawcett 4/12/1981 Mass Market Paperback Crease to cover. Creases to the spine. Pressure marks to cover. Puncture to cover. Dampstain to cover and edge pages. Wear to the edges. Mystery Fiction "011047.jpg">

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Oops, late opening this morn.
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Sorted 2 boxes.
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Did some accounting.
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Book of the day:
016827

"Woodwork Joints: Edge Joints, Mortise & Tenon, Halved & Bridle Joints, Housed & Dowelled, Dovetails, Length Joints, Mechanical Joints, Joints for Manufactured Boards" Charles H. Hayward 806988061 Sterling Pub Co Inc 1979-10 Paperback Good (4 of 10). Wear to the cover and edges. Light wrinkle to cover and first few pages. Pages are clean and unmarked with no apparent highlighting or underlining. How To

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
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Purchased some literature.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe & Jerzy Kosinski born Edward FitzGerald died this day.
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Book of the day:
017020

Being There [VHS] Cinematographer-Caleb Deschanel; Editor-Don Zimmerman; Producer-Andrew Braunsberg; Producer-Charles Mulvehill; Producer-Jack Schwartzman; Writer-Jerzy Kosinski; Writer-Robert C. Jones 6301590740 12569093836 Warner Home Video 12/8/1994 VHS Tape Good (4 of 10). NTSC VHS tape. Wear to the case. Movies

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Purchaesed 400+ Life Magazines and 3 boxes of vintage books this morning.
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Shelved 4 boxes of books. Shelved some of the vintage books; classics & kids books.
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Purchased 3 boxes of books.
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William Butler Yeats, Dorothy L. Sayers born this day.
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Book of the day:
017407

Fidelity ~1st Thomas Perry First Edition 1st Printing 015101292X Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 5/12/2008 Hardcover Good+ (5 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). Some rubbing and shelf wear to edges of cover and dj. Crease to the inside flap of dj. The spine has a roll/lean/twist to it. First Printing of the First Edition with full letter line A B C D E F G H I J K. General Fiction

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Johanna Spyri born, Anne Frank gets a diary for her 13th birthday.
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Purchased some more vintage Robotech toys.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:
017389

Khalil Gibran (Obras selectas series) Khalil Gibran 8484037088 Edimat Libros 4/1/2004 Hardcover Very Good (7 of 10) / in Good dustjacket (4 of 10). Shelf wear to the edges of the dj. Small tear to the dj at the top of the spine. Foreign Language

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The city put a new bike rack out front, (well as close to out front as they could).
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Purchased a pile of Warhammer novels, a stack of vintage books, a stack of Zane Grey hardcovers, and anime dvds over several loads during the day.
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William Styron born this day.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved some Signed paperbacks.
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Packed up 5 boxes for wholesale.
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Book of the day:
017461

*Signed* Cycle Of The Werewolf Stephen King; Illustrator-Bernie Wrightson (Signed) Signed by Illustrator First Edition 1st Printing 451821114 Near Fine (9 of 10) Signet 4/9/1985 Paperback This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Berni Wrightson on the cover. Signed in person. Bagged for protection. First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Graphic Novels

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Shelved a stack of Mad & Cracked Magazines, and some old science/engineering books.
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Processed a collection of old mystery and encyclopedias, lots of encyclopedias now on the $1.00 cart.
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Maurice Sendak born this day.
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Hubbell was here.
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Book of the day:
014690

A Perfect Friend ~1st Reynolds Price; Illustrator-Maurice Sendak First Edition 1st Printing 689830297 Atheneum 9/1/2000 Hardcover Very Good+ (8 of 10) / in Very Good+ dustjacket (8 of 10). First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Juv Fiction

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Charles Dickens died this day.
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Purchased some Robotech toys and comics.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:
015390

The England of Dickens Walter Dexter First Edition B00086147E Cecil Palmer 1925 Hardcover First Edition stated. dark blue boards. gilt title on spine. all B&W photo plates included 2 plates loose. Literary Biography

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Revolutionary author Thomas Paine died this day. Guess where he's buried in a reply to this post and win a prize.
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Marked down the rest of the Ancient History, Middle Ages, Renaissance, & Dinosaurs.
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Purchased some textbooks, and 2 boxes of VHS movies - re-filled the $1.00 cart with movies.
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Paid bills, bleah.
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Book of the day:
014967

Revolutionary Records of Maryland Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh 806300612 Clearfield 5/17/2010 Paperback Very Good (7 of 10). Former owner's name (&/or address/date) inked on fly. US Hist

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Marked down some of the Greek/Roman ancient history.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Item of the day:
017397

Get Together Madonna B000FGG5OE 93624293521 Warner Bros / Wea 6/6/2006 Audio CD "Good+ (5 of 10). CD in original case with liner notes. Some wear to the case. Light wear to the CD, but should still play." Music

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Purchased some psychology books.
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Listed for inventory most of the sex/erotica/lgbt books, the Anthropology, Archaeology, & Egypt books. If we keep this up we may manage to get the majority of the hardcover/tpb's indexed and available for inventory searching online, but don't hold your breath.
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Book of the day:
013932

Treasures of Egyptian Art From The Cairo Museum A Centennial Exhibition 1970-1971 Edward L.B. Terrace And Henry G. Fischer B000LC33H4 "Museum of fine Arts, Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art" 1970 Paperback Softcover bound book. bump top. "Egypt, Ancient" "013932.jpg">

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Stephen Crane dies this day at 28.
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Processed and packed the online orders.
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Book of the day:
011790

Not Your Mother's Cookbook: Unusual Recipes for the Adventurous Cook John Bear Ph.D.; Marina Bear 943389372 SLG Books 11/15/2002 Paperback Wear to the edges. Cookbooks

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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Carson McCullers' 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' & William Faulkner's 'The Reivers' published this day.
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Purchased a large collection of modern lit, classics, and textbooks.
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Purchased a stack of golden age comics in really bad shape.
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Packed a huge box of wholesale comics.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved nearly a box of minor collectable books.
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Book of the day:
008026

The Big Sleep (Theatrical Version) [VHS] Cinematographer-Sidney Hickox; Producer-Howard Hawks; Producer-Jack L. Warner; Writer-Jules Furthman; Writer-Leigh Brackett; Writer-Raymond Chandler; Writer-William Faulkner 790749653 12569535732 Warner Home Video 3/7/2000 VHS Tape NTSC VHS with original box. Movies

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Friday, June 03, 2011

First Friday 14

First Friday was perhaps slightly busier than previous, and the teenagers were slightly less annoying.
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Franz Kafka died today.
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Sorted the comics purchased the other day.
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Hubbell was here.
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Shelved almost a small box of collectables.
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Book of the day:
002026

Kafka Klaus Wagenbach First Edition 674011384 Very Good+. /Very Good. Harvard University Press 5/30/2003 Hardcover "black dj spine, rubbing to corners dj, light shelf wear," Literary Biography Literary Biography

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Marquis de Sade born.
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Processed and packed the online sales.
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Purchased some science books & kids books, didn't purchase some textbooks.
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Sorted some of the comics purchased yesterday, but didn't get far.
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Book of the day:
017322

Confessions of an estrogen evangelist: Setting the record straight on estrogen replacement therapy Joyce A. Kakkis; David Paul Green 970939906 [s.n.] ; 2001 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, June 01, 2011

Had to go to the USPS office and it took 5 minutes to convince them to give out a form needed for international mail, which you can order free off the website, but we'd run out and it was going to take 7 days to get more.
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Shelved a box of vintage new role playing game books.
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Purchased a Signed George Lucas book, shelved behind the counter.
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Shelved 4 stacks of books, modern lit, classics, metaphysical/new age, bible study, magic, sex, and a scattering of other genres.
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Shelved 2 more boxes of Playboy's mostly early 80's & 90's.
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Purchased 860ish modern comics.
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ComicBook of the Day:
017439

Meridian #15 Barbara Kesel (*Signed*) - Steve McNiven - Tom Simmons - Morry Hollowell Signed B001QGCFYG Crossgen Comics 2001 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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