Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Re-Opening in January 2017

We just finished getting the last of the permits signed off by the city, so as soon as we can get the books shelved we can open.
We will go as fast as possible, and may have enough on the shelves to open the last week in December, but we will certainly be able to re-open by January 2017.
Re-opening sale info will be posting soon.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Opening Soon, but not quite yet.

Due to some delays caused by the City, it looks like it will be several more weeks before we can open.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Unpacking & Reshelving

Started unpacking & reshelving. Still trying to be done by December, but it may not be quite that early.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Bookcases up, starting to re-shelve.

All the Bookcases are up, starting to re-shelve the books now.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Things are starting to get set up.

Bookcases starting to arrive at new location on Willow & Magnolia.


55 bookcases set up.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Re-Opening Soon!





We just signed the lease on a location in Wrigley, about 2 miles from our previous shop. Give it a month to get things set up again.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Still looking for a new location.

We are _still_ searching for our new location. There have been a few possibilities, but nothing has worked out quite yet.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The store is now closed.

The store is now closed, we are still looking for a new location.

Please check back at our website, we will be sure to post something as soon as we figure anything out.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Still packing away. We are Moving!

Packing is getting fairly close to finished. We are Moving, there are some possibilities for a new location that we might find out about as soon as Friday, so once there is news we'll be sure to post about it.



We'll be doing our FREE Books for First Friday giveaway this coming Friday the 5th, but since we're nearly packed up now, we won't have the doors open.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Closed for Moving


We are now closed while we pack for the move. It looks like we may have found a location close by, just down the street about a block.We'll post more when we have confirmation.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Moving Sale Last Day = July 11


Our last day open will be Monday July 11, after that we'll be packing everything up for the move. Come by quick and stock up. It will likely be months before we can reopen - as we still don't have a new location yet.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Moving Sale! - Lost our Lease

 We have about 3 Weeks left before we have to pack up and move out.

We still don't want to move all this stuff SALE!

Buy One at regular price and ANYTHING ELSE under $4.00 is on Sale for only $1.00 each.
NO LIMIT!
Buy one and get unlimited $1.00 books in the same purchase!

No, we're not going out of business, we are moving.
Unfortunately we have not yet found a new location, and at this time it looks like it will be at least three months or longer before we can reopen ... so stock up now.

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Lost our Lease Sale!


The landlord wants to expand EJ's so they're not renewing our lease.
We have about 2 months left to pack up and move out.

We don't want to move all this stuff!

Sale: Buy One at regular price and EVERYTHING else is on Sale!

The Current Sale Starts on First Friday June 3rd:
 

Buy One at regular price and
EVERYTHING ELSE under $4.00 is on Sale for only $1.00 each.
NO LIMIT!*

Buy one and get unlimited $1.00 books in the same purchase!

No, we're not going out of business.
Although we have yet to find a new location, we will be back!

(It's not EJ's fault, they've been nothing but nice to us.)

*Items listed for sale online are excluded from the sale.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Major news, coming check back next week.

Born on this date: 1907 – Rachel Carson, 1912John Cheever, 1925Tony Hillerman, 1934 – Harlan Ellison
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Item of the day: 002006
*Signed* The Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Redwood Empire Route
Fred A. Stindt; Guy L. Dunscomb

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Friday, May 20, 2016

BOGO BKSBS

BOGO BKSBS
Buy One Get One Bixby Knolls Small Business Saturday
Buy one get one FREE anything under $5.*
Buy one get one 50% OFF anything $5 to $50.*
Buy one get one 20% OFF anything over $50.*
Saturday May 21st Only all day 9:30 - 6:30.
*One discount per household. Lesser items get the discounts of course, do we really need to explain all that?

BKSBS

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Shelved a stack of Signed Books by - James Rollins, Stuart Woods, Jane Smiley, Michael Connelly, John Scalzi, Kim Stanley Robinson, Joyce Carol Oates, more!
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Just purchased several boxes of horror books, shelved lots of King, Barker, more.
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Born on this date: 1900Hal Borland.
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Item of the day:

030757
A Parents Guide to First Steps to Reading
Moncure

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Free Books for First Friday & Free Comics on Saturday FCBD

Stop by for Free Books on First Friday the 6th.
Take all the FREE Books you want from the table/cart/bookcases out front.


Then come back on Saturday the 7th for Free Comic Book Day.
1 FREE Comic Book per person from the special FBCD selection.*

Select from:

 *while supplies last


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Shelved four boxes of Easton Press leather bound classics yesterday, all in nearly perfect condition.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Shelved a small stack of P.K. Dick SF softcovers the other day.
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Purchased and shelved several collections of DVD movies and TV shows.
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Purchased and shelved a large collection of music CDs.
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Purchased a stack original art of mostly marvel comic book characters.
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Born on this date: 1838John Muir, 1947 – Barbara Park.
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Item of the day:

034419
Byzantium: The Apogee (Folio Society)
John Julius Norwich

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Shelved over 100 Easton Press Science Fiction Signed First Editions.
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Born on this date: 1916 – Beverly Cleary, 1947 – Tom Clancy, 1973J. Scott Campbell.
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Item of the day:

034713
1969 Fall Disney News: Official Magazine for Magic Kingdom Club Families, Fall 1969 (Disneyland's Magic Kingdom Club)
Walt Disney Productions

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Priced and shelved those nice silver age comics from the other day. Also changed and refilled the rare comics wall with new or marked down stock.
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Shelved some Vinyl records from punk to classical.
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Born on this date: 1916 – Irving Wallace, 1950 – James Redfield.
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Item of the day:
030587
Wind in the Rigging (1st)
Pease, Howard

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Just purchased a stack of Silver age comics, Iron Man 1, 2, 3, 4, First Hulk, First Captain America, early X-Men, Thor, not all in pristine condition but some are very nice. Should have them shelved by the end of the month.
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Shelved several thousand pocketbooks in the last week. The Fiction and Romance are nearly completely replaced with new stock.
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Born on this date: 1884Hugh Walpole, 1911L. Ron Hubbard, 1934Barry Hughart, 1953 – Ridley Pearson.
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Item of the day:

034253
David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview #25: John Byrne
Kraft, David Anthony (editor)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Purchased 5 boxes of classics.
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Shelved a stack of DVDs, lots of urban crime.
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Born on this date: 1970Daniel Handler.
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Item of the day:
027000
SHANGRI-LA No. 18, Feb., 1950
Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society

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Monday, February 15, 2016

We are Open every day, President's Day included.

Born on this date: 1883Sax Rohmer,1937 – Gregory Mcdonald.
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Item of the day:

024959
The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents
Gilbert Peter, George Stuart

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Shelved over 30 modern Dungeons & Dragons hardcover RPG books, 3rd & 4th editions, excellent condition.
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Just purchased two loads of comics, mostly modern, with some vintage kids stuff, should get them shelved soon.
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Born on this date: 1905Ayn Rand, 1940 – Thomas M. Disch.
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Item of the day:
034936b
Little Scrowlie (# 8)
Todd Meister; Jennifer Feinberg [Illustrator]

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Two collections of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons manuals shelved the other day.
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Purchased and shelved a large collection of Blu-Ray & DVD movies.
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Item of the day: 035591
027759
Vecna Reborn (AD&D/Ravenloft Accessory) 9582
Cook, Monte

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Purchased a box of Railroad books, shelved some Train books.
Purchased a box of comics, shelved some comics.
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Born on this date: 1915 – Alan Watts.
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Item of the day:
033590
Railway Roundabout


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