Friday, October 31, 2008


More business than expected.

Started to mark down the Travel / Geography / History section, finished Travel, Adventure, Atlas, Maps, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Islands, & India many down to $3.95, some even on the $1.00 cart.

Purchased a Good Charlotte toy set.

Traded in some mystery, and some newer thriller/fiction.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Packed the online orders, back to a good amount of them.

Large donation of high school drama class textbooks, hopefully because they got new books, not because the class was canceled.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Email & phone calls.

Fixed some of the error listings on Amazon.

USPS didn't pick up the packages, resent pickup.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Packed the online orders, something to Lithuania, first time for that.

Purchased a few art & sf books.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sorted and cleared out a stack of boxes from the front.

Hubbell was here.

4 or 5 boxes of paperbacks shelved.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Packaged the online orders for shipment tomorrow morning.

Ordered some toys.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Shelved a few things, sorted a few boxes, and cleared a few boxes out from the front isle.

Shelved some National Geographics.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Attempted to figure out what's up with 1/3 of the eBay listings, but not really any luck. Fixed a few individually.

Some romance paperbacks onto the $1.00 cart.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Packed the online orders, pretty minimal today.

Fixed more images.

Shelved some books.

Repriced and shelved some California History books.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Still problems with AT&T.

Purchased some old books.

Fixed some images online.

Shelved a few things.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More bills & credit card stuff.

James & Aurora brought their kid by (and some books), they left the books, (not the kid).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Vote early and vote often

Answered emails.

Vote early and vote often. Just voted, by mail of course.

Accounting - Aug & Sep expenses into QB.

Paid BOE taxes.

Bills & accounting.

Paid off 2 credit cards.

Hubbell was here.

3 boxes of paperbacks shelved.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Closed tomorrow Sunday the 19th.

Packed the online orders for shipment on Monday.

Tried to get something on CafePress to work, but no go.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Marked down the California History section, 80% went down to $3.95, so there's lots of deals at the moment.

Answered emails & online questions.

Fixed the eBay listings, got the priority back available on all items, and fixed the shipping for non-media items.

Pics of the day.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Diamond comics shipment arrived - a large lot of Marvel Trade paperbacks, spiderman, hulk, x-men.

Packaged online orders.

Attempted to do some computer upgrade - yeah right...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Shelved the World of Warcraft stuff, Masks, Games, and toys.

Spent the rest of the day fixing listings for eBay, but successfully I think.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Well, it took all evening yesterday, and all morning today, but I finally upgraded the firmware on my DVDrom. And it actually worked, once... and then not... grrr.

Packaged online orders.

Purchased, a long box of comics & some art books.

Purchased a pile of World of Warcraft - games, cards, and halloween masks.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Shelved a few more DVDs.
Shelved 7 large stacks of Hardcover & tpb books, of nearly every genre.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 4 boxes of paperbacks, a pile of newer Fantasy, and lots of newer Fiction/Mystery.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sorted and shelved more Hardcover.

Purchased a stack of textbooks and Time-Life Old West series.

Traded in a box of modern Fantasy paperbacks.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sorted 3 boxes, shelved some more non-fiction.

Tried to get eBay new shipping requirements set up.

Three stacks of non-fiction Hardcover & TPB ready to shelve...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Sorted and priced some non-fiction hardcover & tpbs.

Diamond comics shipment arrived, shelved the new Manga, Comics, & Anime.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Updated the store map.

Printed more tri-folds.

Marked down some Mystery Hardcover.

Shelved a small stack of Snake, Lizard & Turtle books, more than have come in lately. Thanks to Once Read Books.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Packed the online orders, another pile of Simpsons toys out of the country - UK this time.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Car trouble...

Took the SUV into a shop this morn, so a little late opening, and will have to close a little early.


Took in some more toys, a Dark Knight Statue, and other superhero toys.

Hubbell was here.

3 boxes of paperbacks shelved, a pile of newer fantasy, and other newer fictions of all genres.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Received some more toys & superhero action figures.

Processed and packed the online orders, which took forever since USPS website was having difficulties.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Shelved 4 large stacks of non-fiction hardcover & tpbs, a little bit of just about every subject. That cleared off some of the counter, and topped off the stack of boxes behind the counter.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Packed online orders.

Shelved a small stack of vintage Scientific American magazines from the early 1900's.

Diamond Comics shipment arrived, some new comics shelved, manga, superhero, indy.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Finished marking down the craft-sewing-design section - 75% or better went to $3.95

Answered some emails, searched for some special orders.

Finished shelving the last of the new craft books - lots of Quilting, sewing, some scrapbook, papercraft, and a bunch of Christmas craft books.

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