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Books are great. Signed books are even better. A signature penned by a favorite author can turn an already valued possession into an actually valuable treasure. And we know signed books. AbeBooks boasts millions of signed books.

Want examples? We have signed Stephen King, signed Martin Luther King Jr., and signed King Louis XV We have signed Billie Jean King, signed the King, and even signed King Kong.

Whether you're looking for books signed by a favorite author or a favorite book signed by the author, you'll find something for everyone, including yourself!


Bestselling Signed Books of 2009 So Far The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  1. The Graveyard Book
    Neil Gaiman
  2. The Widows of Eastwick
    John Updike
  3. The Vagrants
    Li Yiyun
  4. Beat the Reaper
    Josh Bazell
  5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    David Wroblewski
  6. Fool
    Christopher Moore
  7. Drood
    Dan Simmons
  8. The Secret Scripture
    Sebastian Barry
  9. The Witches of Eastwick
    John Updike
  10. A Mercy
    Toni Morrison
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

Reif Larsen

When 12-year-old genius cartographer T.S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he's won the prestigious Baird Award, his life is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins.

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The Associate by John Grisham

The Associate

John Grisham

With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains and featuring all the twists and turns that have made John Grisham the most popular storyteller in the world, The Associate is an example of Grisham at his finest.

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Bestselling Signed Books of 2008: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    David Wroblewski
  2. The Audacity of Hope
    Barack Obama
  3. Dreams From My Father
    Barack Obama
  4. Netherland
    Joseph O'Neill
  5. Indignation
    Philip Roth
  6. Home
    Marilynne Robinson
  7. The Enchantress of Florence
    Salman Rushdie
  8. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
    Michael Chabon
  9. A Mercy
    Toni Morrison
  10. The People of the Book
    Geraldine Brooks
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


Jeffrey Eugenides

To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she must uncover a guilty family secret and the genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious, wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

Christopher Boone is 15, and autistic. He knows a lot about math and little about human beings. When his neighbor's dog is murdered, he sets out on a terrifying journey for the truth.

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Signed Children's Books: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  1. The Outsiders
    S.E. Hinton
  2. The Bad Beginnings
    Lemony Snicket
  3. The Polar Express
    Chris Van Allsburg
  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Eric Carle
  5. Where The Wild Things Are
    Maurice Sendak
  6. A Wrinkle in Time
    Madeleine L'Engle
  7. The Indian in the Cupboard
    Lynne Banks Reid
  8. The Phantom Tollbooth
    Norton Juster
  9. The Rainbow Fish
    Marcus Pfister
  10. Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Scott O'Dell
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul.

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Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz

Sole Survivor

Dean Koontz

Among the 200 victims of a catastrophic plane crash are crime reporter Joe Carpenter's wife and two children. Joe is told that there were no survivors. But, a year later, Joe learns of a secret survivor.

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Collectible Signed Books: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Douglas Adams
  2. Valley of the Dolls
    Jacqueline Susann
  3. Ben Hur
    Lew Wallace
  4. The Cat in The Hat
    Dr. Seuss
  5. Murder on the Orient Express
    Agatha Christie
  6. The Audacity of Hope
    Barack Obama
  7. No Country for Old Men
    Cormac McCarthy
  8. In Cold Blood
    Truman Capote
  9. To Kill A Mockingbird
    Harper Lee
  10. The Purpose Driven Life
    Rick Warren
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz

Diaz renders with warmth, energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.

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