Iliad Bookshop's March 2021 Newsletter (#50)
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Hi Gang!

Here's hoping your February was safe and peaceful. 

We are continuing to experience huge crowds on Saturdays...which is great (if exhausting!), but we do want to remind everyone to expect a wait on Saturdays, since we usually reach our capacity of 25 not long after opening. As always, please remember that you must wear a face covering/mask while in the store, practice six-foot social distancing, 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 still 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.

Happy Spring Equinox!
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Brett (and Zeus and Apollo)
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Ecuador: The Secret Art of Precolumbian Ecuador by Daniel Klein and Ivan Cruz Cevallos. Hardback in jacket published by 5 Continents in 2007. Both book and jacket are in very good condition; jacket has a one-inch tear in front upper edge; corners and spine ends slightly bumped, binding just starting to crack near center. $300
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How to Make a Million Dollars With Your Voice (or Lose Your Tonsils Trying) by Gary Owens and Jeff Lenburg, with a foreword by Jonathan Winters. Trade paperback first edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2005. Condition is very good (corners are slightly bent), and the book has been signed and inscribed by Gary Owens, Jeff Lenburg, Jonathan Winters, Jack Riley, Ruth Buzzi, Thom Sharp, Steve Landesberg, and one other. $75
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Batman: The Black Casebook by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, and Grant Morrison (introduction). Trade paperback first edition published by DC Comics in 2009. In near fine condition, with no serious flaws. $75
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by Gwynedd M. Hudson. Hardback published by Boots the Chemist circa 1930. Good hardback in fair dust jacket; includes tipped-in color plates; jacket is sunned and worn, 4" chip on rear panel, almost half of spine is missing; light soiling and wear to binding, corners bumped, foxing throughout, binding just starting to crack. $150.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Hardback 16th printing published by Harper & Row in 1970. Condition is fine in fine jacket. Signed and inscribed by author. $75
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Paul Robeson: Biography of a Proud Man by Joseph Nazel. First edition mass market paperback published by Holloway House in 1980. In very good condition, with just minor sunning and wear to wraps. $45
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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 Timeless Theme: A Critical Theory Formulated and Applied by Colin Still. Hardback first edition published by Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd. in 1936. Book and jacket are both in good condition; light sunning and edge wear to jacket, rear panel is damp-stained; corners and spine ends slightly bumped, minor foxing, binding just starting to crack. $750
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BOOK BLOGS
Here's a list of recent blog posts from us:
And here's a nice post on "The 7 Best Bookstores in Los Angeles" that includes us.
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Here's Zeus using customer Vince Sylvester as his ride.
Apollo, meanwhile, is busy defending the store's patrons from the evil printer.
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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