Iliad Bookshop's March 2017 Newsletter (#2)
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Greetings to Our Friends!

Welcome to our second official newsletter, and thanks to all of you who offered feedback on the first issue! We're really pleased that so many of you enjoyed it, and we hope you'll like this current one.

As always, feel free to drop us a line with comments, suggestions, criticism, whatever. Or send us your Zeus and Apollo photos, and we'll feature them!

Hope you're staying dry in this remarkably wet season!
Dan, Lisa, Morgan, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Zeus and Apollo
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
The Huey Williams Story by Andy Kaufman. This is the closest thing to an autobiography that the late Andy Kaufman wrote.
More on The Huey Williams Story
In and Out of the Old Missions, by George Wharton James, published in 1906. This lovely book includes black and white photographs of the missions, and nearly 400 pages of information.
More on ...The Old Missions
The Overnight by Ramsey Campbell. Campbell is one of the great British horror writers of all time, and here's an advanced uncorrected proof of one of his best.
More about The Overnight
Doctor Strange: A Separate Reality by Steve Englehart, art by Frank Brunner. Collects some of the classic 1970s adventures of the Master of the Mystic Arts!
More on Doctor Strange
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, by John Maynard Keynes, in a lovely full-leather binding from the Easton Press (1995).
More on The General Theory...
Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Barry Moser, published by the University of California Press in 1983.
More about Barry Moser's Alice
BLOGGING ABOUT...
Have you ever checked out our Oddities section? Where else would you find books on horrible accidents, starting your own country, and famous farting Frenchmen?
Oddities
WHAT'S IN THE SAFE?
Have you ever noticed the big safe full of books behind Iliad's front counter? We get asked about it frequently. "Is it really old?" is a common question (the answer: no, we bought it new just a few years ago). But most customers want to know what kind of books merit storage in a safe (we think of these as the rarest of our rare books), so in this column we'll pick one book every month and tell you about it. This month's book is...
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers. A true first edition, signed and inscribed by the author!
More on Mary Poppins
BOOK NEWS
Did you know that certain publishers are now hiring "sensitivity readers" to make sure that authors are authentically presenting marginalized groups in their fiction?

"Sensitivity readers have emerged in a climate - fueled in part by social media - in which writers are under increased scrutiny for their portrayals of people from marginalized groups, especially when the author is not a part of that group," notes a piece in The Washington Post. "Why not just publish more books by black people, Latinos, Native Americans and others? some ask." Why not indeed?

In the meantime...this makes for some fascinating reading!
Read About Sensitivity Readers
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Thanks to customer Brian Jackson for this great photo of Zeus, and the accompanying story:
"Was in a while ago and Zeus I think...led me to one of my favorite authors(Clive Barker), quite literally walked me to it, then jumped on my back and took a little rest as I bent over to check out your selection. It was so freaking adorable!!"
Thanks to customer Kate Rainscience for the three wonderful photos below!
We'd love to include your photos in our newsletter! Feel free to send to info@iliadbooks.com , let us know that it's okay to use the photo, and we'll include it in a future newsletter.

If you need more photos/videos of Zeus and Apollo, or any of Iliad's past felines, please visit our Pet Gallery.
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