Archive for 2013

Finding My Way

Posted 23 September 2013 by
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Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach turned two on the same day that I celebrated my 59th birthday. Both occasions are worthy of reflection. Over two years we have made many good decisions and some bad ones, but all of our decisions and growing pains leave us right where we are … struggling in an industry which […]

Contemplating a Weekend of Celebrations

Posted 21 May 2013 by
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Many of us work very hard every day for the “love of the game,”  with very little financial reward and often without recognition. What I am talking about, of course, is the business of bookselling and the care and feeding of Mysterious Galaxy, in particular. Time passes quickly when we are enmeshed in this business […]

Whew! What a Weekend!

Posted 27 April 2013 by
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For the times when we wonder why we are in this crazy business, there are weekends like the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (held this year on April 20 and 21). It is truly a weekend of wonder where we meet and greet people who love books and reading and bookstores … as much […]

Returning to the Blog …

Posted 9 April 2013 by
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Time has certainly gotten the best of my intentions to continue writing about the new bookstore, bookselling, great books and more … A progress report, in brief: It has been 18 months since we opened our second location in Redondo Beach (and since the last entry to this blog). In that time, both Maryelizabeth and […]