first edition club

The U of M Bookstores are pleased to offer Signed First Editions. This program provides a unique way for book lovers to acquire a signed, first printing of a newly published book. Each of these titles is personally selected by our buyers both for its literary merit and potential collectibility.

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Receive Signed First Edition Updates

To receive notices of available titles, please subscribe to our "Book Lovers" list. We will send you advance notice of our Signed Editions as they become available—usually one or two per month.

There is no cost for this program and no additional charge for the signed editions. Select the titles you are interested in and either purchase them online or pick them up at the U of M Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union.

What is a First Edition?

A first edition is the first printing of a book. First editions are distinguished from subsequent printings, as they represent the closest edition in time and intent to the author's original work. A signed first edition is a unique addition to any library; and to dealers and collectors, a signed first edition is the most desirable—and valuable—edition. While we can't promise that all our selections will win awards and increase in value, we can promise you some great reading.

What titles will be represented?

Our selections represent the forefront of literary fiction and nonfiction. Each book will be in excellent condition with book jacket covers that extend the shelf life of the book.

Subscribe today and start receiving information on some of the finest up-and-coming authors of our time.

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