Iliad Bookshop's December 2020 Newsletter (#47)
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Hi Gang!

With the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, we knew another Safer-at-Home order was coming...and indeed it has, but the good news is that we are allowed to remain open. We will be running at 20% capacity (a maximum of twenty customers in the store), so be aware that you may be asked to wait outside (especially on Saturdays) if we've reached capacity. Also, as a reminder: you must wear a face covering/mask, practice six-foot social distancing in the store, and please stay home if you have any symptoms of or have been recently exposed to Covid. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available for your shopping security. Sorry, but the bathroom is not available to customers.

We're also pleased to report that the restoration of the mural by artist Douglas Kirk (see photo below) is now well underway, thanks to the generosity of so many of you who donated either via our GoFundMe or in-store. THANK YOU!

Sorry to say that we don't have new dates yet on either the opening of our new Rare Book Room or when we will resume buying/taking books for credit. If you'd like to donate books, we can give you a hand unloading once you're in our rear parking lot.

Thank you for your continuing support, and we wish you all the happiest of holidays (or at least as happy as they can be in 2020).
Dan, Lisa, Poul, and Brett (and Zeus and Apollo)
Iliad's mural restoration underway
So many of you have asked about buying one of our "Stay Home and Read" shirts that we decided to order a few to sell in the store! They are selling fast, though, and we're down now to gray and red, in sizes L and XL (we have a few gray in 2XL as well). If you're interested in mail-ordering a shirt, drop us a line at .
Holy Bible, Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha at Large, Illustrated with Maps and Plates published by Roby, Kimball & Merrill in 1839. Bound in full leather, in good condition. Family Bible bound in full brown morocco with ribbed bands and gilt titles on spine and marbled endpapers; leather is worn and scratched, gilt is rubbed, corners and spine ends bumped and flaking, heavy foxing throughout, hinges have been professionally repaired, measures 11 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 3 inches. $250
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Robin: Search for a Hero by Fabian Nicieza, Freddie Williams II, and Joe Bennett. Trade paperback first edition published by DC Comics in 2009. In fine condition. $75
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Triskell Tales: 22 Years of Chapbooks by Charles de Lint, limited edition hardback in jacket published by Subterranean Press in 2000. Numbered 1040/2000, signed by de Lint, fine in fine jacket. $45
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, illustrated by Charles Vess. Limited edition hardback in slipcase published by the Donning Company . In fine condition, signed by Vess and numbered 104/1,000 on tipped-in plate. $125
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The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya, translated by Maurice Walshe. Hardback in jacket published by Wisdom Publications in 1995. Very good condition in very good jacket; jacket front and rear flaps creased; previous owner's plate on front pastedown, minor soiling to page edges. $85
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Veronica: The Autobiography of Veronica Lake. Mass market paperback (first paperback printing) published by Bantam Books in 1972. Bantam Q7003. In good condition - wraps are creased on spine, two long scratches on front cover, corners very slightly bent, pages starting to yellow. $20
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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...
Walden limited edition
Walden or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau, photography by Edward Steichen, hardback limited edition published by the Limited Editions Club in 1936, Very good condition. Signed by Steichen and numbered 41/1,500; corners heavily bumped, store label on rear pastedown. $600
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Thanks to customer Nicole Gregory for this shot of Zeus falling asleep on the job.
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