Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Purchased 2 small and 1 larger collections of books.

Did some accounting.

Bestsellers today = Romance mass market paperbacks.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Donated kids books to a college project.

Packed online orders.

Sent Diamond comics order in.

Bestselling category for today: Westerns.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sorted and cleared out the front isle some.

Shelved 2 boxes of hardcover/trade paperback books.

David was here.

Bestselling category today: Mystery mass market paperbacks.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Packed online orders.

Accounting tax stuff.

Bestseller for today = Military History.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Added images to some eBay listings.

Picked up a donation of kids books.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved some collectable books.

Purchased an art book, this one
Pic of the day:
Wang Lan Chinese Opera Watercolors
Top selling category for today: Fiction mass market paperbacks.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sorted boxes all over the place, but managed to clean some room out, and get at some of the better books that were buried in the boxes.

Hubbell was here.

Top selling category today: Romance mass market paperbacks.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Checked a stack of boxes.

Packed the online orders.

Sorted more boxes, stuff left over from the previous months...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Finished sorting all the boxes of donations/purchases from the last week, well all but the 5 boxes of records.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Purchased some SF mass market paperbacks & some kids books.

Packed the online orders.

Sorted more boxes of books.

Paid some bills.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sorted boxes of donations.

Took in some kids books for trade.

David was here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sorted and culled some boxes in the front isle.

Sorted and repacked some boxes of comics so you can (barely) get to the toys & DVDs again.

Packed the online orders.

Fixed some more emails.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fixed more emails.

Hubbell was here.

Donation of 3 boxes.

Donation of 25+ boxes books & toys.

Sorted 4 or 5 boxes.

Picked up yet another donation.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More accounting.

Took a few mass market paperbacks in trade, then later a few bags of SF.

Didn't purchase a pile of ratty playboys.

Continued to fix emails that directnic messed up.

Purchased some books, some CDs and some more books.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Purchased some business books.

Packed the online orders.

Accounting 'til late.

Found out that the domain provider suddenly stopped forwarding emails. Don't know how long it's been going on, but if you've sent an email and didn't get a reply in the last few months, try it again.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So tired of people smoking right out side the open door, finally made a sign.

Received a very unwelcome letter from the IRS.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Looked into going to the new Long Beach Comic-Con.

Searched for a freeware simple program to add images together, could do it with Gimp but takes too much effort, looking for a simple program to do just the one thing. Amazon complaining about embedded links to images, so need to make them into just one, as uploading multiple images takes too long. Eventually found something, still more robust than needed but should work.

Packed the online orders, but finished late, too much messing about online.

Monday, September 14, 2009

David was here.

Robin was here.

Lots of stuff sorted, and cleared out in the main isle.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Loaded some boxes of books & toys to take to storage.

Packed the online orders.

Took in a stack of RPG books for trades.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hubbell was here.

Sorted and organized the closet a bit, sorted more of that donation from the other day, and finished sorting the purchase of kids and classics for several days ago.

Refilled the $1.00 cart with a lot of medical & self-help titles.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Answered emails, added images online.

Someone left their phone, but called back about it.

Clayton Moore - Lone Ranger
Black's Law
B-24 Nose Art Name Directory
Ketcham's Dennis the Menace 1st 2 years.
Nancy Drew Quest Missing Map

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Packed the online orders.
USPS came to get the orders from the other day, silly holidays...

Traded for 7 boxes of comic books.

Did some repairs.

Answered some emails.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

It's nice to sell some Manga, but why can't anyone put them back on the shelf right side up?

Purchased some VHS, classic cartoon & anime still sealed.

Then purchased a computer book.

And at the end of the day purchased 6 boxes of classics and kids books and a few easton press titles, in only 90 minutes.

Packed the online orders.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Lots of Plays.

Hubbell was here.

Purchased some medical books, that later turned out to have been stolen from a library, so dumped them in the book drop.

2 boxes of mass market paperbacks shelved.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Researched and priced some of the vintage books purchased yesterday.

Purchased a collection of modern plays and writing.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Spent around an hour going through a load of books, purchased about 4 boxes, some nice vintage items, hopefully some will be shelved soon.

Packed the online orders in good time.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Culled the Medical and Health bookcase, pulled 7 boxes for the $1.00 carts, and marked just about everything left to $3.95.

Shelved that stack of 6 boxes of Religious books which had been sitting in front for a month or so.

Purchased a small stack of books, and a couple of textbooks.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ash dusting over the car in the morning, smoke and ash making the sky dark orange on the way in to the store.

Purchased a collection of Metaphysical books.

Purchased some self help relationship books.

Packaged the online orders.

Orders from Sunday were picked up late.

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