Iliad Bookshop's October 2019 Newsletter (#33)
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Hi Gang!

Our favorite time of the year has arrived - grab a book, a mug, a pet, and enjoy the fall!

We couldn't be happier with our 2019 t-shirt, with spectacular artwork by our longtime customer Amanda Candler (see the "News" section below). The actual shirts will be here quite soon, in a variety of sizes; we'll have the shirts both in the store and on the website, so stay tuned.

We are back to buying for October, but here are the usual reminders: if you have more than three medium-sized bags and/or boxes, YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (call us at 818-509-2665). We expect to be very busy for the next few days, so if you must bring books in, expect a long wait. We encourage you to call before you bring books in because we sometimes run out of cash early. And if you have a scheduled appointment and either can't make it or will be late, PLEASE LET US KNOW. For all other buying questions, please check this page at our website.

BTW, if you notice that our photos look a little strange this issue, we apologize - our laptop was the victim of a terrible...ummm...cat accident yesterday, so we're rushing through trying to put together this newsletter with a new laptop that still doesn't have a lot of our old apps installed. Thanks for putting up with our clunky pix!

Thank you, and we hope to see you soon.
 
Dan, Lisa, Bob, Ricky, Poul, Brett, Sean, Kevin, Richard, Eric, David, Zeus and Apollo
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
Special October Edition!
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Hardback Book Club Edition published by Simon & Schuster in 1999. Conditions is very good plus in very good plus jacket. Flat-signed by Bradbury on front free endpaper. $75
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Star Wars by George Lucas. Hardback in jacket published by Ballantine Books in 1977, in very good condition with very good dust jacket. Science Fiction Book Club edition with printing code "S27" on p. 183; light sunning, rubbing and edge wear to jacket; light soiling to binding, corners and spine ends bumped, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, blind stamp on half-title page. $100
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The Haunted World of Mario Bava by Troy Howarth. Trade paperback first edition published by FAB Press in 2002. In very good condition, with wraps creased on spine, light wear to wraps, corners slightly bent. $75
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Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese by Dita Von Teese. Hardback first edition published by HarperCollins in 2006, in very good condition with fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Von Teese; minor edge wear to binding. $75
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Russian Wonder Tales by Post Wheeler. Hardback first edition published by Century Co. in 1912, in only fair condition without jacket. Missing 4 of 12 color plates; soiling and wear to binding, 2" ink stain on front cover, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, library plates and stamps on front endpapers, blind stamps on pages through title page, 2" chip on frontispiece plate, binding cracking, light soiling to pages. The plates that are here are glorious! $75
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Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton. Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Halloween Book Festival Grand Prize. New compact paperback edition, can be personally inscribed. $14.
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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 Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams, illustrated by Marie Angel, limited edition hardback published by the Press of A. Colish in 1974. Condition is very good. Limited to 1,500 copies; includes tipped-in color plates; has vellum jacket (jacket has sunning, creasing, and edge wear with 1" tears); bound in brown velvet; light sunning and wear to binding. $350
E-mail for more on The Velveteen Rabbit
BOOK NEWS
We usually reserve this space for book industry news, but we're just so excited about this year's Halloween t-shirt that we're going to take this opportunity to share our spectacular art with you!

The shirts will be in the store any day now.

In the meantime, you can see more artwork by our incredible artist Amanda Candler 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.
ZEUS AND APOLLO
Thanks to Employee Sean for this playful portrait of the inimitable Zeus.
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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