September 27th, 2010
I was out and working relatively early, yesterday, especially in light of it being a Sunday, but I needed to do that to get out of the house early to Dungeonmaster. I was home in the early afternoon, and we rapidly scooted to Kinko's to prepare some of the necessary printed materials for the show.
I tried calling the Iliad bookstore to see if they were buying, today, but they waved me off. Unfortunately, I don't think any local used bookstores (few as there are) will do anything but offer credit, and I don't really want that, just now. forestcats has a service in mind to use Amazon.com to sell for us, for a fee. They'll arrange the shipping, too, apparently. So we're probably going to have to ship these to them. We'll see.
Last night's Dungeonmaster show was very good again, and generated a lot of positive energy. The audience members called down to participate did a terrific job, especially since half of them were first-timers. I'll be posting a synopsis later in the week, when I have some time.
Before the show, we ate again at Tropicale. The food is still very good, but the waitress that recognized us each time we went appears to have moved on. I hope, to better and better jobs! After the show, we joined folks at House of Pies, and among the topics discussed was the possibility for Dungeonmaster to go on the road again, to Strategicon. We'll see if we can make it happen.
|Date:||September 27th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow. Mom would be happy just to have a bookstore close to her and get credit. Her used bookstore closed about a year ago now. She used to go every month, buy 30 to 40 books and turn in about the same amount. She down to using the library at her mobile home park and what I give her (which isn't much). I've been encouraging her to go to the local library, but I don't think she's done that yet.
There's a used book store a few blocks north and west of Montclair Plaza Shopping Center, but aside from that, you have to go to Covina for another one (two?). Even Claremont no longer has any used book stores! It's a mess, this way.
Yeah, I'm in kind of the same boat. I have books that I would like to sell for money, but no used book stores willing to do anything but credit or donations.
I know only a few, and they aren't really close (i.e. Iliad is more than forty miles away...). It's most of the reason why I use Amazon so often.
Some ones that are closer to you, but I don't know their policies:
Book Alley, Pasadena
Cliff's Books, Pasadena
Brand Bookshop, Glendale
I appreciate it, Erich, and I've been to at least two of these, over the years, but it has been years since I've been to any of these places, and that includes the Iliad. It's just too far to drop in to any of them. When we first moved to LA from Chicago, we ended up in Whittier, partially because the business district had some five used bookstores, because of the college. That area now has none! It's a bit discouraging.
I think that Brand would only be interested in a few of the books; the SF and the mysteries, IIRC...