I love signed books! I collect them, show them off, and sell them for a living.
So when I see a deal that features signed books, I tend to get pretty excited about it!
Barnes & Noble is doing one such cool promo! On November 27th—known as Black Friday in the United States for the stress and chaos created for gift deal hunters after Thanksgiving—all B&N brick-and-mortar stores will be carrying a menagerie of signed books!
Quantities of these books will be limited. Very limited. About 5000 copies for each title, meaning only about 8 per B&N store. When the books are gone, they are gone. They will not be offered online at BN.com. The only way to get them is to visit your local B&N store!
To view the titles of the signed copies at these B&N stores, click HERE!
Here are the copies that I’ll be hunting on Black Friday!
- After Alice by Gregory Maguire
- Soundless by Richelle Mead
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Dead Wake by Erik Larson
As you can see, Terry has a new signed edition of The Elfstones of Shannara on that list! It is $35.00 and it is the same book that published back in 1982—well, updated with a new cover and a new size. It is a gorgeous book and Penguin Random House only printed 5000 copies of the book for B&N. It will be a rare edition, no doubt about it.
Of special note. I’ve called two B&N stores and both stores would not put my name down to hold copies of the books I wanted. Don’t even waste your time with a call. This is most definitely a first come first served type of situation!
That means you’d better get up early on Black Friday and head to your local B&N! If you want that edition of The Elfstones of Shannara!
To read more about this, click HERE! Happy Thanksgiving! And good luck on Black Friday finding those signed books!
You are going to need it to brave the masses!
And be safe!
22 responses to “New Signed Hardcover Edition of THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA”
I have wanted a hardcover of Elfstones forever. I wasn’t planning to get out for Black Friday, but I’m going to have to now!
I went to B&N this morning (1st in line), and got my signed hardback copy of Elfstones! I have had an old paperback of this book forever and am so thankful to finally have a hardcover! I also have the TV tie-in addition with Amberle on the cover on order from B&N too. I’m looking forward to The Shannara Chronicles!
You will love reading After Alice. Just finished it.
Is this a prelude to new non-limited edition hardcovers for the first three Shannara novels? If not, this is seriously frustrating. I can’t be the only one who’s wished for something like this. But to only get it as a limited edition is just… Do the publishers not realize there’s a market for this? Suffice to say I won’t be able to go out and fight for one of these, which is disappointing.
Don’t worry Ben, you’ll be able to purchase it on Ebay for 10 times the listed price by the weekend.
Hence my dismay. Ah, well. Likely I’ll pursue a First Edition instead. 🙂
Does this mean Terry had to sign 5000 of the same book?
I think he signs the blank pages and sends them to the printers to be added to the books during production. At least, that is how I would do it. Otherwise it would be a terrible waste of shipping, in my opinion.
Cool (for those who like hardcovers; I prefer paperback)!
I went to BN this morning and purchased a signed Elfstones. FYI check out the book you are going to purchase for black marks on the outside of the pages and folds in the insides of the covers. Of 5 books available, I found one book without black marks on the outside of the pages and only one book cover without fold marks or water stains, had to put them together to get one fine quality book. I collector Terry Brooks 1st Edition 1st prints, and find it pretty bad that 4 of 5 new books were not of fine quality. Curious to know how many of the 5,000 are of fine quality. I couldn’t tell if the black marks on the outside pages came from the printers or during shipment.
I have no issues that you speak up. More bent corners, ect. Normal things that happens to books in shipment. I looked at each copy as well.
Boo Yaa! Just got mine! Sweeeeeeet…..
Well it didn’t take long for my prediction for the first moron to put it on ebay for more than double the asking price. Sorry, don’t mean to be harsh but these are limited copies so you taking it just to try to double your money is wrong. Leave what little there are for the fans. Speaking of which, I went to my BN late today and all eight copies were still on the shelf. Sorry Terry…I’m sure if your show takes off those will be the first off the rack next year. My point is if you are avoiding going to BN because you figure they will be gone you might be surprised to find out they still have a few copies.
I drove down to Barnes & Noble to get mine when they opened at 6 am. Of the people who were there between 6 and 6:30, I was the only one to grab it, but not everything can fly off the shelves. Being an older book probably had something to do with that. People may not have realized it was a very special limited edition. I didn’t see that mentioned in B&N’s emails regarding the event. I just checked mine for flaws, as I just picked up the one in front. The dust jacket had one small crinkle at the top of the spine — not even worth mentioning, really — and some hints of folds in the inside flaps (mainly in the front). They aren’t what I would call actual folds, but they don’t lie perfectly flat. I didn’t see any black marks on the pages. There was a tiny little spot of glue that had fallen on the outer edge of the pages. It caused some pages right in the middle of the book to have to be separated. It wasn’t difficult to do, but you can still see the tiny glue spot. I’m not bothered by any of this, though. Books were made to be held and read, not set aside and kept in mint condition. BTW, I also picked up a copy of “The Martian” and “Wildflower” by Drew Barrymore. That latter title was either in short supply or everyone else was grabbing it too. I think there was only one more left after I picked up my copy.
Hi Terry. Apparently Australia is not going to be able to get copies of your signed limited edition of The Sword of Shanara. I am devastated. I have every book u have written and have read them many times over. My girlfriend wld dearly love to obtain a copy each. I think there shld be copies for Australians too. We are loyal fans of yours. How can I get u to arrange this. Sincerely Lyn Eishold
Lyn, this is not up to Terry. This is up to a country’s publisher, in your case the UK/Australian publisher. Reach out to that publisher and make your wishes known.
Gutted this wasn’t available in the UK but they are up on eBay and I may consider trying for a copy. But a random question does anyone know the dimensions? Is it a standard size hardcover or smaller version? Thanks!
I just scored three of these signed copies at a local B&N! I had to call a few stores in the area to find any available but got lucky!!! I could not go on black Friday, but decided to take a shot. So glad I did!
Just found out about this special signed edition yesterday, and after calling numerous Barnes & Nobles, I was able to get one! I’m not usually one to care about signed items, but Terry Brooks and his Shannara series have captured my imagination and inspired me since childhood. So having a signed copy of Elfstones is something truly special for me. Thank you for taking the time to sign all those copies, Mr. Brooks!
Wow just found a copy of this at B&N in Salt Lake City. Can’t believe it hadn’t sold yet. Will go nicely with my three copies of the original books in hardcover. 😀