Do you have a prized autographed book?
Shirley Temple’s autobiography!!!!
She was lovely and gracious- I also have a photo of her signing my book!
Robert Cormier’s “I Am the Cheese”
This is my copy of Turtles all the way down! It’s signed by John green and it has Hank’s Hanklerfish 😉
Mine is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. She made a slight mistake writing my name so she enclosed a little note apologizing.
I was fortunate, when I read that she signed her book if it was purchased at her local bookstore. I purchased several copies asked them to be personalized for family and friends. Not too long afterwards she stopped signing when she found out people were selling them on eBay.
John Ashbery’s Notes from the Air
To Kill a Mockingbird… Signed to me by Harper Lee given as a birthday present.
Oh my, what a treasure!
Teresa it is one of the best presents ever!
The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb. I’ve met her a few times and was a bit star-struck 🤩
I love her books!
The Outsiders signed by S.E.Hinton
That would be amazing the Outsiders is my favorite book ❤️
John Glenn’s memoir 🚀
End of Watch – Stephen King
City on The Edge of Forever, autographed by Harlan Ellison, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, autographed by Neil Gaiman, and a surprise autographed copy of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. I picked up the Joy Luck Club at a Half Price Book store – it was even personalized! (How could anyone let that go?!)
The haunted lighthouse. By RL Stine. Dorothy of Oz. And. The Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage. Roger Baum. I have a few other signed books but these are my favorites
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
The Land Remembers by Ben Logan, also Wapiti Wilderness by Mardie Murie (got to meet her in early 1996 at her cabin in WY
A folklore and songbook inscribed and signed by Carl Sandburg.
A copy of October Sky signed by Homer Hickam. Several years ago, we took a trip to West Virginia for the 50th Anniversary of Coalwood Days
Stephen King on Gerald’s Game!
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
I have many signed by authors from Ohio. We have a Book Fair every year with local authors that are there to sign.
Ban this Book by Alan Gratz. It was a gift from a friend.
Stephen King’s Danse Macabre…
I have several books in the Outlander series autographed by the author, but I have one paperback in the series that’s signed by almost all of the cast, the producers, AND the author. That one is VERY special to me.
Outlander series books as well. 👋🏼 Hi Erin! 😉
Linda HI Linda!!
Slash’s autobiography, by Slash 🎩
A book of lullabies illustrated by Maurice Sendak and inscribed, “welcome!”
Old Mr. Flood by Joseph Mitchell and Letter to My Daughter signed to me by Maya Angelou.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I have an autographed magazine with one of Edna St Vincent Millay poems signed by her.
A selected book of writings by MLK, signed by Yolanda King, his daughter.
A signed copy of Beloved. I was so happy to meet Toni Morrison.
Oh. My. God. I would die.
I have a signed book from David Sedaris. He drew a pic of a giant squid in it.
He does the best signings! He wrote “with love” on a book for my mom but he made the w look like a butt with pimples 😂. On my book he wrote “Emily, it was so nice to finally meet you!”
Playing with Fire, by Tess Gerritsen and Finders Keepers by Stephen King!
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria
Swimming to Cambodia—Spalding Gray
Atul’s Being Mortal. I went to a book signing at the Strand bookstore on the day it was released. I don’t read much non- fiction but that book is so important. I also loved The Checklist Manifesto- I highly recommend!!
Illusions by Richard Bach
To Kill a Mockingbird
Wow! Really? That is a collector for sure
My grandmother gave it to me for my birthday. You can bet that I’ve kept it in mint condition.
Earth’s Children series (Clan of the Cave Bear) by Jean Auel. She was a friend of my late mother, and I inherited her autographed copies
The Phantom Tollbooth signed by Norton Juster and The Book Thief signed by Markus Zusak
Hardcover copy of Nevewhere signed by Neil Gaiman
I have a couple of his signed. I treasure them so much.
I had a First Edition of John Lennon’d In His Own Write signed by John Lennon. My mother threw it out.
You just reminded me of “A Spaniard in the Works”, oh how I loved and laughed reading that book. So sorry your mom threw out your book.
Rabbit, Run (John Updike) and North (Seamus Heaney)
My husband has one by Clive Cussler from a car show in Houston.
I forgot, I have one by him too, just can’t remember which title. Going to have to go through the shelves and find it.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Time Travelers Wife
Patty Duke’s Call Me Anna, personalized to me (and she signed it as “Sean and Mac’s mom” because she didn’t think a 13 year old knew who she was. In fact, I was a huge fan! This was 30 years ago
I have a hard cover Sookie Stackhouse book signed by Charlaine Harris
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman.
A few, but my signed copy of Kaddish and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg is special to me.
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret- Judy Blume
That is awesome. I loved her books so much when I was growing up.
Amy she was just lovely to meet.
Iron gold by pierce brown
Call Me By Your Name
When Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning was release he sent a bunch of autographed copies out to independent bookstores. Snowbound Books in Marquette, MI got a few copies and my husband surprised me with one. What a guy ♥️!
A few Terry novels.
Back Roads by Tawni O’dell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Have a few. J. A. Jance and Elmore Leonard among others.
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood.
Camino Island by John Grisham. He is my absolute favorite.
I have several shelves full, but my most prized is Pat Conroy’s Beach House.
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
Neil Gaiman signed “Blueberry Girl” for my daughter. I have her teachers write something in it for her every year. I will give it to her when she graduates high school.
Awe. We have a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Oh The Places You Will Go. We have her teacher sign it each year. She starts middle school next year, so it will be a little more work. I think by H.S. we will just pick a few of her favorite teachers and maybe the principal.
That’s what I was thinking. Pick teachers I know really mean something to her.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1st edition and signed), The Help by Kathryn Stockett (signed), East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1st edition and signed)
Wow, you’re rich!!
In the Arena, by Charlton Heston. He did a book signing at the local Media Play when this came out back in the 90s.
Certainly Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe is one. But probably I’d say The Daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally, who as we talked while he signed, added an asterisk with “who’s actually read the book.” I had, and it made me laugh!
I found this at a thrift store. Can’t believe someone gave this up. I’m not a Schwartz but I love it!
I have a signed copy of Farewell to Manzanar I got at the FOL sale. Can’t believe someone parted with it, either.
All of them acquired when meeting the author! So exciting to meet those who create the worlds that i get to experience. 💕📚
I found an autographed copy of Hank Aaron’s autobiography at a used bookstore a few years ago.
Pete Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
Landline by Rainbow Rowell, Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie, The Death Cure by James Dashner, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris.
“Naked” by David Sedaris – Beth, you reminded me of the Sedaris’ book I read! Thank you
Yes, Carlos Fuentes Buried Mlrror
P.D. James, two of them!
Plainsong, and Eventide both by Kent Haruf. He spoke at Vroman’s Books in Pasadena and he was exactly how I imagined him.
I have two signed copies from the Longmire series. Met the author in person.
The Audacity of Hope, signed by President Obama.
Yes!!! One by Chris Bohjalian!
Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama.
:’River of Grass’ signed by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. I bought it in Florida in the 70’s. Also a Peterson field guide signed by Roger Tory Peterson, who I met not long before he died.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Greatest Generation!
Charlotte’s Web, Stuart LIttle, and Trumpet of the Swan…autographed by E.B. White at his farm in Maine.
Loose Woman collection of Poems by Sandra Cisneros.
Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein’s All but My Life, and Enola Gay by Colonel Paul Tibbits, both signed at history conferences following their presentations.
Living History by Hilary Clinton
I have a signed copy as well!!
Yes I have one signed book. Arthur Hailey / Roots
Generation X signed by Douglas Coupland. He came to my college in 1995.
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood, The Corrections and Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
I’m kinda proud of this one signed by David Sedaris. We went to the same college.
Tales Without Hate by William Mobile Ashby who was New Jersey’s first Black Social Worker and a great human being.💖
I agree with Farewell to Arms and Red Badge of Courage
Booked by Kwame Alexander & One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn.
Devices and Desires, P.D. James.
Sophia Yes. 🙂
Pam Divine!! 😉
Handmaids Tale, the original edition, Margaret Atwood, when she spoke in Sarasota FL, 1980s.
That would fetch a pretty penny today!
The Forever War
11.22.63 signed by Stephen King
My favorite Stephen King book!
Ann I haven’t even read it yet!
Lisa it’s incredible!
The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day and X by Sue Grafton.
Outlander Diana Gabaldon
The Great Santini signed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina, by Ret. Col. Donald Conroy!
The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd. Just got it for a bday gift & they included a “wedding invite” with it.
Frank Deford. Over Time:My Life As A Sports writer. St. Petersburg FL. At Univ of South FL. Gave it as a gift to my son in law.
A few signed by Tomi dePaola
84 Charing Cross Rd by Helene Hanff.
What a treasure!!!
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
Art book signed by Georgia Okeeef
If you are in the DC area you can see her work in the National Museum of Art. My daughter & I got to see how her work progressed from the initial sketch to the finished piece.
Mary fantastic!! I saw her retrospective at the Philips in DC in 1999.
Sophia fantastic!! Came home with this poster!
Christopher Moore, got it on my birthday along with a birthday hug. I also bought an autographed 1st edition copy of Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West at a Half Price books for 99 cents. Lol. They didn’t think it would sell. I just like witches, so I picked it up. Love the series, seen the play X3.
Which of Moore’s books?? My youngest daughter, a reluctant reader as a child, has read all his books.
Love Half-Price Books. I have found several treasures there over the years.
Sadly, most of the book stores are closing down. I love to browse them, but that will be a thing of the past soon. I stopped buying books, as I was becoming quite the hoarder. I only buy my favorite authors now. Christopher Moore, Toni Morrison, Gregory MacGuire and a few others I knew I would read more than once.
J. K. Rowling, Patricia Polacco, Alan Say, and numerous other children’s authors.
Lots since I’m a librarian and attend lots of conferences but The Prince of Tides signed by Pat Conroy is special. We also chatted and when he shook my hand when we parted I refused to let my husband hold my hand. 😂😂 He said that was your I met the Beatles moment. No – it was better!
I have Outlander by Diana Gabaldon–which was a total prize because it is a paperback in pristine condition that I found at a used bookstore! I also have some Jan Brett books my daughters and I got at an author meet and greet.
Have a signed copy of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood from a lecture of hers I attended. I also have a signed copy of Neil Gaiman’s short story collection Trigger Warning, that I snagged a bookstore that was sent a certain number of signed copies.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
The Kite Runner by Kahled Hossini. My second favorite book of all time
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Author Walter Mosley
The Fourth Hand… John Irving
Assata Shakur ( autobiography) signed by Angela Davis who did the foreward.
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The first four Harry Potter books.
Thanks to the University of Northern Iowa’s annual Reading Conference: Jose Aruego, Tomie dePaola, Marc Brown, Jean Craighead George, Mem Fox, Steven Kellogg. Does anyone remember these wonderful children’s book authors?
Yes, but it is my first Petersen Field Guide to the Birds, with Roger Tory himself.
Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook!
I surprised my Mom and took her to a book signing with Ginger Rodgers whom she loved. I now have the book after my Mom passed. I also have an autographed copy of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian .
Sailing Around the Room by Poet Billy Collins
The book my husband wrote and signed when he gave it to me.
Ann McCaffrey signed several of of my Dragon books. I got to meet her in 1977 in Nassau Bay, TX and again in LA before she passed alongside her son.
X-RAY by Ray Davies, lead singer of the Kinks, signed while onstage singing All of the Day, And All of the Night. Crazy!
Yes! A Man Called Ove! 😃
Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson, an old iPod signed by David Sedaris, Last Psalm at Sea Level, signed by the author, poet Meg
The guest room by Chris bohjalian
Yes!!! I have one too. Met him in Jan 2017 at the Bookmark, Neptune Beach FL. Wonderful talk! He gave me a t-shirt for being the only Armenian the crowd.
Sophia I absolutely positively without a doubt love Chris!! I saw him at a talk in Avon Connecticut and he was wonderful and such a nice guy!!
Sophia absolutely!! I sent him a message the day before I saw him- he always responds which I love. He actually recognized me called mt by my full name and I was so thrilled!!
I had an autographed copy of Ahab’s Wife, but my dog actually ate it! ☹️😂
Sue Grafton 💕
Yes, one about a silly Easter Bunny, written by my Grandmother.
“There and back Again ,” J.R.R. TOLKIEN
A coffee table book on his fashion thru the decades, signed by Jean Paul Gautier.
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss!
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King! Went to see him speak and have a signed copy
The Chopped cookbook, signed by Ted Allen and a bunch of the judges 😊
I have one autographed by Buzz Aldrin, Encounter with Tiber. I got to meet him too. Awesome! Another is The Confessor autographed by author Terry Goodkind. It must have been an extra after a book signing because I didn’t notice until I got it home. Another is The Doctor’s Daughter: A Journey to Justice. Met the author Belle Blackburn for coffee one day for her to autograph several copies. She has a sequel to her book The Doctor’s Daughter: The Choice.
The Great Santini signed by Pat Conroy!!! ❤️
Mario Vargas Llosa
Two signed by Terry Tempest Williams!
Jimmy Carter’s and Garrison Keillor’s
Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins, have a picture with him as well…
Carl hiassin and James rollins
Beloved by Toni Morrison.
Yes….a Copy of Shadow of Night by Deborah and One of the books in the Throne of Glass series by @sarah j Maas.
Diana Gabaldon Outlander.
Diana Gabaldon signed Voyager for me in London last year.
I live for the day!
I have some autographed books by William Kent Krueger.
I’ve got a signed Anne McCaffrey book, won in a trivia contest (unfortunately never met her). I’ve got four signed books by Rhoda Wooldridge, who is a distant relative of mine, and three of those I found at Goodwill for 30 cents each, but I can’t remember where I got the fourth one. And my favorite so far, a copy of San Domingo signed by Marguerite Henry, with a copy of the program for the conference she was speaking at. I wish I’d gotten to meet her, but finding that book was good enough. Oh, and at least four that Doranna Durgin has signed for me.
Several! Bobby Orr, H. Jon Benjamin, Lindsey Stirling, and Michio Kaku 😊
Richard Halliburton. Found it a few years back in an auction.
Ray Bradbury signed my worn out high school copy of Farenheit.
Desi Arnaz’ “A Book”. I took a chance on a long lunch time to see him in person and he was so warm and gracious. There was a book for me and one for my Mom who had the same name as his mother- Dolores. His mother went by Lolita.
I’ll Never Change My Name by Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Kitchen Confidential- Tony Bourdain
Sleeping Beauties! Signed by both Stephen King and Owen King!
Two: a Robert Jordan and The Philosophy of Andy Wharhol.
Anne Rice and Carrie Fisher
Showing up for life. Bill Gates Sr. The Time Travelers Wife ☆☆Audrey Niffenegger.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. ❤️
Yes. More than one!
Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston. I read a review of her book in the LA Times in the early 90’s, bought her book, and asked her to sign it when I went to a book-signing event in San Diego. She commented then that it may be worth some money because it was a first edition. Well, that started me thinking about collecting first-edition books. . . . I still have her book (signed), among many others now.
Signed copy of Watership Down by Richard Adams found by chance in an English bookshop 😃
I was gutted to have my autographed Handle With Care ‘borrowed’ by a friend as it had quite a personal message from when I met her. Treasure my James Patterson, The Jester, although far from one of his best projects.
Pursuit of honor by Vince Flynn
Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King The book is Devil in the Grove and Jimmy Carter’s book of his poetry.
I have two, and they’re both autobiographies by baseball players. I was able to meet my all-time favorite athlete, Ryne Sandberg many years ago and got my book signed. My brother just happened to be in the Atlanta airport on the day my second favorite all-time athlete, Chipper Jones, was doing a signing and he got one for me. ⚾❤
I have a copy of Death Comes to Pemberly signed by P. D. James and I have a copy of The Book of Three signed by Lloyd Alexander. I had to stand in line for 2 hours to get that one. I know it may not sound like much, but I won’t stand in line for anything, including renewing my driver’s license.
A 30th anniversary edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, signed by Margaret Atwood.
Several signed by David Sedaris. One from Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking. But, the best one of all is from Lincoln Hall, Dead Lucky. He died a few years after I met him. That just makes it more precious to me.
This Much I Know is True by Wally Lamb
The Tenth of December by George Sanders and Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
The Gulag Archapelo
I have 3 books signed by their author, Susan Branch. ❤️
Look Homeward Angel autographed by Thomas Wolfe’s sister and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
I don’t have an autographed book, but I have a first edition of Animal Farm, In Cold Blood, Death of a Salesman, Whitman’s translation of Dante’s inferno, and Childe Harold’s pilgrimage.
The Kid Stays In Th Picture by Robert Evans.
I really want my copy of Perfect Storm signed by Junger though.
Just recently had the opportunity to attend a book signing by Elizabeth George. We chatted, then she signed her most recent book, The Punishment She Deseres
Yes, but it is not on the list.
When I was a children’s librarian many years ago, I attended the Children’s Book Festival every year. One year I got to meet Beverly Cleary and she autographed a book for me. 🙂
That must be a treasure!!
It is! I also have others, and some of the illustrators actually drew pictures in them. 🙂
Pat Conroy signed my copy of The Prince of Tides ❤️
Jimmy Stewart-Book of poems
Nelson DeMille – Plum Island!
I have read almost all of his books.
A copy of Kinky Friedman’s book “God Bless John Wayne”, i had him inscribe to my dad for a birthday. Got it back after he passed.
Sue Grafton’s X and she signed my A B and C compilation too! Miss her!
Also have the regular book signed too
Lois Lowry. She is lovely!!
Joyce Carol Oats
I used to collect children’s books, so friends would give me any books that they might find interesting. I have been given signed copies of In Cold Blood by Capote, Prepared for the Worst by Christopher Hitchens and The Encyclopedia of Sex by Dr. Ruth. My most prized signed book, though, is a first edition of Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Benjamin Thomas which I rescued from a dumpster, complete with dust jacket.
I recently got Jeff Klinkenberg, well-known Florida writer, to sign 2 of his books. . .Alligators in B-flat, & Seasons in Florida.
Someday I hope to have a Chris Bohjalian book autographed
LOVE his books!
I’m reading Trans-sister Radio right now
I love him and can’t believe none of his books were on the list
Yes, a Bram Stoker.
Yes, romance author Iris book Synergy.
Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. Also, Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.
How did I forget Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver! One of my favorite books ever.
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Congressman John Lewis’ March
Which one? Mine is The Measure of a Man
I use to eat lunch w/Sidney …amazing
Wow!!!! That is amazing!
Had one….To Kill a Mockingbird….signed first edition….Sold it last year
using the money to help pay for my granddaughter’s college.
Mary Higgins Clark
Which one? I also have one of hers autographed. Mount Vern Love Story.
That should be Vernon
The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories
James Arness autobiography, the Maple series by Lori Nichols and The Serfina books by Robert Beatty, also several books from Jerome Wexler
The Stand by Stephen King
I have several. Clay’s Quilt and Parchment of Leaves by Silas House, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, and Believe Me by Eddie Lizard.
Several – Kinfolks by Gurney Norman Divine Right’s Trip by Gurney Norman Approaching Oblivion by Harlan Ellison Dance of Dragons by George RR Martin The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Redshirts by John Scalzi … …. I have a small bookshelf full – there’s a few local bookstores who net great authors when they are nearby and I tend to grab them when I can stand in line. Sometimes just to hear an author speak makes me happy – and if you have never read Gurney Norman, check him out – the top 2 I listed by him are great, but very different books. I argue that you could but Divine Right’s Trip between On The Road and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and you would have a good, solidly odd road trip book collection.
Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow.
Oh yes! Pete Hamill’s first novel ‘The Gift’, Cyndi Lauper’s Memoirs (she was my childhood friend growing up), Adriana Trigiani (she signed a couple of her novels for me at a book signing in Huntington, NY)
Stephen King’s Danse Macabre.
Two. One David Sedaris. And one Junot Diaz.
I collect signed books. I think I treasure two — one book signed by Helene Hanff (who I’ve met) and the other by an author I haven’t met — Maria Von Trapp
I loved 84 Charing Cross Road!
Me too. I saw the movie first because Ann Bancroft was in it. Left the movie never realizing I’d fall in love with the book and author — and eventually befriending her in her later years.
84 Charing Cross Road…great read and good movie, too!
I just read 84, Charing Cross Road and loved it!
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.
The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville, Wag! by Patrick McDonnell and Dragon Kiss by E.D. Baker.
Fannie Flagg “I Still Dream About You.” My favorite book of her’s is “Welcome to the World Baby Girl” but this is the one I have her autograph on.
Many Winters by Nancy Wood
The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam & Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Nightengale by Kristin Hannah
Eloise, signed by Hilary Knight
Roots by Alex Haley *Although there are accusations of plagiarism now. 😕
Gary Soto signed his poem in my copy of Highway 99.
Two from Anne Rice. Servant of the Bones and Memnoch the Devil. I haven’t read either of them.
I did. Dad’s wife destroyed it, along with other memorabilia she found in my former home!
One Nation by Dr. Ben Carson
11-22-63 by Stephen King and Galilee by Clive Barker
Fields of Fire by James Webb.
Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter.
Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep
Jimmy Carter “a call to action”.
Brand of Egypt Maine by Carolyn Chute. BEANS!! I hate how my tablet autocorrect as if it knows better than I do!!!!
The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
I liked this too. You know there is a second volume, as well.
Judy yes, several. But she signed my copy of this one! 😍
Steve Alten’s The Reaper.