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 previous 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!
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!
The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Preorder a signed copy from Birchbark Books!
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 here!
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!
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.
Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl by Erin Grammar
Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
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). See more details here.
She’s too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
Order a signed/personalized copy of In Deeper Waters (or any backlist titles too) from Malaprops!
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).
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.
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.
Witchshadow by Susan Dennard
Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
You can preorder signed & personalized copies from Bookworm Omaha!
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.
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.