In one of the earliest book stories, I described one of my main duties here as being like the scene in an old I Love Lucy TV show... Read More
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One must often suffer slings and arrows to gain acceptance when breaking new ground. When did we first sell books for decorative purposes? Likely in the first weeks after I opened in September 1980. I vividly recall an early buy—my first? I really had little... Read More
Our triage (or sorting) processes here are quite complicated (and Top Secret—so don't ask!) But part of it involves looking inside every book we try to put online. We look primarily for "problems"—torn or missing pages, stains...bad stuff. This also leads to discoveries of good... Read More
When I was a very young kid, my parents had a subscription to Life magazine. It would come in the snail mail once a week. Thursday, if memory serves. When I got home from school on that afternoon, I'd rush to the mail slot at... Read More
It was 20 years ago today...plus or minus...when we sold our first book on the World Wide Web (a.k.a. the Internet a.k.a. the Web.) Before that Wonder Book (& Video) had exclusively been a brick-and-mortar book and comic and media store since 1980. Actually, stores—we... Read More
If you've got lemons—make lemonade. We get too many copies of some books. It is a mission here to keep as many books as real, readable books if at all possible. Former bestsellers and blockbuster books are usually over represented in the secondary market. People... Read More
All good fairy tales begin with "Once upon a time..." Once upon a time, I was a very young bookseller. I busied myself about my fledgling shop stocking shelves and building bookcases from #2 Pine 1x8s and often wondered if the store would last another... Read More