Iliad Bookshop's September 2018 Newsletter (#20)
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Hi Gang!

The time has come for some small changes to how we buy books.

We will no longer be buying books for cash on Saturdays and Sundays. We will be taking books (no more than 3 regular shopping bags/bankers boxes on Saturdays, 1 bag/box on Sundays) for store credit only on these days.

Sell your books for cash from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: More than 3 bags/boxes requires an appointment. Please call 818-509-2665 and we'll set up a time with you.

The good news for our customers is that we hope this will keep the weekends a little more streamlined, but you'll still find the amazing constant turnover of books that keep you coming back!

One other news item:
 
WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Thanks to all of our book buyers and sellers - you're why we've been growing for over thirty years.

Stay cool.

Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Tim, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, Zeus and Apollo
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Second printing of the hardback published by Simon & Schuster in 1962. $75. Condition is very good minus in good jacket. Jacket is sunned and has some edge wear, spine top chipped 1/2"; corners very slightly bumped, previous owner's plate on front free endpaper and blind stamps on front and rear endpapers. $100
More on Something Wicked
Vieux Carre by Tennessee Williams. Hardback first edition published by New Directions in 1979. Very good condition in very good jacket, with just lightly sunned edges to jacket and binding. $100.
More on Vieux Carre
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley; An Autohagiography by Aleister Crowley, edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. Hardback published by Jonathan Cape in 1969. Fair condition in very good jacket. Very light sunning and edge wear to DJ, all corners clipped; light wear to binding, boards are slightly bowed, front free endpaper missing, minor staining to head. $100
More on Confessions
Barren Ground Volume 1, by Ellen Glasgow. Signed and limited hardback published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1938. In very good condition. Numbered 121/810, signed by Glasgow; this is Volume 1 only (the "Virginia Edition"); quarterbound in off-white morocco; light sunning and wear to binding. $75
More on Barren Ground
Chuck Amuck by Chuck Jones. Hardback 2nd printing published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 1990. Very good in very good jacket. Signed and inscribed by Chuck Jones; light sunning to DJ; minor soiling to binding, corners and spine ends slightly bumped. $75
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How to Have a Life-Style by Quentin Crisp. Hardback published by Methuen in 1979. In very good condition with very good jacket. Signed and inscribed by author; minor sunning to DJ; minor sunning to binding edges, corners very slightly bumped. $75
More on Have a Life-Style
BLOGGING ABOUT...
We recently acquired a nice collection of books from the British publisher Tartarus Press, and we remembered why we've always loved seeing their books come in.

From their website: "We specialise in collectable hardback limited editions of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction, and we also publish paperbacks and ebooks. We have been the recipient of five World Fantasy Awards (as recently as 2015), and in 2010 received a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association."

Tartarus publishes a combination of classics and works from newer authors. Tartarus titles we just acquired include books by Arthur Machen, William Hope Hodgson, F. Marion Crawford, Robert Aickman, Angela Slatter, and Reggie Oliver. Their books are distinguishable by their yellow designs.

Click the link below to see some of the most interesting of our Tartarus Press books, but we have more that aren't catalogued - check the regular Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror section.
Iliad's Tartarus Press Selection
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...
The Professor by "Currer Bell" (Charlotte Bronte). Published by Smith, Elder & Co. in London in 1857. Condition is good. Two volumes bound together in black morocco with gilt impressions, ribbed spine, and top edge gilt; light wear to binding, corners bumped, front hinge starting to crack, minor foxing, store label on rear pastedown. $600
More on The Professor
BOOK NEWS
History was made last month when author N.K. Jemisin became the first author to win science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Novel for three years running.

Jemisin won for her novel The Stone Sky, the third volume in her Broken Earth trilogy.

After winning, Jemisin said, "I want you to remember that 2018 is also a good year. This is a year in which records have been set, a year in which even the most privilege-blindered of us has been forced to acknowledge that the world is broken and needs fixing — and that’s a good thing!"

We agree, and offer congratulations to N.K. Jemisin on her historic win.
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.
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.
More on N. K. Jemisin's Hugo Wins
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Thanks to customer Dorothy Duder for this shot of Apollo being especially helpful when Ricky tries to use the laptop.
We'd love to include your photos in our newsletter! Feel free to send to info@iliadbooks.com , let us know that it's okay to use the photo, and we'll include it in a future newsletter.

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