One of the great joys of being a bookseller is the opportunity to share our passion and recommend our favourite books. We launched the Signed Editions Club to do just that. Over the years many authors have visited and have become friends of the bookshop. We’re therefore able to secure highly collectable signed first editions of the best literary fiction published today. As a member of the Signed Editions Club, each month you’ll receive a carefully selected signed first edition directly from the bookshop. This is a great way to build a personal library of collectable signed literary fiction, and also to keep up with the best writing being published today.
This month’s book was Lanny by Max Porter. Once again, Max Porter has crafted an entirely fresh form of fiction. This is a novel that winds across and down the page; that lingers in between fragments of whispers and shape-shifting spirits. It is a novel that tells the story of a remarkable young boy through the voices of those closest to him, and those who would have the most to lose if anything were to happen to him.
Managing Senior Bookseller
Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath
‘One of Britain’s most important novelists’ – Irish Times
‘Transcendental writing’ – Deborah Levy
‘She [Ali Smith] is simply incapable of writing a dull paragraph’ – Andrew Marr
‘If Ali Smith’s four quartets in, and about , time do not endure to rank among the most original, consoling and inspiring of the artistic responses to “this mad and bitter mess” of the present, then we will have plunged into an even bleaker midwinter than people often fear’ – Financial Times
‘This is new and exciting ground for McEwan, one of Britain’s most consistently brilliant writers.’ – Esquire
‘The supreme novelist of his generation’ – Sunday Times
‘He is the country’s unrivalled literary giant’ Independent on Sunday
Subscribe monthly with no minimum commitment. We also offer three, six, and twelve month gift subscriptions - a brilliant present for any bilbiophile. UK delivery is included with all subscriptions.
We scour the reviews and new release lists to find the most exciting, collectable literary fiction published each month. Then we work to obtain Signed First Editions for members.
A Signed First Edition will arrive every month, sent directly from the bookshop and accompanied by a letter to introduce the book. For international members, we’re also happy to offer quarterly delivery.
Every month we select a recently published Signed First Edition and send it out, together with a letter to introduce the book. Books sent to UK addresses go out by Second Class post a couple of days after your card has been charged each month.
The Signed Editions Club currently focuses on newly published literary fiction. In the last few months members have received books by Sebastian Faulks, Sarah Perry, Max Porter, and John Lanchester. We are considering offering a choice of genres - please do let us know if that is something that would be of interest.
Monthly subscriptions start on the 15th of the month, which is when your card will be charged. If you're buying a gift subscription your card will be charged for the total value of the subscription up front.
Yes! We offer gift subscriptions for six or twelve months. When you’re making your purchase, please use the recipient's details for the shipping address fields. At the moment updating your shipping address will update all subscriptions using your account, so if you'd like to give more than one gift subscription, please contact the bookshop and we can sort it out for you.
You can cancel your monthly subscription at any time. Your confirmation email contains a link to manage your subscription. You can modify your subscription by following this link and logging in to your account. Alternatively please do email the bookshop and we can make the change on your behalf.
Usually the books that we select have been published very recently, so the chances of already having a copy are quite low. Often if you do have another signed copy of a book, it makes a great present for a friend. But if you'd like to exchange a book for another title, just let us know and we can arrange a swap.