Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Diamond comics order submitted on time - barely - as usual.

More online orders - still playing catch up for missing Sunday.

Purchased a small stack of kids books/magazines.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tired... Managed to get some of the online orders finished after starting them late last night.

Figured out how to do the new sales tax, hopefully...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mission Hills Paperback show 2009:
Aleisha went with.
There was a bit of a problem with our table, (it didn't exist) but that was fixed without too much trouble.
Mostly sold $1 Mystery, also SF & Movie/TV Tie-ins, and some old movies on VHS.
Forgot to bring enough tri-fold flyers.
Bradbury was to tired to show, Pohl canceled, but we managed to get some books autographed by: Barbara Hambly, Karen Anderson, David Gerrold, Peter Beagle, Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Lupoff, John Skipp, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.

Hubbell was here.

A Box of mmpb's shelved.

Then a crew came in to shoot a movie... and left at 3 am...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Packed up for the paperback show, lots of low & some high, but no middle items this time.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Amanda was here.

1 box of mmpb's shelved.

More collectable vintage paperbacks readied.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting set up for the Paperback Show on Sunday. Boxed up the 5 boxes of books to get signed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

In today: a stack of books on Pin-up art, Graphic Design, and Typography.

Answered some emails.

Getting Taxes ready.

Pic of the day. The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fencing, but Hubbell was here.

And managed to get the online orders packed later as well.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Added to the website.

Answered emails.

Hubbell was here.


Online Listings Search sites

Be careful of multiple searches, after your initial search you can easily leave our listings and do a global search, please check who the seller is before contacting us (especially on Biblio).


Certain sites do not allow listing of some items, ABE has no toys, Amazon does not allow ARCs, eBay & Amazon do not allow certain adult titles, etc., so our stock is not complete on every site (although Biblio is close).
Our prices on the various sites may vary depending on their listing fees & commissions, the prices are calculated so that we'll receive the same payment regardless from which site you prefer to order.

Friday, March 20, 2009

More Romance sort & cull.

Amanda was here.

2 boxes of mmpb's shelved.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sorted about 18 boxes of mmpb's.
Sorted & culled more Romance mmpb's

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Continued to cull & sort the Romance mmpb's, 3 boxes onto the $1.00 cart so far.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Shelved & sorted a box + of collectable vintage paperbacks.

Sorted several boxes of mass-market paperbacks.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Shelved & sorted nearly a box of collectable vintage paperbacks.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hubbell was here.

Shelved a box of mmpb's.

Packed the online orders.

Sorted some Biography.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Culled some Hardcovers from the Fiction and Music sections.

Topped off the $1.00 carts.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sorted and culled some Romance mass-market paperbacks.

Answered some emails.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Started sort/cull on Adventure section.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fixed some images online.

The barcode reader arrived.

Sorted the romance spinner.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Shelved a few collectable books.

Hubbell was here.

Fixed the last of the bad eBay listings - hopefully...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Purchased another box of detective mags & some toys.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fixed some online listings.

Minor revisions to the tri-fold.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Shelved 3 stack of more collectable books, 1st ed fiction, military history, more.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved a box of mmpb's.

Traded in more comics.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Shelved more collectable pb's and some Digest magazines.

Packed the online orders.

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