Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Filing all morning.

USPS forgot to pick up Monday, but did come back for them today.

Monday, December 29, 2008

3 different loads brought in trying to sell, but no one was willing.

Sent Diamond monthly orders in.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Packed the online orders.

Some paperbacks traded in.

Fixed a few more Amazon listings.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Shelved a stack of young adult hardcover classic novels.

Shelved a pile of toys and figures.

2 or 3 boxes of paperbacks traded in.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fixed some more amazon listings.

Traded in some classics/art/mythology books, many already shelved.

Traded in some military books.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Chrismahanakwanzaka!

Happy Chrismahanakwanzaka!

Finished doing bills.

Very windy and damp out!

Packed the online orders - somewhat surprisingly there were the usual amount.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Packed the small amount of online orders.

Worked on bills and accounting, renewed business license, etc, but didn't finish...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dark & raining in the morning, but at least not quite so chilly.

Purchased a stack of civil war & WWII coffee table-style books.

Printed more tri-folds.

2 boxes of donations.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Packed the online orders, quite a few today.

Finished sorting and culling the fiction, huge piles of $1.00 hardcovers lying about.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hubbell was here.

Shelved a few boxes of paperbacks, quite a few newer mysteries on the rack.

Finished sorting through the boxes of paperbacks from the other day, pulled out 8 boxes of the best of them to shelve first.

Friday, December 19, 2008

200666 miles on the 'A Castle of Books'-mobile this morning.

Sorted and pulled from the fiction to make room for the load from yesterday.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Finished the smog on the SUV.

Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow morning.

Purchased another box of vintage paperbacks.

Sorted 7 large boxes of paperbacks, found another pile of vintage paperbacks, mostly mystery.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Took the 'A Castle of Books'-mobile to the shop to get fixed for Smaug... but have to go back again for more tomorrow.

Fixing errors on Amazon listings.

24 large boxes of paperbacks traded in.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vintage Paperbacks

Purchased 3 boxes of vintage paperbacks the last few days.

Packed the online orders.

Fixed some listing problems.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Caught up some on paperwork.

Traded in box of Robotech books & videos.

Answered emails.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Out of Print Searches

Another Out of Print search Special order today, more of them coming in lately. We've been pretty successful in finding almost everything.

OP Searches only take a few minutes, please stop by in person to have a search done, pre-payment required when ordering from a successful search.

Friday, December 12, 2008

National Geographics

Organized the National Geographics and shelved them by years. 1940's to 2007 well represented.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Diamond Comics shipment arrived, including Conan figures, and His Majesty's Dragon Signed Limited.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Back on Amazon.

Answered emails.

Paid some bills.

Pic of the day. Signed Lovely Bones Alice Sebold

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Packed the online orders.

Tried all day to get a hold of someone at Amazon to no avail, and sent an email.


Monday, December 08, 2008

Amazon booted us, but hopefully we'll get back on soon.

Sorted 5 boxes.

Worked on repricing.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Shelved more Horror, & King.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 2 boxes of paperbacks.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Purchased several Signed fiction books, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, Alice Sebold, John Grisham.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 3 boxes of mostly Classics, and some Philosophy, hardcover & some tpb.

More Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense on the $1.00 cart.

Shelved 2 boxes of cartoon books, Calvin & Hobbes, Dilbert, Far Side, Peanuts, near complete collections.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Smaug - oh wait, no

The A Castle of Books-mobile failed smog, pretty much as expected...

Packed the online orders, another larger batch.

Failed to upgrade computer ram.

Answered emails.

Traded in some fiction mostly.

4E 92

Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Castle of Books-mobile just past 200k mileage last night..

Found some old christmas decorations at the bottom of a box, so put them up.

Cleared out some of the boxes from in front of the counter. Moved them behind the counter, but at least the customers can get down the isles a bit better.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Purchased a pile of textbooks.

Finally put out the Diamond Comics arrivals, manga, several PVC figure sets.


Cleared out several stacks from the front, and at least the stuff from today is away.

Filled the bottom shelves of the $1.00 cart with modern fiction hardcovers.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Box of donations at the door this morning.

Packed the online orders - a bit busy.

Purchased 2 boxes of cartoon books.

700 mmpb's donated.

Now just need time to get some of them on the shelves...

Monday, December 01, 2008

Finally managed to install some aniti malware programs, and run them. Seems to have helped but not quite completely.

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