Sunday, November 30, 2008

Packed the online orders.

Mom & Bruce stopped by got lunch, and ever better, brought cookies!

Well wonderful some website did an excellent spoof of an avast virus warning and the computer now seems to have gotten infected with some sort of virus/trojan.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 4 large stacks of stuff, lots of religion at $3.95, various other things.

Shelved 1+1/2 boxes of paperbacks.

Started to culled the Fiction Hardcovers, huge stack of Hardcover Fiction for $1.00, expanded the paperbacks.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Lots of books coming in.
2 boxes of books donated.
Purchased 6 boxes of Cookbooks.
Traded for 7 boxes of kids books.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Spent the whole day messing about with the computers for no good reason.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Packed the online orders, quite a few, but not for much.

Bills, and credit card finagling.

Shelved a few things.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Shelved some moderately collectable books, music, religion, others.

Fixed more eBay error listings.

Pics of the day:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More online fixings and ads adjustments.

Answered emails.

Packed online orders shipping Monday.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 4 stacks of fiction lots of TPB modern classics and hardcovers.

Shelved 2+ boxes of paperbacks.

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Days & Hours - Open 7 Days 9:30 - 6:30

New Days & Hours - Open 7 Days 9:30 - 6:30
The hours aren't really new, but we had been closed on some Sundays and we won't be anymore. Except for surprises or emergencies we'll be Open 7 days a week 9:30 - 6:30. Although we'll likely close early on Holidays.

Adjusted online to show new hours.

Purchased 6 boxes of religious books, beginning to get quite full of them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Diamond Comics shipment arrived.

Traded for some classics & art books.

1 box of newer paperback fiction traded in.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow morning.

Messed with the websites.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Computer seems to be working, which is good. The monitor seems to be dead which is bad.

Fixed some more eBay listings.

Couple of boxes of recent paperbacks traded in.

Purchased a small stack of Beat & off-beat cult fiction & non-fiction (Bukowski, Palahniuk, etc.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

5 boxes of piano sheet music traded in.

Shelved 3 boxes of Non-Fiction.

Managed to figure out the computer HD problem.

Monday, November 17, 2008

More working on the computers, but may have figured out what was up.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 3 boxes of Religious books, about half of it Christian fiction, the rest Bibles, commentary, and spiritual.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ash everywhere still, and smoke, but the AC filters well.

Monitor died... :( lasted all of 5 months past the 1 year warranty.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Smoke & ash everywhere, but it wasn't too bad in the store, had the AC on and that seems to filter fairly well.

2 boxes of donations.

Some classics traded in.

Purchased 4 tubs of Religion.

No sign of Hubbell.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A dozen or more reptile books & magazines shelved.

More religion books on the $1.00 carts.

Shelved a few toys/figures.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Managed to get several boxes of books sorted and ready to shelve, but not quite up yet.

Fixed a few more eBay errors.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Down with Religion

Massively marked down the Religion section, lots on the $1.00 cart, lots more at $3.95. Had to make room for that religious stuff that came in yesterday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Traded in a large collection (7 boxes) of Religious books.

Roger stopped in and donated some Reptile books.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Updated the 'Open' sign.

Messed with the computer DVDr, and finally came to the conclusion that it's dead...

Shelved a few things.

Worked on the Credit Cards a bit.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Packed the online orders, and didn't get much of anything else done...

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Started to fix the eBay listings that are in error and are being canceled out, over 600 of them and they have to be done individually...

Hubbell was here.

3 boxes of paperbacks shelved, and a whole stack of Danielle Steel Hardcovers.

Mom & Bruce stopped by.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Finally got around to doing the emails.

Watered the plants.

Made Chili.

Shelved the new Comics & Toys.

Pics of the Day

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Packed the online orders.

Diamond Comics shipment arrived.

Adam Collings stopped in.

Messed with the computer most the rest of the day.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow morning.

Fixed the modem problem.

Shelved a few fashion magazines.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Purchased some books, including a stack of Chuck Palahniuk & Irvine Welsh, and they're already shelved.

Hubbell was here.

5 boxes of paperbacks shelved. Lots of selection at the moment.

We can no longer accept American Express credit cards in the store, although online payment can still be made.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Packaged the online orders for shipping on Monday.

Batched up and shelved most of the Starlog Magazines in sets by year.

Open since April 2007




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