Refer a Friend

New offer.
Refer a Friend get a FREE book.

New stuff out on the $1.00 carts.

Organized and sorted the Cookbooks.


Adam Collings California West of the West signing

Adam Collings California West of the West signing went ok, there were very few who stopped in, but they had a long interesting discussion about the book, then Adam was off running to Santa Barbara for another event.

Two Signed copies of Adam Collings California West of the West are available.

Forgot to get photos again, drat.


Working late.

Stayed late listing some RPGs, SF, & Magazines.


Toys & GN's in, $1.00 Thrillers/Mystery

Diamond Comics shipment arrived.
Revere: Revolution in Silver - The British are coming. But the Werewolves are worse. Fantasy Clip Art with CD
Labyrinth Jareth the Goblin King & Mini Rolitoboy 2.5" Clear Mind Black Vinyl Figure
Stack of Mystery & Thrillers BCEs for $1.00


Shelved 8 boxes of paperbacks

Received the Umbrella Academy Alternate Cover #1 that I won from Dark Horse. Cool!

Priced/shelved 8 boxes of paperbacks, lots of Fiction, Romance, some Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Self Help, and more.

Umbrella Academy Alternate Cover Giveaway!

The first person to bring a print-out of this blog post into the store, and make a purchase (of anything) will get a FREE copy of The Umbrella Academy Alternate Cover #1 shown below. Yes you have to come into the store, sorry. If it will be too much of a drive, call ahead and see if it's still available. - nevermind it's not available any longer - but you can still purchase a copy Online or instore while they last!


RPGs D&D, Traveller, Star Wars, Star Trek, GURPS

Priced/Shelved/Listed the Role Playing Game books from yesterday.
Chuck stopped by the check out the AC, and gave it his ok, just not quite powerful enough for the heat wave the other day.


Online Sales out, RPGs in.

Packed the orders from the weekend.
Scheduled USPS pickup for tomorrow.
Paid bills, and did the Diamond order.
Traded in today, box of RPGs, some comics, nursing/EMT textbooks.
Ordered boxes for shipping.


Sunday blahs

Didn't get much done, but there are a couple of orders online so that's starting well.


Jeffery Scott 1019

Well the Jeffery Scott signing had a rather small turnout, and Jeffery was not doing well himself, with some dental problems, so we ended at 5:00. and I forgot to take pictures gah!

Signed Limited Hardcover of Visions From Within the Mechanism: The Industrial Surrealism of Jeffery Scott (1019) is available.


New Art Books

Listed/Shelved more stuff from behind the counter.

2 boxes of mostly art books ordered new arrived.


The Roof, the roof, the roof is ... got a big hole in it.

Supposedly they're fixing the roof so it won't leak with the rain forecast for tonight, people stomping around up there all day.

Priced/shelved 4 or 5 stacks of hardcover, mystery, fiction, military.

Diamond Comics shipment arrived. Invader Zim Figures, Gerhard Way's Umbrella Academy #1 just released.

Hajime Sorayama's new book

Another interesting book inscription.


Aarrr!! It be Talke Like ar Pirrate Day, Mateys

My pirate name is:

Bloody Tom Vane

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from
part of the network

Finished signing up for, and signed up for pro merchant account.

Sent half the bulk emails for the Jeffery Scott 1019 signing coming up on Saturday.

Book Autopsies


Listless Listing

Messed with myspace, paid some bills, someone tried to buy the armor :}

Listed/shelved about a half shelf of stuff behind the counter.
The ceiling of the closet leaked!, not a lot but something was dripping, luckily it didn't ruin anything...


Jury Duty

Jury duty wasn't too bad, finished and back to work just after 4.

Sent emails for the Jeffery Scott 1019 signing on Saturday 22nd.


Closed Monday September 17th

Listed a few things.

Fairly busy for Sunday.

Jury Duty tomorrow, so I'll have to close :(

Fantasy author Robert Jordan dies at 58, Sept 16th 2:45 PM

Brief tribute by David Drake.


Rolling Stone Brainwashing Pianists

Checked emails, sorted emails.

Priced/Shelved most of the Rolling Stone magazines from 2000 to 2007 $2.95 each.
Shelved/Listed some books, Brainwashing, Queen's Own, Pianists.


Rolling Stone, Signed Mysterys

Put up some book cartoon clippings.

Traded for a large collection of Rolling Stone Magazines 1994-2006.

Dan & Kathy stopped by to trade in some books.

Shelved/listed a collection of Signed T. Jefferson Parker books, among others.


Jacketing, Ganesha comics

Installed speakers for the computer.

Put archival plastic dustjacket protectors on a bunch of rare & signed books.

Diamond comics shipment arrived. Phantom Jack & Ganesha by Deepak Chopra
Listed a half shelf of signed mystery books.

Marked down some mystery hardcovers to $3.95.


Phone calls - book stalls

Paid bills.

Lots of calls with people wanting to sell their books.

Several inquires about jobs, too bad I can't afford to hire anyone for the time being.

Refiled ink.

Shelve the stacks from the trade counter, list a few.


Speak Romance Rareishly

Messed about with speakers for the computer.

Shelved 3 boxes of series romances in the $1 section.

Cleared more shelves in the 3rd cubby.

Listed some rare-ish stuff.


Rack 'n' Roll

Put together another rolling $1 bookrack for outside. Shelved and Listed some Microbiology books, rare kids book.


Mushrooms & Aviation

Purchased a collection of Military, Aircraft, WWII, and Mushrooms books.
And reread Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures.


Racks, Stamps, & Faeries

Shelved 3 boxes paperbacks, there's some new/popular stuff on the spin racks.

Ordered more stamps for pricing paperbacks.

Diamond Comics shipment arrived with a couple of nice hardcovers. The New Erotic Photography & Brian Froud's World of Faerie


Auto-Insurance, & a sports car load of fiction

Renewed Auto Insurance, worked on finances in the morning.
Young man came by and dropped off a sports car load of fiction & adventure hardcover books, referred over from Once Read Books.

See you in Berlin

Madeleine L’Engle, passed away on September 6, at the age of 88'Engle


Shelving - California Signing - Ink

Priced & shelved some oversized books, listed a few. Found a nice Quilting book.

Shelved a few collectable paperbacks.

E-mail, snail mail & web'd press releases for the Adam Collings - California : West of the West book signing Sept 29th.

Ordered ink refill kit for the printer.


Circus & Snakes

Ordered around 20 new books, mostly Art with a few History, and Snakes.

Shelved and listed some oversize books.

Including a nice photography book on old circus pictures
Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty
Edward J. Kelty; Miles Barth; Alan M. Siegel; Edward Hoagland
Friedman / Fairfax
This is the original Museum exhibition book that accompanied the International Center of Photography exhibition of original Edward Kelty photographs in New York from September 13 through December 1, 2002. There is a very slight corner bump at the top, and very minor wear to the dj.

Cats are warm, Cuddle up to Jack