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Signed Non Fiction Club

A signed first edition, carefully selected and delivered to you each month

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 non-fiction published today. As a member of the Signed Non Fiction Club, each month you’ll receive a carefully selected signed first edition directly from the bookshop. It's a great way to build a personal library of collectable signed literary non-fiction, and also to keep up with the best writing being published today.

The very first book we have chosen is Jung Chang's Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister . And for February, we have selected Cat Jarman's River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads.

Saber Khan

Saber Khan
Managing Senior Bookseller
Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath

Subscribe to the Signed Non Fiction Club

Every month, we find the most exciting literary non-fiction and arrange for the author to sign copies for our subscribers. A brilliant way to build up a collection of the finest writing being published today.

Your subscription will start on Sunday 26 September. We’ll despatch your first book a few days later.

Membership is £22.99 monthly and includes UK delivery - international delivery can be added during checkout.

Or give a subscription as a gift

A subscription to the Signed Non Fiction Club is the perfect present for any bibliophile. They’ll receive a book monthly. We’ll send you a email to pass on to the recipient when you're ready to give them the present, so they can activate their subscription without spoiling the surprise!

Gift subscriptions include UK delivery. For international gift subscriptions, please email subscriptions@toppingbooks.co.uk.

How the Signed Non Fiction Club works


Choose your subscription

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 select the perfect book

Every month, we find the most exciting literary non-fiction and arrange for the author to sign copies for our subscribers. A brilliant way to build up a collection of the finest writing being published today.


Delivered to your door

A new book will arrive monthly, sent directly from the bookshop and accompanied by a letter from Saber, our Managing Senior Bookseller in Bath. For international members, we also offer quarterly delivery.

“I get such joy from these monthly parcels. So beautifully packaged and with a note from you every time - a lovely touch that is really appreciated.”

Karen, Topping & Company Subscriber

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I receive?

We scour the reviews and new release lists to find the most exciting, collectable literary non-fiction published each month. Then we work to obtain Signed First Editions for members.

What kinds of books are chosen?

Generally they will be biographies and histories written to the highest standards.

When do you take payment?

Your card will be charged monthly, a couple of days before the book is posted out. If you're buying a gift subscription your card will be charged for the total value of the subscription up front.

Can I give a subscription as a gift?

Yes! We offer gift subscriptions for three, six or twelve months. Please email us at subscriptions@toppingbooks.co.uk.

Is there a minimum subscription period?

You can cancel your subscription at any time. Your confirmation email contains a link to manage your subscription. You can modify your subscription by following the link in the email and logging in to your account. Alternatively please do email subscriptions@toppingbooks.co.uk and we can make the change on your behalf.

What happens if I already have a copy of the book?

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 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.