Iliad Bookshop's April 2023 Newsletter (#75)
Hi Gang!

Woohoo - our new glass door is finally in place, and we love it! It has push-button handicapped access and a pull-down metal shutter for night-time security, but best of all is the way it lights up the whole entrance area of the store. And yes, the cats like it a lot - maybe too much - but they're learning quickly to not sit right in front of it. We're so glad we were able (with the help of everyone who donated money or books to us) to not just replace the old doors damaged in the fire last November but actually upgrade.

We're currently in the process of upgrading our security by installing bright lights along our Chandler and Cahuenga sides (we already put them in the parking lot area). The new lights are actually energy-saving and low-wattage but incredibly bright.

Next up: our mural artist will be flying in soon from the UK to touch up the parts of the mural damaged in the fire, and will maybe even add a few more author portraits... We'll also be repairing the rain gutters that were damaged in the fire.

Our last piece of news: we've had a shift in our staff! Eric has moved on (and we wish him well in his new career path), but please join us in welcoming Matt to the Iliad team.

We hope you're staying healthy, happy, dry and warm.

Dan, Lisa, Poul, Matt, and Sean (and Zeus and Apollo)

On Friday, April 28, the Iliad is pleased to welcome the esteemed British author and editor Stephen Jones to celebrate the publication of his latest book, Kong: An Original Screenplay. Stephen will be signing from 5 to 6 p.m.; he will also sign other books (and he has over 165 to his credit!).

Click here for more info and to reserve your copy
Orsinian Tales: A Collection of Short Stories by Ursula Le Guin. British hardback in jacket published by Victor Gollancz in 1977. Condition is very good in very good jacket, with light sunning to jacket and pages are yellowing. $75
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The Confessions of Aleister Crowley edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. Mass market paperback published by Bantam Books in 1971. Condition is good: wraps are creased on spine, spine is concave, book has a spine slant, corners are bent, pages are yellowed, a few pages are lightly stained and rippled. $50
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Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series by Bob Dylan, edited by Ingrid Mossinger and Kerstin Drechsel. Hardback in jacket published by Prestel in 2007. Condition is very good in fine jacket; book has a slight spine slant and light foxing to page edges. $100
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Four Treatises Together with Selected Writings from Paracelsus. Leatherbound edition published by Classics of Medicine Library in 1988. Condition is very good. Bound in full red leather with all edges gilt and ribbon marker; light staining to binding, gilt is lightly worn on all edges. $75
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The Art of Cory Loftis by Cory Loftis. Large paperback published by Cory Loftis in 2013. In near fine condition. $100
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The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Peter Newell. Hardback first edition without jacket, published by Harper & Bros. in 1903. Color frontispiece and black and white plates. Condition is good minus: some staining and wear to binding, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, book has a spine slant, binding cracking, several plates are loose. $75
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Did you know we now have areas in our sales book sections on large print, pregnancy and childcare, cookbooks, travel guides, magazines, reference, and even Christmas crafts? That's right, you can now find real treasures in these subjects for $2 and under! Just ask next time you're in (or have fun browsing!).
If you like collectible car magazines or even just need some art for a collage project, check out our ebay store! We've got other stuff, too, including vintage children's records, some local history, and a few collectible books...and we offer local pickup as well as shipping.
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 Holy Bible (The Illustrated Explanatory Family Bible) with material by Rev. Washington B. Erben, Rev. Alfred Nevin, and Rev. Clement M. Butler. Large hardback published by Alphonso Richardson in 1880.  Condition is good. This is a large family Bible with heavily tooled and gilt binding and two hinged clasps on fore-edge; also includes color title page, color maps, engravings (including 7 by Gustave Dore), and family photos in photo pages bound in at end; some wear to binding, hinges have been repaired, previous owner's name written on front free endpaper, light soiling and smudging to some pages. $860
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Here are the boys checking out the parking lot through the new glass door.
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