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 Lynn Freed
First Edition, First Printing, Signed Title Page

We have signed copies of The Romance of Elsewhere available, signed on the title page by Lynn Freed.

"If Joan Didion and Fran Lebowitz had a literary love child, she would be Lynn Freed--or, at least, the resulting book would be Lynn Freed's essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere . . . The collection of 20 previously-published essays spans decades and continents, and is in equal turns funny, wise, and sardonic; charting both Freed's evolution as a traveler and her evolution as a writer. Travelers and readers seeking an unusually un-romanticized take on wandering the world will love it." --Bustle


by Jeffrey Eugenides
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We now have signed copies of Fresh Complaint: Stories by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides available!



by Justin Spring
First Edition, First Printing, Signed Title Page

We now have signed copies available of The Gourmand's Way, signed by Justin Spring on the title page.

During the thirty-year boom in France following World War II--les Trente Glorieuses--Paris was not only the world's most stylish tourist destination, it was also the world capital of gastronomic genius. In The Gourmands' Way, Justin Spring tells the story of six American writer-adventurers having the time of their lives in the City of Light during this period and, in doing so, transforming the way Americans talk and think about food--and the way they eat.

The six are A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney. The Gourmands' Way is the first book ever to look at these unforgettable figures as a group.


by Peter Carey
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We now have signed copies available of A Long Way From Home, signed on a tip-in page by Peter Carey.

The two-time Booker Prize-winning author now gives us a wildly exuberant, wily new novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country/continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000-mile race, the Redex Trial.


by Melanie Benjamin
First Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We now have signed copies available of The Girls in the Picture, signed on a tip-in page by Melanie Benjamin.

"One of the pleasures of The Girls in the Picture is its no-males-necessary alliance of two determined females--#TimesUp before its time."--NPR

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife, a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford


by Grant Faulkner
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies of Pep Talks for Writers available, signed by Grant Faulkner at our event at Bookshop Santa Cruz March 8th, 2018. 

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it Designed to kick-start creativity, this handsome handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.


by Morgan Jerkins
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies available of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, signed in-person by Morgan Jerkins at our event with her on February 23rd at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins' highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today--perfect for fans of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists.


by Felicia Rice
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies of Doc/Undoc: Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamanica Performatica available, signed in person by authors and contributors Felicia Rice, Jennifer A. González, Gustavo Vazquez, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña at our event with them at Bookshop Santa Cruz February 20th, 2018.

What does it mean to be documented or undocumented? How do these terms work across borders and boundaries, languages and nations?

These are the questions fueling the experimental artwork-in-a-box, Documentado/Undocumented, a book art piece that explores the intersection of printmaking, typography, performance, video, sound art, and installation. Doc/Undoc presents this multi-media, multi-disciplinary artists' collaboration in book form, documenting a unique and wildly ambitious adventure into the experimental realms of modern book arts. Included are a lush, photographic recreation of the installation, a reproduction of the codex, an essay by art historian Jennifer A. Gonzalez who situates the project in the context of bookmaking, performance art, and cabinets of curiosities. An introductory essay by Felicia Rice tells the story of the collaboration: its genesis, development, execution, and its ongoing intention. In addition, the book is packaged with a USB drive containing the installation version's original sound art by Zachary James Watkinsand video art by Gustavo Vazquez.


by Thad Vogler
First Edition, First Printing, Signed in Person

We now have signed copies of By the Smoke and the Smell available, signed in-person by Thad Vogler at our event with him February 8th at Venus Spirits.

"Thad Vogler brings the personal deep into his work, enthusiastically and unabashedly sharing his process for choosing the spirits with which he stocks his bar, while allowing you to fall a little in love with each farm, each distiller. He consciously seeks out those who love their craft, and insists on the same farm to table traditions that have become ubiquitous in the foodie scene. Each bottle is a connection to him, a piece of history he deems worthy of serving to his patrons. It’s a tale of advocacy for the independents, the family owned businesses, and those who labour out of love. I can say with certainty that this book has found a place close to my heart, and I can’t wait till I can next visit Bar Agricole." - Jax, Bookshop staff


by V.E. Schwab
First Collector's Edition, First Printing, Tip-In

We now have copies available of the exclusive collector's edition of A Darker Shade of Magic, signed by author V.E. Schwab.

With a revamped, metallic ink detailed cover and reading ribbon, this edition also features: 
*End papers featuring fan art
*A glossary of Arnesian and Antari terms
*An interview between author and editor
*Original (never before seen ) tales from within the Shades of Magic world

"A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy...a gem of a tale. This is a book to treasure." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy




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