Thursday, December 31, 2009

Purchased more Art & Military books.

Packed the online orders, although they won't go out until Saturday.

Answered some emails.

Bestsellers of the day = Music.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Science Fiction mass market paperbacks.

Took in a few first edition fiction hardcovers, and some laserdiscs.

Pics of the day:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Military History.

Dealers stopped by and made a purchase, and received the standard dealer discount.
Packed the online orders.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Shelved some Asian Art & Horror Entertainment books in the morning.

David was here.

Shelved a pile of Art & How-To Art books, and some military history.

Bestsellers of the day = Romance mass market paperbacks.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Purchased a large collection of art & how-to art books.

Bestsellers of the day = erotica.

Finished packing the online orders, finally.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sorted 4 boxes of books.

Hubbell was here.

Processed a box of books.

Shelved 2 boxes of books, some of everything, classics, fiction, science, military history, etc.

Purchased a textbook, just the one out the the pile.

Bestsellers of the day = Hardcover 1st Edition Fiction.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Purchased some WW2 military books, and even shelved a few already.

Packed the online orders, but they won't ship until Saturday, due to the Holiday.

Bestsellers of the day = Young Adult fiction.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Fiction.

Went to work on some stuff online in the evening and amazon was down, not a good sign this close to xmas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A bit more busy than usual.

Bestsellers of the day = Kids books.

Packed the online orders.

Took in a box of old SF & Horror.

Purchased some Textbooks, Art books, and kids books.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Fiction.

David was here.

Processed & shelved a box of mildly collectible books.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Manga.

Packed the online orders, probably the last gasp for x-mas shipping.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Played X-mas music all day.

Bestsellers of the day = Metaphysical.

Hubbell was here.

Processed a box of collectables.

Messed with credit cards & other bills.

Booted from eBay's Powerseller program, weren't making enough $$ for them.

Off to Warren's x-mas party.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Answered emails.

Paid BOE sales tax - late again, wish they'd not switched to email only.

Hubbell was here.

Processed a box of books.

Bestsellers of the day = Hardy Boys.

Pic of the day = Our Village

The Philosophy Section

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fixed some problems with ABE, mostly involving items that were shipped but never paid, grr...

Spent the rest of the day on the computer futzing with things, but not really getting anything done...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Comic Books.

Took in a large collection of comics, mostly Image & Valiant.

Packed the online orders. Ran out of packing tape in the middle, had to call in a favor from David to some more and finish.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Westerns.

David was here.

Managed to get 2 boxes processed.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Finished packing the online orders, finally. There were quite a few this time, 4 mail tubs full.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pouring rain all day, and the roof's leaking down the center isle. Not badly, but dripping constantly all the same. Thankfully not on the books, just in the center of the isle, so buckets were sufficient.

Hubbell was here, sent him up onto the roof to find the leak, but it wasn't obvious.

Processed 2 or 3 small boxes.

Bestsellers of the day = Mystery.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Best Used Bookstore redux

OC Weekly gave A Castle of Books a plaque comemorating the pick as Best Used Bookstore.

Packed online orders - just a few, x-mas rush may be over already.

Bestsellers of the day = Fiction.

Went to the Sue Grafton autograph signing.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Science Fiction.

It was so cold (for socal anyhow) that a bowl shattered just soaking in the sink.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Horror fiction.

Packed online orders - a bunch again.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Purchased some textbooks.

David was here.

Sorted 4 boxes of books.

Shelved some new toys.

Bestsellers of the day =Fiction

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Packed the large number of online orders, perhaps a bit of an x-mas rush.

Bestsellers of the day = Literature.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = Science Fiction.

Hubbell was here.

3 boxes shelved, Fiction 1sts, art how to, military, transportation, etc.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Cleared a few boxes out from behind the counter.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved a couple of boxes of books.

Bestsellers of the day = Romance.

Pic of the day = Dolls.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Just shelved a complete run of the Nightmare Before Christmas NBX original series 1 and 2, 7" action figures.

Bestsellers of the day = Fiction.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Bestsellers of the day = History.

Applied to sell on B&N online.

Packed the online orders.

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