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.

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

by Michael Chabon
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies available of Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces, signed by Michael Chabon at our in-store book talk & signing on May 17th, 2018.

For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at “thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties,” sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time. Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son’s passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation.

With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can.



by Rick Riordan
First Edition, First Printing, Specially Bound

We have a limited quantity of signed special first edition copies of The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan.

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.
With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon...


by Simon Winchester
First Edition, First Printing, Tip In

We have signed copies available of The Perfectionists, signed by Simon Winchester on a tip-in page.

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.


by Chuck Palahniuk
First Edition, First Printing, Tip In

We have signed copies available of Adjustment Day, signed by Chuck Palahniuk on a specially bound tip-in page.

Adjustment Day, the author's first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.


by Christopher Moore
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies of Noir available, signed in-person by Christopher Moore at his in-store event on May 8th, 2018.

The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Timesbestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more.


by Nancy Singleton Hachisu
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies available of Japan: The Cookbook, signed in-person by Nancy Singleton Hachisu at our in-store book talk and signing on April 26th, 2018.

Japan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes - soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and vegetables - are simple and elegant.


by Meg Wolitzer
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies available of The Female Persuasion, signed in-person by Meg Wolitzer at our in-store book talk and signing on April 12th, 2018.

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.


by Weike Wang

We now have signed paperback copies available of Chemistry, signed in-person by Weike Wang at our in-store book talk and signing on April 9th, 2018.

"There is so much to love about this quirky debut novel. Wang’s narrator must come to terms with her stalling chemistry research, her dear devoted boyfriend, and her complicated relationship with her Chinese immigrant parents, and she attempts to do so with hilarity and heart. Wang writes with such personality, adding unexpected resonance through scientific principles and Chinese culture, and ultimately creating a multifaceted love story and one endearing heroine." - Melinda, Head Book Buyer at Bookshop Santa Cruz


by Manuel Pastor
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We have signed copies of State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future, signed in-person by Manuel Pastor at our in-store book talk and signing on April 8th, 2018.

Thirty years after Mike Davis's hellish depiction of California in City of Quartz, the award-winning sociologist Manuel Pastor guides us through a new and improved California, complete with lessons that the nation should heed. Inspiring and expertly researched, State of Resistance makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges, a renewed commitment to public investments, the cultivation of social movements and community organizing, and more.


by Curtis Sittenfeld
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We have signed copies available of You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories, signed by Curtis Sittenfeld on a tip-in page.

Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before.




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