Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Just purchased and mostly shelved a large stack of DVD movies. Also purchased a stack of Disney Comics, and a stack of hardcover graphic novels.
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Born on this date: 1923Stan Berenstain, 1930 – Colin Dexter, 1934 – Stuart M. Kaminsky.
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Item of the day:
013711
*Signed* War of Honor (1st) (Honor Harrington #10)
David Weber

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Recent arrivals,  several boxes of Art, illustration, and animation books.
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Born on this date: 1800William Holmes McGuffey, 1956Peter David.
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Item of the day:
024950
*Signed* Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator (Deluxe Signed & Numbered)
Thomas S. Buechner; Norman Rockwell

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Born on this date: 1851James Fenimore Cooper.
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Item of the day:

034162
Fun With Optical Illusions (Mini Master Series)
Foster, Walter

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cars & Comics

Shelved several die-cast cars & trucks.
Purchased some signed comics.
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Item of the day:

026994
*Loeb & Sale Signed* Batman : Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1, 2 & 3
Jeph Loeb; Tim Sale

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Monday, September 07, 2015

Recent arrivals: Toys, a Sinatra doll, Comic book Graphic novels, Chandler novels, DVDs, Classics and fiction, CDs, A Large collection of DVDs and tv shows on dvd, some new DVDs, and some die-cast toy cars and banks.
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Born on this date: 1900Taylor Caldwell.
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Item of the day:
032306
1849 The Women of the American Revolution: (Vol 1 of 2, Third Edition)
Ellet, Elizabeth F.

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Free Books & Author Signing for First Friday tomorow













 

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First Friday Book Signing At A Castle of Books by Long Beach Resident John J. Fulford, Author of The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules

Long Beach resident and retired professor John J. Fulford will be signing copies of his latest book, The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules at A Castle of Books on Atlantic Avenue., Friday, September 4 from 6 PM.

Last month, Fulford launched a weekly blog discussing English spelling, its many quirks and the simple rules one can learn to spell American English correctly. No memorization, no silly rhymes. Simple rules. Most textbooks use a memorization method sprinkled with clever rhymes that were often untrue. Yes, “i before e except after c” is not always true. The blog is on Fulford’s website:
http://www.learnenglishspellingrules.com/.

“When I finished my M.A., I turned down an offer to study for a Ph.D., preferring to continue my research into English spelling rules. I took a position teaching in a district near Los Angeles that had a large number of immigrant Latin American students who had very limited English.”

After earning an ESL certificate, John spent the next twenty years researching the history of English, studying the works of Noah Webster, taking post graduate courses in linguistics, and putting his theories into practice with his non-English speaking students. The culmination of his work is The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules.

“This is the first and only book that has ever listed and explained all the rules that govern English spelling. It proves that there is a great deal of logic to English spelling and that there is a better way to learn how to spell than ineffective memorization.”

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