Iliad Bookshop's April 2019 Newsletter (#27)
View this email in your browser
Hi Gang!

More good news this month: LA Weekly's "Best of L.A." for 2019 named us "Best Bookstore Escape"! We're pleased and honored by this lovely acknowledgement.

Sorry to say our Rare Book Room is still out of commission and likely to remain that way for a while, but the final outcome (a brand new Rare Book area!) will be worth the wait.

Thanks! We hope to see you soon.
 
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, Zeus and Apollo
PLEASE NOTE: We won't be taking books in for cash or credit in April. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we've run out of room again! We will, however, be putting out plenty of great books throughout the month.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin, hardback first edition published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1979. In near fine or very good + condition with very good dust jacket (minor sunning to jacket). $75.
e-mail for more info
Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonne of Monotypes by Susan Dackerman and Jennifer L. Roberts. Published by Matthew Marks Gallery in 2017. In fine condition with no dust jacket (as issued); in slipcase (case still has shrink wrap around most of it with original information sheet in place). $75
e-mail for more info
Heads On and We Shoot: The Making of Where the Wild Things Are by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers. Hardback first edition published by HarperCollins / McSweeney's in 2009. Signed and inscribed by Spike Jonze. In very good condition: corners and spine ends slightly bumped, light stain on front board. $75
e-mail for more info
The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus, hardback first edition published by Spiegel & Grau in 2012. Signed and inscribed by Berkus, in very good condition with fine dust jacket; corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $75
e-mail for more info
Marvel Masterworks Vol. 244: Doctor Strange Volume 8 Collecting Doctor Strange Nos.38-46, The Man-Thing No. 4, The Defenders No. 53, Marvel Fanfare No. 5 & What If? No. 18 by Chris Claremont and Gene Colan. First edition hardback published by Marvel Worldwide in 2017. Fine in fine dust jacket. $100
e-mail for more info
The Elephant Vanishes: Stories by Haruki Murakami, hardback first edition published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1993. In very good condition with very good jacket: just very minor rubbing to the jacket, and minor sunning and wear to the binding. $75
e-mail for more info
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...
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, British first edition published by William Heinemann in 1960. Hardback in very good condition with good dust jacket: DJ sunned, some edge wear with 1/2" chips, front flap is creased; binding lightly sunned, corners and spine ends bumped. $500
E-mail for more on To Kill a Mockingbird
BOOK NEWS
A gentleman named Cris Alvarez maintains a cool website with a lot of good literary info. The site has two niche lists of books newly published in 2019: one list is for military history and the other, for lack of a better phrase, is focused on the study of geek culture and spec fiction storytelling – sci-fi, animation, comic books, video games, fantasy, horror, cosplay, and mystery. 

But the part of Cris's site that we really like are the author interviews. He's got dozens of recorded interviews, with authors ranging from science fiction luminary Greg Bear to Disney animation expert Tom Sito to Cold War expert Lucie Genay. There are even notes breaking down each episode, so you can skip to a section you'd most like to hear - but why skip? These are all great fun!

Military History Interviews
The Geek Culture Interviews
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
The second line of the error message on the laptop screen reads, "The path is too long." We believe this is more clear proof that Apollo is a Zen Master.
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.
Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved.
*|IFNOT:ARCHIVE_PAGE|* *|LIST:DESCRIPTION|*

Our mailing address is:
*|HTML:LIST_ADDRESS_HTML|* *|END:IF|*

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

*|IF:REWARDS|* *|HTML:REWARDS|* *|END:IF|*