found these shelves in a dumptser. Every shelf
is adjustable…a most useful trait. Still, it
certainly is time to tidy up this spot behind
the door. 2011.
Herself: Really enjoyed the new PBS show Doc Martin. I slept well. WOW!
Wednesday our store Boss put the books on sale. What a wonderful idea. When I got to the store on this my regularly scheduled day, there was this little path back to the small white bookcase. Boxes lined the side of the path. The white bookcase was books half way to the ceiling. The floor in front was a pile of boxes and bags. Every box and bag within sight had books in them. We can’t sell books unless they are out on the sales floor.
Two hardbounds for a buck. Four paperbacks for a buck, too. Imagine that.
So Wednesday, I monopolized the shop’s little red wagon, and filled it again and again with good books. Bent, tired, worn, moldy, and water damaged books go to Father Jo who runs many of the homeless services here in town. He guarantees to sell them. The rest, with permission of the Boss, were scattered through the remainder of the store. Artistically mind you. Not like that hall bookcase of mine.
Thursday, mindful of the gentle warnings, I asked everyone I saw including the Thursday Book Lady, if they minded if I worked….explaining the sale. The Thursday Book Lady continually poked fun at me for the rest of my stay, but I got most of the books all out on the shelves while exchanging fun remarks with the Thursday Book Lady. Little books in baskets, and even kids books in baskets hit gaps in the shelves. Most interesting, for the first time we have a whole shelf of juveniles. All the Little House On the Prairie books came in, as did a vast number of Lemony Snicket books, and another pile of Nancy Drew.
There was an hour on the computer too. ABE Books, Alibris, and Amazon’s used book dealers all give me a good price range for the unusual books I find. One book I found was worth $119.00…the 1930 edition of the essays that La Boehme, and Rent are based on. Four very moldy and dusty art books, we can actually get seven a piece even with the mold. Sometimes I’m surprised, and there were a couple of other surprises. None of them went on the sale shelves this day.
I came home feeling good about the day. I went to bed feeling pleased about it all, and I even woke up looking forward about going in again today. Let me tell you, that’s job satisfaction.