Iliad Bookshop's September 2020 Newsletter (#44)
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Hi Gang!

Is it really September? Are we really about to head into fall? Will it soon have been six months since the world went into lockdown? Is this still 2020?

The answer to all of those questions is, of course, "Yes." Fortunately, other questions - like, "Has the Iliad had to go into a second lockdown?" - have "no" for the answer. We hope it remains that way, because we genuinely love selling books.

We are pleased to announce that Brett has returned to work, and we hope to announce the un-furloughing of more staff members soon.

Between the heat lately, our skeleton-crew small staff, and other projects, our remodel is still a WIP (work in progress), and our new Rare Book Room remains a vision for the future. While most of our rare books are currently boxed as we prepare to move them, we have made detailed catalogues of what's in each box, so if there's a rare book you're interested in we should be able to pull it for you. You can peruse our rare books at the website.

Just as a reminder: we would LOVE to see you in the store, but be sure to bring your mask, follow six-foot social distancing as much as possible, and (especially on Saturdays) be prepared to wait for a short time outside if the number of in-store customers hits capacity. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available for your shopping security.

We also can't tell you yet when we will resume buying/trading. We are still working through our back stock, so new books are going out every day. If you'd just like to donate books, you're welcome to do so (we keep our giveaway boxes in the parking lot near the main entrance).

We are also still doing curbside pickup; just call us at 818-509-2665 or email us with your wants, and we can go from there.

Thank you for your continuing support. We truly value it.
 
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Brett (and Zeus and Apollo)
ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 HALLOWEEN SHIRT!
2020 has thrown a lot of crap at all of us, but it's not going to stop the Iliad from carrying on our annual tradition of an exclusive Halloween t-shirt! This year's shirt is designed by Atlanta-based artist and book cover designer Lynne Hansen, and we're thrilled with it! We'll have the shirts available to order or purchase in-store around the first week of October, so stay tuned. In the meantime, feast your eyes on Lynne's delicious design!
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King, illustrated by Phil Hale. Hardback  first edition published by Donald M. Grant in 1987. In fine condition with fine jacket, still sealed in original shrink wrap. $175
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Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments, and Experimental Accidents, Both Successful and Unsuccessful by Geoffrey Gambado. Full leatherbound hardback published by William Jones in 1792. In good condition; binding has been rebacked; boards are lightly worn, corners worn and rounded, heavy foxing to endpapers and light foxing throughout, small red marks on first illustration. $200
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Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 3rd Edition, by Dan Bensky, Steven Clavey, and Erich Stoger. Hardback third edition published by Eastland Press in 2004. In very good condition, without jacke; minor soiling to page edges, corners bumped. $150
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Tattooing's Guide to Symbolism: Cor Mysterium Volume I by Mike Rubendall and Matt Beckerich. Hardback first edition published by Never Sleep Publishing in 2016. In near fine or very good plus condition, no real flaws. A beautiful copy, in other words. $175
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Flair: Fashion Collected by Tina Chow by Richard Martin and Harold Koda. Hardback first edition published by Rizzoli in 1992. Condition is very good with near fine jacket; some light staining to rear board. $75
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Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923 by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Pegasus Books in 2020. Fine in fine jacket. Signed by both editors on title page (and can be personalized by Lisa). $25.95
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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...
The Lithographs of Chagall 1957-1962, by Marc Chagall and Fernand Mourlot. Hardback edition published by Andre Sauret in 1963. Condition is very good, with very good jacket; all original lithographs (11 in total) are present; minor sunning and edge wear to DJ; light edge wear to binding, corners are bumped. $750
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ZEUS AND APOLLO
Big thanks to customer Roy Lazarus for this shot of Zeus lolling atop his personal Mount Olympus (aka, a stack of boxes).
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.

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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