Iliad Bookshop's September 2019 Newsletter (#32)
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Hi Gang!

Hope you've enjoyed a summer of beach - and anywhere! - reading.

A few of you have asked if we're doing a 2019 Halloween t-shirt this year, and the answer is...YES! We'll be unveiling our artist and this year's delicious design soon. In the meantime, we reorganized our page on our earlier shirts, so take a look if you'd like a stroll down Memory Lane: Iliad's Halloween shirts.

As a reminder: we'll be closed tomorrow, Monday, 9/2 - Happy (No)Labor Day!
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, David, Zeus and Apollo

Sorry – because our storage is again packed to the rafters, we won’t be looking at books for cash or store credit in September.

Note: If you have already scheduled an appointment in September, we will honor that, so please come on in!

We will, however, be putting out new books every day! We’ll resume buying and trading in October. Thank you.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Trade paperback published by HarperCollins in 1994. Very good condition. Fourteenth printing of the trade paperback, flat-signed by Coelho, "Signed at Book Soup" sticker on front cover; minor edge wear, corners slightly bent. $75
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Every Man is My Enemy: Selected Works 2008-2011 by Skinner. Hardback first edition, no dust jacket, published by Gingko Press in 2011. Very good condition. Book has a spine slant, corners and spine ends bumped. $75.
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Historic Adobes of Los Angeles County by John R. Kielbasa. Hardcover first edition in dust jacket published by Dorrance Publishing Co. in 1997. Near fine condition in very good jacket. Minor sunning and soiling to jacket; light soiling and wear to binding. $150.
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Bradbury Stories by Ray Bradbury. Sixth printing hardback published by HarperCollins in 2003. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. Flat-signed by Bradbury on front free endpaper; very minor wear to jacket; light edge wear to binding, minor soiling to fore-edge and head. $75
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Black Panthers 1968 by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. First edition hardback published by Greybull Press in 2002. Very good condition in near fine jacket. Binding is lightly soiled and sunned. $75
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DC Universe Bronze Age Omnibus by Jack Kirby by Jack Kirby. Hardback in jacket published by DC Comics in 2019. Very good condition in very good jacket. Still sealed in original shrink wrap; one corner is bumped. $85
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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...
The Improvable Landscape by Edward Gorey, limited edition trade paperback published by Albondocani Press in 1986, in fine condition. Numbered 84/300, signed by Gorey. $450.
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Did you know there are "professional book curators" out there?

We deal with a lot of decorators, both the kinds who dress movie sets and the ones who buy to decorate clients' homes and businesses, so we're used to questions like, "Can you put together 20 feet of hardbacks with red spines for me?"

But I'm not sure we've ever dealt with a "curator" before, especially not one who makes custom dust jackets for the books...
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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Thanks to customer Carla Finnemore for this adorable photo of a memorable time with Zeus.
Meanwhile, here's Apollo resting beneath a tree in the children's book area when a film crew turned the store into a fantasy paradise.
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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