Where to Buy Signed Books & Pre-Order Incentives – Support Indie Bookstores & Authors
Lately we have been shouting about buying books in *these times* and supporting indie bookstores and especially supporting these new releases…so I decided I should merge powers of my obsession with signed books and put all this information in one place.
For the good of bookstores!
If the book also has a pre-order incentive we will also link out to that as well. We are including pre-order incentives that come with bookplates, because those are signed books too!
Remember not all stores can handle personalizations due to limited staff and social distancing, so if I didn’t state the book can be signed/personalized, then the author nor bookstore stated explicitly that it can be personalized, however it doesn’t hurt to put that desired personalization in the comment notes section, and maybe possibly, the store can meet that requirement.
What I do when I am ordering I put in the notes/comments section something like this if I would love my copy personalized and their instructions do not let me know if they are accepting that extra level of signing:
“I would please like a signed copy & if you are taking personalizations please sign to Kelly. Thank you!”
In these times please be patient and remember you are supporting local businesses, authors – and you may just get a SIGNED book, and no harm in that!
ALSO of note: Most of these signed books are happening as preorders only – the authors’ usually plan ahead to be the safest and prepared and only signing the orders they have received in time for their release. Some may sign some extra stock so if you are ordering on release day be sure to check with the store first — or don’t be sad when it comes unsigned — remember you are supporting a small indie business & the author!
*Not all books listed below are Young Adult, I know that the majority are, but we are including whatever we come across be it MG, YA, or Adult!*
We will update this post as often as we can, but if we are missing a signed book leave us a comment!
To see January releases click here
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Anderson’s Bookshop has signed copies and tour swag!
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Pre-order a signed first edition of Concrete Rose from Lemuria Books! No word on personalization, but this is the her local indie, so it doesn’t hurt to put it in the comments section JIC!
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Preorder BY 1/15/2021 in order to receive a signed copy from Porter Square Books!
The Nightmare Thief by Nicole Lesperance
We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from Interabang Books! You can also order Book 1 – We Hunt the Flame, but they will be signed & shipped together after release day! Also preorder campaign is live here!
Get A Clue (Bookish Boyfriends #4) by Tiffany Schmidt
You can order a signed and or personalized copy from Doylestown Books!
Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift
You can order a signed/personalized copy from Books & Books!
Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chadha
Wench by Maxine Kaplan
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Preorder a signed or personalized (put in order comments) copy from Third Place Books, and also be sure to submit for the preorder incentive sticker set here you can order from any indie to submit for the stickers! (This book is adult contemporary)
We Could be Heroes by Mike Chen
You can reserve a signed or personalized copy (put details in your comment section) when you register for the launch event from Books Inc!
Shadow City by Francesca Flores
You can preorder from Mysterious Galaxy books and get a signed/personalized bookplate! They are taking orders for bookplates for up to a week after the release date.
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from Blue Willow Bookshop! Please put personalization request in the order comments! All preorders gift a copy of the book to Project Lit -see details here nothing to submit but preorders will be reported to S&S for donations!
To see February releases click here
Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson
Submit your preorder receipt (bookshop link) before 2/1/2021 and receive a signed bookplate & exclusive playlist.
The Project by Courtney Summers
Preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and receive a signed bookplate and a sticker! Submit here. Or order from Porter Square Books or Books and Books and if you are the first 50 you can get a swag pack and a personalized bookplate!
Red, White and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
Preorder a signed copy at Porter Square Books and also register for the virtual launch!
This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey
Payback (Vale Hall #3) by Kristen Simmons
Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Joseph Beth Books – be sure to put you want a signed and or personalized copy in the comments section!
A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen
Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Blue Willow Books! Be sure to put your personalization request in the comments section.
Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray
Preorder from Octavia Books and put in the order comments you want a signed copy (not sure if personalization is available). Other titles are also available to be signed from Octavia.
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace
Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and receive a character card set, preorder the paperback of book one as well and receive a poster and an enamel pin too! All campaign details can be found here! Currently, there are two options for signed books, for signed/personalization you can order at Mysterious Galaxy, and there is a signed exclusive edition from Owlcrate.
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
Preorder a signed/personalized copy of The Electric Kingdom from Joseph Beth Lexington plus receive an exclusive art card!
Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker
As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Preorder a signed or personalized copy from Book Soup – be sure to add personalized information in the comments section *the first 300 orders will include a character card set!
Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Cover to Cover (put info in comments section) or from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof by 2/8/2021 at this link for a signed bookplate, enamel pin, bookmark, and a chance at the grand prize of a book from Cover to Cover!
A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
A Shot at Normal by Marisa Reichardt
You can preorder a signed copy from Pages Bookstore! Be sure to put your request in the comments section.
Blood Born by Scott Reintgen OR Escaping Ordinary by Scott Reintgen
You can preorder from any retailer (Bookshop Blood Born – Bookshop Escaping Ordinary) for the preorder incentive details here – and you can purchase a signed/personalized copy from Quail Ridge Books! Be sure to put your signed/personalization requests in the order comments section.
Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke
Preorder a signed copy from Main Street Books Davidson and join the event for a meet & greet! Submit your proof from any retailer (Bookshop link) for a signed bookplate, bookmark, and a chance to win a set of candles.
Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron
Girl Haven by Lilah Sturges & Meaghan Carter (Illustrator)
Preorder from BookPeople, and you can get a signed/personalized copy of this young adult graphic novel & stay for the virtual event! Be sure to put personalization requests in the order comments.
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
Preorder A Dark and Hollow Star before end of day on 2/22/2021 (release day is the 23rd or submit receipt dated pre release day) in order to receive a signed bookplate, 4 character cards, and a bookmark. See details here.
Like Home by Louisa Onomé
The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney
Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter
You can preorder signed & personalized copies of any of Ally’s backtitles by FEB 22nd from Watermark Books!
To see March releases click here
Infinity Reaper (Infinity Cycle #2) by Adam Silvera
Preorder a signed or personalized copy of Infinity Reaper from Book Soup! Backlist books are also available. Be sure to include personalization in the comments section!
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
Preorder from Kepler’s Books and receive a signed/personalized book and preorder incentive of a poster, and a et of 5 character cards! You can also preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof for the character card set her!
Covet (Crave #3) by Tracy Wolff
You can preorder signed & personalized copies from BookPeople – and while you are at it stay for the virtual event! Put personalization requests in the order comments section. Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit for the preorder swag!
Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore
You can CALL and preorder a signed copy from B&N Syracuse at 315-449-2948, and be sure to mention you want to preorder a signed copy and most likely shipping as well! Then you can submit for the preorder incentive too with your email receipt or order from any retailer (Bookshop link).
When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Preorder a signed copies from Kepler’s Books and sign up for the joint launch event with Anna-Marie McLemore!
It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill
Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora
Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and receive a signed bookplate, sticker, and character bookmarks – as well as a chance to win $50 in books – Details here! Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Tombolo Books and enter preorder incentive here.
American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar
Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl by Erin Grammar
Namesake by Adrienne Young
You can preorder, until March 9th, a signed and or personalized copy of Namesake & Fable (and other backlist titles are offered as just flat signed too) from Malaprops books! Remember to put your personalization request in the order comments box when you order! (flat signed copies will be available after March 9th but know they will not take personalization after the 9th).
Ravage the Dark by Tara Sim
Preorder a signed copy of Ravage the Dark from Books Inc and stick around for a launch event!
Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
You can preorder from Little Shop of Stories, and join the virtual launch, to get a signed bookplate and bookmark!
Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson
Preorder a signed (only the first 50 copies for personalization) from Interabang Books! While there check out the virtual launch! Order from any other retailer (Bookshop link) and enter for a signed bookplate & more…details here.
Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed
You can preorder a signed personalized copy from Malaprops Books and register for the virtual launch event while there!
That Way Madness Lies: 15 of William Shakespeare’s most Notable Works Reimagined by Various Authors
You can get a signed bookplate by many of the author contributors from two different bookstore options! See the websites for more information, these are not personalized: Third Place Books or Mysterious Galaxy (will be hand signed by Kiersten White plus bookplate) – send an email proof of purchase to email@example.com
A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy
Preorder a ticket to the special exclusive launch and 1st edition box with a signed copy from Prologues possible that single signed copies are also available.
Girls with Rebel Souls by Suzanne Young
Preorder by March 18th for a personalized/signed copy of Girls with Rebel Souls from Changing Hands bookstore. It is possible that flat signed copies will be available after the 18th, but I recommend checking with the store first.
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and receive a set reversible set of character cards (open INTL), and a glow in the dark enamel pin (US only)!
(Signed copies have not been announced but Powell’s is listed as a local indie). UPDATE: There is now a signed bookplate offer, in additon to the preorder goodies. You will get a specially designed & signed bookplate for not only Lost in the Never Woods, but there are also Cemetery Boys designed bookplates too. See more details here.
Renegade Flight by Andrea Tang
Preorder a signed and or personalized copy from One More Page books and stick around for the book launch!
The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
You can preorder a signed and or personalized copy of The Theft of Sunlight and Thorn from Downbound Books! You can also preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and request a signed bookplate and stickers here!
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan*
Preorder by March 27 to get a signed and or personalized copy from Towne Book Center for the April 6th release. *this is an adult title.
She’s too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard
Bone Crier’s Dawn by Kathryn Purdie
With You All the Way by Cynthia Hand
You can buy a signed copy from Rediscovered Books (no indication there will be personalization available).
To see April releases click here
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson
Preorder from The Kings English to receive special signed bookplate, sticker, and art print while supplies last.
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney M. Morris
You can order a from Oblong Books & Music and receive a signed bookplate copy!
Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
You can preoroder by APRIL 4th!! for a signed/personalized copy from Books Are Magic! Be sure to put personalization and or signed request in your order comments!
Between the Bliss and Me by Lizzy Mason
You can preorder a signed and or personalized copy from One More Page books and while there register for the launch event!
Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan
My Epic Spring Break (Up) by Kristen Rockaway
You can preorder a signed or personalized copy from Mysterious Galaxy books! While there be sure to register for the launch event!
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn
You can order any of Sarah’s titles to be signed or personalized from The Ripped Bodice.
In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
Order a signed/personalized copy of In Deeper Waters (or any backlist titles too) from Malaprops!
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
Preorder signed and or personalized copies from Little Shop of Stories! Be sure to add your notes to the order comments section.
The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown
Preorder signed and or personalized copies from Malaprops!
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
Preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and submit proof by email for a signed bookplate, art, bookmark, and stickers!
These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
The Half-Orphan’s Handbook by Joan F. Smith
What’s Not to Love by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Order a signed copy from Pages a Bookstore and stick around for the launch event!
Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson
You can preorder a signed copy from Winchester Book Gallery!
Dustborn by Erin Bowman
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
You can preorder signed and/or personalized copy from Little Shop of Stories with an Eventbrite launch (free) plus book purchase (these links are all eventbrite event ordering platforms)! Don’t forget to add on shipping costs and personalization requests in the order comments.
You can also preorder from Kepler’s Events and get a doodled bookplate!
You can also preorder from Barnes & Noble events for a signed copy.
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
As part of the launch event ticket from Mysterious Galaxy you can get a signed bookplate with your book purchase (you will also get a signed bookplate from Sarah J. Maas the cohost of the event) – first 200 orders only!
Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
You can order signed and personalized copies from 3 different indie bookstores! EDIT: looks like Frugal Frigate is just signed only, not personalized. But you can ask for personalization from Book Soup as well as The Ripped Bodice! There is also a separate preorder campaign if you preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) for a set of stickers and signed bookplate and more (rewards being unlocked still) – details here and to submit proof in the US click here.
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit here to receive a signed bookplate, 1 of 3 bookmarks, one print, and a download song. Order from an indie bookstore and get all 3 bookmarks. Check out all the details here including international. Open until the 10th for release week sales too!
Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark*
Preorder a signed and/or personalized copy from Books of Wonder! *this is a middle grade title.
Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
Preorder from one of five indie bookstores to receive a signed bookplate and a sticker sheet!
From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn
You can order any of Sarah’s titles to be signed or personalized from The Ripped Bodice.
Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton
You can preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof and receive a signed bookplate, two art prints, a sticker, a donation to a non-profit, as well as an entry to the grand prize. Details here.
Illusionary by Zoraida Cordova
You can preorder signed/personalized copies from The Bookmark (fine print in the instagram post say the copies are limited) and on the order page for the bookstore, they remind you to put your personalization wishes in the order notes section, if you truly want a signed copy only, I would also put that in the notes, so if they run out of signed stocker, they may contact you to cancel your order.
Marvelous Mirza Girls by Sheba Karim
Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Parnassus Books (deadline is the 17th!).
Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi
You can preorder a signed and/or personalized copy from Old Firehouse Books.
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
You can preorder a signed copy from Northshire Bookstore and join the launch event too!
It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland
You can preorder a signed copy from Porter Square Books and join the launch event! Must put signed copy in order comments!
Shipped by Meredith Tate
You can order a signed/personalized copy from Main Street Books or Blue Willow Books. There is also a preorder campaign from any retailer (Bookshop link) and you can submit proof (email authormeredithtate at gmail dot com) for a digital exclusive, a sticker (while supplies last), and a signed note from the author.
In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland
Signed and or personalized copies can be ordered through Fireside Books (in Alaska y’all!). Be sure to put signed and/or personalization requests in the order comments. You can also preorder from any retailer (bookshop link) and submit proof to receive a signed sticker, bookmarks, and art print! Library requests as well.
May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor
You can preorder from Books of Wonder and receive a signed bookplate and join the launch event.
Made in Korea by Sarah Suk
Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from Midtown Scholar – be sure to put your personalization in the comments.
Off the Record Camryn Garrett
Mister Impossible (the Dreamer Trilogy #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
You can order any of Maggie’s books signed from One More Page Books, but there is an exclusive preorder campaign for Mister Impossible.
Don’t Breathe A Word by Jordyn Taylor
You can preorder a signed copy from Astoria Books and join the book launch while there!
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali
All copies preordered from tour host stores will come with a signed bookplate!
Pumpkin by Julie Murphy
You can preorder a signed copy
up until April 23rd extended – contact bookstore if you are unsure!!! from Interabang Books! The first 100 copies can be personalized and will receive a special enamel pin!
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
You can preorder a signed and/or personalized copy from Books Are Magic! Put any personalization requests in the comments. Or you an preorder from any retailer (Bookshop Link) and submit preorder campaign to received a signed bookplate & entry to a giveaway for a tarot deck.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston*
You can preorder up until the 28th for a signed and/or personalized copy from Books Are Magic! Releases June 1st. *this title is newadult/adult/UpperYA crossover
Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson
Preorder a signed and/or personalized copy and receive exclusive swag from Red Balloon Books!
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons
Preorder from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit proof for a signed bookplate, bookmark, character card, and an entry for 5 bonus prizes. Incentives are open for library requests and international orders!
Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
You can preorder a signed special edition from Barnes & Noble online and when you preorder you will be entered to win 10 of Nicola’s favorite romances and exclusive art print.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
Preorder a signed/personalized copy from Third Place Books, or order from any retailer (Bookshop link) and submit your proof for the preorder campaign that includes a signed bookplate & art print, order from a select list of indies to receive a sticker sheet.
Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon
You can preorder from Third Place Books to get a signed bookplate and character art card for the first 200 orders! Rachel is moving out of the USA so this is the only opportunity for a signed copy.
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa
The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae
You can preorder a signed/personalized copy from the Book Bar Denver– be sure to add your order wishes in the comments. There is also a preorder campaign for a purchase from any retailer (bookshop link) for a signed bookplate & bookmarks (or library request).
Witchshadow by Susan Dennard
Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
You can preorder signed & personalized copies from Bookworm Omaha!
XOXO by Axie Oh
You can preorder a signed and/or personalized copy from The Writers Block! There will also be a preorder campaign so stayed tuned!
Dangerous Play by Emma Kress
You can preorder a signed copy from Northshire Bookstore (with free shipping!) and save those receipts for a campaign coming in the spring of 2021.
The Excalibur Curse (Camelot Rising #3) by Kiersten White
Preorder a signed and/or personalized copy plus bonus swag from Mysterious Galaxy books!
We will try and keep updating this page with more offers! Feel free to leave a comment if you know of more signed books! I tried to do the leg work for y’all but that doesn’t mean we are responsible for these books, signed copies, or any liability. Please contact the shops if you have more questions.