Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Packed the online orders.

Marked down more of the Crafts, Fashion, Sewing, Dolls, etc. section, - now more at $3.95 than not.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Shelved a stack of DVD movies.

Started to mark down the crafts, many to $3.95, to make room for all that Quilting stuff that came in the other day.

Hubbell was here briefly.

Restocked the DragonLance books.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's Banned Books Week!

It's Banned Books Week!

In celebration of Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 4, 2008)
Take 20% off any used Book found on any list of banned books, please bring a copy of the list to leave with us. Offer valid until October 4, 2008.

Here are a few lists to get you started.

American Library Association 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000


Friday, September 26, 2008

Messed around trying to setup eBay calculated shipping.


Shelved some new comics, Diamond orders arrived yesterday.

Answered emails.

Started marking down Fiction Hardcover blow out (A-D done) lots down to $3.95, and the $1.00 cart half full of Fiction.

Found a termite in the bathroom... not good.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow, a whole pile of Simpsons toys to Australia.

Sorted most of the Entertainment boxes from the other day, shelved a bunch of VHS, some movies and some on Trains.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Purchased 4 boxes of Sewing & Quilting books and magazines.

Shelved some fiction, and a box full of Audio Books.

Moved several sections around:
Moved the SF hardcover bookcase into the center isle.
Moved the Adventure and Westerns into the far corner next to the Fiction.
Moved the Politics & Business over by the back door.
Moved the Sport across the isle over the Gardening.
and Moved the Classic, Crime, Plays, Poetry, and Philosophy each one bookcase to the left, closer to the front of the store in the center isle.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Packed the online orders, quite a few this time, for shipping tomorrow.

Sorted some of that load of Entertainment stuff, shelved a few of the books.

Monday, September 22, 2008

For the 3rd month in a row, still the same problem with AT&T billing...

Canceled Arrowhead.

Purchased a box of Art books, and some junk with it.

Shelved some more DVDs, movies this time.

Diamond Comics order sent.

Bills & Filing.

Hubbell was here.

4 boxes of newer paperbacks shelved, some of the best selection we've ever had.

Cleaned up some of the boxes of paperbacks in the front.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


David was here.

3 boxes of newer paperbacks shelved, the spin racks are stuffed.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Purchased 25 boxes of entertainment stuff - books, magazines, and ephemera. Just when I'd almost cleared out the stacks of boxes in front of the counter...

Shelved 5 large stacks of Fiction, and 1 stack of Mystery, and some other Hardcover novels.

Hubbell was here.

No purchasing Tomorrow Sunday the 21st.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Shelved a stack of Signed Mystery Hardback novels, and some other stuff.

Traded in a few stacks of better paperbacks.

Purchased some textbooks, and music biographys.

Shelved some sheet music & music instruction books.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

4 large stacks of newer Fiction & Mystery Hardcover donated, most from within the last year. Sorted and shelved a few of the newest.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Answered emails.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Purchased a bunch of open box McFarlane horror figures. Just in time for Halloween.

Sorted 3 boxes of books, shelved some of them.

Check on and shelved a few of the McFarlane figures already.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Took the SUV into the shop next door, it's been running like crap the last week or so. $325 later it sounds like it just might be running very slightly a tiny bit better... ah well, least got an oil change.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow morning.

Ordered more boxes and fill, but they won't ship until the 20th, so likely to run out of fill before that.

Heard another rumor about Smart & Final moving into the empty former Albertsons across the way. So checked online and found some confirmation. Although it's already a bit late going in, as the article mentioned the end of August and so far there doesn't seem to have been anything done. Still, it would be a good thing if it happens.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Relisted craigslist & backpage online ads.

Answered emails.

Hubbell was here.

Sorted the D&D novels, put out some that were no longer on the shelf.

Restocked the Romance rack, and some on the Fiction racks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Packed up the online orders for shipment Monday morning.

Straightened up the mess someone made of the Manga.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Shelved a few more Anime DVDs.

Shelved the last of the Simpsons World of Springfield figures, just have some odds & sods left.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 4 boxes of newer or more popular paperbacks.

Shelved a few stacks of fiction HB & tpb.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Shelved almost all of The World of Springfield Simpsons Figures, just have some playsets, and other Simpsons items to get out.

Also shelved a few DVDs.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Diamond Comics shipment arrived - some more Manga, Stephen King - Dark Tower & the Stand 1st, Sherlock Holmes, toys Princess Bride & Hostel.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Sorted some more of the paperbacks from the other day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Shelved some DVD's mostly anime.

Marked a stack of records down to $1.00

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Messed with the computer.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Shelved a stack of LP records, some older rock, and some kids stuff.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Computer problems, but at least not with this one. Worked on that all day.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved around 5 boxes of newer paperbacks.

Shelved a stack of HB, TPB, & kids picture books.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment on Monday.

Sorted paperbacks for shelving.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Shelved 5 stacks of books, about half fiction.

Sorted some more of the stuff that came in yesterday.

Diamond Comics order arrived.

Started into marking down the California History.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

New coupon for the member of the email newsletter.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Managed to sort some of the 8 giant boxes of stuff that were traded in this morning.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Marked down the Rolling Stone back issues. Shelved some game magazines.

Shelved 2 boxes of children's Picture Books, and a few young adult novels.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Shelved a bunch more Simpsons toys, about half of them are up now.

Culled some romances, and put them out on the cart for $1.00

Shelved 3 stacks of books.

Monday, September 01, 2008

End of the month paperwork.

Packed the online order for shipment tomorrow.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved around a box of paperbacks.

Shelved some more Simpsons toys.

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