I feel like a schmuck when I ask for an autograph…

So, I have this Facebook friend…  Is that really a friend these days???  Sometimes I feel closer to my Facebook friends than I do my real (in person) friends…  The “friend” is Charles Lippincott.  Charles was the original marketing director for the Star Wars Corporation back in 1976, the year the first book was released […]

The Power the Blog…

Does blogging equal POWER???  I mean, unless you’re Donald Trump, does saying something actually turn heads?  I was in this discussion this morning with a few fellow booksellers and I found myself trying to convince them that they have to do a blog.  It isn’t a question, you just have to!  After a bit of […]

A few notes on Star Wars “cardbacks” and COOL 80’s ephemera…

I’ve mentioned it before, but my folks saved everything!  Everything that would one day be worth absolutely nothing mind you.  They saved old teddy bears, newspaper clippings, toys (thank goodness for this one really), programs, ticket stubs, clothes, belts, ties, participation awards…  If it had to do with me, they saved it.  Recently, with their move […]

IF IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR HARRY CREWS…

Since my separation from the great state of Tennessee, a lot has happened.  I started a new business that essentially relies on all of the selling techniques that never really worked that great in the past.  I got a year older and started feeling bones creak that I did not know even existed.  I moved […]

Trade Show = RETRO Facebook “Like”…

You know that feeling you get when you are so bored, just sitting around – maybe even with other people.  The light flickers and you think, “post something to Facebook and see what happens.”  We are all Facebook fiends when there is nothing else to do.  We count the “likes” and we cherish each and […]

A BOOKSELLER WITH A VINTAGE TOY HABIT…

I moved my family to Florida this past year as most of you already know.  I love the weather.  I am a closet Disney fanatic.  I love the shows we have in Florida.  There is a comic book, baseball card, vintage toy, book, stamp, antique show every weekend within driving distance it seems.  Even before living here, I […]