Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aw Xmarks is going down, we had to upgrade to the latest firefox (which is slower, despite its claims) to get a new bookmark organizer. Ah well.

Processed and packed the online orders, and several boxes for wholesale.


Shelved a few of the Manga, but didn't get anywhere near what we'd wanted to done.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

14 boxes of comics from Diamond arrived, mostly Manga. Should have them mostly shelved tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Marked down the Politics, over half the hardcovers down to $3.95.

Started marking down the Business section.

Processed & packed the online orders.

Purchased some textbooks & modern fiction.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sorted several stacks of those history books from the other day.

Donation of modern fiction.

Shelved several oversize history books.

Quite warm out...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Processed & packed the online orders.

Packed up 7 wholesale boxes.

Some romance donations.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Purchased a large collection of Young Adult Kids books, and purchased 4 boxes of romance, paranormal romance, and dark fantasy books. Processed them and hope to get them shelved soon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sorted around a third of the load we picked up the other day. Shelved several stacks of Oversize History books, lots of Map, Atlas & Ancient History books shelved, much more to go.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Now on Bing.

Processed & packed the online orders.

Purchased some textbooks & kids books.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Jury Duty, didn't manage to get empaneled.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved around a half shelf of moderate collectable or pricey books.

Boxed up some wholesale books.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No buying tomorrow (Monday 20th) Buyer on Jury Duty.

Hubbell in the morning.

Didn't purchase a pile of toys.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

We shelved a couple of boxes of kids books, lots of Goosebumps and picture books. Also shelved a short box of comics.

Summer Youth A was here.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 2 stacks of moderate collectables.

Accounting & bills.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Picked up a truckload of history books donated.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved a stack of books, and a few vintage paperbacks.

We just noticed that some &@% %@#! theif stole all the disks from the playstation games we had -guess $1.95 was just too much...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ordered Business cards, and fixed the problem with previous attempt, hopefully.

Took in 2 small batches of books.

Processed & packed the online orders and another couple of boxes of wholesale.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Summer Youth A here for a short time, a few more comics shelved.

Put 2 boxes of inexpensive books online.

Packed up 2 more boxes of wholesale books.

Cleaned out behind the counter some more, again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Summer Youth 'A' priced a long box of comics, lots of Star Trek, and Wonder Woman, among them.

Processed and packed the online orders.

Processed a large comics order, to get more stock for the show at the end of the month.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Purchased 3 separate loads of Literary fiction and textbooks.

Received a 4 box donation.

Mike & James of Planet Books stopped by.

Processed & packed the online orders.

Sold some nice illustrated vintage juvenilia.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shelved a stack of rare vintage paperbacks.

Listed a box & half of vintage paperbacks.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved a stack of books, some textbooks,

Friday, September 10, 2010

Put some Nightmare Before Christmas figures up on the wall.

Pirates Collectable Constructable pocket model strategy game boosters available.

Did some paperwork.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved a stack of old Popular Mechanics/Science magazines.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Shelved some textbooks, movie books, and science books.

Listed a box of inexpensive items, still having problems getting eBay going again.

Processed and packed the online orders.

Summer Youth a no show.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

5 boxes of donation in the morning.

Textbooks purchase.

Shipping boxes & fill delivery.

One Summer Youth showed up.

Shelved some Punisher comic books.

We shelved some cartoon books, and vintage paperbacks.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Refilled the $1.00 cart, almost half 'new' stuff now from popular fiction to vintage romances, old textbooks, and some kids books.

Processed and packed the online sales.

Worked a bit on phone book ads.

Worked a bunch on computer files.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Took in 4 large boxes of kids books.

Looked into some signage.

Messed about with computer files.

Open Labor Day 9:30 - 6:30 as usual

We're open almost ALL HOLIDAYS (We're closed on Christmas)

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Purchased some textbooks.

Processed & packed the online orders.

Shelved a few collectable medical and role playing books.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

2 collections of kids books came in.

Summer Youth no show, Hubbell was here.

Shelved a stack of kids and non fiction.

Started to work on some of those Vintage paperbacks.

Friday, September 03, 2010

First Fridays 5

Finishing up First Fridays, sweeping the last of the people out now.

Gave away quite a stack of books from the cart. Although there were periods of no one, it was fairly busy most of the night. The littles were a menace as usual, but not that bad, and at least parents were paying attention this month. No one noticed the castle of books in the window, guess it wasn't as good as all that.

Hubbell was here.

We shelved a stack of Modern Fiction Firsts, and some vintage Art books, and a scattering of other titles.

Summer Youth one called in sick other a no show.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Processed and packed the online orders.

Cleared out some clutter from behind the counter.

Shelved some first edition fiction and fantasy.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Summer Youth in the morning shelved a short box of comics.

Purchased 2 small collections.

Stayed late and shelved a few stacks of older books.

Fixed some online store listings

Built a castle of books in the window, or well a sort of tower anyway.

Open since April 2007




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