Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holy Booksales, Batman

Today is a much better day than the last few have been -- largely due to a nice Aussie who came in and bought a number of kiddie books. He works with kids in a preschool and needed some new reading material. Cool. He also gave me some great suggestions for other books to buy for the shop. Then I sold the Delia cookbook and had to laugh thinking about the Librarian and her Delia impersonation, Ha! And a nice little French lass who is a bit of an Anglophile and who needed some more reading materials. A very sweet young lady.

My british order will be here Monday or Tuesday of next week already! Hurrah, there have been several people just coming in for Salt & Vinegar Crisps that have left disappointedly. Well, then, soon they won't be disappointed ;) They will be happy as maggots on day old dinner.

Have had some more interesting people in looking for the American cult products from films. It totally cracks me up, but hey ho! They usually come back to try something out that they saw the first time. I'm good with that.

I am still trying to check prices and decide who I am going to order a few soft drinks and other stuff from. I have 2 German distributors I can work with -- not the greatest prices, but not the worst, either. And they have important stuff like ales, cider, pumpkin, dr. pepper, root beer, mt. dew. blach :P

Wednesday, August 18, 2010



I used to have this flick memorized. Seriously. And all of the other films Molly Ringwald made. Bombastic.

I will update this later from work, but wanted to get the video uploaded.
I never got around to updating this, but will start a new entry in a bit with more of an update ;)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting Help

My business consultants got me some help with marketing my shop better in the sense of window presentation and ways of tying the outside in with the inside. So Mr. Marketing-Dude came by this morning to check things out and make some suggestions about what can be done to make everything look more polished. He had some interesting ideas and I will see what he suggests in a few days and what kind of costs I am looking at. For one thing he wants to do some window plotting. He was also talking about doing some painting in the shop itself. He asked if I am artsy at all. Ehhh, not sure.

Aside from that... I have had a few slowish days, but this evening it suddenly picked up in the last half hour and it was fun chatting with people and making some sales.

I am beginning to get more repeat customers. My redhead fan comes in pretty much daily. Today 2 Irish guys that have always come in singly were in together and it was a bit surreal to see them together. Then there is the cute Ireland fan, so boyish and sweet, teehee. Oh, I had my first Kiwi today, so fun! And a Mexican with long hair.

Then this crazy woman with huge dogs came in... like huge! They used my bathroom. All of them. And the woman had on shiny shoes. I admit it, I was a bit jealous. Something so familiar about her ;)

As my Jedi-friend asked for more pictures, I have a few to offer up here: This is my newly furnished basement. Dr. Dude put my shelves up over the weekend -- so organized and emptying quickly!