Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Put the comics and toys and other books from Long Beach Comic-con back on the shelves.
~
Finally finished processing and packing the online orders.
~
John Keats was born on this day in 1795.
~
Book of the day:
016899

The Ultimate Halloween "Marvin Kaye, (William F. Nolan *Signed*)" Signed by Author 743423968 I Books 10/2/2001 Paperback "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by William F. Nolan at his story. Signed in person - a flyer, card, or bookmark from the signing event is laid in. Remainder mark. Crease to cover. rubbing to corners, shelf wear," Signed Horror

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Long Beach Comic Con 2011

A Castle of Books - booth 825

Penguin & Jedi Big Boy
Sally & Jack
Long Beach Comic con 2011 day 2.
~
Fairly busy, about the same as last year.
~
Sense and Sensibility by a Lady, is published this day in 1811, Jane Austen takes special pains to hide the fact that her first novel is in print.
~
Book of the day:
008340

The Thing: Freakshow TPB Geoff Johns; Scott Kolins 785119116 Marvel Comics 8/3/2005 Paperback Softcover TradePaperback (large size paperback) Binding. Marvel Fantastic Four008340.jpg>

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Long Beach Comic Con 2011 day one. Fairly steady but really busy. About the same as last year.
~
Sir Walter Raleigh was executed this day in 1618.
~
Book of the day:
006214

"Starstream Magazine 1, 3, 4 [lot of 3]" Barrington J. Bayley; John W. Campbell Jr.; Chad Oliver; Jack Williamson; Theodore Sturgeon; A.E. Van Vogt; Anne McCaffrey; Poul Anderson; Isaac Asimov; more B002C5305S Whitman 1976 Comic "Starstream 1, 3, 4 (of 4) comic books size magazine. Vol 1 CONTENTS - Dominus" by Barrington J. Bayley (On a planet where the fittest survive by instant evolution, can humans cope with the culture shock of ever-changing species?); "The Last Guinea Pig" by" Magazines "006214.jpg">

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Friday, October 28, 2011

Loaded up and setup the booth for Long Beach Comic con 2011.
~
John Locke died this day in 1704.
~
Book of the day:
007092

"The Punisher War Journal 1, 2, 7, 11 (lot of 4)" Jim Lee First Edition B0027U2CI4 Near Mint to Mint Marvel 1991 Comic "The Punisher War Journal 1, 2, 7, 11 (lot of 4). Wolverine, Daredevil. Bagged for protection with a stiff backing boards," Marvel "Marvel, comic book007092.jpg>

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Packed up stuff to bring to the Long Beach Comic-Con 2011.
~
Processed and packed the online orders, and they were picked up early.
~
Dylan Thomas was born on this day in 1914.
~
Book of the day:
002248

A Gregory Treasury - Volume 1+ 2 [lot 2] Marc Hempel 1401203019 New Vertigo 6/1/2004 Paperback volumes 1 + 2 [lot of 2]. very light shelf wear. Graphic Novels "Comic Book, Graphic Novel"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Purchased a pile of DVD movies the other day.
~
Shelved 2 boxes of paperbacks.
~
Messed with trying to up grade computer, the whole day...
~
Book of the day:
003031

The English Patient Michael Ondaatje 747527423 Very Good. /Very Good-. Bloomsbury Classics Great Britain 1996 Hardcover "Miniature version from the Bloomsbury Classics line (6.25x4.5"x1"). rubbing corners dj. minor stain & scratch dj cover."" General Fiction

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
~
More accounting, still.
~
Reserved a truck for LBCC load in on Friday.
~
Geoffry Chaucer died this day in 1400. Anne Tyler was born this day in 1941.
~
Book of the day:
002875

Dark Awakenings: Shadowland (d20 System) Adventure with CD Auran d20 958014116 Auran d20 2002-05 Paperback "squarebound Softcover (aprox.) 8.5'' x 11'', (we have many similar RPG books available, save on multiple items) with CD [In the hour of darkest despair, hope oft fortifies the heart. Having survived the terrors of Guardian Island, you now face the daunting task that has been set before you. Strengthened with ancient weapons and arcane devices you must enter the world of your enemy and try to win through to its place of power. Only then can you hope to return to Guardian for the final showdown. Bonus CD Including: 3D scenes depicting key locations in the adventure The complete adventure module in searchable PDF format Ambient sound effects Printable color maps Printable color game handouts Background to the author and the development team] [multiple copies available 6]" Role Playing Games "Fantasy Role Playing Game, d20 System, Dungeons & Dragons, 3rd Edition, Wizards of the Coast,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Finished packing the online orders in time for shipping today.
~
Accounting & Taxes, BOE.
~
Sara Josepha Hale was born on this day in 1788, author of a very famous poem that every child knows. What is it? First to answer in the comments will win a prize.
~
Book of the day:
001176

Latin American Cinema: Film and history (UCLA Latin American studies ; v. 26) E. Bradford Burns 879030267 Fair (2 of 10) "UCLA Latin American Center, University of California" 1975 Paperback "Grey spine, wraps. ink notes all over the rear cover. light pencil underlining." Latin American Lit "Latin American Lit,001176.jpg>

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fencing.
~
Shelved some more vintage magazines, entertainment, music, politics.
~
Processed and mostly packed the online orders.
~
Zane Grey died this day in 1939.
~
Book of the day:
001065

*Signed* Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition) *Remarqued* J. M. Barrie; Illustrator- Michael Hague Signed 4th printing 805072454 Fine. Fine. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 10/1/2003 Hardcover Blue illustrated Dj. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Michael Hague on the title page - and remarqued with an original ink pen detailed head sketch of Hook (he spent a good 10 minutes on the sketch). Included is a flyer from the signing event. Signed Fantasy "Signed Fantasy,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shelved a few more boxes of comics, about half modern mid 2000s and more 1980s stuff.
~
Shelved some vintage VHS, and magazines.
~
N.C.Wyeth was born on this day in 1882, Doris Lessing in 1919.
~
Book of the day:
002397

Farm Tractor Milestones Randy Leffingwell First Edition 1st Printing 076030730X Very Good. /Very Good. MBI 11/5/2000 Hardcover 10x10 Tractors "002397.jpg">

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Friday, October 21, 2011

Shelved several boxes of vintage comics from the 1960s to early 1980s, Amazing Spider-man, Iron Man, horror titles, kids titles. About half of them in poor condition, the rest in NM.
~
Shelved some vintage collectable books.
~
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on this day in 1772. Jack Kerouac died this day in 1969.
~
Book of the day:
001550

*Signed* Red Light ~1st T. Jefferson Parker Signed First Edition 1st Printing 786866004 Good+. /Very Good+. Hyperion 4/26/2000 Hardcover "red/black dj. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by T. Jefferson Parker on the TP, inscribed Barry -- Hope you enjoy! T. Jefferson Parker" The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. The spine has a roll/lean/cock/twist to it."" Signed Fiction "Signed Fiction,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders, looked at info for the Long Beach Comic-con coming up and the end of the month.
~
Arthur Rimbaud was born on this day in 1854.
~
Book of the day:
001029

*Signed x4* Disney's the Lion King Robert Guillaume; Cheech Marin; Gina Ingoglia; Marshall Toomey; Michael Humphries Signed First Edition 156282628X Near Fine. /Near Fine. Random House Disney 1994 Hardcover "Blue Dj, unread. The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin, Marshal Toomey & Michael Humphries on the half title page." Disney Books "Disney Books,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Answered emails & messages all morning.
~
Bulk listed four boxes of inexpensive books.
~
Purchased a few books.
~
Jonathan Swift died on this day in 1745. John Le Carre was born this day in 1931.
~
001185

*Signed* The Assassination Please Almanac (JFK) Tom Miller Signed 809279037 Good. Regnery 1977 Paperback white wraps 8x8 US Presidents "US Presidents,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
~
Cleaned up the packing supply closet a bit.
~
Purchased a few magazines and DVDs.
~
Book of the day:
001295

"How I Turned $1,000 Into a Million: In Real Estate in My Spare Time" - First Edition 1st Printing B000HEBC5G Very Good-. Pocket Books 1962 Mass Market Paperback "Bronze spine, Bagged for protection." Real Estate "Real Estate,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shelved some Science magazines.
~
Processed the 8 boxes culled from the fiction paperbacks.
~
Packed 4 boxes for wholesale.
~
Arthur Miller was born on this day in 1915.
~
Book of the day:
001948

Railroad History 167 (Autumn 1992) "John H., Ed.; The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Inc. White" B000R9L9V8 Very Good-. The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Inc. 1992 Paperback white wraps. Railroad "Railroad, Railroad, Railway001948.jpg>

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
~
Didn't purchase some comics after all.
~
Straightened up a bit of the boxes.
~
Noah Webster was born on this day in 1758, Oscar Wilde in 1854, Eugene O'Neill in 1888, and Gunter Grass in 1927.
~
Book of the day:
001167

"Treasures of the Pharaohs: The Early Period, The New Kingdom, The Late Period (Treasures of the World)" Jean Yoyotte B0006BWS62 Very Good. Albert Skira 1968 Hardcover "Red boards, no dj, 11x13''. Tipped-in plates, minor scuffing." "Egypt, Ancient" "Egypt, Ancient,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Finished culling extra copies out of the fiction/thriller/suspense paperbacks.
~
Shelved more minor collectable books & magazines.
~
Virgil was born on this day in 70 B.C., Friedrich Nietzsche in 1844, P.G. Wodehouse in 1881, and Mario Puzo in 1920.
~
Book of the day:
001063

*Signed* The Book of Fairies *Remarqued* ~1st Michael Hague Signed First Edition 1st Printing 688108814 Near Fine (9 of 10) Fine. HarperCollins 10/31/2000 Hardcover The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Michael Hague on the obverse of the front fly - and remarqued with an original Full page ink pen detailed sketch of a young fairy (he spent a good 10 minutes on the sketch). Included is a flyer from the signing event. First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. small bump to bottom. Signed Fantasy "Signed Fantasy,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sorted & cleared out the front area. Shelved a box of recent/popular paperbacks on the racks.
~
Pulled some duplicate paperbacks and filled the $1.00 carts.
~
Shelved some moderate collectable books.
~
Katherine Mansfield was born on this day in 1888, E.E. Cummings in 1894.
~
Book of the day:
001086

"The Turk, Chess Automaton" Gerald M. Levitt First Edition 786407786 Very Good. McFarland & Company 2000-10 Hardcover "Dark Blue illustrated self cover. 8.5 x 11'' (aprox.),"" Chess "Chess,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders, and manged to get a few emails done as well.
~
Book of the day:
001010

Fire on the Mountain 1ST Edition US Edward Abbey First Edition 1st Printing B000PVA2GG Good. /Good. Dial "New York, NY, U.S.A." 1962 Hardcover "Yellow dj, Front fly removed, The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. NOT an x-lib ed. rubbing to corners, light shelf wear, 1st Edition - no additional printings indicated, same date on title page as copyright 1962. wear to top spine corners of dj. (The front fly was removed by the former owner before our receipt because they had written their name on it. This was part of a large collection from the same source - all of which had flys removed, to our horror.)" Counter Culture "Counter Culture,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sorted four to six boxes of mostly young adult books.
~
Anatole France died this day in 1924.
~
Item of the day:
016665

Halo: Blood Line Fred Van Lente; Illustrator-Frances Portela 785140220 Marvel 7/28/2010 Hardcover "New, Never used, Unmarked book. Still sealed in the original publisher's shrinkwrap." Marvel

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
~
Cleaned some files on the computer.
~
Shelved a stack of vintage and modern comics.
~
Book of the day:
000036

Falling Angels ~1st "Gowdy, Barbara" First Edition 1st Printing 939149354 Very Good (7 of 10) / in Very Good dustjacket (7 of "Soho Press, Incorporated" "New York, NY, U. S. A." 1990 Hardcover Gold Dust Jacket. Very Good (7 of 10) / in Very Good dustjacket (7 of 10). General Fiction "General Fiction, , FICTION GENERAL000036.jpg>

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books


Monday, October 10, 2011

Marked down all of the Health, Medical, Self-Help, Relationships, Parenting, sections, many to under $4, and nearly filled the $1.00 carts.
~
Item of the day:
005749

Kennedy's Ireland Robert Vaughn narrator 6302180295 30306606330 Good. Mpi Home Video 12/15/1994 VHS Tape "Green box. Not released on DVD. Not an ex-rental. A fond look back at Ireland at the time of president Kennedy's visit during the summer of 1963. Incorporating film footage from the President's tour of Ireland, excerpts from his speeches, and historic reenactments of Irish history, Kennedy's Ireland is also a tribute to the heritage of Irish immigrants."" US Presidents "US Presidents,"

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Processed and packed the online orders.
~
Bruce Catton was born on this day in 1899. Edna St. Vincent Millay died this day in 1950.
~
Book of the day:
009734

"Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals, & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox (History Book Club Selection)" Orlando B. Willcox; Robert Garth Scott; Editor-Robert Garth Scott 873386280 Very Good. (7 of 10) /Good+ (dustjacket). Kent State University Press 11/1/1999 Hardcover US Civil War "009734.jpg">

Click to Purchase on Biblio
Click to Purchase on eBay
Click to Purchase on ABE Books

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sorted some Comics, a stack of Silver age, a couple Golden age, and a pile of modern. Unfortunately the vintage comics were in mostly in very worn condition, the modern stuff is NM.
~
Shelved some vintage history & non-fiction.
~
Purchased some vintage history & non-fiction (no relation).
~
Henry Fielding died this day in 1754.
~
Book of the day:
016897

*Signed* The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle; Peter Gillis; Illustrator-Renae DeLiz; Illustrator-Ray Dillon Signed by Author First Edition 1st Printing 1600108512 Idea & Design Works Llc 1/25/2011 Hardcover "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Peter S. Beagle on the fly. Signed in person - a flyer, card, or bookmark from the signing event is laid in. First Edition 1st Printing. Brand new book. Bagged for protection." Fantasy Fiction
Click to Purchase on Biblio
Click to Purchase on eBay
Click to Purchase on ABE Books

Friday, October 07, 2011

First Friday 18

A nice crowd in for First Friday. 
For the most part people were good customers, only a few things dumped on the floor, and (except for the girl who tried to get things at a discount by switching price stickers!) no one was rude.
~
Edgar Allan Poe died this day in 1849.
~
Book of the day:
016915

*Signed 2X* Dark Forces Kirby McCauley (Dennis Etchison *Signed*)(Richard Christian Matheson *Signed*) Signed by Author 055314801X Bantam Books 9/1/1981 Mass Market Paperback "This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Dennis Etchison & Richard Christian Matheson. Signed in person - a flyer, card, or bookmark from the signing events are laid in. First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. This copy has a different cover than the current image shown. Creases to the spine." Signed Horror
Click to Purchase on Biblio
Click to Purchase on eBay
Click to Purchase on ABE Books

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Processed & packed the online orders & three boxes for wholesale.
~
Jane Eyre first published on this day  in 1847. Thor Heyerdahl was born on this day in 1914.
~
Book of the day:
017455

Meridian: Going to Ground (Meridian Digest Edition) Barbara Kesel (*Signed*) Signed 1931484694 Cross Generation Comics 2003-06 Paperback This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Barbara Kesel. Signed in person. Bagged for protection with a stiff backing board. collects issues 8-14 Independents
Click to Purchase on Biblio
Click to Purchase on eBay
Click to Purchase on ABE Books
"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Cleared and cleaned a bit.
~
Shelved some vintage comics, Treasury's and 70's stuff.
~
Book of the day:
017040

Amboy Dukes: Wayward Youth in Brooklyn 169 Irving Shulman First Edition 1st Printing Thus Good- (3 of 10) Avon 1949 Mass Market Paperback "169. Mass Market Paperback / Racksize Paperback. Bagged for protection. Crease to cover. Creases to the spine. rubbing to corners, shelf wear, pencil name rear cover. First Edition 1st Printing Thus Avon revised edition." JD. juvenile delinquent.
Click to Purchase on Biblio
Click to Purchase on eBay
Click to Purchase on ABE Books
"

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Processed and packed the online order.
~
Purchased some Art books.
~
Had many annoying problems with firefox and the computer in general.
~
Edward L. Stratemeyer was born on this day in 1862, Damon Runyon in 1884.

Book of the day:
016981

Missions of Los Angeles Area (California Missions Series) Dianne MacMillan 822598345 Lerner Publishing Group 1999-01 Paperback Softcover bound book.
Click to Purchase on Biblio
Click to Purchase on eBay
Click to Purchase on ABE Books
"

Monday, October 03, 2011

Purchased over 100 CDs, and shelved most of them already.
~
Shelved 5 feet of religious books, and marked down most of the religious section, most books on religion are now under $4.
~
Marked down many Craft, Decorating, and Quilting books, shelved large stack more.
~
Shelved a stack of newer paperbacks on the spin racks.
~
Purchased some comics, and some books.
~
Thomas Wolfe was born on this day in 1900, Gore Vidal in 1925.
~
Book of the day:
016996

Create Your Own Wall Art Henny Donovan 764134701 Barron's Educational Series 11/1/2006 Paperback "8.5'' x 11'' (aprox.), Softcover bound book."

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Shelved a stack of vintage National Geographic magazines 1909-1920s.
~
Bills & accounting.
~
Book of the day:
017331

Nemesis (The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) Agatha Christie 553350226 Bantam Books 1984 Hardcover "First Printing of the First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. dark blue leatherette covers. Agatha Christie Mystery Collection. 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. "

Click to Purchase on Biblio

Click to Purchase on eBay

Click to Purchase on ABE Books

"

Followers

A Castle of Books's Fan Box

A Castle of Books on Facebook