Iliad Bookshop's July 2021 Newsletter (#54)
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Hi Gang!

We're blasting the July newsletter out a few days early to give you a last chance to take advantage of our "READ EVERYWHERE" t-shirt campaign (see below), which ends TONIGHT.

Well, we did it: we got through the worst of the pandemic. We know we're not out of the virus-filled water completely, but things are definitely improving all the time.

Mask-wearing is still somewhat up in the air as the County has changed their stance twice in the last two weeks. Here at the Iliad we are following the state and county guidelines issued on June 15 and asking that those who are not yet fully vaccinated wear a face covering while in the store; for those who are vaccinated (thank you!), masking is optional. You'll also be happy to know that our bathroom and couches are now once again available to our customers.

Sorry to say that we still don't have new dates yet on when we will resume buying/taking books for credit (although when we do buy again, we'll likely do it by appointment only). If you'd like to donate books, we can give you a hand unloading once you're in our rear parking lot.

Similarly, our Rare Book Room is still a work-in-progress; in the meantime, you may search our website for rare books, or ask about something you're looking for the next time you visit.

Thank you again to all of you who have supported us throughout the last fifteen months. You're the reason we made it.
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, Brett, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
OUR "READ EVERYWHERE" SHIRT CAMPAIGN ENDS TONIGHT
Our follow-up to our 2020 "Stay Home & Read" shirt, once again featuring artwork by the awesome Amanda Candler, ends TONIGHT! The "Read Everywhere" shirts are only available by pre-order at Bonfire.com . Celebrate your reading freedom!
OUR 2021 HALLOWEEN SHIRT!
We're so thrilled to share the art for our annual Halloween shirt! The 2021 design is by artist Diana Levin (Ghoulish Bunny Studios), who displays her incredible Halloween and Gothic-tinged art at shows around the country. The shirts are now being printed by our silkscreener; we expect to start taking orders in the fall.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin. Facsimile hardback in jacket and slipcase published by the First Editions Club. Condition is very good in fine jacket, with a smoky smell to the book and very minor wear to the head. A beautiful facsimile of the 1953 first edition. $125
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume One by Kevin Eastmand and Peter Laird. Trade paperback first edition published by Mirage Studios in 1988. Condition is very good minus, with light wear to wraps, corners slightly bent, and wraps pulling from block of book. $100
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The Art of Monsters, Inc. by John Lasseter and Pete Docter. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Chronicle Books in 2001. Condition is very good in very good jacket, with light edge wear to jacket and binding, and corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $75
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The Rubaiyat of Umar Khaiyam translated by J. B. Nicolas,and Frederic Baron Corvo  introduction by Edward Heron-Allen, and illustrations by Hamzeh Carr, hardback without jacket published by Small, Maynard and Co. in 1925. Includes sixteen color plates; condition is good, with some staining to rear board, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, light foxing, and the book has a smoky smell. $75
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An Invitation to Chateau Du Grand-Luce: Decorating a Great French Country House by Timothy Corrigan, with Marc Kristal and photography by Eric Piasecki. First edition hardback in jacket published by Rizzoli in 2013. Condition is very good in fine jacket, with bumped corners and spine ends. $150
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When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie. Armed Services Edition (#801) published in paperback, in good condition with wraps creased around spine, light rubbing and edge wear to wraps, corners slightly bent, and pages yellowing. $35
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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...
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Doubleday & Co. in 1974. Condition is very good in good jacket; stated first edition with code O50 on page 231; jacket has 3-inch chip at spine bottom and at rear lower corner, light sunning, wear, and creasing to jacket; corners and spine ends bumped, book has a very slight spine slant, light foxing to endpapers, remainder speckling to foot, book has a very light musty odor. $350
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WHERE DO YOU READ?
Customer Hugo sent us this lovely photo of his favorite reading spot in his garden (Hugo lives in Schilde, Belgium).

Send us a photo of your favorite reading spot, and we'll try to share it here with other readers.
BOOK BLOGS
Here's a recent blog post from us:
Also: We loved partnering with The Antaeus Theatre as a part of their North Hollywood Tour! Check out the tour they created of the neighborhood along with the corresponding audio play at zipcodeplays.info
SPECIAL SIGNING EVENT
On Thursday, July 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., author and actress Kathleen Kinmont will be in Iliad's parking lot signing her book I Should've Been Nicer to Quentin Tarantino - and Other Short Stories of Epic Fails and Saves. Please note: books will be available for sale only during the event.
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Cats: making human work harder since Day One.
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