First we created Downtown Books & News, our used bookstore and newsstand for saving on your book-dollars. Now Malaprop’s offers a rewarding investment at no extra cost: Malaprop’s First Editions Club.
Our First Editions Club is for readers who want to build their own collectable library. A signed first edition can become a special and valuable book for the owner, and highly desirable to dealers and other collectors.
We will send you a signed first edition, occasionally two, every month. Selections are predominately fiction and chosen on literary content and potential future collectability. Our buyers work with publisher representatives to bring you exciting works by new writers and literary mainstays. When we cannot have the books signed in-house at Malaprop’s, we will arrange to have them signed in New York or elsewhere as convenient to the author and publisher. We do not want our members to miss out on signed firsts if we are not on the official author tour.
There is no cost to join and your credit card is charged only at the time the monthly MFEC selection is shipped to you. All you pay is the publisher’s retail price of the book plus a $10 shipping charge. You are welcome to request in-store pickup to avoid a shipping charge. If you live or work downtown, we’ll deliver your book for free!
Other perks for MFEC members:
- First notification on any other signed firsts we order in smaller quantities
- VIP seating at author events
- Access to advance reading copies of new titles
If you’d like to join or have any questions about the MFEC, please email email@example.com
Owner and Founder of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café
September: Mr. Tall by Tony Earley
October: First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett
November: Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
December: Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash
January: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
February: West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan
March: Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy
April: At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
May: Lesser Beasts by Mark Essig
June: Love May Fail by Matthew Quick
July: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
August: Soon by Pam Durbin
September: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
October: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
November: Grant Park by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
December: Hold Still by Sally Mann; The Mare by Mary Gaitskill; The Blue Guitar by John Banville; The Witches by Stacy Schiff
January: Fallen Land by Taylor Brown
February: Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington
March: Poems: New and Selected by Ron Rash
April: Country of Red Azaleas by Dominica Radulescu
May: Redemption Road by John Hart
June: That Bright Land by Terry Roberts
August: The Grand Tour by Adam O'Fallon Price
September: The Risen by Ron Rash
October: A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
November: News of the World, Paulette Jiles
December: The Rain in Portugal, Billy Collins
January: Orphan Mother, Robert Hicks