Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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.

Monday, September 24, 2007

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, September 23, 2007

Sunday blahs

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

Saturday, September 22, 2007

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.

Friday, September 21, 2007

New Art Books

Listed/Shelved more stuff from behind the counter.

2 boxes of mostly art books ordered new arrived.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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...

Monday, September 17, 2007

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

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.

Friday, September 14, 2007

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.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Rack 'n' Roll

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

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Mushrooms & Aviation

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

Friday, September 07, 2007

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

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

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

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