Signed Editions

Bookshop Santa Cruz offers autographed copies of many of your favorite books. Please see the listing below for the signed editions we are offering online. Contact our orders department if you have any questions.

Discounts and coupons are not applicable to the signed editions.

You can also browse our list of books you can get signed at upcoming author events.

by Joe Tone
First Edition, First Printing, Signed Title Page

We have signed copies available of Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream, signed on the title page by Joe Tone.

Joe Tone's riveting, exquisitely layered crime narrative, set against the high-stakes world of horse racing, is an intimate story about family, loyalty, and the tragic costs of a failed drug war. Compelling and complex, Bones sheds light on the perilous lives of American ranchers, the morally dubious machinery of drug and border enforcement, and the way greed and fear mingle with race, class, and violence along America's vast Southwestern border.


by Louise Erdrich
First Edition, Tip-In, Specially Bound

We now have signed copies of Future Home of the Living God available, signed by Louise Erdrich on a tip-in sheet specially bound by the publisher.

"Having binge-watched the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, coupled with current politics, I swore off dystopian stories for the time being just so I could catch my breath. Until, of course, I caught word that my favorite author’s new title was just that. Future Home of the Living God tells the story of one woman, Cedar, who at four months pregnant, is suddenly thrown into a fight for survival when the state of genetic evolution starts to reverse itself. Plants and animals are reproducing species that have long been extinct and there are whispers that the children being born aren’t surviving or if they are, something is very wrong with them. The government responds by gathering genetic data and institutionalizing pregnant women. As Cedar’s pregnancy progresses, we watch the journey that she must endure to protect her unborn child. While this genre is a departure for Erdrich, Future Home of the Living God explores themes familiar to her other books, examining self-identity, loyalty, and the importance of redemption within family. This is a taut and intense whirlwind of a read—whew." - S.M.C.


by Nathan Englander
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We have signed copies of Dinner at the Center of the Earth available, signed by Nathan Englander.

"Englander has tackled the intimate and the impossible, looking with a novelist’s eye at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the cycles of harm, and the notions of identity, loyalty, and possibility. An unnamed prisoner and his guard, an Israeli spy, a traitor, a conscience and a powerful leader trapped in a coma -- how they connect is both a simmering espionage tale, a bit of a love story and a parable for our complicated times." - Melinda, Bookshop Santa Cruz Head Book Buyer


by Janet Fitch
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies available of The Revolution of Marina Msigned in-person by Janet Fitch, at our event with her on Sunday, November 12th, 2017. 

"To grow up in the midst of a violent revolution, especially with the soul of a poet, is to be forever marked. Marina comes from a well-off Russian family. Her life is also poised on the edge of the Russian Revolution. This is a story of passion, betrayal, and revolt. I was utterly drawn in by Marina’s story and read it on the edge of my seat." - Ivy, Bookshop 


by Nicole Krauss
First Edition, Tip-In, Specially Bound

We now have signed copies of Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss available!

"I look forward to each new Krauss novel, and for good reason. Her latest is an exploration of identity and belonging. An aging lawyer and a struggling writer travel to Israel in near-intersecting stories, each searching for something unknowable, and the not knowing is the prize. Add in some Kafka, some metaphysical philosophizing, oh and the multiverse, and you have an intellectual journey in want of a curious reader. Let it be you." - Melinda, Bookshop Santa Cruz Head Book Buyer


by Stephen Greenblatt
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We now have signed copies of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve available!

"To my mind, Greenblatt writes the gold standard for nonfiction. In his new book, he takes the story of Adam and Eve and looks at it from every possible perspective: its many origins, its use through history and its cultural effects through time. This is the story behind the story, and a fascinating, intelligent, well researched kaleidoscope of ways to think about it." - Melinda, Bookshop Santa Cruz Head Book Buyer


by Claire Messud
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We now have signed copies of The Burning Girl available!

Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way.


by John Burley
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We have signed copies of The Quiet Child available, signed in-person by John Burley at our in-store event with him on August 9th, 2017.

It’s the summer of 1954 and the residents of Cottonwood, California are dying. Suspicion and gossip swirl around a strange six year old boy who never speaks, but seems to bring ruin to those around him, even his mother. When a stranger whips into town and Danny and his ten-year-old brother Sean go missing from the backseat of their father’s car, a search ensues in which everyone is a suspect—even their own parents—and the consequences of finding the two brothers may be worse than not finding them at all.


by Amy Ettinger
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We have signed copies of Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America available, signed in-person by Amy Ettinger at our in-store event with her on July 17th, 2017.

For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is not just a delicious snack but a circumstance and a time of year--frozen forever in memory. As the youngest child and only girl, ice cream embodied unstructured summers, freedom from the tyranny of her classmates, and a comforting escape from her chaotic, demanding family. Now as an adult and journalist, her love of ice cream has led to a fascinating journey to understand ice cream's evolution and enduring power, complete with insight into the surprising history behind America's early obsession with ice cream and her experience in an immersive ice-cream boot camp to learn from the masters. From a visit to the one place in the United States that makes real frozen custard in a mammoth machine known as the Iron Lung, to the vicious competition among small ice-cream makers and the turf wars among ice-cream trucks, to extreme flavors like foie gras and oyster, Ettinger encounters larger-than-life characters and uncovers what's really behind America's favorite frozen treats.


by Laurie R. King
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We have signed copies of Lockdown available, signed in-person by Laurie R. King at our in-store event with her on June 13th, 2017. 

"In her new stand-alone novel, Laurie R. King tackles a modern horror—a high school career day gone terribly wrong. Anyone who loves King’s deft writing and nuanced character building will be more than satisfied. King weaves the threads of her characters’ lives and secrets together into a taut psychological tale that is poignant and provocative and an excellent example of her range and skill."— Flannery, Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff




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