Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sorted more Comics for the Long Beach Comic Con.

Voted by mail.

Processed and packed the online orders.

Boxed up a bunch of stuff to take to the LBCC. Packed some shelving into the car in prep for tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sorted comics in preparation for the Long Beach Comic Con coming up Friday.

Paid the BOE taxes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Purchased some textbooks.

Processed & packed the online orders early enough that they were picked up today already.

Further with new cc processor.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Marked down some more History/Travel - China, Japan, Australia, Genealogy & Black History.

Purchased some SF/Fantasy & VHS/DVD's.

Packed some boxes for wholesale.

Started the process for getting a new credit card processor.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Hubbell was here.

Shelved a few things.

Purchased a bag of SF/Fantasy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Purchased some comics & some vintage kids books.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved some older books.

Friday, October 22, 2010

We shelved several stacks of vintage paperbacks.

Hubbell was here.

A half stack of non-fiction was shelved.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Computer or Internet was running very slow today.

Processed & packed the online orders.

More accounting and bills.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Purchased a few DVD's & VHS tapes.

Purchased a small batch of books.

Put some inexpensive items online.

Did some accounting & paid some bills.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bit damp out.

Marked down most of the VHS movies to $1.00.

Processed & mostly packed and the online orders.

Gatsby Books stopped in.

Purchased some Lit & NF hardcover firsts.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Purchased some black history books.

Finished packing the online orders late, but they got out today anyhow.

Packed a box for wholesale.

Put a box of inexpensive items online.

Reverted Firefox to 3.0.12 and it's now MUCH quicker.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Finished shelving the last long box of comics and started sorting the pulling duplicates.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 2 stacks of Ancient History, History, and Mythology.

Purchased a box of DVDs (most ex-rentals) and shelved them already, none more than $3.95.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fixed some blog publishing issues.

Hubbell was here.

Shelved 2 stacks of more collectable history books.

Shelved half a long box of comics.

Long Beach Comic Con Halloween Weekend

We'll be there!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shelved that box of CD's purchased the other day.

Put out a second cart of $1.00 books.

Processed & packed the online orders & wholesale boxes.

2009 taxes done.

Purchased a small collection of books.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Purchased a box of SF/Fantasy, and managed to shelve them already.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Purchased large collection of CDs.

Shelved a Box+ of SF & Fantasy, many more recent titles.

Processed & Packed the online orders for shipment tomorrow.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Marked down a History & Travel bookcase; General History, Europe, Russia, Ireland, Scotland & England, lots down to $3.95.

Shelved a stack of Large oversize History books all at only $6.95.

Marked down some of the Travel - Maps - Middle East - Jewish - Latin America - South America - Islands - Mountains (top 3 shelves), again lots down to $3.95.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Packed the online orders, although since it's some sort of Columbus Day holiday Monday, they won't go out until Tuesday.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Shelved 2 stacks of History, Religion & Metaphysical books.

Purchased a collection of SF/Fantasy books. Took in a collection of Young Adult & Religious books.

Hubbell was here.

Packed 6 boxes for wholesale.

Brother Juniper

Friday, October 08, 2010

Shelved a few of those Vintage paperbacks we took in a few months ago.

Shelved some history books.

Hubbell was here.

Nimbus Earth was good.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

#$% Paypal shipping was down for a hour or so, but eventually managed to process and pack the online orders.

Purchased a box of SF & fantasy massmarket paperbacks some vintage, some more recent. Shelved several stacks already.

Purchased several small collections.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Took in some religious books.

Sorted the last of the history collection from few weeks ago.

Packed several boxes for wholesale.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Purchased some SF & Literature, took in some young adult fiction.

Processed and packed the online orders.

Began to organize things for the upcoming Long Beach Comic-con, at which we will be exhibiting.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Dreary out.

Attempted to do some work on the @#$% slow computer, but didn't get much of anything done.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Some classics, and 3rd ed RPG books came in.

Processed and packed the online orders.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Shelved some vintage history & metaphysical books.

Hubbell was here.

Finished shelving the Manga from the other day.

Re-stocked the $1.00 cart, lots of business & political hardcover books.

Shelved 4 stacks of fiction tpb's and Hardcovers.

Friday, October 01, 2010

First Fridays 6

First Friday is slowly winding down... although the store still has a crowd of people, we'll likely close just after 10:00, and despite some loud street musicians and obnoxious children it's been going well. Gatsby Books stopped in to say hi. As well as the Ranger.

We managed to get several boxes of Manga shelved today.

Hubbell was here.

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