Iliad Bookshop's June 2019 Newsletter (#29)
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Hi Gang!

Hope you had a great Memorial Day, despite our cool temperatures here in L.A. (and our wettest May on record).

Our buying has been explosive again this week, so we'd just like to remind everyone to check our guidelines on selling your books to us before you bring them in. Chief reminders: please, no more than 3 bags and/or boxes without an appointment, and we only offer store credit on Saturday and Sunday. Also, your book buyers will love you forever if you take the time to do even a tiny bit of cleanup if your boxes have been in the garage for years!

The good news is that this means lots of new stock for our customers! We've recently bought a large collection of beautiful leatherbound Easton Press volumes, a bunch of new graphic novels, and the usual smorgasbord of other tasty titles.

C'mon in and pick up a good book to get you past the June gloom. See you soon.
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, Zeus and Apollo
The Iliad is now on Instagram! We plan on using our new account to post photos of exciting new books as they come in, and maybe a few of the cats now and then...if we can just find the time to do it!
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Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories by Raymond Carver, hardback published by Franklin Library in 1988. Bound in full leather, flat-signed by Carver, and includes publisher's letter. Very good condition, with slightly bumped corners. $75
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Stan Lee Presents The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Blade Runner, by Archie Goodwin et al. Mass market paperback first edition published by Marvel Comics Group in 1982. Very good condition, with just very light sunning to wraps and a small, light stain to fore-edge. $25
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The Ruined Abbeys of Britain by Frederick Ross, published by William Mackenzie circa 1870. Includes colored plates. Condition is good, with some wear to decorative binding, cloth chipped and frayed at spine ends, corners bumped, hinges cracking, and light foxing. $75
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The Way to Cook by Julia Child, first edition hardback in jacket published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1989. Flat-signed by Child. Very good condition in good jacket; very minor sunning to DJ, price clipped; binding lightly stained at spine bottom. $75
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The Black Panthers  by Stephen Shames. Hardback first edition set published by Aperture in 2006. In very good condition without jacket. Flat-signed by Shames and Bobby Seale. Very good condition with minor wear and soiling to pictorial binding. $75.
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Beyond the Fleeting Moment: Wilco Concert Posters 2004-2014 by Jeff Tweedy, hardback first edition published by dBpm Records in 2015. Very good condition (without dust jacket). Signed by all members of Wilco: Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glen Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone; light soiling to binding, book has a very slight spine slant, corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $250
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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 Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, hardback first edition hardback in dust jacket, published by Bantam Books in 1996. Very good minus condition in very good jacket; DJ has light rubbing and edge wear; book has a slight spine slant, light edge wear, some soiling to head and to fore-edge. $350.
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'Tis the season for awards!

First, for the science fiction readers: the Nebula Award winners, just announced about two weeks ago:

Best Novel winner: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, published by Tor

Best Novella winner: The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, published by Subterranean Press

Best Novelette winner: “The Only Harmless Great Thing” by Brooke Bolander, published by

Best Short Story winner: “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” by P. Djèlí Clark, published by Fireside Magazine

Ray Bradbury Award winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Andre Norton Award winner: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, published by Henry Holt and Macmillan UK

Best Game Writing winner: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by Charlie Brooker, published by House of Tomorrow and Netflix

Solstice Award: Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl

Kevin J. O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award: Lee Martindale

Damon Knight Grand Master: William Gibson

Now, for the horror fans, here are the Bram Stoker Award winners (announced about three weeks ago):

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Tremblay, PaulThe Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow), winner

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Kiste, GwendolynThe Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing), winner

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
White, KierstenThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press), winner

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
LaValle, VictorVictor LaValle’s Destroyer (BOOM! Studios), winner

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Mason, RenaThe Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press), winner

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Landry, Jess – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing), winner

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Guignard, Eric J.That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications), winner

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Averill, MeredithThe Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television), winner

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Datlow, EllenThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books), winner

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, EugeneIt’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (Crystal Lake Publishing), winner

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Tantlinger, SaraThe Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books), winner

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.
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