Iliad Bookshop's February 2021 Newsletter (#49)
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Hi Gang!

California's rollercoaster pandemic ride continues... As of this last week of January, we are allowed to go from maximum capacity of 20% to 25%, meaning that we'll be able to allow up to 25 customers in the store at a time. As always, please be aware that if we reach capacity (almost a certainty on Saturdays), we will have to ask you to wait outside. Also, as a reminder: you must wear a face covering/mask, practice six-foot social distancing in the store, and please stay home if you have any symptoms of or have been recently exposed to Covid. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available for your shopping security. Sorry, but the bathroom is not available to customers.

Sorry to say that we don't have new dates yet on when we will resume buying/taking books for credit. If you'd like to donate books, we can give you a hand unloading once you're in our rear parking lot.

We are making progress on our new Rare Book Room, which will be located adjacent to the main sales counter. Take a look at the photo just below, and you'll see our dry-walling and painting is now done. Next up: new bookcases to hold those 300 boxes of rarities!

We feel hopeful about 2021, although it's likely going to be late summer or fall before things start to right themselves again. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Brett (and Zeus and Apollo)
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905-2005 by Kim Stringfellow. Hardback first edition in dust jacket published by Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago in 2005. Jacket is in near fine condition, book is very good, with minor edge wear to binding. $150
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Design With Nature by Ian L. McHarg. Hardback second printing in jacket, published by Natural History Press in 1969. Jacket is in near fine condition, and book is very good, with just minor edge wear to binding. $150
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Paingod and Other Delusions by Harlan Ellison, mass market paperback published by Ace Books in 1983. In very good condition, with lightly sunned, rubbed, and creased wraps, and slightly bent corners. $15
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Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art by Pauline Rogers. Hardback without jacket published by Routledge in 2016. Condition is very good, with light rubbing and scratches to binding, and corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $125
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The Prisoner 2: A Day in the Life by Hank Stine. Hardback first edition in jacket signed by Stine on title page. Published by Dobson Books, Ltd., in 1979. Book and jacket are both in very good condition, with light sunning and edge wear to DJ, price clipped; minor soiling to binding and to front endpapers. $50
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China Through the Looking Glass: Fashion, Film, Art by Andrew Bolton. Trade paperback first edition with wraparound band published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2015. In very good condition, with light wear to band, corners slightly bent, and rear lower corner slightly chewed. $100
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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...
The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford, hardback first edition published by Harper and Row in 1979. Book is in near fine condition and jacket is very good, with minor sunning and edge wear and price clipped. This book was the basis for the Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket. $400.
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BOOK BLOGS
Here's a list of recent blog posts from us:
 
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Thanks to customer Jessica Sandoval for this great shot of Zeus hitching a ride.
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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