Iliad Bookshop's March 2019 Newsletter (#26)
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Hi Gang!

We had something fun happen in February: the CBS show Sunday Morning shot an interview here with Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy, and it aired just over a week later. A lot of our friends and neighbors have seen it (see the video below), and we especially love meeting new customers who didn't know about us before seeing the show. And yes, Ms. McCarthy was great, even bought a few books while she was here.

If you've been in recently, you may have noticed that our Rare Book Room is currently unavailable. The good news is that we are working on a brand spankin' new Rare Book Room that we hope to unveil in April. This will be an actual ROOM, with the books displayed for optimal browsing, so stay tuned.

Thanks! We hope to see you soon.
 
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Tim, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, Zeus and Apollo
Melissa McCarthy interview shot in the Iliad
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Indian Journals: March 1962 - May 1963 by Allen Ginsberg, trade paperback published by Dave Haselwood Books/City Lights Books in 1974, signed by Ginsberg on title page. Third printing, with light sunning and wear to wraps and corners very slightly bent. $75
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At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft, illustrated by Fernando Duval. Hardback limited edition published by Donald M. Grant in 1990. Bound in imitation leather, signed by Duval and limited to 1,000 copies; minor wear to binding, book has a spine slant, and a few pages are lightly creased $100
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Xenophontis De Cyri Institutione Libri Octo by Xenophon, translated by Thomas Hutchinson. Hardback published by E Theatro Sheldoniano in 1727. Bound in full leather, with light wear to binding, corners and spine ends bumped and chipped, hinges cracking, previous owner's name on title page, and light foxing throughout. $150
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Animal Ghosts or, Animal Hauntings and The Hereafter by Elliott O'Donnell, hardback first edition published by William Rider & Son Ltd. in 1913. Minor wear and staining to binding, book has a slight spine slant, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, some foxing, binding cracking. A scarce book on unusual hauntings! $75
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Divided Soul: A Journey from Iberia by David Alan Harvey. First edition hardback published by Phaidon in 1993. Very good in very good dust jacket, with minor edge wear to DJ; minor sunning and soiling to binding. $75
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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher, hardback first edition published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. In very good condition with very good jacket, flat-signed by Fisher on title page. Minor sunning to DJ; minor soiling to foot. $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 Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, limited edition published by Arion Press in 1986, illustrated with photographs by Lou Stoumen. Limited to 425 copies; signed by Stoumen; boards are covered in plexiglass. In fine condition. A very unusual Chandler edition! $450.
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BOOK NEWS
Anyone who has worked in a bookstore will tell you that two things are guaranteed to propel a book's sale: the author's death, and the book being adapted for film or television.

Now there's a website that tracks forthcoming movies based on books: https://firsteditionfilm.com/ . It's a pretty good list, covering all the genres and providing information on title changes.

Now we can know well in advance what we'll be asked for. Well, at least half of the time.
nin 2016, 87 new ABA member bookstores opened for business in 32 states and the District of Columbia. That is almost a 43 percent increase over the number of store openings in 2015.
in 2016, 87 new ABA member bookstores opened for business in 32 states and the District of Columbia. That is almost a 43 percent increase over the number of store openings in 2015.
in 2016, 87 new ABA member bookstores opened for business in 32 states and the District of Columbia. That is almost a 43 percent increase over the number of store openings in 2015.
in 2016, 87 new ABA member bookstores opened for business in 32 states and the District of Columbia. That is almost a 43 percent increase over the number of store openings in 2015.
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Thanks to customer Meghan Pinson for this pic of Zeus hitching a ride on Wendy Hawker.
And here he is doing the same thing to Iliad employee Tim:
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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