Iliad Bookshop's September 2021 Newsletter (#56)
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Hi Gang!

Hope you're all surviving the superheated new normal that is SoCal weather.

A lot of you have been asking about our 2021 Halloween shirts. We're hoping to have them in the store in just a few weeks. Rest assured that if you're reading this, you'll be among the first to be notified when they arrive!

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.

Don't forget to bring your mask when you visit the store (masks are still mandated throughout Los Angeles County).

Thank you again for the continuing support, and we hope to see you soon.
Dan, Lisa, Poul, Brett, and Eric (and Zeus and Apollo)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. First American edition hardback published by Harmony Books in 1980. Condition is very good in very good jacket, with just minor wear to jacket and to binding. $250
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Frank Adams. Hardback published by Blackie & Sons (circa 1910), in good condition: pictorial binding sunned on spine, light wear to binding, corners slightly bumped, book has a slight spine slant, some foxing, binding just starting to crack; includes lovely color plates. $75
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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology edited by Bruce Sterling. Tenth printing of the mass market paperback published by Ace Books in 1988. In good plus condition: wraps are creased on spine, book has a spine slant and light edge wear. $20
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Votes for Catharine Susan and Me by Kathleen Ainslie. Trade paperback published by Castell Brothers Ltd. circa 1910. Condition is good plus: light sunning and wear to wraps, small pencil note on rear cover, corners slightly bent, minor foxing and staining. See our blog on the fascinating story behind this book! $450
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Francis Bacon's Studio by Margarita Cappock. Hardback first edition published by Merrell in 2005. Signed and inscribed by McClurg. In very good condition in fine jacket, with binding edges lightly sunned and worn, corners and spine ends bumped, book has a slight spine slant, soiling and remainder dot to head, sticker on copyright page, light soiling to some pages. $100
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Three California Houses: The Homes of Max Palevsky by Aaron Betsky and Richard Barnes. First edition hardback published by Rizzoli International in 2002. Condition is very good in near fine jacket: book has a slight spine slant, and corners are very slightly bumped. $100
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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...
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. Signed hardback first edition in jacket, published by Delacorte Press in 1973. Condition is very good in very good jacket - signed by Vonnegut on half-title page; light sunning and edge wear to jacket; minor edge wear to binding, book has a slight spine slant, minor soiling to fore-edge and foot. $300
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Here are some recent blog posts from us:
The October issue of the Japanese magazine Safari has a feature on North Hollywood's artistic community that includes a beautiful profile of the store (see below clipping).
If you're thinking of growing your family, Iliad now has a Pregnancy and Child Care section! You'll find it in Aisle 22 in our front room.
We've now got a paperback Paranormal Romance section nestled in the first aisle of the second room, between horror and science fiction. Coming soon: a Romance section next to it!
Customer Annie had the rare opportunity to hold the usually-squirming Zeus...
Apollo, meanwhile, loves to lounge on the Sales table...
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