Picked up some more toys & games.
Some better paperbacks out on the $1.00 cart, popular fiction.
Got a call from Bain.
Fairly busy day, mostly with paperbacks trades.
Nancy from Sunshine Books stopped by and we chatted about romance books and doing more signings.
Shelved 4 stacks of hardcover SF/Fantasy.
4 Boxes of paperbacks shelved, general fiction, romance, mystery, religion, thrillers, sf, fantasy, and a few military.
Shelved a stack of incoming stuff, some business, weddings, automotive, diving, and various other things.
Found another interesting inscription.
oh yeah, and merry x-mas!
Did some filing that had been stacking up for a few months...
Finally got at those Art books purchased several weeks ago.and a couple other things.
Wind-up Musical Disney motion Viewer with Mickey & Train
Signed by Peter
Finished the last of the Board Games and RPGs - unless I get more.
Cleaned/straightened up the front of the store & behind the counter a bit.
Shelved a box of paperback Fiction, Romance, & Mystery mostly.
Was a pretty busy day for Sunday.
Shelved/priced/listed another stack of Board Games and RPGs, almost the last of them.
Someone stopped in because they saw the sign on the car down by the corner where I parked this morning.
Put another yard sign up by the exit off the 22 last night, and it was still there this morning, hopefully I won't get in trouble for them.
Finally got a new listing of currently available books listed on the for sale blog. Getting to be too big a list.
More messing about with websites.
5 more online orders, added to the 2 from yesterday.
Cleaned out the corner somewhat.
Packaged up The Economist into sets by year and listed them.
Added pictures to a bunch of online listings.
Spent the morning maneuvering credit card debt around.
Cleaned and sorted books.
Added more to the $1.00 books section. Made the new cart into a $1.00 books cart for out front.
It's rainy so they're under cover.
Book Baron going out of business sale - the final day - I finally managed to get over there, picked up a a couple of boxes, a bunch of California History, and some on Collectables, and Art.
Also more Board Games and some Fantasy Miniatures.
Tons of Pokemon & some Magic the Gathering CCGs.
6 online orders this time, maybe this is the xmas rush... :}
Messed about with CC stuff for too long in the morning...
Went and picked up another huge box of NEW Board Games: All Wound Up, Gravediggers, The Hobbit, Filthy Rich, Cosmic Encounter, The Honeymooners, Rumors, King of the Beasts, Tribbles, and Collectable Card Games - Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, DragonBall Z.
CC provider finally called back, and apparently he wasn't trying to scam me, it was all a mistake... well I'm going to give them a chance to make things right, but I'm really wary of them now...
Said they were going to call, but never did...
Sorted & cleaned up the stuff that's come in the last few days.
Shelved about a half shelf of SF hardcover (20-30 books).
Processed 3 orders online.
Angel on eBay
Porcelain Angel dressed in a Gold brocade and White lace dress from Roman Inc. Still MIB!
The box is dusty and the clear plastic window has popped in, but the Angel is in very nice shape, clean and unmarked.
There is no name or label on the box so I don't know the Angels name or the year it was released, but the packaging looks early to mid 1990's.
The Angel has a porcelain head with red-gold hair and porcelain Gold feather wings with white highlights, porcelain hands holding a clear plastic crystal bead chain with gold ends, and is wearing a gold cloth brocade dress with a lace overskirt.
The box is 14 inches high and the angel looks to be about 13 1/2 inches tall.
Shelved the rest of the RPG books from yesterday.
2 boxes donation, another 2 in trade.
worked on catching up with bills, and yelling at my CC service provider...
Had some fun making a display out of a dead monitor.
Online orders doing well so far this month.
Started pouring all the sudden soaked the $1 cart before I noticed!
Started working on paperwork, but barely touched it.
Police set to quiz Paddington Bear
Saturday December 8, 2007 11:08 AM
Paddington Bear will be arrested by police and interrogated over his immigration status in a book marking his 50th birthday, it has emerged.
The novel, to be published next June on the anniversary of his debut in A Bear Called Paddington, will see the stowaway from Peru interviewed about his right to remain in England.
The appeal of Michael Bond's Paddington books, which have sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into 30 languages, remains undiminished after half a century.
But Mr Bond, 83, was said to be reluctant at the prospect of writing his first novel about him for 29 years - unless he had a strong contemporary storyline.
The new book is again set around their home at 32 Windsor Gardens, Notting Hill, and revisits the stalls in Portobello Road where Paddington shared cocoa and buns with another immigrant, Mr Gruber, the Hungarian antiques dealer.
After being arrested, Paddington has no papers proving his identity because his Aunt Lucy had arranged for him to hide on a ship's lifeboat from Peru after she went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima.
Mr Bond was working as a BBC cameraman when a bear he bought in Selfridges for his wife on Christmas Eve inspired him to write the original novel, in which the Brown family adopt the homeless bear when they spot him amid a pile of mailbags at Paddington station.
Mr Bond has continued to write occasional short stories about his best-loved creation since the publication of Paddington Takes the Test, the last novel, in 1979.
He told theBookseller.com: "One of the very nice things about chronicling Paddington's adventures is that although the world has changed considerably over the past 30 years, he remains exactly the same; eternally optimistic and ever open to what life has to offer. It makes writing the stories a pleasure."
Paddington Here and Now will have a cover illustration by Peggy Fortnum, 85, who did the first drawings of Paddington. The 50th anniversary will also be marked by reissues of the novels and picture books and a new title, My Book of Marmalade.
Gah that was a lot more than I'd been told it would be, but it's over now. They were, overall, nice people. It was somewhat interesting watching them work. I wouldn't do it again very quickly :}