So someone took 3 boxes of $1.00 books left out overnight, didn't seem to pick through, just took the whole box, odd. They took about a box worth yesterday, but didn't think it would escalate.


Best friends

"We have everything in common, we have all the same game systems." - Kid talking about his best friend.


Lady with a sob story wanted to sell a bros grimm book, an interesting but valueless book, and nearly broke down when I offered only $1. Then she skulks around the shop looking for what a 'valuable' book looks like and proceeds to break the stool by standing on one of the crossbars.
Spend more time dealing with crap people want to sell than with selling anything!


Just dumped my bowl of cereal all over me and the chair and the floor... argh. not a good start to the day. My pants are sopping..


I hate banks, and I hate BofA more than any of them. Their website sucks, and everytime I've had a problem with cc's or banks it seems to be BofA.


Had a costly return on a cheap online order.

Just got jacked for over $70 on a $10 book that the customer didn't like. They didn't like it because they felt it wasn't published in a high enough quality... Despite the fact that it was described as poorly printed, and there was a picture for reference. An online order, that they returned without permission, and debited the unnecessary overseas express! return shipping from our account. Lost more on the shipping than the book will ever be worth.


offical curmudgeonly bookseller

Managed to piss off a 'customer' (are they still a customer if they don't buy anything?) who felt wasn't helpful enough. He comes roaring over in his huge SUV and slams bouncing into the curb, hops out and immediately gives a poor impression. After letting him in an hour and a half after closing time, while busy with the #$%@# computer (trying to get things finished up to could go home!), and after directing him to the self-help section where the book he wanted would have been - if there was one in the store, which dunno, can't memorize everything (especially the self-help stuff), felt lucky to recognize the author when he named it. After he threw a fit over the lack of help, went back and found a book by the author, but it was the wrong one or else he was too annoyed to purchase it. Guess officially a curmudgeonly bookseller now...

Whole Lotta Shakin'

Last 3 days this old guy's been coming in, after betting on the ponies, (from which conclude since he bought all the horse racing books in the store, and had a racing form magazine and pays in cash). He got his walkman blasting classic rock, which seems later than his era, and his hips are a-shakin', enough so that seemed like he was either having a fit, trying to catch his balance or rockin' out. Since he never fell, and seemed cognizant, guess it was the 3rd. He made a total mess of every shelf he looked at, leaving piles everywhere and randomly reshelving everything, really getting annoying, until he drops 2 bills on some books, each day, then his behaviour becomes merely eccentric...


Bettie Page!

Pin-up Queen Bettie Page, at 85, is now in Flying Spaghetti Monster cheese-cake/stripper heaven.

She was placed on life support last week after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness, said her agent, Mark Roesler. He said he and Page's family agreed to remove life support. Before the heart attack, Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia.


The Music's Over

Damn, looks like the hard drive I'd been storing all my mp3 on died... 80 gigs of music disapeared... well maybe a quarter of them I can re-rip, but hmm gonna be a lot I'll miss. Especially since I don't have any list of what was there even.. gah. I'd be upset.. except I haven't listened to any of them in over a year since I started using pandora...


Customer #1 "You can find a lot of information about that on the web."
Customer #2 "The FBI surfs the web, don't they?"
Everyone just goes quiet and sort of eyes the guy sidelong.


Couple of stoned chicks wandering around the store bemoaning the fact that there were no books on turtles, because one of them just got a turtle and she needs a book on turtles, etc. Kinda creepy chicks too, very drug chic.


San Diego Comic-Con 2008


Sci-Fi Channel
Kevin Eastman
Steve Rude
Colleen Doran
David Petersen
Bill Plympton
James A. Owen
Simon Bisley
Rick Geary

Eoin Colfer


The Con Mob
Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges - Fables.

hEcToR SeViLlA


Dalek going after David

Max Brooks the Zombie guy

Bill Tucci - AIW

Bill Tucci - booth girl

Daniel Liester artitst on Zenescope's Beyond Wonderland

Steve Purcell - Sam & Max

Underworld chicks

Princess Lia's behind

On the way out.

Senor Donut!


Guy with a cane, and perhaps a slight English accent, comes in looking for Byron, finds a combo Byron Keats Shelley, and when purchasing says "I should go next door," (across the way is a BevMo) "and get some Absinthe for reading this."
"I wouldn't be surprized if they did have some there." I say.
"Oh, they do. Trust me, I know." he answers with a grin.


Fwd: Coraline

The stop-motion animated feature film based on Neil Gaiman's Coraline is set for a wide release on Feb.6


The creeps were out today, the 1st wanted to trade moldy, thrashed books for credit, and of course got annoyed when I declined. The 2nd was a couple having a spat, or getting a divorce, or something, I _tried_ not to listen to them, he put a book on the counter and wandered off, the she cursing under her breath) dropped a stack on the counter and left saying he would pay, least he owed her etc. He kept looking around, until long after she started to lean on the horn, and of course wouldn't get her stuff...


CBLDF wins!

At 4:30 on Friday afternoon, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund received word from its attorneys that all remaining charges against Rome, Georgia retailer Gordon Lee had been dropped: