Iliad Bookshop's April 2021 Newsletter (#51)
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Hi Gang!

Another month, another change to Covid protocols...

We are now permitted to operate at up to 50% capacity, which means 50 customers in the store. As we rarely reach this anyway, we hope this means the store will be easier to access on Saturdays, with no more lines waiting outside to enter.

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. Also, the latest county protocols have specified that we cannot offer any public seating inside the store.

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. In the meantime, if you'd like to browse our rare books, they are all listed at our website, and you can shop by category. Books found at the website may be ordered for shipping, curbside pick-up, or in-store pick-up.

Happy Easter, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Walpurgisnacht, and Qingming!
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Brett (and Zeus and Apollo)
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Botanicals: Butterflies & Insects by Leslie K. Overstreet. Hardback in jacket published by Assouline in 2008. Both book and jacket are in very good condition. with minor soiling and edge wear to jacket, and minor wear to binding, corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $75
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The History of Nintendo: 1889-1980 from Playing Cards to Game & Watch by Florent Gorges and Isao Yamazaki. Trade paperback in protective plastic jacket published by Pix'n Love in 2010. Condition is near fine, with no serious flaws. $200
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Siesta: ParkHeeJung Illustrations  by Park Hee Jung, Hardback without jacket in near fine condition. Comes with translucent sleeve (light wear to sleeve). $100
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Symphony: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall with a preface by Deborah Borda. Good hardback in near fine dust jacket, signed by Gehry on half-title page. Jacket has no serious flaws; binding is cracked at half-title page. $200
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Tarkovsky by Nathan Dunne. Hardback without jacket published by Black Dog Publishing in 2008. Condition is very good, with very light rubbing to pictorial binding and corners very slightly bumped. $300
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami. Uncorrected bound proofs published in trade paperback by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018. Condition is very good, with just minor edge wear to wraps and corners slightly bent. $75
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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...
A Detection of the Actions of Mary Queen of Scots, Concerning the Murther of Her Husband, and Her Conspiracy, Adultery, and Pretended Marriage with the Earl Bothwel by G. Buchanan. Hardback published by Richard Janeway in London, 1689. Modern half-leather binding in good condition - boards are worn and soiled, title is hand-written on front board, corners bumped, hinges cracked, store and owner plates on front and rear pastedowns, description of book glued to front free endpaper, foxing throughout. $500
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BOOK BLOGS
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And check out the art below...thanks to creator Calvin Wong, the Iliad appeared (in disguise!) in the animated HBO Max series Close Enough.
ZEUS AND APOLLO
We call 'em The Crosspaw Boys.
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