Iliad Bookshop's August 2019 Newsletter (#31)
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Hi Gang!

Hope you're surviving the summer heat...but hey, it's still better than last summer, when July 6th hit 117 degrees, right?

After taking July off from buying so we could catch up, we are buying again in August. Just a few reminders: if you have more than three bags/boxes or anything rare/collectible, please call first at 818-509-2665 so we can schedule a time for you; we don't pay cash for books on weekends; and you can always check our selling guide for other questions. And we'd like to ask one favor if you're bringing in books to sell: please don't bring in moldy boxes that are covered in inches of dust - our sinuses can only take so much! Thanks.
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, David, Zeus and Apollo
Vuelta by Octavio Paz. Trade paperback published by Seix Barral in 1976. Very good condition. Signed and inscribed by Paz; also, folded inside is a sheet of stationery from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel with handwritten notes on both sides by Paz; Paz has also hand-written corrections to one poem in the book; light sunning and rubbing to wraps, light creasing to front cover, corners slightly bent. $150
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Hapkido by He-Young Kimm. Hardback in jacket published by Andrew Jackson College Press in 1991. Very good condition in very good jacket. Minor wear to DJ, all corners clipped; binding scratched on rear board, corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $200
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Hammer Studios: The Bray Studios Years by Wayne Kinsey. Trade paperback reprint published by Tomahawk Press in 2005. In very good condition, with rear cover lightly creased, creased on spine, and corners bent. $75
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Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini, "New and Updated Edition"; hardback published by Rizzoli in 2013. Very good condition without jacket; includes separate booklet in pouch on rear pastedown; minor soiling to page edges and to binding, spine top bumped. $100
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Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon and Andrew Parry, first edition hardback published by HarperCollins in 2014. Near fine condition in near fine jacket. Signed (and possibly inscribed) by Lydon on tipped-in plate. $75
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Pumpkin Moonshine / Dorcas Porkus / Alexander the Gander / The County Fair (4 volumes) by Tasha Tudor. Hardbacks in jackets, published by Oxford University Press in 1945. All volumes are fourth printings from 1945, in very good condition with good jackets; all volumes have jackets with sunning, soiling, and light edge wear; bindings lightly sunned, minor foxing to pages. $400
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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...
Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss, first edition published by Random House in 1959. Hardcover in good condition with good jacket.This is the first state, with 295/295 on front jacket flap, 6 white dots on bottom of page that begins with "Today is your birthday! You get what you wish!", and back flap lists Yertle the Turtle and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back; DJ has has some sunning, rubbing and edge wear with 1/4" chips at corners; light sunning and edge wear to binding, corners and spine ends are bumped, previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper, rear hinge is tearing. $300
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Late summer sees a few more book awards list...

Check out the Bailey's Women Prize for Fiction short list here.

The Macavity Awards are presented by Mystery Readers International. They recognize mystery works in five categories: Novel, First Novel, Short Story, Non-fiction, and the Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery. You can read the complete list of nominees here.

The International Thriller Writers just announced the winners of their 2019 awards. Here is where you can check that out.

The long-running World Fantasy Awards just revealed their 2019 nominees here.

The Romance Writers of America announced the nominees for their RITA Awards here.

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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