Saturday, January 31, 2009

Worked on the computers a bit.

Hubbell was here.

Culled the mystery spinner rack.

Marked down the Cookbook section, lots to $3.95.

Shelved 4 boxes of CookBooks.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Crime of Magazines

Purchased a dozen boxes of detective/crime magazines 1960-1980.

Shelved a stack of 1st edition hardcover fiction/sf/mystery.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Diamond comics shipment arrived, a pile of new Manga.

Packed the online orders, not too many today.

Answered emails.

2 boxes donations.

Pics of the day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sent Diamond Monthly order - late, but for once not my fault.

Tom Lesser from the Vintage Paperback Collectors Show in Mission Hills on March 29th stopped by.

Sorted 4 boxes of stuff that came in the other day, quite a bit of philosophy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Culled some cookbooks - a stack of cookbooks are now on the $1.00 carts.

Packed the online orders.

Moved the stack of religion book boxes out from the front, over to the religion.

Purchased a stack of medical textbooks.

Sorted a box and shelved a few things.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bills & accounting.

Fixed some ebay listings.

Shelved a few stacks of 1st ed hardcover fiction, and some other things.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Hubbell was here

Shelved 3 boxes of paperbacks

Closed early

not a single sale ...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bit late opening, what it is about the rain that makes people forget how to drive... ?

Purchased 10 boxes of books, nothing really special, but there's some philosophy in there.

Purchased a stack of modern lit softcover mostly.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shelved a small stack of collectable books.

Worked on recovering info off a hard drive, and finally figured out how to do it.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Messed with computers, trying to revive an old hard drive.

Packed the online orders.


Monday, January 19, 2009


Cleared a bit.

Few stacks of hardcover & some PB's traded in.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Packed the online orders - but they won't get out until Tuesday...

Sorted and cleared out around a dozen boxes from the front and side isles.

Culled and filled the $1.00 carts, lots new $1.00 hardcover fiction and other things.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Answered emails.

Fixed some stuff on the website that was messed up when updated it the other day.

Hubbell was here.

5 boxes of paperbacks shelved.


Paid BOE taxes.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Shelved 4 stacks of popular books.

Sorted 4 or 5 boxes.

Answered some emails.

Pics for today:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Culled the young adult chapter books.

Packed the online orders.

Vendl stopped by again, more stuff.

2 other donations.

...and sorry no, we don't have the Obama Spiderman comic.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Packed online orders.

Lots of new hardcover fiction on the $1.00 carts, with some cookbooks, and other stuff.

Sorted 5 boxes from the last few days.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Updated some stuff on the website.

5 boxes of 'stuff' trade/donated.

Nice day out.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

David stopped by.

Stayed late to pack the online orders.

Layout Map:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shelved 4 boxes of paperbacks.

Hubbell was here.

Sorted the last 2 boxes of stuff up front, and the 4 new boxes that had come in over the last few days.

Craig & Bonnie stopped by.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Late in today, just made the mail.

Shelved some collectable books, and some military - aircraft/force mostly.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Lots of boxes sorted.

Packed the online orders.

Replacement monitor arrived.

Pic of the day; Old kids history books.
The new Smart & Final has a sign on the building finally, they might be close to opening now...

Monday, January 05, 2009

Collings stopped by.

Managed to sort and clear out several boxes from the front.

Shelved a stack of older books, history, various things.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Answered emails.

Paul brought another load of donations


Pics of the day:

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Shelved 10 stacks of books. A stack of metaphysical stuff, some art books, little bit of various everything.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 4 boxes of paperbacks.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Filled the $1.00 carts with 2 boxes of books, lots of modern fiction hardcover.

Finally shelved some more comics.

Managed to get 3 stacks of other stuff shelved as well.

Bought a box of various non-fiction books.

Traded for a box of Star Wars/Star Trek magazines.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Our New Years resolution suggestion:
Read more books! :)

Purchased some Figures still in the original packaging, and some comics.

Packed the online orders.

Open since April 2007




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