Knopf, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Knopf nameplate signed by Achebe on flyleaf. This is an as-new first edition of Achebe's second-to-last book, a collection of personal essays from his life in Nigeria and America, particularly concerning the then-newly elected President Obama and what that election meant for African-Americans. This is...
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Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed first printing of Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Adoff's young adult novel in verse. Remainder mark on bottom edge.
McSweeney's, 2006. Paperback. This is a paperback copy of Adrian's beautiful, post-apocalyptic epic inscribed by the author on the title page.
The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, 2016. First Thus. Paperback. This is a scarce first paperback edition of the narrative, experimental poetry cycle inscribed by the poet.
Harper, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Inscribed by Albom directly on flyleaf, not bookplate. Jacket has some small scratches on back cover, but book appears uncracked and unread. This is a very handsome signed edition by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie.
Scribner's, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf: "For the students and library of the Lincoln Park High School. Tariq Ali, Chicago, 2008/November"
Crown, 1978. First Edition. Cloth. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Best wishes, Steve Allen." This is a signed first edition (second printing) of Steve Allen's scripts for his PBS series, Meeting of Minds, in which historical figures played by actors met to discuss their lives, world events, and be interviewed by Allen...
Harper Collins, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Small stain on front cover and rubbing on spine. This is a signed first edition of Allende's bestselling literary memoir, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers. A highly collectible copy by one of the best-loved Chilean writers of this century. Ms. Allende also...
Dark Ink, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a biography of iconic horror actor Kane Hodder signed by Hodder and the author. Hodder is best known for playing Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films and Victor Crowley in the Hatchet films. Appears unread.
McSweeney's, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with paper band wrapped around. Band shows a little wear at the base of the spine, but otherwise in very good condition. A collection of literary humor pieces by everyone from Jon Stewart to Ernest Hemingway, edited and selected by legendary producer, director, and...
Henry Holt, 2002. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. This is a signed Advance Reader's Edition of Auster's thrilling 2002 novel, considered by many to be his greatest work to date. This unique uncorrected proof was distributed to reviewers and media outlets prior to the novel's release.
Cultural Society, 2013. Paperback. This is a scarce book of poetry inscribed by the author on title page. Minor wear to corners.
Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Fourth printing, January 1979, signed by Bacall on half title. Spine is a little cocked and jacket has some mild wear around edges.
University of California, 1984. First Edition. Cloth. Association copy. Inscribed on title page: "For Victor Cassidy -- I'm glad this introduced us. Mary Barnard, September 26, 1987." Barnard was a celebrated poet, biographer, and translator. Her tutelage under Ezra Pound and friendship with William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and other...
Simon and Schuster, 1998. Paperback. This is a copy of Chicago celebrity chef and restaurateur Bayless' third cookbook inscribed by the author.
Tor, 2013. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a signed first printing of Bear's hit fantasy novel. In fine condition all around.
Harper Collins, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a first printing of Bernhard's fictionalized memoir, signed by the legendary actress on title page.
Graywolf Press, 2014. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a signed first printing of Eula Biss' remarkable study of fear, medicine, government, and our own bodies through the lens of motherhood and literary criticism. A bold, difficult to categorize book for fans of (and blurbed by) Maggie Nelson and...
Random House, 2018. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a signed first printing of Bloom's 2018 novel.
Riverhead Books, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, sixth printing. As signed first editions of Bloom's landmark Shakespeare biography are quite rare and sought after, we find it notable that this edition is signed by Bloom directly to the title page rather than on a tipped-in bookplate. A rare and...
Dog Ear Press, 1987. First Edition. Paperback. This is a first edition of the underrated Mainer's 1987 collection of stories, inscribed on the flyleaf to "Boland, one of my friend's best mans. 5/19/93"
Viking Press, 2003. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. This is a signed ARC of Boyle's great novel of a hippie commune in the wilds of Alaska. Previous owner's stamp on flyleaf.
Viking Press, 2011. First Edition. This is a signed first edition of T.C. Boyle's novel of environmental violence. As thoughtful and provocative as all of Boyle's work. A handsome volume in fine condition.
Monster House Press, 2017. Paperback. This is a scarce collection of short fiction inscribed by the author on title page. Appears unread.
University of Toronto Press, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Association copy. Light loss on spine. Some pencil notes in back cover and a some underlining in pencil throughout by original owner. This is a wonderful signed first edition of literary criticism by the late scholar Buitenhuis. Includes a typed and signed...