I spent Friday night's shift at the front desk doing some gift receiving. We got our first Kikkerland order, which included some guitar key caps, rubber duck luggage tags and key lights, and some journals from Leuchtturm. You can tell that we're a recently opened store because any older bookstore of our size would have had a Kikkerland account, as they used to distribute Moleskine. Because their distribution had already moved to Chronicle, it wasn't as vital, and we wound up buying similar items from other companies.
But now, finally, we have head massagers for everyone.
Our other order was from a popular toy vendor, which was the second half of an order I placed at the beginning of the year. I decided to change up our kickballs, and went with the robot design that is actually quite similar to the bendable wooden robot toys from yet another toy company. But these kickballs, as opposed to a third toy company (none of which were Mattel or Hasbro), come deflated. Hey, it saves on freight cost.
In our storeroom I found Jason's bicycle pump, but alas, there was no needle. I bought one at Downer Hardware and blew up two kickballs. That's a lot of work! It's going to take me several days to get these ready for sale.
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