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

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.



by Joshua Ferris
First Edition, First Printing, Tip In

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. 


by Samuel Bercholz, Pema Namdol Thaye (Illustrator)

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.


by Laurie R. King
Signed in Store

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


by Laurie R. King

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.


by Paul Fleischman

We have authorgraphed copies of newbery Award-winner and local author Paul Fleischman's Eyes Wide Open available. 

"Not only does it educate teens on the crucial moment in time they currently live in, it teaches them how to look behind the headlines to find out what's really going on, and it emphasizes the importance of taking action and fighting to save our planet."  -Flannery, Bookshop Santa Cruz

Please Note: We often sell out of signed copies of this popular book BUT Fleischman is also often in the store to sign more. If we don't currently have a signed copy on hand we will be able to have one signed for you within a week. We will contact you to let you know if this is the case.


by Roxane Gay

A mini collection of essays on books, reading, and the world of contemporary literature by Roxane Gay available as a limited edition chapbook. Released as part of our 2015 California Bookstore Day celebration.




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