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

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

$27.95


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

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.

$25.95


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

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.

$15.99


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

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.

$26.00


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

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

$28.00


by Elizabeth L. Silver
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person
Hardcover

We have signed copies of The Tincture of Time available, signed in-person by Elizabeth L. Silver at our in-store event with her on May 3rd

Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden seizures, and scans revealed a serious brain bleed, her relationship to medicine began to change.

The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty is Silver’s gorgeous and haunting chronicle of Abby’s first year. It’s a year of unending tests, doctors’ opinions, sleepless nights, promising signs and steps backward, and above all, uncertainty: The mysterious circumstances of Abby’s hospitalization attract dozens of specialists, none of whom can offer a conclusive answer about what went wrong or what the future holds. As Silver begins to think about what it means to cope with uncertainty as a patient and parent and seeks peace in the reality that Abby’s injury may never be fully understood, she looks beyond her own story for comfort. She probes literature, religion, and the history of medicine, and reports the stories of doctors, patients, and fellow caretakers. The result is a blend of personal narrative and cultural analysis, at once a poignant snapshot of a parent’s struggle and a wise examination of the boundaries of medicine. Happily, today Abby is a joyous, sweet, and very active toddler.

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$27.00


by Joshua Ferris
First Edition, First Printing, Tip In
Hardcover

We now have signed editions of The Dinner Party available! 

These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists. 

$26.00


by Samuel Bercholz, Pema Namdol Thaye (Illustrator)
Hardcover

We now have signed editions of A Guided Tour of Hell available! 

This true account of Sam Bercholz's near-death experience has more in common with Dantes Inferno than it does with any of the popular feel-good stories of what happens when we die. In the aftermath of heart surgery, Sam, a longtime Buddhist practitioner and teacher, is surprised to find himself in the lowest realms of karmic rebirth, where he is sent to gain insight into human suffering.

$29.95


by Laurie R. King
Signed in Store
Paperback

We now have signed editions of The Murder of Mary Russell available! 

Yes, friends, it’s here—the greatly anticipated new Laurie King book! I know the question you’re all asking: Is she going to kill off Mary Russell? I’m not going to tell you, but I will say that this is yet another wonderful book from our beloved local author. Not only are her books great mysteries, but each one is like a special visit with beloved friends, and The Murder of Mary Russell is no different.

— Flannery

$16.00


by Laurie R. King
Paperback

We have autographed copies of The Bones of Paris available.

New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspenseful novels that bring a distant time and place to brilliant life. Now, in this thrilling new book, King leads readers into the vibrant and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and reveals the darkest secrets of its denizens.

$16.00


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