Iliad Bookshop's June 2021 Newsletter (#53)
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Hi Gang!

We hope this finds you well and ready to move into the world's next phase. Most of you know that California will be rescinding its mask mandate this month, on the 15th. As I write this, we're not sure if Los Angeles County will agree with that or not, but we'll all find out together, won't we?

We do have some good store news: we've brought back furloughed employee Eric! Our days keep getting busier, and so we're grateful to have the hard-working Eric back on the staff full-time.

As of this moment, please remember that you must still 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.

Hope you're all staying happy, healthy, and well-stocked on books.
Dan, Lisa, Poul, Brett, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
Val Lewton: The Reality of Terror by Joel E. Siegel. Hardback in jacket published by Viking Press in 1973. Condition is very good in very good jacket: light sunning to jacket, some edge wear with 2-inch tear on front lower edge; light wear to binding edges, corners slightly bumped, minor soiling to front free endpaper, book has a slight smoky smell. $75
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The House That Glue Built by Clara Andrews Williams, with illustrations by George Alfred Williams. Hardback published by Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1905. Condition is fair: rubbing, light soiling and sunning to pictorial binding, corners and spine ends bumped, edges worn, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light soiling and foxing to pages, book has a smoky smell, some pages have been cut apart with pieces glued into their places on background pages, other pieces have been cut apart but not glued in (almost all pieces are present, although a few may have been glued onto pages where they don't belong); sold as is. $75
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Night Terrors & Other Tales by Lisa Morton. Paperback first edition published by Omnium Gatherum in 2020. Condition is fine. Books are signed and can be personally inscribed. $13.99
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Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1990 by Linda Hunt. Hardback first edition in jacket published by St. Martins Press in 1991. Condition is good in very good jacket: light edge wear to jacket, no price is present on jacket front flap (possible book club edition, or jacket may have been trimmed), sticker residue to spine bottom; minor edge wear to binding, book has a slightly bowed front board, highlighting to one page. $150
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Rosario + Vampire Season One (10 volume set) by Akihisa Ikeda. Paperbacks published by Viz Media beginning in 2008 (most of these are later printings). Overall condition is very good: light wear to covers and slightly bent corners, several volumes have light soiling or scuffing to the bottom edge, Volume 2 has slight rippling, probably from water damage (no staining is present, though). $40
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I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2 volume set) by S. T. Joshi. Hardback first edition published by Hippocampus Press in 2010. Books are near fine in fine jackets; both books have a very slight spine slant. $200
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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...
Many Happy Returns: An Unofficial Guide to Your Income-Tax Problems by Groucho Marx, with illustrations by O. Soglow. Hardback in jacket published by Simon & Schuster in 1942. Condition is very good in good jacket. jacket is sunned and stained, light edge wear with small chips at corners and spine ends; light staining to binding, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, foxing to endpapers, store label on front free endpaper. $250
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Here's a recent blog post from us:
And click here to read an interview that VoyageLA did with Lisa about the history of the Iliad.
Happy 7th Birthday to Zeus and Apollo! Former employee Kevin sent us this adorable shot of the boys as babies. We apologize for the excessive cuteness.
We'd love to include your photos in our newsletter! Feel free to send to , 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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