Other Stuff And Loose Ends
90 North Pioneer Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520
541-482-1675   books@ashlandbookexchange.com

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And a few more things...

Front Counter

Front sales counter with book buying and processing desk in left foreground.

Wooden Cart

Latest model of wooden book cart. This one used for staging books to be shelved. .

                               Reserve Desk Outside

Secondary book processing counter. This counter originally comes from the Tattered Cover middle store on 2nd Avenue and dates to about 1983. When we moved to the 1st Avenue location Roy salvaged the counter top shown here to construct a "temporary" reserve desk which lasted a year or so. When the new one one was installed, Roy took this one home reasoning it had too much history behind it to throw away. When he moved to Oregon in 2010 he used it in the rental truck as a barrier, then back into storage until finally in May, 2017 it found its new home at the Book Exchange. Amazingly enough, the instructions on procesing Special Order postcards was still intack and naturally had to be preserved. See below.

Reserve Desk

Another view of old TC Reserve Desk counter top.

Wells Fargo Lot

Instructions for processing Special Order postcards generated by the Wordstock System which the Tattered Cover went on in the fall of 1986.
These instructions were probably written in 1987.

Exterior Toward Main
Black Forest clock from Germany, circa 1951  along with a piece of the banister from the now vanished stairwell in the Tattered Cover Lodo

Inventory Card

An iventory card (cod) from pre-computer days at Tattered Cover. A reminder of how much we all love computers.

Sarah Remodel

Sarah Laird's depiction of store remodelling from 2013 Notice that Roy seems to be bopping the chandelier with a shelf.

Sarah reading

Another one by Sarah -- Sumertime reading.

Lockhart Auto

On Harry Potter's Birthday in 2017, Gilderoy Lockhart visited the store for the first autographing we've hosted. He was so popular he ran out of books and had to sign pictures of himself. He was gracius and kind and almost fully recovered from the trauma he went through when he saved Harry Potter from Voldomort. As always he's at his best basking in the light of admirers.


Remember this is a scrapbook so it’s fair to add a lot of boring detail that no one else cares about, but which I find fascinating.

This is, however, a much shorter sequence that it would have been had I not lost a bunch of pictures in a computer glitch.

Workshop; Exterior

During the first summer of remodeling I built the bookcases in our back yard. That winter I built an 8X10 workshop so I could continue building bookcases in stormy weather. It was too small, so I demolished the old shed next to it and expanded the shop to its current size of 8X20 pictured above. The shop is insulated and easy to heat in our mild climate. It's still a little cramped, but works well. Notice the banjo sculpture hanging next to the front door, a gift from John Sturtz a former Tattered Cover employee, now house carpenter at the Capital Hill Bookstore in Denver, Colorado.

Workshop Interior 1

The work area of the shop. Because space is tight, each phase of bookcase construction necessitated reconfiguring the workspace. After cutting boards to lenth, I would set up the router on the metal saw horses and using a jig, cut the groves for the shelf rails. The second phase was stain the boards That required emptying the space, blocking the window, and setting up wracks to allow me to spray-stain 21 boards or six bookcase backs at a time. Notice that the side walls are bookcase brown from over spraying. I’d usually do between 50 and 100 boards, stacking the finished ones along the wall. Next I'd set up the saw horses again and install the rails. Finally, I’d add a wooden jig to the saw horses to allow me to easily assemble bookcases up to four feet wide. The finished cases would end up being stored under tarps in various places around the house waiting to be loaded into my trusty 1990 Toyota pickup and taken on the five minute drive to the store on the night of installation.

This picture shows the shop in its book processing setup with a sheet of plywood on top of the assembly jig (the light from the door makes the top look angled, but it's really flat). The shop is cabled to allow me to bring my loptop and scanner out when processing.

Shop Book Processing

Closer look at the shop book prcessing table.

Workshop Interior 2

Looking the other way showing my beloved tools and a bunch of other junk.

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update 02-12-15