Monday, December 29, 2014

In the last few days:
Purchased & shelved a stack of DVD & Blu-Ray movies.
Purchased three collections of books, some Classics & woodworking among them.
Purchased a stack of textbooks.
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Born on this date: 1915 – Robert Ruark.
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Item of the day:

035770
*Signed* Dream Park
Larry Niven; Steven Barnes

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gift Certificates available in any amount

We have Gift Certificates available in any amount, if you need a last minute present or stocking stuffer.
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This week  we purchased and shelved some very recent brand new DVD/Blu-Ray movies, and some Dexter mystery novels.
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Born on this date: 1872 – Albert Payson Terhune, 1892 – Rebecca West, 1917 – Heinrich Böll.
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Item of the day:

010811
Santa Jack Marionette Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton)
Tim Burton

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

This week:
Shelved a box of Fantasy pocket books.
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Shelved a Pack of Tarot cards, and some tarot books.
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Shelved a stack of old Playboy Special Edition magazines.
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Shelved another stack of CDs.
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Massive mark down on the comic magazines, re-filled the quarter boxes out front.
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Born on this date: 1916Shirley Jackson, 1968Kelley Armstrong.
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Item of the day:

033496
*Signed* In the Palm of Darkness (1st)
Montero, Mayra; Grossman, Edith

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Purchased and shelved a stack of just released series Romance.
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Born on this date: 1845Joel Chandler Harris, 1899Jean de Brunhoff, 1933Ashleigh Brilliant (we have a rack of his postcards available at the counter).
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Item of the day:


034756
*Signed* Duel of Wits (1st)
Peter Churchill

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Shelved some kids books on WWII.
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Shelved a stack of Ancient History DVDs.
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Born on this date: 1886Rex Stout, 1942 – John Crowley, 1964 – Jo Walton, 1975Matt Fraction,
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Item of the day:


015213
*Signed* Forever Laughter
Don Freeman

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Friday, November 28, 2014

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shelved some books on rare dolls & some old PS2 games.
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Purchased a stack of textbooks.
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Born on this date: 1919 – Frederik Pohl.
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Item of the day:
034090
Galaxy Magazine, 1968, August (Vol. 27, No. 1)
Mack Reynolds; Robert Silverberg; Fritz Leiber; Damon Knight; Frederik Pohl [Editor]; Vaughn Bode' [Illustrator];

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Shelved some more Yu-gi-oh & Pokemon cards in the boxes at the counter.
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Shelved a stack of Cookbooks, and a stack of books on Poker, along with much more non-fiction hardcover books today.
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Born on this date: 1826Carlo Collodi, 1849Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1888Dale Carnegie, 1916Forrest J Ackerman, 1946 – Penny Jordan, 1948Spider Robinson, 1962John Kovalic.
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Item 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

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Purchased and shelved another stack of DVDs lots of military in this batch.
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Born on this date: 1819George Eliot, 1940 – Roy Thomas,1956 – Ron Randall.
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Item of the day:

035815
*Signed* How to Write Horror Fiction (Genre Writing Series)
William F. Nolan

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Shelved several Neil Gaiman & Joe Hill books.
Purchased a very large collection of RPG books, tons of White Wolf, & some D&D 3.5, and have shelved it all.
Shelved a small stack of DVDs.
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Born on this date: 1902 – Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1908Leo Politi.
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Item of the day:

002697
*Signed* Dark Destiny (World of Darkness) (1st)
Editor-Edward E. Kramer; John Mason Skipp, Robert Bloch, Nancy A. Collins, Harlan Ellison, Esther M. Friesner, Rick Hautala

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shelved a large collection of Stephen King hardcovers.
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Born on this date: 1929 – Michael Ende, 1945 – Tracy Kidder, 1962 – Neal Shusterman, 1962 – Naomi Wolf.
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Item of the day:

015720
*Signed* Just a Gigolo LP ST 0073 Vinyl
Louis Prima

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Pulled down the holiday books, over 2 shelves of X-mas Craft & Kids books now easily browseable.
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Born on this date: 1728Oliver Goldsmith, 1893John P. Marquand, 1929 – W. E. B. Griffin, 1960Neil Gaiman, 1971Holly Black.
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Item of the day:


021888
Christmastide: It's History, Festivities, and Carols
William Sandys

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Shelved 350 CDs, many still in shrinkwrap, quite a few out on the $1.00 cart.
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Born on this date: 1847 – Bram Stoker, 1900Margaret Mitchell, 1932 – Ben Bova.
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Item of the day:

035648
*Rowena Signed* The Golden Helix
Sturgeon, Theodore

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Friday, November 07, 2014

FREE Books for First Friday

It's First Friday again, don't forget to stop by and pick up all the FREE Books you want from our cart & table outside. There's lots of stuff out there this month, come and get some.
All Day Long. 9:30 am to 10:00 pm First Friday hours.
Then, if you feel the need, you can shop inside, among our over 30,000 unique books, comics, toys, movies, music & more.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Shelved 2 stacks of DVD's some TV show sets & history documentary discs.
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Shelved some more young adult chapter books & some of those books on Antiques & collectables.
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Born on this date: 1942Martin Cruz Smith.
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Item of the day:

035847
*Signed* Open Roads & Front Engines
Wimpffen, Janos

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Picked up a large collection of books on Antiques & collectables, last night - about 17 boxes. It will take some time to get them on the shelf but they should start appearing soon.
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Purchased a large stack of DVDs - they should be shelved soon, perhaps even today.
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Born on this date: 1883Napoleon Hill, 1945Pat Conroy, 1971Jim Butcher.
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Item of the day:

035046
*Signed* It's All Greek to Me (Time Warp Trio)
Scieszka, Jon; McCauley, Adam [Illustrator]

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shelved a large stack of Graphic Novels/TPBs, purchased over the last several days.
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Shelved more DVDs.
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Shelved a stack of collectable books, mostly non-fiction, various subjects.
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Born on this date: 1919 – Doris Lessing, 1920Timothy Leary,1935Ann Rule, 1946 – Deepak Chopra, 1948 – Debbie Macomber.
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Item of the day:
001570
*Signed* Fawn Zeller's Porcelain Dollmaking Techniques
Sybill McFadden

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Purchased 4 long boxes of 70s comic books, and a small stack of Graphic Novels.
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Born on this date: 1917 – Walter Munk, 1931 – John le Carré, 1936 – Sylvia Browne, 1942Andrew Vachss, 1943 – L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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Item of the day:

034783
*Signed* Chris Achilleos The Mercenary Postcard
Chris Achilleos

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Friday, October 17, 2014

We have new even larger bookbags (green this time) available still only $1.
Also just put some new swords & other implements of destuction in the windows.
Purchased several large collections over the last few days, and shelved several stacks of non-fiction hardcovers.
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Born on this date: 1758Noah Webster, 1854 – Oscar Wilde, 1927Günter Grass.
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Item of the day:

033908
*Signed* No Man's Land: What to Do When Your Company Is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big
Tatum, Doug

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Purchased several large collections the last few days, lots of large books - Art, and other 'coffee table' books.
Shelved several boxes of comics.
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Born on this date: 1875Aleister Crowley.
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Item of the day:
026781
*Wrightson Signed* The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition
Stephen King

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Friday, October 03, 2014

FREE Books for First Friday!

It's First Friday again, don't forget to stop by and pick up all the FREE Books you want from our cart & table outside. All Day Long. 9:30 am to 10:00 pm First Friday hours.
Then, if you feel like it, you can shop inside, in air conditioned comfort, among our over 30,000 unique books, comics, toys, movies, music & more.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Purchased a stack of Military and Religion DVDs yesterday, and they've been shelved now, movies, series, and documentaries.
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Born on this date: 1904Graham Greene, 1911Jack Finney, 1944Vernor Vinge.
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Item of the day:

005095
ESSAYS NEW AND OLD (1st) Ed USA
Aldous Huxley

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some anonymous donations left by the door this week, thanks to whomever that was.

Born on this date: 1924Truman Capote, 1928Elie Wiesel, 1950Laura Esquivel, 1953 – S. M. Stirling.
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Item of the day:

035910
*Signed 2x* Warrior (There Will Be War Volume 5)
Pournelle, Jerry; Harry Turtledove

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Purchased a small stack of Folio Society hardcovers in slipcases.
Purchased about 400 more comics.
Spent the morning modifying the website.
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Born on this date: 1949 – Jane Smiley, 1962 – Mark Haddon.
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Item of the day:

034875
*Signed* China Through the Eyes of a Tiger
Roland Sperry; Terryl C. Boodman

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Born on this date: 1897William Faulkner, 1930 – Shel Silverstein, 1955 – Luanne Rice.
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Item of the day:
033533
*Signed* Bloodline (1st)
Sheldon, Sidney

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Shelved some CD's & DVDs just now. Shelved another few stacks of comics the other day, and a stack of western pocket books yesterday.
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Born on this date: 1896F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1934 – John Brunner, 1950 – John Kessel.
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Item of the day:

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035642
*Rowena Signed* The Dolphins of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Anne McCaffrey

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Purchased several boxes of NM graphic novels & comic book collections.
Shelved a stack of comics including some older Hulk titles.

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Born on this date: 1908John Creasey, 1916Mary Stewart, 1932Robert B. Parker, 1935Ken Kesey, 1947 – Gail Carson Levine.
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Item of the day:

035651
*Ken Kelly Signed* Conan: The Hour of the Dragon
Rober E. Howard

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Shelved another stack of comic books, mostly copper & modern age, also a complete run of the original Elfquest series. Shelved a stack of non-fiction hardcover & softcover of various subjects & religion.
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Born on this date: 1789James Fenimore Cooper, 1890 – Agatha Christie, 1914 – Robert McCloskey, 1940 – Norman Spinrad.
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Item of the day:

034819
*Signed* Daredevil #s 1,2,3,5,6,8
Kevin Smith; Joe Quesada [Illustrator]; Jimmy Palmiotti [Illustrator];

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Shelved some more comics, and a couple of boxes of Romance pocket books. 
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Born on this date: 1876Sherwood Anderson, 1916Roald Dahl, 1917Carol Kendall.
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Item of the day:

035982
*Signed* Dancing in the Wings
Allen, Debbie; Nelson, Kadir

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Shelved a stack of Weirdo underground comix with R. Crumb and many more.
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Born on this date: 1921Stanisław Lem, 1943 – Michael Ondaatje, 1945 – Milo Manara.
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Item of the day:

034750
*Signed* Living, Loving & Learning
Buscaglia, Leo; Steven Short (editor)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shelved a few comic books. Purchased some metaphysical books the other day, and they've been shelved as well.
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Born on this date: 1941Stephen Jay Gould, 1960Alison Bechdel.
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Item of the day:

032293
*Signed* Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
Sheree RenÃ(c)e Thomas [Editor]; Steven Barnes; Octavia E. Butler

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Purchased  four boxes of underground/independent comics.
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Born on this date: 1900Taylor Caldwell, 1950 – Peggy Noonan.
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Item of the day:

034216
*Signed* More Than This: A Novel
Candela, Margo

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Put about a third of the religious  section out on the $1.00 table, and filled the space back up with new stock. Shelved another stack of DVDs.
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Born on this date: 1869 – Felix Salten, 1937Sergio Aragonés, 1969Tony DiTerlizzi, 1972 – China Miéville.
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Item of the day:
035907
*Signed* Barrier World
Louis Charbonneau

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Friday, September 05, 2014

FREE Books for First Friday - Sep 5th

FREE Books for First Friday - Sep 5th

Stop by and pickup all the FREE BOOKS you like! (From the designated carts/boxes outside.) All Day Long. We'll be open until 10:00 pm tonight for First Friday.
Then, if you feel like it, you can shop inside among our over 30,000 unique books, comics, toys, movies, music & more.



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Recently shelved several boxes of comic books, SF/Fantasy pocket books, and four boxes of non-fiction of in nearly all subjects.
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Born on this date: 1817Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1916 – Frank Yerby.
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Item of the day:

031940
*Signed* Monty Python: Life of Brian [VHS]
William Stout; Graham Chapman; John Cleese; Michael Palin; Terry Gilliam; Eric Idle; Terry Jones

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Shelved the last of that load of Signed Horror hardcovers, a stack of Signed Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Charles L. Grant, and more.
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Born on this date: 1875Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1942C. J. Cherryh, 1964 – Holly Golightly, 1974 – Jhonen Vasquez.
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Item of the day:
005083
*Signed* Love & Rockets Sketchbook Vol. 2
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shelved a large stack of vintage bondage magazines late 1970s early 1980s.
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Born on this date: 1797Mary Shelley, 1901John Gunther, 1925Laurent de Brunhoff.
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Item of the day:

027902
*Signed* The Amateur
Edward Klein

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Purchased some textbooks, shelved some Signed Comic books/Graphic Novels, P. Craig Russell, Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Watchmen, more.
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Born on this date: 1809Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 1954Michael P. Kube-McDowell,
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Item of the day:

029944
*Signed* Cheval Noir #1
Dave Stevens; Thierry Cailleteau; Hiroyuki Kato; Francois Schuiten; Olivier Vatine [Illustrator]; Keisuke Goto [Illustrator];

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shelved some CD, & DVDs, and some signed Mystery & Horror hardcover 1st edition books.
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Born on this date: 1749Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1814Sheridan Le Fanu, 1913Robertson Davies, 1916 – Jack Vance, 1917Jack Kirby, 1948Vonda N. McIntyre.
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Item of the day:
035001
GALAXY MAGAZINE: February (Feb) 1964, VOL 22, NO 3 (Oh To Be a Blobel!, The Star King, A Bad Day for Vermin)
Frederik Pohl (editor) (Philip K. Dick, Jack Vance, Keith Laumer)

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shelved a 1st edition Hemingway - Old Man and the Sea. Shelved some more DVDs & Blu-rays.
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Born on this date: 1904Christopher Isherwood.
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Item of the day:

035037
*Signed* Summer Reading is Killing Me! (Time Warp Trio, No. 7)
Scieszka, Jon; Smith, Lane [Illustrator]

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

On this date: 1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed. Born: 1899Jorge Luis Borges, 1915James Tiptree, Jr., 1947 – Paulo Coelho, 1948 – Alexander McCall Smith, 1951Orson Scott Card.
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Item of the day:

035713
*Signed* Empire (1st)
Card, Orson Scott

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shelved around a half shelf of hard to find Religious books.
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Born on this date: 1943 – Nelson DeMille.
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Item of the day:

033509
*Signed* Mythos: Fantasy Art Realms of Frank Brunner PB (1st)
Brunner, Frank; Spurlock, J. David

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Purchased a giant load of Religion books yesterday, hope to get some shelved this week. Purchased a box of Westerns on DVD, those will be shelved soon. Purchased two boxes of fantasy pocket books today.
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Born on this date: 1893 – Dorothy Parker, 1920Ray Bradbury, 1935Annie Proulx.
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Item of the day:


003348
*Signed* Yestermorrow: Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures
Ray Bradbury

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Shelved a great stack of old computer magazines out on the $1.00 table. Also put up a couple vintage bondage magazines, (if you're into that, we'll have more to come once we get to them).
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Born on this date: 1890H. P. Lovecraft, 1918Jacqueline Susann, 1951Greg Bear, 1961 – Greg Egan.
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Item of the day:
035790
*Signed* Last Call
Powers, Tim

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Purchased several loads of books, including a stack of comics, and a stack of textbooks.
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Born on this date: 1902Ogden Nash, 1930 – Frank McCourt, 1944Jack Canfield.
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Item of the day:

015862
*Signed 3x* The Gate Marked ''Private
Ethel M. Dell

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Monday, August 18, 2014


Born on this date: 1925Brian Aldiss,  1934 – Vincent Bugliosi, 1945Paula Danziger, 1967Brian Michael Bendis.
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Item of the day:

034659
*Signed* Rev. Ike's Secrets for Health, Happiness and Prosperity - For You! A Science of Living Study Guide
Eikerenkoetter, Frederick

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Purchased and shelved a small stack of DVDs. 
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Born on this date: 1863Gene Stratton-Porter.
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Item of the day:

024992
*Signed 5x* Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (1st) +Poster
Bill Willingham; Mark Buckingham; Charles Vess; Mark Wheatley; Jill Thompson

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