Malaprop's First Edition Book Club

Dear Friends,

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


Emöke B’Racz

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

February: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

March: The Weight of This World, David Joy

April: The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova

May: Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

June: Grief Cottage , Gail Godwin

July: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

August: Shadow of the Lions, Christopher Swann

September: Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

October: The Last Ballad, Wiley Cash

November: Miss Kopp's Midnight Confession, Amy Stewart

December: The Last Castle, Denise Kiernan


January: Afterlives, Thomas Pierce

February: The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah

March: The Punishment She Deserves, Elizabeth George

April: Varina, Charles Frazier

May: The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer

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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476794044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone Books - September 26th, 2017

The Last Ballad: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062313119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - October 3rd, 2017

Shadow of the Lions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205003
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - August 1st, 2017