Iliad Bookshop's June 2022 Newsletter (#65)
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Hi Gang!

How's your spring been? In case you're feeling the itch to get out and do a little gardening, check out our recent blog post with tips on converting to native landscaping.

We hope you're all staying safe and healthy as we endure yet another pandemic surge. Masks are still optional (and will be unless Los Angeles enters the "high" infection tier again) but are recommended (we always have disposable masks available for free - just ask at the front counter).

As a reminder: we are not currently buying/trading, and we don't know when we'll resume. We also don't have a date yet for the re-opening of our Rare Book Room, but I can assure you that work is underway and progressing, and it'll be fabulous when it finally opens.

We hope to see you soon.
Dan, Lisa, Poul, Brett, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll. Trade paperback published by Penguin Books in 1995. Signed and inscribed by Carroll. This copy is in very good condition, with light wear to wraps, corners slightly bent, and light yellowing to pages. $100
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The Restaurateur's Handbook by Charles A. Faissole, assisted by Lawton Mackall. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Harper & Bros. in 1938. Condition is very good in very good jacket; jacket has light sunning and edge wear with 1/4-inch chip at spine top, spine ends slightly bumped, light staining to head and foot, and previous owner's label on front pastedown. $75
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From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming. Leatherbound edition published by Easton Press in 1990. In near fine condition. $75
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The Nine Eyes of Light: Ascension Keys from Egypt by Padma Aon Prakasha. First edition paperback published by North Atlantic Books in 2010. Condition is good; wraps are rubbed and creased, corners bent, and many pages also have bent corners. $100
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Night's Black Agents by Fritz Leiber, Jr. First hardback edition published by Arkham House in 1947. Condition is good in new facsimile jacket; gilt title on spine is rubbed, light soiling to binding, corners and spine ends bumped, binding cracking near rear, and foxing to endpapers. $75
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig. Hardback first edition in jacket published by William A. Morrow in 1974. Condition is very good in very good jacket, with minor sunning to jacket, light sunning to binding edges, light staining to pages edges, and binding is slightly shaken. $75
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Natural Curiosities from the Cabinet of Albertus Seba. Folio-sized paperback published by Taschen in 2003. Condition is very good, with minor creasing and wear to wraps, corners slightly bent, and price sticker inside rear cover. $75
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Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Harper & Bros. in 1958. Matches all points for a first edition: $1.95 price printed on jacket front flap, 17 titles listed on rear panel, code 8249A on jacket front flap and 8250A on jacket rear flap. Condition is very good in good jacket; jacket is sunned and lightly soiled, some edge wear with tape repairs and several long creases on edges, one 1-inch chip is separated but present, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, and previous owner's name on front free endpaper. $75
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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...
Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Manga Collection (5 volume set) by Hajime Yatate, Yutaka Nanten, and Cain Kuga. Five paperbacks in slipcase published by TokyoPop in 2002. Books are in fine condition (very minor wear to case). $500
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Here's a blog post from us talking about how books from our gardening section might help you create a more drought-resistant yard.

We were thrilled to be told that author Lucinda Berry named us as her independent bookstore pick on the Killer Author Club video series!

We've added a few more photos of beloved Iliad employee Bob Johnson to the tribute page we created for him.

We've been listing some interesting items on ebay recently - including rare Lenny Bruce stuff and a moon landing collection - so check out our ebay store!
Zeus gets an E-ticket ride from employee Eric.
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