Friday, August 27, 2010

"Say, Did You Guys Get Any New Books In?"

Rebecca vs. the stack. Photograph by Keith Dunsmuir.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Huge Used Graphic Novel Collection In @ Main Street

We just bought a massive collection of used graphic novels. Approximately 750 different books, all in exceptionally good condition, many like new. Mostly recent (1990+) Marvel and DC/Vertigo titles, with a smattering of independents, manga, anime art books, and some locally published stuff (Steve Rolston; Rebecca Dart's great Rabbithead) Some are on the shelves right now, and we'll be adding more every day until they're all out, which will probably take a week or more of careful cleaning and pricing.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Better Book Titles

Lots more here

(Courtesy Peter Culley)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mystery Section Rebuilt @ Main Street

Several boxes of interesting stuff showed up yesterday for the new mysteries section, including a complete run of Sjowall/Wahloo's Martin Beck mysteries (originally published in English in the 1970s, inexplicably out of print for years, and the blueprint for every successful Northern European mystery/thriller since then, Dragon Tattoo included), a run of Henning Menkell's Inspector Wallander books, and -- not to neglect North America! -- lots of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, a nice reissue of Jim Nesbit's Lethal Injection, and Savages, the new California noir thriller by staff favorite Don Winslow.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

International Relations 101

Dear PFB,

I am Mrs Chantel Plentty from United Arab Emirate. I want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally, But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company whom i have used severally without any delay nor problems with my goods. Before i place these order, i want you to notify me if i am able to place the order and most important: If i can make payment with my credit cards MC/Visa because that is the only way we are set for payment now without no delay. I don't place online order can i e-mail my ORDER needed then you can give me a quote here? Looking forward to your swift response then we can proceed further as soon as possible.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs Chantel Plentty

Shipping Address:
1611 Mina Road Al Mariah (Near Sharjah Cinema)
Sharjah. Post Code 211
United Arab Emirate

Dear Mrs. Chantel Plentty,

Yes we can! Of course! Absolutely! But FIRST you will need to send us a photograph of your driving license, so we know that you are not a Known Terrorist or an Internet Scam Artist.

Please be sure to send pictures of BOTH SIDES of your license. If you can't take a photograph, you can also DRAW a picture of your license and send that in to us in its place.

Please also send us a photograph or drawing of 1611 Mina Road Al Mariah (Near Sharjah Cinema), so we know that it is actually your Real Address, and not a Post Office Drop Box.

Once you have sent these things we will send a International Customs Export Form for you to fill out and your order will be On Its Way!

Warm regards,

William "Billy" Lessingwell
International Orders Expediting Department

Friday, August 6, 2010